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  • On Oct 30, 2015
    Christi from TN Asked

    What is character palooza at HS? Where do the characters meet for pic opportunities? Heard about this but not sure exactly what it is and when or how to get pics with the characters. I will be in HS on Friday 12/4/15. Will it be happening that day? Thank

    Hello, Christi!

    Character Palooza is an unofficial and unpublicized event that may or may not happen each day at Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park. It used to occur in the afternoon hours near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, however there have been reports the characters now pop up at several varying locations around the Theme Park. More and more people became knowledgeable of the Character Palooza and large crowds started to gather at the original location. As you can imagine, a large crowd trying to get into the gates all at once was not fun for anyone. There are individuals who have schedules available online you can find by goggling 'Character Palooza', however even the creators of these schedules stress they may not be accurate due to the uncertainty of this event. 

    My family was able to catch a Character Palooza this past May at the old location, before it became a traveling event. The gates were opened just long enough to let the people who were waiting in and they were shut immediately. The entire event lasted only 20-25 minutes and we were able to meet with three characters in that time frame. There were no PhotoPass photographers available, however we were able to use our own camera to catch the excitement!

    Even if you don’t make it to a Character Palooza, there are still multiple Disney characters to meet. These characters do have set times you can find online, by using your My Disney Experience smart phone app, or by picking up a times guide at any Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park.

    Have a magical vacation, Christi!

    ~Rachel

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Meet the Panelist: Rachel, Wisconsin

Hi, I’m Rachel! I am a “boy mom” to two rowdy little men at home and married to my high school sweetheart. I am fortunate enough that my prince charming loves all things Disney just as much as I do! For me, planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be just as magical as being there. It brings our family together as we dream, plan, and count down the days. I would be honored to help plan your visit and share in your family’s very own magic! Learn More About Rachel

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