How do characters handle awkward questions from kids?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by ruthies12, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. ChickyRootie

    ChickyRootie Mouseketeer

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    Last summer my 11 year old daughter wanted to take a picture with Alice so when we got to the front of the line Alice asked her to show her her backpack... so my daughter took it off and showed her and Alice snatched it out of her hands and ran into the garden area of the UK pavilion and shouted out 'you can't catch me!' and my daughter chased her around all over the garden...she seriously didn't budge, made my daughter chase her all over! It was so funny and sweet. My daughter loved it. A great memory.

    My guess about Elsa is that she's probably wearing the 'gloves' in the park and her answer might be 'I cannot show my ice powers with my gloves on, remember?' and then swiftly change the subject...I'm not sure, but that's my guess.
     
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  3. ariel326

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    Turtle Talk is awesome- He is so witty, it was one of my all time favorite things we did on the trip.

    There was one kid named John Carl and there was another kid named Kennedy Grace. And he was like, "John Carl, you should get together with Kennedy Grace, you could have a moment with that whole two name thing".

    Then when he opened it up for questions at the end, one kid raised his hand and was just yelled out green! Crush, looked around and was like "whats that little dude? Green?" And then the kid yelled out "Green Shell", and with out missing a beat crush was like, "uh, am I on jeopardy? I'll take turtle shells for 300 Alex!!" It was awesome.
     
  4. ariel326

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    That is so sweet.
     
  5. Fantasmic303

    Fantasmic303 <font color=blue>Is interested in a Disney Career.

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    I LOVE the character interaction stories! We usually travel as a party of only adults, so our greets are pretty quick and photos only, with minimal "interaction." My big exception, however, is the princesses. I get all flustered with most of them!

    We have met the same Rapunzel several times, and she is TERRIFIC. I've actually let Guest Relations know what a great experience she gives because it's been so special every time. Last July, we were in the Princess room and I asked if she would mind saying hello to my friend's daughter on video. I thought it would be a quick hi and a wave, but she spent a couple of minutes talking into my phone, basically telling her a story. I almost cried because it was so sweet and I knew my little princess would love it! Then she spent MORE time playing with me! She's really great.

    On the flip side, our Cinderella that same day was a total dud. I'm not sure if it was just because Rapunzel was SO good that she couldn't really follow that show or what, but it was a completely different experience.
     
  6. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

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    I've wondered- is Rapunzel's hair blonde, or short and brown like at the end of the movie, and what they tell kids about it.
     
  7. LadyRayado

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    I actually asked Rapunzel's CM escort about her hair (long and blonde) in September and she said something along the lines of "her hair is still long because that's where she currently is in her story." Same reason Ariel doesn't have legs. I guess that makes sense...
     
  8. dayvewc

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    I've usually always had good interactions with all the characters, but Cinderella at CRT was the worst. It was just a smile, face the camera, and "Enjoy your meal."
     
  9. Marlismouse

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    My son was almost 3. We were having dinner with Cinderella. Somehow he took off his shoes. One of the stepsisters made a big to do about find HER Prince Charming with his own shoes and put his shoes on for him. He loved it. I've also Always had a fantastic time with Pluto. Who got on all 4 chasing my son and when it was just me and my sister in law, Mickey and Minnie played with us, huge hugs, a lot of fun. I can honestly say, they've all been wonderful
     
  10. Bluegrrl

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    DS (20mon) loves ladies, but apparently the Disney girls aren't for him! We were hoping he'd give a kiss to Rapunzel but instead he kept running away. She didn't take it too personally though, and we have some adorable pics of her sad faced as DS "heads for the hills" giggling madly!

    He does love Mickey and Piglet though. They are both small enough for him to handle. Plus Piglet is pink and I have a pink fuzzy robe. The only real surprise was Jake. He loves Jake, but the character was a little scary for him. I guess the translation from cartoon to reality was a little much. Keep that in mind, because it surprised us.
     
