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SharkyGoddess
07-14-2007, 01:52 PM
I tried searching, and couldn't find a post, so I'm sure I'm asking a million times over question :)

Would you all please share where characters are found?
If this is a pinned thread, or even just a regular thread somewhere, just linking me to that would be great too!

Thank ya!

lovindonald
07-14-2007, 01:55 PM
I am NOT leaving this time until I get a pic with Daisy and one of my son with Pluto. Last time we waited in line and as soon as we got to the front Daisy left. I asked for just one more minute and the CM said no. I have been trying for 4 years and this time is the one! She was in MGM near the Mickey hat. I will be looking!

mbb
07-14-2007, 02:10 PM
I'll move you over to the Disney Tips Board - I have a feeling there will be some more great Character spotting info there:goodvibes

If all else fails, we do really well at the Judge's Tent at ToonTown in the MK:)

HTH!!

:sunny:

Buckley70
07-14-2007, 02:52 PM
This is the website I found

http://home.att.net/~disneysue/characters/wdw/disneycharacters.html

I am not sure how good it is. This October will be my first trip to Disney.

SharkyGoddess
07-14-2007, 03:34 PM
I'll move you over to the Disney Tips Board - I have a feeling there will be some more great Character spotting info there:goodvibes

If all else fails, we do really well at the Judge's Tent at ToonTown in the MK:)

HTH!!

:sunny:

Thank you very much! Where I get tips :)

SharkyGoddess
07-14-2007, 04:09 PM
This is the website I found

http://home.att.net/~disneysue/characters/wdw/disneycharacters.html

I am not sure how good it is. This October will be my first trip to Disney.


Thank you so much! That link is actually VERY informative!

I'm so excited I could bust LOL

Buckley70
07-14-2007, 04:12 PM
Your Welcome....I just stumbled on that site one day and book marked it.

Hope it works and have FUN at DW!!!!

VacationKicks
07-14-2007, 04:14 PM
If there is a chacter you definately want to see without waiting in line you could spring for a character meal.

Another option is now in ECPOT in the back of Innoventions West (?) they have character meets. there is one line for 4 different characters. For instance one line, first meet Minnie, then meet Daisy, next meet Goofy and the Chip and Dale. They are all dress for YOMD, not their regular costumes though.

HugsForEeyore
07-14-2007, 05:45 PM
Thank you so much! That link is actually VERY informative!

I'm so excited I could bust LOL

THANKS GUYS!! That's my family's site! :cloud9: I DO admit I haven't been able to work on it as much as I want to :blush: and some character pages direly need updating! But it should serve OK as a rough guide of which characters probably are "findable" and which are beyond hopeless! Other DISers here help me update it. :)

Hope you find some awesome characters on your trip!! My next trip is September - still too long to wait! :faint:

Dizneydaz
07-14-2007, 06:25 PM
One surprise location we stumbled upon characters last Sept., in Epcot was in WS between Morocco and Japan. We found Rabbit, Mr. Smee, Mr. Penguin, Chip (or Dale-have to check pix, noses you know!), and Pluto, who was just leaving. It was a surprise to us but, apparently, it's even shown on the map with a character icon.

SharkyGoddess
07-14-2007, 06:27 PM
THANKS guys - That's my family's site! :cloud9: I DO admit I haven't been able to work on it as much as I want to :blush: and some character pages direly need updating! But it should serve OK as a rough guide of which characters probably are "findable" and which are beyond hopeless! Other DISers here help me update it. :)

Hope you find some awesome characters on your trip!! My next trip is September - still too long to wait! :faint:


Well you did a great job on your site!

Our trip is in October, a long, yet not so long wait! Soooooo much planning to do!!!! EEK!

SharkyGoddess
07-14-2007, 06:28 PM
If there is a chacter you definately want to see without waiting in line you could spring for a character meal.

Another option is now in ECPOT in the back of Innoventions West (?) they have character meets. there is one line for 4 different characters. For instance one line, first meet Minnie, then meet Daisy, next meet Goofy and the Chip and Dale. They are all dress for YOMD, not their regular costumes though.

We did for the youngest, we made an ADR for him to have breakfast with Little Einsteins :)

HugsForEeyore
07-14-2007, 09:28 PM
One surprise location we stumbled upon characters last Sept., in Epcot was in WS between Morocco and Japan. We found Rabbit, Mr. Smee, Mr. Penguin, Chip (or Dale-have to check pix, noses you know!), and Pluto, who was just leaving. It was a surprise to us but, apparently, it's even shown on the map with a character icon.

Awesome!! My guess is that you found the character "training" spot - they been known to meet in the American Adventure area at Epcot, though they could be nearby in another country! When this location is being used, groups of random characters meet here (they are often castmembers in training). But the character appearances are very sporatic and unpredictable! So it takes some luck and timing to find them! Rabbit is a rare character to meet - cherish that photo! :)

Buckley70
07-14-2007, 10:22 PM
THANKS guys - That's my family's site! :cloud9: I DO admit I haven't been able to work on it as much as I want to :blush: and some character pages direly need updating! But it should serve OK as a rough guide of which characters probably are "findable" and which are beyond hopeless! Other DISers here help me update it. :)

Hope you find some awesome characters on your trip!! My next trip is September - still too long to wait! :faint:

HugsForEyeorel - Your site is wonderful and I have looked at it several times. We are going in October and I am keeping my fingers crossed that Darth Vador makes an appearance. My DS7 is dressing up as a Jedi.

HugsForEeyore
07-15-2007, 01:21 AM
HugsForEyeorel - Your site is wonderful and I have looked at it several times. We are going in October and I am keeping my fingers crossed that Darth Vador makes an appearance. My DS7 is dressing up as a Jedi.

