Walk Around Characters in WDW ParksWalt Disney World: How many are there?
From Tony BartlettHey 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
Posted April 24, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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From Dominick DHere's a list of all the characters (note only SWW characters walk around):
Posted April 24, 2012 at 8:22 AM
From Dominick DEpcot characters:
Posted April 24, 2012 at 8:28 AM
WS (note the characters are in their respectful pavillion):
From Dominick DDHS Characters:
Posted April 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Streets of America:
Last but not least, AK
From Dominick DAK characters:
Posted April 24, 2012 at 8:48 AM
Camp Minnie Mickey:
Rafiki's Planet Watch:
From James TrexenTwo thumbs up for Dom and that list that must have taken quite a bit of research.
Posted April 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM
From Mike GallagherDom, that was scary. And I thought I was obsessed with rollie coasties.
Posted April 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM
From Skipper AdamTo 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.
Posted April 24, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Special holidays and parties bring the rarer characters as well.
From Dominick DSkipper, we know characters have certain times to meet.
Posted April 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM
From Skipper AdamI was answering the rest of his questions Dom. He didn't exactly ask where all the character are in the first place.
Posted April 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM
From Dominick DOh :P
Posted April 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM
From Justin MDom,
Posted April 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Your post saids Darth Vader is there only on SWW but he's there everyday for the jedi training academy.
From Jay R.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.
Posted April 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM
From Anthony MurphyWait a minute,
Posted April 24, 2012 at 4:34 PM
There is only one Mickey Mouse, one Minnie Mouse...Ask TH, he knows!
From Tony BartlettThanks 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.
Posted April 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM
From Skipper AdamActually 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.
Posted April 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM
From James TrexenPlus, like previously mentioned, Davy Crockett Donald appears in Frontierland. How often, I am unaware of.
Posted April 25, 2012 at 8:54 AM
From Dominick DJustin, maybe if you read my whole post you would find Vader in Echo Lake -_-
Posted April 25, 2012 at 9:46 AM
From Justin MDOM good point my bad. Nice post by the way
Posted April 25, 2012 at 10:21 AM
From Dominick DThanks. Sometimes you just have to look harder, like finding hidden Mickeys ;)
Posted April 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM
From Sylvain ComeauCharacter meet and greets are always listed in your Times Guide that they hand out at the entrace of the parks.
Posted May 1, 2012 at 11:43 PM
From Potter Team MemberGood 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.
Posted May 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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 DI 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.
Posted May 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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