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Old 06-03-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Changes to Character Palooza for Summer 2013

After Hollywood Studios chose to remove the Pixar Countdown to Fun Parade and Disney Channel Rocks from it's entertainment offerings, the schedules for Character Palooza were changed dramatically. It's left people wondering when and where the character free-for-all of rare characters will take place.

Here's the new rules:

On a night when TWO Fantasmics are performed, Character Palooza will take place only at 6:00 pm on Streets of America

On a night when ONE Fantasmic is performed, Character Palooza will take place at 4:30 pm at Echo Lake & 5:30 pm at Streets of America

When there is no Fantasmic scheduled, there will be no Character Palooza.

Given the current park schedule at Hollywood Studios, it would mean that Character Palooza or “Pop-up Surprise” as some Cast Members refer to it, will only appear ONCE per night at 6:00 pm on the Streets of America now through August 20th.

Here's the description of Character Palooza that is posted on the top left of the blog. It contains a list of characters you might find.

Happy Character Locating!
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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Thank you! Will have to check this out
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:44 PM   #4
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After Hollywood Studios chose to remove the Pixar Countdown to Fun Parade and Disney Channel Rocks from it's entertainment offerings, the schedules for Character Palooza were changed dramatically. It's left people wondering when and where the character free-for-all of rare characters will take place.

Here's the new rules:

On a night when TWO Fantasmics are performed, Character Palooza will take place only at 6:00 pm on Streets of America

On a night when ONE Fantasmic is performed, Character Palooza will take place at 4:30 pm at Echo Lake & 5:30 pm at Streets of America

When there is no Fantasmic scheduled, there will be no Character Palooza.

Given the current park schedule at Hollywood Studios, it would mean that Character Palooza or “Pop-up Surprise” as some Cast Members refer to it, will only appear ONCE per night at 6:00 pm on the Streets of America now through August 20th.

Here's the description of Character Palooza that is posted on the top left of the blog. It contains a list of characters you might find.

Happy Character Locating!
I know the heading is summer 2013 but trying to get a jump on fall planning. What happens in the fall when Fantasmic is at 6PM?
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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Definitely a sea change from what the pattern has been in recent years. Hopefully this will help all of us interested in catching Characterpalooza over the next few months.

Thanks for the great info!
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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I know the heading is summer 2013 but trying to get a jump on fall planning. What happens in the fall when Fantasmic is at 6PM?
Madame Leota hasn't told me that far into the future yet. She's busy dancing in the ballroom
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Thanks for the update. We got in 2 weeks and we want to check it out! Unfortunately I think we will always miss it since we will be at dinner
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As always, Kenny, thanks.
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First off, Thanks Kenny. Second, where on Streets of America? I'm not as familiar with DHS as I am with the other parks so I kinda need some land marks
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Thanks so much for the info! We'll be at DHS tomorrow so we'll check it out.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #12
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So will it also happen on weekends too? I know for awhile it wasn't.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:49 PM   #13
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Thanks for the great info!!! Does this apply to Star Wars Weekends too?
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Thanks for the great info!!! Does this apply to Star Wars Weekends too?
Doesn't occur on SWW days.
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Thanks for the great info!!! Does this apply to Star Wars Weekends too?
Only Mon-Thurs during SWW season.
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