So as a follow on from my list of 5 characters that are in DLP that I’d like to meet, it seemed logical to also look at characters who aren’t in DLP but are available to meet in other parks. I know the chances of us getting them for the 25th year as low, but maybe something’s already in the works, all you need is a little faith, trust and pixie dust right? =)
5.Sorcerer Mickey – Now please don’t be fooled by the fact Mickey’s taken 5th position, this is something I want for DLP more than you know, but realistically, despite everything that makes this costume wonderful, it is still the same Mickey I’ve met in all his other costumes. This would be so easy for DLP to pull off, and could easily go into the Meet Mickey building in fantasy land, it’s my favourite ever Mickey costume, and there’s so much merchandise in the parks already featuring this costume it seems criminal we don’t have it =(
4. Anna & Elsa and friends – Possibly contentious as they have done meets in the park previously, actually during my 2014 visit, which yes i do regret not waiting hours for! Frozen has been an undeniable success, and as sick of it as you may be I think we can all agree a proper meet and greet would be a far better asset to dlp than the “frozen royal welcome” we’re currently being fobbed off with. Now I have seen casting calls for a Kristoff and I believe I read somewhere this was for both shows/parades and meets so I’m really hopeful we’ll get something soon, it just seems such a shame when they’ve renovated parts of cottonwood creek to resemble Arendelle that we have no frozen presence to meet there! =(
3.Sadness and Joy – Lets face it, we all knew there would be a Pixar choice in here somewhere, Inside out was such a remarkable and emotional film which I love dearly, the characterswere so well thought out and I loved that in one way or another I could relate to all of them at some point during the film. So every time I see a photo of someone with sadness and joy, I get a little twinge of envy, they look like they must be so fun to meet, and with such contrasting personalities I’m sure this lends itself perfectly to great character interaction!
2. Baymax and friends – Seriously how squishy and soft and warm and adorable is Baymax? He’s the personal health care companion you can’t help but want to hug! Honestly I think this would be such a unique meet and I just know I’d get told off for squishing him too tight! As well as Baymax himself though, I’d really love the opportunity to get to meet the rest of the gang, Hiro, Wasabi, Honey Lemon Gogo and Fred. In particular Hiro and Honey Lemon are my favourites and I’d love to hang out with them. I also think the set up they have in WDW with the themed meet in Hiro’s garage is awesome and makes for amazing photos. Seriously, the more I think about it, the more I need Baymax in my life.
1. Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps – This one is massively frustrating for me as I’ve seen pictures of them in the parks, and I know they’ve gone back now, I guess it was a hustle sweetheart ;). I desperately think they would be such a popular meet and it’s such a huge shame we still don’t have them in the parks. I spend a lot of time looking at forums and speaking to people who are new to DLP and a lot of them ask if there is any Zootropolis presence within the park. It’s still a relatively new and current film and has been really popular so it disappoints me that Disney haven’t picked up on that and made it possible to meet Nick and Judy. I can’t even decide which one I want to meet most, they’re both so soft and cute and are great characters. I think Judy would just edge it for me, but honestly I just want to snuggle their beautiful fluffy faces.
So that’s my top 5, but what about you guys? Do you want to meet any of these characters or would you like us to borrow someone else? Please let me know tweet me or drop me a comment below, I’d love to chat!
All pictures used taken from IMDB