Characterpalooza

OhioStateBuckeye

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 7, 2007
Just wanted to report back that I attended characterpalooza and it is alive and well.

There were 2 showings of Fantasmic last night, at 8 and 930. So the characters came out on the Streets of America (as Kenny's website said they would) at 5 (well, it was kinda more like 508, but close enough).

The characters were: Jessie, Pocahontas with Meeko, Mulan, a couple Green Army Men, Bolt, Smee, Captain Hook, Stitch, Pinocchio, Chip, Dale, and Minnie (I may be forgetting one or two).

I would definitely recommend seeing favorites first, we were able to get about 5 pictures with no wait then hordes of people showed up. We were still able to get all that we needed, but the last few were a bit more difficult as there were no real lines or characters handlers.
 

kennythepirate

The original Character Locator
Joined
Feb 7, 2008
Just wanted to report back that I attended characterpalooza and it is alive and well.

There were 2 showings of Fantasmic last night, at 8 and 930. So the characters came out on the Streets of America (as Kenny's website said they would) at 5 (well, it was kinda more like 508, but close enough).

The characters were: Jessie, Pocahontas with Meeko, Mulan, a couple Green Army Men, Bolt, Smee, Captain Hook, Stitch, Pinocchio, Chip, Dale, and Minnie (I may be forgetting one or two).

I would definitely recommend seeing favorites first, we were able to get about 5 pictures with no wait then hordes of people showed up. We were still able to get all that we needed, but the last few were a bit more difficult as there were no real lines or characters handlers.

They usually give them a few minutes to wait on LMA to unload. I've recently changed the app and website times to reflect a 5:10 start when there's a 9:30 Fantasmic! Glad you had a great time, but we want pics :)
 

OhioStateBuckeye

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 7, 2007
They usually give them a few minutes to wait on LMA to unload. I've recently changed the app and website times to reflect a 5:10 start when there's a 9:30 Fantasmic! Glad you had a great time, but we want pics :)

Just got back today so will see if any good pictures turned out. I am notorious for blinking or making awful faces in pictures. I might do a trip report and the ending chapters will be the bloopers chapter, where I will post all my most awful face making pictures, and there will be a lot.
 

kayemgi

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 8, 2011
So, according to Kenny's website and I believe I saw it on easyWDW as well, with a 7:00 pm Fantasmic! there will be no Characterpalooza?
 

MJ6987

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 18, 2008
The Kenny website posted above says:

"Character Palooza will not be presented from November 3, 2013 to March 8, 2014."

Why is this?
 

mesaboy2

Reading Is Fundamental.
Joined
Oct 28, 2009
The Kenny website posted above says:

"Character Palooza will not be presented from November 3, 2013 to March 8, 2014."

Why is this?

This has been the pattern for the last year or two at least. It has something to do with daylight savings time (those dates are the giveaway), though I can't recall the direct correlation.
 

MJ6987

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 18, 2008
This has been the pattern for the last year or two at least. It has something to do with daylight savings time (those dates are the giveaway), though I can't recall the direct correlation.

Ah right, thanks
 

kennythepirate

The original Character Locator
Joined
Feb 7, 2008
So, according to Kenny's website and I believe I saw it on easyWDW as well, with a 7:00 pm Fantasmic! there will be no Characterpalooza?

The info from Easy's site was taken directly from my blog, but isn't updated regularly as my site is. Halloween schedules were also taken from my site, but not updated after the first party.
 

marcystolinski

Earning My Ears
Joined
Sep 22, 2013
We were at DHS on Sep 15 and saw this on the streets of America. We had no idea about this, we just lucked into it trying to get to Lights, Camera, Action! We saw Tweedledee and Tweedledum, chip and Dale, Jasmine, Minnie, Pocahontas, Mary Poppins, and maybe a few more. It was so fun to just find them randomly!
 

mom2rtk

Invented the term "Characterpalooza"
Joined
Aug 23, 2008
This has been the pattern for the last year or two at least. It has something to do with daylight savings time (those dates are the giveaway), though I can't recall the direct correlation.

When it gets dark earlier, the first Fantasmic show is too early for the characters to be out on the other side of the park. In the winter the first Fantasmic is typically at 6:30.
 

Itinkso

Faith.Trust.Pixie Dust
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
I think it was due to the timing: the amount of time between CtF and a 6:30 Fantasmic didn't allow for Palooza to occur. Now that there is no longer a parade to schedule around, it's interesting that there won't be Palooza.
 


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