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Posted: Sep. 26, 2003 8:27 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Flo!

Thanks for sharing that with us and congratulations, Flo!

Reading about the wonderful Disney magic that happened literally brought tears of joy to my eyes.
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Posted: Sep. 26, 2003 11:50 am/pm Quote

ItsAllAboutMe, that story was charming! (No pun intended.) That was precious, I enjoyed it.
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Posted: Sep. 26, 2003 11:11 am/pm Quote

Where do I have to go to meet My Fairygod Mother!?!?!? :) Hehehehehehehe

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Posted: Sep. 27, 2003 1:08 am/pm Quote

Looks like the Fairy Godmothers Union is going to have to set up a dating service  :mickey:  :minnie:

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Posted: Oct. 09, 2003 1:25 am/pm Quote

When I worked at Carlton Cards when I was in college every year "Birthday Bear" came to visit.  I was lucky enough to be his "assistant".  I loved it when adults would come up to me.  Since it was just the mall and not WDW (with autography books and cameras) people would just come up and say hello or get a hug.  The kids loved it and so did some adults.  The only people that really bothered me was the shrieking teen-agers especially the ones that would push their friends at me.  

Last Christmas my family went to WDW for the holidays.  We had a long day and were sitting taking a rest over near the Honey I Shrunk the Kids play-yard.  Mom & I noticed some of the characters were signing autographs and posing for pictures in "New York".  We walked real fast down there and we were third in line with Tigger came out.  When it got to our turn Tigger ran up to me and grabbed me around the waist and starting waltzing with me around in circles.  I was laughing so hard I was almost crying.  That was one of the highlights of my trip.

For my birthday in June my sister and I went to Chef Mickey's.  I think we had more fun then the kids did!  Goofy was GREAT.  Next to us was a family of 4 (a pre-teen, a teenage girl and their parents).  When the table next to us was halfway though their meal Goofy grabbed the older girl, put a folded napkin on her head handed her the basket with the salt, pepper, sugars etc. and had me stand in front of them with an opened autography book.  I was to "marry" them!  The mother was laughing so hard she could hardly compose herself.  After the ceremony Goofy went to show off his new "bride" to everyone in the lobby.  I turned to the mother and said, "and you thought this was going to be for your younger daughter!"

Just from my experiences feel that if you play-along with the characters they will make your trip to WDW even more special.


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Posted: Oct. 09, 2003 3:03 am/pm Quote

Rich, My first hand experience when I was on my 7day land/sea was that the characters really enjoyed having interaction with the adults.  Every time I wanted an autograph or a photo they seemed to want to do it.  When I was on Castaway Cay My friend Minnie was all alone for autographs and she made the cast member use her back to sign the two postcards I wanted to send home to my little friends. :minnie:  :clap:   Every time I was at the parks they went out of thier way to give me a photo or a kiss or an autograph.  I love  :hearts: The World  Disneyn

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2003 9:04 am/pm Quote

I was recently in WDW for my honeymoon. On a few days I wore the Minnie veil with ears (of course :) )... I think the characters had the most fun with me those days. In MGM I got the biggest hug from Eeoyre.  :mickey: (and a really cute picture)

We also did a character dinner at the Liberty Tavern in Magic Kingdom one night (without ears :) ). That was a blast. There wasn't really any kids around us but they seemed to visit our table quite a bit. Minnie sat with us for pictures at one point and started laughing so hard she put her head on the table because we were picking on her and CHip and Dale were following her around picking on her. It was so much fun! We tried to feed Pluto but he just hunched his shoulders and wandered away.  :hearts: The characters were so awesome! I hope we weren't really a bother to them!


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Posted: Oct. 14, 2003 8:49 am/pm Quote

Quote (RichKoster @ Sep. 14, 2003 5:01 am/pm)
Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

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. :cool:

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?"   :grimace:

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.


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Posted: Oct. 14, 2003 8:50 am/pm Quote

Quote (Goofyteer @ Sep. 16, 2003 10:50 am/pm)
I wonder if the characters interact with men different from the women. And do men interact with the characters differently than women?

The characters I worked with pretty much took their cues from the guests.  Men tended to come and give a handshake vs. women who would want a hug.  This is just in general--not the rule by any means.  Characters would typically put their arms around people for the picture regardless.  Or they will spread their arms with their hands/paws/claws spread as well.


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Quote (RichKoster @ Sep. 16, 2003 1:44 am/pm)
Adults can get into the "show" with the characters too.  One day at MGM there was a collection of characters on Holywood BLVD that were surrounded by kids in clusters.  I wanted Jaffar's autograph too, so way in the back I yelled out "OH MIGHTY EVIL ONE, PLEASE SIGN MY BOOK TOO" .  Jaffar made his way to me, insisted that I bend over and kiss his boots which, of course, I did dramatically.  Then, Jaffar  quickly signed my book and gave me the Shooo Shooo motion with the hands to rid himself of such a big pest.  The kids were just AMAZED.  Good show, eh?  Lots of fun.

That reminded me of a day I was "assisting" Jafar and he was having people bow to him for autographs.  Unfortunately, he did not see a little boy who wanted an autograph and was not getting the whole "bowing for autographs" thing.  Well, Jafar got a complaint letter. :uhoh:

Even though he was still evil, he was a bit more careful after that.  :)


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