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Disneyland 1951
05-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Merida's meet and greet is near Small World. In addition to meeting her, they have Archery, Spin to find your "Faait", and coloring.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo219/Jack_Gesler/Marada.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo219/Jack_Gesler/014a1.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo219/Jack_Gesler/Archery.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo219/Jack_Gesler/Spin.jpg

perlster
05-18-2012, 05:09 PM
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5080/7224998202_58fc5375b3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/7224998202/)
Hubert, Harris and Hamish at the Merida Meet-and-Greet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/7224998202/) by Loren Javier (http://www.flickr.com/people/lorenjavier/), on Flickr

EmmersIsTheMommy
05-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Oooooh my little Scottish children are gonna be so stoked :)

pixiemomof3
05-18-2012, 05:50 PM
:thumbsup2

DLtorgo
05-18-2012, 06:18 PM
She is so cute! My DD's will love this.

*sarah*
05-18-2012, 07:09 PM
Will she be there for quite a while? Like still in December? I sure hope so.

Isatricia
05-18-2012, 07:33 PM
Looks like the same actress we saw playing Tinker Bell and Rapunzel.

nataliakristine
05-18-2012, 09:10 PM
Anyone know if there is a long wait to meet her? Or is it pretty short since her movie isn't out yet?

MonkeyDishwasher
05-18-2012, 09:20 PM
Actually, the bears are visiting at DL too.

DBMC
05-18-2012, 09:43 PM
Yay! Does she have the accent?

CrazyDuck
05-18-2012, 09:46 PM
Is she from the Hunger Games movie or something?

Sereina
05-18-2012, 09:55 PM
Is she from the Hunger Games movie or something?
She's from Brave, the new Pixar movie coming out next month.

DBMC
05-18-2012, 09:55 PM
OOPS Double post.

perlster
05-18-2012, 09:56 PM
first video (at Disneyland) is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEYmHmkty_k

Hmm ... the young lady meeting Merida looks awfully familiar ...

DBMC
05-18-2012, 10:03 PM
first video (at Disneyland) is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEYmHmkty_k

Awesome! My girls are so excited to meet her!

JadeDarkstar
05-18-2012, 10:42 PM
this is so cool my friend and me have a girls out date to go see this hehe im gona come back having met her before the movies out so cool

Poohs100AcreWood
05-18-2012, 11:20 PM
Met her today and she is awesome!

Get there directly after park opening or your looking at a 2 hour wait. I arrived about 8:10 am and was the 10th person back in line. Took less than 20 min to meet her though. She does speak with a Scottish accent and she is so adorable.

(And I love that you caught a picture of my favorite CM ever!)

disneydreamer74
05-19-2012, 07:51 AM
Yay:cool1::hyper: I am so excited! Thanks for posting this! My DD5 will be super excited to meet her. I imagine the lines will be really long for this.

mommamonster
05-19-2012, 10:42 AM
Aww, Merida is so adorable and so are the little bears. My youngest will love meeting her and the bears, and my six year old son isn't super into princesses but he might make an exception for her because she is an archer!

disneegrl4eva
05-19-2012, 02:27 PM
i feel super retarded:rotfl: until the preview for the movie came out, i had NO idea who this chick was or anything about her...well i still dont know alot other than shes a very independent strong willed fierce chick:goodvibes

azdoughboy
05-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Met her today and she is awesome!

Get there directly after park opening or your looking at a 2 hour wait. I arrived about 8:10 am and was the 10th person back in line. Took less than 20 min to meet her though. She does speak with a Scottish accent and she is so adorable.

(And I love that you caught a picture of my favorite CM ever!)

I may have missed this, but 1) where exactly is the M&G, and 2) when does it "open"? 1 hour after opening?



BC

JadeDarkstar
05-21-2012, 06:10 PM
is it near the tink bell pixi hollow at all? or the castle walk though?

tinkermomma
05-21-2012, 06:19 PM
very cool! thanks!

PinkBudgie
05-21-2012, 06:30 PM
Ok, maybe I'm in the minority here, but I can't get excited about a character I don't even know yet. For months I been getting constant info from the Disney blog, facebook, etc on her and I'm wondering why. Until I see the movie she is nothing to me. I don't want to buy Brave merchandise because it has no meaning to me. After I see it, I'm sure I'll feel differently and love all that stuff, but for now I'm not getting in to it. :confused3 Maybe it's just me.

specialks
05-21-2012, 07:31 PM
Hmm ... the young lady meeting Merida looks awfully familiar ...

Okay, help me out...who is she??

SGMCO
05-21-2012, 08:51 PM
Does she sign autographs? I have my Autograph book ready and Like to add unique characters, can't wait.

mysteriouspnai
05-21-2012, 09:11 PM
Okay, help me out...who is she??

I think it's Carebear Alice, a popular CM who worked at DL a few years back. She also plays Wendy and is currently engaged to Spieling Peter.

DisneytheKid
05-21-2012, 10:42 PM
She's from Brave, the new Pixar movie coming out next month.

Thank you, I was wondering too:)

DisSarahK
05-21-2012, 10:45 PM
What a fun meet and greet area!

mystic_path
05-21-2012, 11:25 PM
Looks like the same actress we saw playing Tinker Bell and Rapunzel.

LOL! I was just saying to my mom today as we have seen other pics of this partricular Marida, and we both said Rapunzel :rotfl:

revwog1974
05-22-2012, 11:14 AM
I just read the new blog post http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2930068 about Merida at Disneyland and it sounds really fantastic if you're there on a day when the park isn't crowded. I'm wondering how well it is designed to handle large crowds. Can lots of kids get to the coloring area at once? Will there be second and third long lines for cake toss and archery?

Disneyland 1951
05-22-2012, 11:57 AM
I just read the new blog post http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2930068 about Merida at Disneyland and it sounds really fantastic if you're there on a day when the park isn't crowded. I'm wondering how well it is designed to handle large crowds. Can lots of kids get to the coloring area at once? Will there be second and third long lines for cake toss and archery?

The meet & greet area is well thought out.
There are two seperate experiences.

A. Line to meet Merida & the Bear Cubs, then Archery. Merida is not hidden and you can walk up to the meet & greet and watch Merida and the cubs from a few feet away. The line takes 30 minutes to 2 hours. If the que is full it will be two hours.

B. Activities: 1. Spin to learn your Clan. 2. Blank paper, crayons, and rub stones to reveal Clan images. 3. Picnic Tables and crayons to color a picture of Merida and Angus. 4. Bean Bag (Cakes) toss.

The "B" section is not busy most of the time. It can get backed up at station 2 when a kid or two wants to rub all stones. Stations 1, 3,and 4 are not busy. People can leave the line to meet Merida, and do the Activities while someone holds their place in line. There is no line for the Activities.

Merida is not hidden like at the PFF or Rapunzel. It is very easy to see her up close. Once in a while she will interact with the people who walk up to see what is going on. Eg: Two girls walked up and growled like bears, and Merida asked them to do it again, because they sounded just like the cubs!....

3. Merida and Angus to color:
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo219/Jack_Gesler/MeridaAngus2001a.jpg