Every week our writers get together and answer a Disney-related question. Here is this week’s question and answer. Leave your answer to the question of the week in the comments!
Question of the week: Time to lighten things up! What Disney character do you wish did (more) meet & greets at the parks?
Melissa H. – My experience with Disney World is very limited, so this is based on what I know about characters at Disneyland. It feels to me like all they really have out are the Fab Five (Mickey & his gang) or Princesses. I just wish they would rotate in more variety. When I was a kid there would be villains like Jafar, sidekicks like Meeko, or just all around fun characters to meet like Brer Fox or Max Goof. I’m sure Disney must have those costumes stored somewhere. Really, more than anything, I just wish they would let the characters wander around the parks more like they used to. It was super fun to be walking and just randomly see a character moseying along. Something about that just felt much more magical than them always standing post in designated areas.
Andrew – I’m really on a Jungle Book kick lately. More specifically, I love King Louie. His part in Mickey and the Magical Map was easily my favorite part of the show. He’s a fun and exciting character that is a tad bit goofy. I know they have the costume for him since he’s in that show and in Fantasmic! so I’d love to see him around more often. I’m not sure if he makes any appearances in Disney World but him being in Animal Kingdom would make a lot of sense. I’d love to see him out doing meet & greets! Also, a Mr. Toad meet & greet would be a dream come true.
Melissa L. – I’d love for the dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs would be out more often! For some reason, I’ve always been attracted to Grumpy. He is my favorite and I’ve always wanted to meet him. I know he is in a few parades, but I’ve never seen them in a meet and greet and I think it would be really fun!!
Cassie – I’m not a huge character fan in general…however I do think Mulan and Pocahontas get overlooked a lot at the Disney parks and their characters deserve more attention. Like Andrew, I loved their parts in Mickey and the Magical Map.They are also both empowering strong female characters for little girls to look up to! Like, no offense to Aurora, but Mulan saved all of China, pretty sure she should get a wee bit more attention!
Kelsee – I wish they’d bring out Wendy Darling and Alice more. I love their accents and back stories. They are two of my favorite characters so I guess my opinion is biased. I agree with bringing out the action princesses/characters more! They deserve it!
Leslie – My answer I suppose is very general but I would like more villain meet and greets. I know they are usually reserved for Halloween but lots of people love the villains and it is very rare to see. I just would like a chance to see a few more.
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