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Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Oct. 14, 2003 8:49 am/pm
|Quote (RichKoster @ Sep. 14, 2003 5:01 am/pm)|
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If you or a friend/relative of yours has "assisted" the Disney Characters in any way when they meet and greet the Guests at WDW/DL, pose for pictures, interact, etc., here's a question for you:
What do the Disney Characters think of adults who like getting their picture taken with them, hugging them, and interacting with them?
I understand that not every one will feel exactly the same way, but in general do the Characters appreciate meeting adults -- perhaps as a welcome break from some of the overly-hyper children -- or do they think to themselves, as Chris / Goofyteer put it, "Oh, gimme a break you're too old for this!"? Or do they find that it is generally a nice change of pace to interact with fun-loving adults who are generally more relaxed and playful than the kids?
Anyone in a position to know the answer is welcome to respond, whether you're experience is as a Cast Member or former CM yourself or you've heard about this from a friend or relative who is or was a CM.
I "assisted" characters at Disney/MGM (Goofy, Beast, Jafar, Chewbacca, Sweetums--tall ones). Most characters I knew had lots of fun with most adults. Most of the guests were very enthusiastic about meeting characters so that makes the characters enthusiastic toward them. Of course, it's the kids that REALLY make a character's day because they don't come to it with any preconceptions. They are just so happy to be meeting Mickey or Goofy or whoever. The looks of awe and the smiles they had were priceless.
Most adults, as I mentioned, really were very nice. Many get excited and that is lots of fun. Personally, I still get excited when I see Disney characters. When my wife and I were there a few years ago, we took pictures with just about every character we saw. It was a blast! Also, when we went to Islands of Adventure I thought it was so cool to get my picture with the Grinch, Popeye and Bullwinkle.
Sometimes, people could be rude about shoving to get a picture or autograph for their child. Also, people (both adults and kids) seem to think it's funny to pull on tails (I remember this happening to Pluto a lot) which it isn't. And, if you really want to irritate a character, walk up to them and ask "Are you hot in there?"
Anyway, as far as most characters I knew were concerned, interacting with adults, while maybe not AS fun as with the kids, was still fun if they were obviously fans who were having a good time.
Jeff / Sweetums