Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On Jan 6, 2018
    Amanda from AB Asked

    Talk to me about character palooza. Does it still happen? Any tips on how to not miss it? TIA!

    Hello, Amanda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We are delighted to answer your question regarding your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation!

    It sounds like you have been using your MAGICAL investigative reporting skills by uncovering one of Walt Disney World's secret meet-and-greet Disney character experiences! Disney Character-Palooza happens only at Disney's Hollywood Studios where five to ten of the Disney characters highlighted in Fantasmic! will come out and surprise guests. You are then able to take pictures and get autographs from some very rare Disney characters! Character-Palooza typically takes place between 4 pm and 7 pm, and can happen by Tower of Terror, Streets of America, or around Echo Lake.

    This special experience is never advertised in the Times Guide, so to see and experience this special character meet-and-greet is always going to be the luck of the draw. Some days, Disney Character-Palooza will happen several times during the three hour period, and other times, it will happen one time...or not at all. My best advice is to be flexible with your schedule between 4 pm and 7 pm when you visit Disney's Hollywood Studios. I would also listen to the chatter or watch for crowds gathering in the park around that time. When the characters come out, guests will start moving!

    I hope this helps in your planning! If you have other questions, please let us know!

    Have a MAGICAL day!

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Meet the Panelist: Wes, Texas

Woo Hoo!  I am so excited to help plan your next Disney vacation! Since I have experienced Disney in all stages of family life (I have FIVE Tigger-ific kids), in all times of the year, and on a tight budget, I have learned to create Disney magic every trip! Learn More About Wes

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