So I guess the title on this one is pretty self explanatory really, as the official anniversary celebration inch ever closer I’m looking forward to trying to find new characters to meet, character interaction is one of my favourite things to do in the park, but even more so when it’s a character I’ve not met before. So what better way to count down to the big day than a count down of 5 characters I would love to meet during DLP’s 25th year?
Please note: I went for characters that I know are in and do come out in DLP already, lets not re-invent the wheel just yet!
5. Max Goof – Now this is probably one of the least likely ones for me to meet as he very rarely seems to be anywhere other than at an Inventions Brunch, and as they no longer announce the themes my chances of catching him there probably aren’t great, having said that he has been spotted on a concept art for April 12th. I really love meeting goofy but find because he’s so tall and I’m so little its super difficult to get a good picture, meeting max would be the perfect solution.
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4.Emile – It’s no secret I’m a Pixar fan, and Ratatouille is no exception, I was lucky enough to meet Emile’s brother Remy on a trip to DLP in 2012, but Emile continues to evade me unfortunately, having run the Ratatouille themed 5Km at DLP last September I was really hoping to finally get a pic with the little fuzz ball however the queues were insane and snaked right the way around place de Remy and out towards crush’s coaster. Missed him again! Would love to see him come out around the 25th, and given they have a whole area of the studios dedicated to the film it seems silly not to have these two gorgeous brothers out more often, please!
3. Piget – As a child I loved Winnie the pooh, though when I say child, I was about 9 or 10 when my love was at it’s peak, my dad would buy me all the VHS tapes as they got released and I would watch them over and over. Now Piglet isn’t my favourite, honestly rabbit was, but I do appreciate how little he is and that’s super cute. Out of the 100 acre wood crew that you can currently meet in the park Piglet is actually the only one I haven’t been able to meet yet, I’ve had some brilliant interaction with him during Parades, but a picture with him would really be the icing on the cake! Rumours and photos have surfaced online recently indicating that the new character breakfast at Plaza gardens will be Pooh and friends so I’m really hoping this does turn out to be the case!
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2.Timon – Now this will probably come as a surprise to a lot of people because I’m really not the Lion king’s biggest fan at all, however, other than Scar and Nala neither of which you can meet, Timon is probably one of my favourite characters from the film, he’s funny he’s sarcastic and basically he’s adorable. I love seeing him on Magic on parade and he looks like he’d be really fun to meet and really soft to cuddle so what’s not to like? The most frustrating part is that he always seems to be out the week after we get home, it’s the worst possible luck. Hoping 2017 will be more successful for finding this little guy, if you have any tips please let me know!
1. Berlioz and Toulouse – Now I know what you’re thinking, that’s two characters not one this must be a top 6. And I guess yes technically you’d be right, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen these kittens separated, so if I am lucky enough to find one, the chances are the other won’t be far behind! Anyone who knows me well will know I really like cats, so the Aristocats is up there as one of my preferred Disney films. I’ve been lucky enough to meet Marie already and she was great, so finding her elusive brothers would be the best experience. Unfortunately they don’t come out very often, and now that invention brunch themes are no longer announced in advance, finding these guys is going to be tough, but I know if i ever do catch them it will be totally worth it! The kittens are adorable, playful and judging by Marie some of the softest characters you’ll ever meet, which is basically my idea of a dream meet, plus they’re kittens!
So that’s my realistic top 5, what about you guys? Have you met any of these characters, are there any that come out in DLP that you’ve always missed and are trying to find this year? Drop me a comment I’d love to chat!