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My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet ​ Locations (Part 3 – Discoveryland)

Hello all!

So here is part three of “My Ideal Character Meet n Greet Locations” and this time I want to talk about my least favourite land – Discoveryland!

I think Discoveryland is the most boring for characters. There are NO characters out. I think that should change and here are my thoughts and suggestions!

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  1. I think having Buzz Lightyear meet by or around his ride is ideal, somewhere near the dead space between the ride and Cafe Hyperion. Makes sense.
  2. I think that having Baymax and Hiro in Discoveryland is AMAZING! They could meet somewhere around near Autopia as there’s lots of empty space and they could easily build a building or a covered area. I would love them to come over.
  3. I think that Stitch and Angel (his female counterpart) could meet somewhere around the boring space near Space Mountain and the other side of Cafe Hyperion. Could be near the Wall-E Statue.
  4. Mr and Mrs Incredible could easily have a meet around the Star Tours area. I think there’s lots of space around there they could easily meet. Sure they don’t have anything to do with Star Wars but the area is OPEN and boring.
  5. Darth Vader and Star Wars characters could easily have an indoor meet at the old Captain EO place, which now just plays clips of new films and shorts. Or just in the Star Tours Arcade, somewhere there.
  6. Finally, I think that it would be nice to bring back some classic characters – so I thought that having the Treasure Planet characters AND the…
  7. Meet the Robinson boys around near Nautilus (had to google that) could be interesting!

So that’s my thought for character meets around in Discoveryland, as it’s boring as hell.

Thoughts? Yes? No? Maybe?

Laura, x

My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet ​ Locations (Part 5 – MainStreet)

Hello all!

Welcome to part 5 of “My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet Locations” and this blog we’re heading over to MainStreet USA! I will be honest and say that nothing has really changed for MainStreet, because I like how it is now.

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  1. So starting at the top, I like the idea of having Mary Poppins and Bert, and the penguins, around Town Square. They fit the location decore and I just like them being there.
  2. Over by bows and ribbons I think that Daisy could have her own meet and greet! Or any other of the main Fab 5! Honestly this was just picking anyone. But Chip and Dale could be there, Uncle Scrooge, ect.
  3. Over by the Boarding House Minnie can stay there. I like her there!
  4. Over down by Casey’s I think Marie could move there and stay down there.
  5. Popping on over to The Plaza Gardens Restuarnet, have Goofy, Pluto ect at the meet they currently have there.
  6. Also have some roaming characters around Central Plaza, so I picked Donald for the visual – but any of the fab 5 can meet around there and roam around!

So that’s it for MainStreet, again – I like the current meets they have. But some roaming characters won’t go a miss.

So, thoughts? Yes? No? Maybe? Let me know!

I hope you enjoyed this small series. if you do then I’ll share my thoughts on the Walt Disney Studios!

Laura, x

My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet ​ Locations (Part 4 -Frontierland)

Hello all!

Here is part 4 of “My Ideal Character Meet N Greet Locations” and this time we’re heading over to Frontierland!

I think recently there has been a bit of an improvement to Frontierland, but things will change. But it’s still nice to dream!

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  1. Starting with what we know, I’d love for Tiana, Naveen and Louis to stay at their location near the boats. BUT because the boats will be coming back, they’ll have to move. But, they could have for a small chunk of the day have the characters meet on the boats, or build a small area near the river boats and have the three characters meet all the time.
  2. Over on Boot Hill I’d love for Jack and Sally to meet all year round – or even just at Halloween and Christmas. Sure it’s like I’m pushing them away, but it seems to be a nice quiet location and the “dead” thing is a nice connection. Plus I’ve seen photos of them around there before when they roamed around. I liked it.
  3. GET RID OF THE POCAHONTAS PLAYGROUND! It’s never open, instead, replace it with a meet n greet for Pocahontas – the space is large they could have lots of characters there. But something Pocahontas related is top.
  4. Over by Cowboy Cookout, have the Toy Story characters of Woody, Jessie, Bulseye and Bo-Peep! The location is ideal and it would be nice to have more of the characters.
  5. Around near the Chaparral Theathre, there’s a TONE of empty space, therefore, have Merida up there – again might seem like I’m pushing her away, but I’m thinking of space.
  6. Finally, I think a NICE AND AMAZING location would be is to have the Brother Bear bears in the small location near the theater. They have a room and outdoor area. OUT THE BEARS THERE!

So that’s my thoughts, i wanted more characters around but I couldn’t think of anymore. Overall, hope you agree.

Thoughts? Yes? No? Maybe? Let me know!

Laura, x

My Rare Disneyland Paris Character Meets – Part 2

Hello all,

This post is part 2 so check out part 1 here!

Russell

Randomly in the Spring of 2014, Russell from UP! Starting meeting guests on Town Square for a limited time! Sometimes he met people at the Boarding House but I was on the phone with my dad and saw him and so, as I do, I freaked out. I think I was either the last person or second to last of the morning. This was at opening or just after? Either way. Happy!

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Governor Ratcliffe

Same Halloween as Shan-Yu, Disney made an effort! The villain of Disney’s Pocahontas doesn’t make appearances anymore, or much. But I was happy to see him Halloween 2012! I didn’t do much, just ran over, photo and gone!

