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Topic: Latest: Long Lost Disney Characters to Return to the Magic Kingdom for Limited Time Magic

Fri 1/18/2013 9:04a
This topic is for Discussion of Latest: Long Lost Disney Characters to Return to the Magic Kingdom for Limited Time Magic

From the Official Disney Parks Blog...

Long-lost Disney friends are returning to the Magic Kingdom Park just to meet you and your family. For one week, January 21–27, be sure to have your camera ready for a rare chance to possibly brush shoulders with classic characters like Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar, Robin Hood and Friar Tuck. There’s also a chance you’ll see The Three Little Pigs and more surprises at Magic Kingdom Park.



Fri 1/18/2013 9:04a
3 events, 3 meet and greets.
Fri 1/18/2013 9:43a
When I saw the announcement about LTM, I did like the part about rare characters returning. But I expected that to be the "filler" type stuff. Not basically all WDW is doing, "headliner" stuff. I also expected that they'd be around for more than just a week, and maybe a way to gauge which of these characters should stick around because they're more popular than WDW realized. But a week in dead January is not going to reveal anything.

And more and more this is reminding me of the post-9/11 nonsense where they tried to spin that replacing early entry with character cavalcades at the resorts was in response to guest demand. Cheap replacements instead of anything really interesting.
Fri 1/18/2013 10:36a
A week 3 yawn.
Fri 1/18/2013 12:25p
Since when are Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar and the Three Little Pigs "long lost?" They have been at Disneyland as recently as the last couple of months. And I know I've seen Robin Hood characters within the last year or so. I don't even seek these guys out. Does Florida stick to a "top 40" format when it comes to characters?
Fri 1/18/2013 12:32p
Years ago at Annual Passholder parties at Disneyland they would bring out characters like Breathless Mahoney and the Rocketeer. Florida could bring out former parade characters (like those psychedelic chickens) or show performers that haven't been seen in a long time but are fondly remembered.

The Three Little Pigs? Really?
Jim in Merced CA
Fri 1/18/2013 1:22p
Maybe the rubberhead walk-arounds of "The Aristocats"or "Oliver & Co." or "The Great Mouse Detective" or even "The Rescuers"

Or really go crazy and bring back Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum from the original "Alice in Wonderland"
Fri 1/18/2013 1:30p
Clarabelle and Horace were around a few years ago. The Robin Hood characters I haven't really seen much since the late90s/early 2000s. And I've never seen the pigs at WDW at all. So yeah, for FL they are rare.

Fab 5, Princesses is pretty much it. There's more variety at Hollywood Studios, but still not great.

When I first started visiting WDW it was commonplace to have all the dwarfs available, now you're lucky if you get Dopey.
Fri 1/18/2013 1:33p
Disneyland gets the Tweedles from time to time. They are scary.
Fri 1/18/2013 2:24p
Got a email from Disney. Here are some upcoming other limited magic events :

True Love Week Feb 11-17, 2013 Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle will blush pink and red while lovebirds celebrate a week filled with royal Prince and Princess Meet 'N' Greets and limited-edition Disney Valentine collectibles.

Independence Week July 1-7, 2013 Magic Kingdom The 4th of July is seven days long this year as Walt Disney World salutes America with a spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Party. Everything will be red, white and blue, from the fireworks and Cinderella Castle down to special-edition U.S.A. shirts, ear hats and other patriotic souvenirs.

Unleash the Villains Friday, Sep 13, 2013 Disney's Hollywood Studios® The Disney villains are so excited about Friday the 13th, they're taking over Disney's Hollywood Studios®! Join in the fun for a night of mischief and a villainous dance party that will last until the 13th hour

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