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Old 08-13-2013, 09:25 AM   #46
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It seems like kinda a waste to have those costumes just hanging around somewhere not being used. However when you do stumble upon a character that doesn't come out all that often I guess it makes it more special.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:34 AM   #47
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We met some unusual ones at Disneyland Paris: Aurora in her blue dress, Geppetto, King John, Prince Charming with Snow White, Wendy, Suzy & Perla, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Robin Hood. They had some great character meals over there. The weird rushing crowd at the characters in the parks was odd though! No lining up, just shoving your way to the character.

We've seen Terk on a cruise and Friar Tuck at EPCOT in the hallway behind the character spot. Bert has been out with MP by the carousel in MK. Mr. Penguin was out with Mary Poppins on the NY street of DHS just this past weekend.

Way back in 1993 on my Grad Night trip, I met Ms. Potts, who was adorable. The person inside must have been very short though!
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #48
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Our rarest ones were back in 2005: Launchpad (when he first came out everybody in line had a brain freeze on who it was until somebody behind finally remember who it was), Friar Tuck, and Prince John
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #49
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Terk in EPCOT a few years back! Great character interaction!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:15 PM   #50
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Also Esmerelda and Jasmine were out doing a double meet n greet a few years back in MGM!! That was a great photo op!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #51
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The rarest character I've gotten a picture with is Colonel Hathi from The Jungle Book.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:49 PM   #52
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I had my photo taken with the chef from Little Mermaid at Disneyland Tokyo.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #53
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Our rarest ones were back in 2005: Launchpad (when he first came out everybody in line had a brain freeze on who it was until somebody behind finally remember who it was), Friar Tuck, and Prince John
I am OBSESSED with the idea of meeting Launchpad! And if Darkwing Duck were there, I think I'd just about faint! I hope they bring these guys out more (along with Uncle Scrooge, and Chip and Dale in their Rescue Rangers outfits, and Baloo in his Hawaiian shirt...maybe even Louie in his?) now that my generation is starting to bring its own children to WDW!

Now I just need to start a petition to get them to make Pepper Ann a park character...
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #54
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My last trip was in 2009 so I'm sure some of these may have been more common back then than they are now (or vice versa) but I met Pinocchio and Gepetto together (MK), Foul Fellow, Mr. Penguin and Maleficient (all in Toontown).
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:54 PM   #55
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There are several in my collection that I consider rare (my favorites are the King, Grand Duke, and Belle's Prince from Cinderellabration, Kronk, and Darkwing Duck)
See my avatar; 100% Darkwing Duck...
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:05 PM   #56
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Since mushu has apparently become rare in the parks, I would have to say mushu

The one really rare character I would love to meet is Bonkers!
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:15 PM   #57
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From the rare list posted previously, we've met Friar Tuck, Jiminy Cricket, Kenai, Prince John, and Robin Hood. We've met others on the list over the years as well. My highlight was meeting Maleficent at MNSSHP- she's my fav!
We also got to meet the Shadow Man from "The Princess and the Frog" that year, but I don't see him listed at all- is he still appearing?
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:28 PM   #58
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I managed to find Sebastian on the Disney Wonder while I was there. I've never seen him anywhere else since.
I've seen Sebastian on several occassions at Cape May. However it looks like the chef finally caught up with him.
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We also got to meet the Shadow Man from "The Princess and the Frog" that year, but I don't see him listed at all- is he still appearing?
His name is Dr. Facilier and he's on the list here:
https://sites.google.com/site/wdwcha...C-Dr.-Facilier

He no longer makes regular appearances. He was part of the Limited Time Magic "Long Lost Friends Week" last month, and he's also a regular character during MNSSHP.
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You see some rare characters on the course of the WDW Marathon and Half Marathon. It's the only time I've seen Davy Crocket and Zorro (on horseback no less). There are also characters in the post-race area that I'm pretty sure non-runners can get into. I feel like I see Max there every year. I didn't realize he was rare! I'd love to find a Mr. Toad meet and greet, but I don't think that's going to happen.
It is so neat that you do the marathons! I was just telling my kids about them...maybe a lil physical fitness inspiration!
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