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Walk Around Characters in WDW Parks

Walt Disney World: How many are there?

From Tony Bartlett
Posted April 24, 2012 at 7:58 AM
Hey I have always wondered, at the WDW resort for example, Magic Kingdom, how many walk around characters (ie Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck) does Disney have/use in the park? What is the most the park uses throughout the park in a given day? Finally, has there ever been a day that park officials have ever used every single walk around character in the park? If that has never been done, I think that would be an awesome idea for Disney to do for like the 50th birthday of the park or special event/occassion like that. Finally, how do the cast member stay cool in those costumes during those hot Florida summer months? Any castmembers, current or former have these answers? Robert you have worked @ Disney, would you know this? Thanks


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From Dominick D
Posted April 24, 2012 at 8:22 AM
Here's a list of all the characters (note only SWW characters walk around):

MK:

Main St.
Mickey in magician outfit
Minnie in her pink outfit
Rapunzel (temporary spot)
Cinderella (temporary spot)
Belle (temporary spot)
Sleeping Beauty (temporary spot)
Mary Poppins
Pluto with just a collar
Pooh (red shirt) and Tigger
Daisy in her pink outfit

Adventureland:
Pirate Goofy
Ariel and Eric (temporary spot)
Tinker Bell and either Rosetta, Vidia, or Terrence
Peter Pan
Aladdin and Jasmine
Jack Sparrow
Captain Hook

Frontierland:
Woody and Jessie
Davy Crockett Donald

Liberty Square:
Tiana and Prince Naveen (temporary spot)

Fantasyland:
Fairy Godmother
The Tremaines
Alice and The White Rabbit
Merida

Tomorrowland:
Buzz Lightyear
Stitch
Chip n' Dale in intergalatic suits


Next up, EPCOT

From Dominick D
Posted April 24, 2012 at 8:28 AM
Epcot characters:

Future World:
The Character Spot (the fab 5 in their classic outfits)
Chip n' Dale nude
Daisy in her normal pink outfit
Stitch

WS (note the characters are in their respectful pavillion):
Belle and Beast
Pooh (red shirt) and Tigger
Mary Poppins
Alice
Marie
Aladdin and Jasmine
Duffy
The 3 Calleberos
Snow White
Sleeping Beauty
Mulan
Thor (just kidding, would be awesome though)

DHS Next

From Dominick D
Posted April 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM
DHS Characters:

Sorcerer Hat:
Minnie in her classic outfit
Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore
Goofy (Hollywood Suit) and Pluto (orange collar)
Chip n' Dale with top hats and ties
Stitch
Donald and Daisy in Summer clothes

Pixar Place:
Woody, Buzz, and Jessie
Boba and Jango Fett (Star Wars weekends only)

Streets of America:
Phineas and Ferb
Mike and Sulley
McQueen and Mater
Jawas (SWW only)
Darth Vader (SWW only)
Darth Maul (SWW only)
Storm Troopers (SWW only)
Clone Troopers (SWW only)
Asajj Ventress (SWW only)
Aurra Sing (SWW only)
Zam Wezzel (SWW only)
Queen Amidala (SWW only)
The Jedi Council (SWW only)
Ashoka (SWW only)

Echo Lake:
Darth Vader (JTA and the Star Tours FP line only)
Darth Maul (JTA in peak times only)
Chewbacca and Wicket (SWW only)

Animation Courtyard:
Sorcerer Mickey
Pooh (red shirt)
Mr. Incredible with Mrs. Incredible or Frozone
Handy Manny
Jake

Sunset Blvd.:
Luke, Leia, R2-D2, and C-3PO (SWW only)

Last but not least, AK

From Dominick D
Posted April 24, 2012 at 8:48 AM
AK characters:

Enterance:
Goofy (camping outfit) and Timon

Camp Minnie Mickey:
Mickey in a safari outfit
Minnie in a safari outfit
Donald in a safari outfit
Goofy in a safari outfit
Pluto in a safari outfit
Chip n' Dale in a safari outfit
Pocahontas and Meeko
Rafiki
Thumper
Ms. Bunny

Discovery Island:
Russel and Doug
Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, andd Eeyore

Africa/Asia:
Baloo
King Louie
Meeko

Rafiki's Planet Watch:
Take a big guess

Dinoland:
Goofy and Pluto in a crazy outfit and collar

From James Trexen
Posted April 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM
Two thumbs up for Dom and that list that must have taken quite a bit of research.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted April 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Dom, that was scary. And I thought I was obsessed with rollie coasties.

From Skipper Adam
Posted April 24, 2012 at 10:43 AM
To answer all the other questions, I'm pretty sure not all the characters are ever out at once. The mornings will have the most of each day. On rare occasions where the park may have a power surge, or for some reason a good amount of rides go down (I've seen all electric based rides go at once) they will try to bring more characters out to distract guest. And not all characters Dom listed are always out.

Special holidays and parties bring the rarer characters as well.

From Dominick D
Posted April 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Skipper, we know characters have certain times to meet.

From Skipper Adam
Posted April 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I was answering the rest of his questions Dom. He didn't exactly ask where all the character are in the first place.

From Dominick D
Posted April 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Oh :P

From Justin M
Posted April 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Dom,

Your post saids Darth Vader is there only on SWW but he's there everyday for the jedi training academy.

From Jay R.
Posted April 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Just out of curioty, do the villians ever come out? I'm sure I've seen a Captain Hook before, but don't recall ever seeing any other villian.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 24, 2012 at 4:34 PM
Wait a minute,

There is only one Mickey Mouse, one Minnie Mouse...Ask TH, he knows!

From Tony Bartlett
Posted April 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM
Thanks everyone for your responses. I always felt that would be cool to see all of them out @ 1 day but I understand how they may release extras if rides go down. Btw, I didnt see that Donald is available in Magic Kingdom. What's up with that? He's my fav Disney character. LOL. I know he's available somewhere, probably just omitted by accident off the list.

From Skipper Adam
Posted April 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM
Actually you can meet Donald on a regular basis outside of Mexico at Epcot! He might be other places too, but he can always be found at Mexico.

From James Trexen
Posted April 25, 2012 at 8:54 AM
Plus, like previously mentioned, Davy Crockett Donald appears in Frontierland. How often, I am unaware of.

From Dominick D
Posted April 25, 2012 at 9:46 AM
Justin, maybe if you read my whole post you would find Vader in Echo Lake -_-

From Justin M
Posted April 25, 2012 at 10:21 AM
DOM good point my bad. Nice post by the way

From Dominick D
Posted April 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Thanks. Sometimes you just have to look harder, like finding hidden Mickeys ;)

From Sylvain Comeau
Posted May 1, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Character meet and greets are always listed in your Times Guide that they hand out at the entrace of the parks.

From Potter Team Member
Posted May 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Good job at listing all of them. What most guests don't know, is that there are two of every fur character (back to backs) and three during the summer months. That's why the characters go backstage every 20 or 30 minutes just to reappear 2 minutes later. So the Tigger your child just saw is now backstage drinking power-aid and watching dvds while his or her co-worker is taking over the rest of the cue.

Sometimes they get a call off, so they have to pull a less important character from another location to cover the most popular ones (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, and Dale).

From Dominick D
Posted May 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM
I forgot to add someone at DHS; Indiana Jones. You just have to stick around after the show and he will be out for M&Gs. Please note that he will be sweaty.

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