Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Disney shakes up numerous meet-and-greet locations

Posted By on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 6:47 AM

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All of the recent changes at Disney's Hollywood Studios have now caused their most famous meet-and-greet duo to move. Mickey and Minnie both now have fancy new digs to meet guests. The famous mouse couple moved into the former American Idol audition rooms along with Olaf.

Minnie has new digs themed to Old Hollywood with a red carpet lined room and her pink outfit is completely new. The room also features a few small props, including an Art Nouveau style shell-inspired chair.

After visiting Minnie, guests are brought down a hallway with faux movie posters that feature the Fab Five and few other classic characters. The posters look to be digital, leaving the possibility of them being integrated into MyMagic+.

At the end of the hallway, guests meet with Mickey Mouse in his Sorcerer Mickey outfit in a highly themed room based on Yen Sid’s Castle. Also in the former American Idol audition rooms, guests can find Olaf. 

The former Minnie Mouse meet-and-greet area at DHS has now been filled by Pluto. Over at Epcot, Pluto has also been given a new address. He formerly met with guests near the camera store at the entrance of the park. Minnie Mouse is now meeting guests there while Pluto has been moved to the gazebo in World Showcase, where Minnie was formerly.

Over at the Magic Kingdom, Chip and Dale moved to a former meet-and-greet area in Tomorrowland. In recent years, the dynamic duo has been in cowboy outfits meeting guests in Frontierland. The return to Tomorrowland also means a return to their retro-spaceman outfits.

Woody and Jessie moved from Splash Mountain to the Rivers of America location that Chip and Dale were formerly in.

Character meet-and-greets move around on a regular basis based on popularity, guest flow and other factors. The amount of characters moved around this time is above average but that’s mostly due to the new highly themed ones that debuted at Hollywood Studios as part of the larger updates happening at the park. More moves are expected around Memorial Day when the new Frozen meet-and-greet experience opens in the Norway area in Epcot. 

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