Thanks!! I don't know where I ever got the time to write it up!! :faint: And it's a great excuse to return to Disney over and over to update it! :teeth:

People still been reporting seeing Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper or two near the Star Tours ride. They don't seem to be everyday, but they do get out sometimes! We saw them around 11:00 am in the morning, and we lined up to see them before they even came out! But soooo worth it - they are fun!! :teeth:

Hope you meet Lord Vader!! :darth: Remember to bow to him! :worship:

Buckley70
07-15-2007, 06:06 AM
Thanks!! I don't know where I ever got the time to write it up!! :faint: And it's a great excuse to return to Disney over and over to update it! :teeth:

People still been reporting seeing Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper or two near the Star Tours ride. They don't seem to be everyday, but they do get out sometimes! We saw them around 11:00 am in the morning, and we lined up to see them before they even came out! But soooo worth it - they are fun!! :teeth:

Hope you meet Lord Vader!! :darth: Remember to bow to him! :worship:

THANKS for the information. I am so excited I can't wait till Disney.

Joanna71985
07-17-2007, 08:21 AM
I am NOT leaving this time until I get a pic with Daisy and one of my son with Pluto. Last time we waited in line and as soon as we got to the front Daisy left. I asked for just one more minute and the CM said no. I have been trying for 4 years and this time is the one! She was in MGM near the Mickey hat. I will be looking!

The Hat is a tricky place to get characters, because they are not out very long. Also (they are not doing this at the moment, because of the HSM show) they used to change with different characters. For example, Mickey would be out and then he would switch with Pluto. At the time being, Daisy is meeting with Donald. And all the Hat characters are only out for the morning. However, Daisy can also be found in Town Square sometimes (but again, just for the morning).

If there is a chacter you definately want to see without waiting in line you could spring for a character meal.

Another option is now in ECPOT in the back of Innoventions West (?) they have character meets. there is one line for 4 different characters. For instance one line, first meet Minnie, then meet Daisy, next meet Goofy and the Chip and Dale. They are all dress for YOMD, not their regular costumes though.

Not anymore. The characters are back to regular outfits at the Character Spot. And the characters usually there are: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale. Anyone else there is random.

meeko_33785
07-17-2007, 09:56 AM
Awesome!! My guess is that you found the character "training" spot - they been known to meet in the American Adventure area at Epcot, though they could be nearby in another country! When this location is being used, groups of random characters meet here (they are often castmembers in training). But the character appearances are very sporatic and unpredictable! So it takes some luck and timing to find them! Rabbit is a rare character to meet - cherish that photo! :)

Those types of meets are really random. In all my trips, I've really only ran into one at Toontown near the Railroad Station and that was more that 3 years ago! Is there any trick to them finding them? I know they're sporatic, but if they're happening, will they be more likely to be at a certain time of day? I look for them every trip, but either they never do them when I'm there (which is very possible) or I miss them.

Joanna71985
07-17-2007, 10:08 AM
Those types of meets are really random. In all my trips, I've really only ran into one at Toontown near the Railroad Station and that was more that 3 years ago! Is there any trick to them finding them? I know they're sporatic, but if they're happening, will they be more likely to be at a certain time of day? I look for them every trip, but either they never do them when I'm there (which is very possible) or I miss them.

No, there is no trick unfortunately. They are extremely random. So there is no way to know whick parks they will be at.

ycnan
07-17-2007, 11:16 AM
Both days we went to Blizzard Beach Goofy was there about 12:30pm.

Figment just happened to walk outside Figment's house as we were passing by.

Chip and Dale, and Mikko (the raccoon) were just inside the World Showcase gate by the store there one afternoon.

The CM that stands with the character just past the entrance to MK told us that the characters are out for 20 minutes then change, we were there at change time but he told us to stay and they would be right back. This worked well and happened in less than 4 minutes.

Buckley70
07-17-2007, 01:01 PM
I just went thru all the characters with my ds6 and wrote down which characters we want to see and the park and place they will be. I put this information on a 3 x 5 index card, so when we go to the park we know where to go and who we want to see. I have short term memory sometimes.

SharkyGoddess
07-17-2007, 01:16 PM
I just went thru all the characters with my ds6 and wrote down which characters we want to see and the park and place they will be. I put this information on a 3 x 5 index card, so when we go to the park we know where to go and who we want to see. I have short term memory sometimes.

That is actually an EXCELLENT idea! Thank you very much for passing it on ;)

You just gave me the idea I've been struggling for :rotfl:
I am going to get a small binder, fill it with index cards not only for special park info, but also to make notes in!

One step up from the clip board and whistle! :woohoo:

Buckley70
07-17-2007, 01:29 PM
YIPPY - Glad I could help...LOL. I just know for our 1st trip we well be overwhelmed and I don't want my ds6 to come home sad because I forgot where 1 of the 20 characters where he wanted to see.
Looking at the pictures people have on here I am already planning on doing the photo pass and spending the money. Some of these pictures are wonderful.

Starr_DJ
07-17-2007, 11:58 PM
Have you seen this website yet? http://pages.prodigy.net/stevesoares/index.htm

It has great up-to-date info on most character and show times. Good luck!

paDISnut
07-29-2007, 11:49 PM
Hey thats a great web link for character info....I was wondering if anyone has been to the World recently and if Lightning McQueen is still out often....we are going 9/2 and my son is 4 and LOVES LM and the entire Cars crew....

Something else...I'm new to this board....this has to be a dumb question but I can't figure it out....how do you start a NEW thread....I can respond but I have some things I want to find out and I can't see where to click to start a new thread....and my rules say I am allowed to start a new thread...Thanks for the help!