At some point during our trips to Walt Disney World, finding and meeting new Disney characters became a goal. I am not sure when it happened, but possibly when we met all seven of the dwarfs along with Snow White during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Yeah, that could be when it started.
So before each trip we set out to meet Disney characters that we have yet to meet. Our most recent trip was a bonanza of “new to us” characters. Take a look. . .
Abby Mallard, also know as the Ugly Duckling, and Chicken Littler were found at the Magic Kingdom as a part of Long Lost Friends week. New character count: 7.
Vain as ever, Gaston from Beauty and the Beast was allowing guests to admire him near his new tavern in the expanded Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. New character count: 9.
Robin Hood brought along Friar Tuck, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Prince John to meet guests at the Magic Kingdom, which was also part of Disney's Long Lost Friends Limited Time Magic theme. The husband was beside himself. New character count: 13!
There you have it. 13 new to us Disney characters found and greeting during our most recent Walt Disney World vacation.
Notice that we didn't take random "drive by" photos of the characters in mid greet with someone else as other guests do, but actually took the time to say an official hello or even a more friendly greeting like a hug.
The characters that were a part of Long Lost Friends week gave out autograph cards rather than signing autographs, which would have taken a long time. Jake, Merida, and Gaston were all able to sign autographs.
The husband has yet to find what he refers to as his holy grail and that is Big Bad Wolf. We will keep up the search!