  11. gtaylor24

    gtaylor24 Earning My Ears

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    This was one of the best threads I have read. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories.
     
  12. manahmanah

    manahmanah Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone have any crazy character stories? The youtube video of Pluto chasing the kid still stands out in my mind! CRAZY!!:scared1:
     
  13. vicb

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    My fav character interaction came from Mary Poppins and Bert. My DS who is now in college was very afraid of face characters for a few years! DD wanted to meet Mary so we went in the room in the old tent area and DH and DS stood off to the side. Well Burt decided to come talk to DS, we explained he was uncomfortable with face characters.

    Bert was very gently and spoke softly to DS who had by now backed himself into a corner. Bert wanted to shake hands with DS who refused and stood like a statue. Mary observing all this never broke character and called over to Burt... "Burt, perhaps he just needs a spoonful of sugar". :rotfl: OMG we all burst into laughter, DS shook hands and we left. We still laugh to this day!
     
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    I shared one on page 4.
     
  16. nicleigh84

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    My son asked Aurora where Prince Phillip was and without missing a beat she said he was battling dragons and defending the kingdom. Then she asked my son if he was a knight and he showed her his sword fighting skills. :)
     
  17. JimS4210

    JimS4210 Counting down the days until our next vacation...

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    We just had a cute interaction with Snow White last week with our 3 year old granddaughter.

    We were in line at MK to see Rapunzel and Snow White and my GD was a little nervous. Rapunzel put her at ease by asking her if she like to play Hide n Seek. Kaitlyn said yes and they proceeded to look for Snow White who was hiding behind a curtain.

    Fast forward a few days and we're at Epcot for the Princess dinner in Norway. When Snow White gets to our table, Kaitlyn tells her how much fun she had playing Hide n Seek the other day. Without missing a beat, Snow White responds "I thought that was you, Sweetie! I had so much fun. I told all of the dwarves all about it. They all laughed...except Grumpy!"

    The look on my GD's face was priceless. She was thrilled that Snow White remembered her.

    That's why we keep going back... To the girl who played Snow White, it was just a throwaway line to a little girl who was just one of hundreds she'd see that night but to my GD (and my wife and I) it meant the world!

    Jim
     
  18. nemodeb

    nemodeb Fish are friends.

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    Several years ago, my DH and I were at MK late one evening. We came upon Baloo in Adventureland. I got an autograph and DH took a photo of me with him and I got a big bear hug. I'll never forget the next moment when Baloo wanted to hug DH too. DH is not a hugger. :eek: Imagine Baloo chasing DH around Adventureland, arms outstretched to give him a hug, and DH is running backwards away from Baloo. It was very cartoonish.
     
  19. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    Reminds me of when we were at Epcot meeting Chip and Dale. My 14 year old son was along and wanted nothing to do with characters at all. Every time we got in line to see one, he would conveniently wander off. So when we got up to Chip and Dale, I ratted him out...... pointed over and told them he refused to come meet them. So Chip (or was it Dale?) left the area and went and dragged him back to the meeting spot. Our photos include Chip bear hugging my 14 year old son to get him to stay in the shot! :lmao:

    I'm so glad he has a sense of humor...... :rolleyes1
     
  20. bohannonb

    bohannonb Earning My Ears

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    During my youngest DD's first trip we were waiting in line to see Tink and it was pouring outside, Peter Pan snuck up behind me and crowed. Scared me to death my family thought it was hysterical. Same trip the baby was sleeping and got a kiss from Tink, still one of my favorite pictures.
     
  21. GigiDisneyfreak

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    I took my DGD who was 16 months. She was friendly with all the characters going right up and hugging them, but when she got to Princess Tiana she just started talking her gibberish and Princess Tiana talked to her like she knew what she was saying. They had a 2 or 3 minute conversation. It is one of my favorite memories. My DD14 also had a great conversation with Gaston over by his tavern. I was sorry I didn't have my video camera out because he was so into his character. Not all the meet and greets have people who are that great into the character and it is always so appreciated when it happens.
     

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