Character Palooza

I attended my first Character Palooza at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This may not be the official name for the event but most cast members know it by that name but most cast members either don’t know or can’t / won’t tell you the specifics. The event is held sporadically at different times and the location has changed as it used to be on Streets of America and it is now, well at least today, at the exit to the Tower of Terror.

The cast members opened the gray gate at the end of the Tower of Terror and let guests in. Inside there are random characters who appear in Fantasmic with a cast member handler. There were no photographers but the handlers would help you by taking your picture. As the door opened it was common characters mostly: Chip & Dale, Pluto, Tiana, Snow White, Mulan, Goofy, Jasmine but also Japetto. I went to Japetto first and then walked directly up to Jasmine and Snow White. Then unexpectedly Mary Poppins with Burt and the Evil Queen showed up. A guy I was taking to before the gate opened saw me and pointed out the Queen to me so I went directly there and the Queen was so in character! I then had a photo with Mary Poppins and Burt. The cast member in charge said it would soon be time to end but I managed to also get a photo with Mulan and Tiana before they took the characters away. I got a photo with everyone there except Goofy, Pluto, and Chip & Dale but all were in normal costumes and I met each of them in those same outfits already this week.

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