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*NikkiBell*
06-04-2012, 06:09 PM
I saw this over on the Theme Parks forum and thought I'd share. Any thoughts as to why this is happening all of a sudden? There are a few theories in the thread, but I was curious what you all thought.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2936693

k5jmh
06-04-2012, 06:55 PM
This started a couple of months ago. A CM friend that was a "friend of the Ant" was downsized over to studios.

ADP
06-05-2012, 08:01 AM
Not sure why they would be retiring characters. My only thought is it may have something to do with the alternate summer entertainment they are offering around the park. Maybe to offset the cost of the Sundown Celebration stuff they are removing some character meet and greets. :confused3

WaltD4Me
06-05-2012, 09:42 AM
I think it's s shame. I always looked forward to meeting some different characters at AK. I have some great pics from meeting Mike's Ant friend. I thought Disney figured out with Epcot that people really, really want to see characters? Cutting back on characters at AK certainly isn't going to help attendance there.

laura_<3
06-05-2012, 09:50 AM
I think it's s shame. I always looked forward to meeting some different characters at AK. I have some great pics from meeting Mike's Ant friend. I thought Disney figured out with Epcot that people really, really want to see characters? Cutting back on characters at AK certainly isn't going to help attendance there.

I agree :sad2:

It's such a shame they're cutting the characters back. I think one of the appeals with AK is the different characters they have there.

Stacy's a freak
06-05-2012, 10:27 AM
It might be the old "guest demand" theory. I have traditionally gone at slower times, but often those characters are just a walk-up. I have even seen Mickey & Minnie with a very short wait (5-10 minutes) in Camp Minnie Mickey.