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Old 07-05-2011, 01:57 PM   #1
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Character Palooza Question

I really want to meet Captain Hook and Smee, and figured this would be our best shot. We'd probably try to go to character palooza whether they'd be there or not, but I was wondering if Guests Services would know who's appearing during this like they do with scheduled characters, or if it's completely unannounced?
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I really want to meet Captain Hook and Smee, and figured this would be our best shot. We'd probably try to go to character palooza whether they'd be there or not, but I was wondering if Guests Services would know who's appearing during this like they do with scheduled characters, or if it's completely unannounced?
No - these are not characters that would be available for guest services to answer. It is unannounced.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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I really want to meet Captain Hook and Smee, and figured this would be our best shot. We'd probably try to go to character palooza whether they'd be there or not, but I was wondering if Guests Services would know who's appearing during this like they do with scheduled characters, or if it's completely unannounced?
It is unannounced. Hook and Smee meet here very often, but they are by no means guaranteed. The best info you'll be able to to gather is whether or not there *is* a characterpalooza on the given day.
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No - these are not characters that would be available for guest services to answer. It is unannounced.
100% correct.

GS will know about the event, but they won't know which characters will appear.
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Thanks everyone! I guess we'll just keep our fingers crossed.
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You might consider doing the Pirates and Pals cruise. You get to meet Hook & Smee before it. It's extra $$$ though.
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You might consider doing the Pirates and Pals cruise. You get to meet Hook & Smee before it. It's extra $$$ though.
And to take this idea further, you have multiple opportunities to see them on a Disney cruise.
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You might consider doing the Pirates and Pals cruise. You get to meet Hook & Smee before it. It's extra $$$ though.
This cruise is definitely on my ultimate Disney to-do list, but it's not possible during the upcoming trip. Thanks for the advice though!
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what is character palooza?
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what is character palooza?
On nights at DHS with no early (6:30) Fantasmic show, random, unannounced, characters do meet and greets at the Animation Building around 4:30. There are usually two different "sets" of characters that rotate, and random characters that are hard to find elsewhere (Genie, Captain Hook, Smee, etc) appear here.
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