Changes to Character Meet-n-Greets Coming
There are several rumored and confirmed changes to character meet-n-greet locations going around the web. Some of these changes could happen over the next couple of weeks.
For example, during Star Wars Weekend, Asajj (Clone Wars) and Ahsoka will trade off meeting guests outside the Premiere Theater. They’ll also be joining the Jedi Training Academy.
Characters from Up will be departing Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Sunday, supposedly moving to The Oasis at Disney’s Animal Kingdom starting May 9. They will be replaced at the Animation studio with the newest Pixar character, Lotso Huggin’ Bear, from Toy Story 3.
Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow have replaced Liverlips and Shaker, from the Country Bear Jamboree, in the Frontierland Hoedown Happening.
It’s been reported that Pirate Goofy will be meeting with guests outside Pirates League at the Magic Kingdom, and that Winnie the Pooh and Tigger will move from Mickey’s Toontown Fair to the Main Street Town Square on May 9 – probably to make way for the bulldozer that will soon hit Toontown.
Since Ariel has been booted out of her home in Fantasyland, due to construction, she and Prince Eric will be meeting and greeting at the Adventureland Veranda, while Bert and Mary Poppins appear at Cinderella’s Golden Carousel. Wendy will be joining Peter Pan in Fantasyland and Stitch will head back to Tomorrowland from Adventureland. Lilo will be bidding us a fond farewell. Chip and Dale will also head to Tomorrowland, while Snow White goes to the Wishing Well, appropriately.
Back in the Studios, Jojo will leave Playhouse Disney but should still be appearing at Plan-n-Dine. Goliath will be going away, but Handy Manny will be joining the crew. Piglet, Pooh, Donald, Daisy, Minnie and Stitch will greet guests at the Sorcerer’s Hat.
Last but not least, Lilo and Stitch will begin appearing at Typhoon Lagoon, while Goofy meets with swimmers at Blizzard Beach.
All of this is supposed to happen on May 9. Big day for the characters!