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Lewis and Wilbur Robinson

Same Halloween year, again, this time at the Soiree! I was constantly checking my phone and I saw someone tweet the boys where out. I didn’t think we’d make it so I left it. We then wondered around Discoveryland, checked out the dance party and walked back, on the way out I saw the boys from Disney’s Meet the Robinsons and Lewis (blonde) saw me and hugged me! (NO JOKE!) Maybe he watched my vlogs? Either way when Wilbur wanted a photo, the boys stared to push each other and fight! OVER ME?! WHAT?! I said now-now and they both had a photo with me together. But Wilbur gave me a hug and Lewis a even bigger one! It was lovely. Unfortunately the photo of them together came out crap – so, individual ones it is!

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(PS. I was Dead Pirate Wendy BUT it was cold so I gave up on my costume

Ping aka Warrior Mulan

AGAIN THE SAME YEAR FOR HALLOWEEN! 2012! The best year! I had no idea she was going to be meeting, I walked through Fantasyland as usual and saw a huge line outside Bella Note, I thought it was normal characters but upon seeing Ping I ran and joined the queue! She was amazing and funny! A quick meet as usual but still yay! I hate my photo is extremely over exposed, I gave my friend my camera on the wrong setting. OH WELL!

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Angel

Back for the 20th, same as Mowgli, they brought out rare characters for the shows! In Discoveryland Stitch and his friend Angel did an amazing show! Afterwards we got to meet the characters! Along with them Chip, Dale and Clarice did meets. Technically I was only meant to have only met 1 set of characters but I cheekily ran over to meet Clarice instead! But yay for that cute pink alien!

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So that’s all I have for you today! Please come back for part 3! A few more villains and one very very very unique lost boy!

Thanks guys!

Laura, x

 

 

 

My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet ​ Locations (Part 2 – Adventureland)

Hello all! So here is PART 2 of “My Ideal Character locations” for Meet n greets! Previously I have done Fantasyland which you can check out here – but today I want to talk about Adventureland.

Adventureland has SO MANY different styles of places from Agrabah to Pirates to the jungle, it’s amazing. So, therefore, a variety of characters too!

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So here are my explanations:

  1. So starting off at the top, we NEED Jack Sparrow to be around all the time! He’s one of the best characters! And I think he can move around Pirates and Blue Lagoon, there’s lots of little places he can stop – I think it’ll be perfect. OR cut back the long Pirates queue that seems COMPLETELY wasteful. I don’t know if the queues have ever been THAT long but it seems like dead space. Get rid of some of it and have a meet location for him!
  2. Next I think Mr Smee and Capt Hook can stay in the location they’re in now, I think it’s perfect. I wish they kept the deck but can’t have everything. OR have them so they have Skull Rock in the background.
  3. Over in Agrabah, Aladdin, Jasmine, the Genie and Abu can stay meeting. Maybe Jafa too but, I think they should have more face characters there. Aladdin with Abu and Jasmine and Genie, or Abu and Jasmine ect. Easily stay.
  4. Over by Hakuna Mata in the Gazebo they can have back Timone and Rafiki, since they’re next to the Lion King themed restaurant, seems to make sense  (Despite I like Chip n Dale, I don’t know why they’re there)
  5. Over by Hathis we should have a Mowgli meet, or swap with Baloo and King Louie and the monkeys. But if they don’t want them right by the restaurant, there’s space to the right of the restaurant – lots of empty and unused space! Get some Jungle Book characters there!
  6. Over on Adventure Isle, they MEET JANE AND TARZAN AND TERK! Seriously, in the summer or have a nice indoor area, it’s the perfect location. Trees, a treehouse ect, it’s just understandable!
  7. Finally on the other side of Adventure Isle, there seems to be nothing there, they could have an UP meet with Russell, Dug and Carl. Since they have adventures in South America – makes sense!

So that’s what I think would be perfect in Adventureland!

Do you agree? Yes? No? Maybe? Let me know!

Laura, x

Going to Disney Solo – Hotels

Hello all!

So welcome to this third installment of Going to Disney Solo! This time I want to talk about staying in hotels and how you can feel comfortable.

So if memory serves me well, I think I did my old video back after going twice to Disney solo. Since then I’ve stayed in hotels all around the country and even more at Disney. Before then I was scared and worried about the scary hotels but now they’ve become my second home.

But I wanted to share some thoughts and tips for my younger readers, or anyone who doesn’t like hotels.

  1. Remember hotels are SAFE! Most hotels now, you need passcodes or keys to use the lifts and stairs – which adds a nice extra bit of security. So when in your room, you’re safe.
  2. Make sure that your door is shut behind you and you lock the door – sometimes the lock doesn’t do anything since the door needs a key/card anyway, but it makes you feel safe.
  3. Remember to not keep to many valuables on display. Hotels like Hipark they don’t come into your room till you leave or you ask for a cleaning service, but many other hotels will come in and turn down your bed ect. This can be a time for people to steal your items. NOT SAYING ALL HOTEL STAFF WOULD! But things can happen.
  4. Always make sure to not throw all your stuff around your room, try and keep your room tidy because you might loose something under the bed or put something in the closet and forget.
  5. Make sure to keep your card key in a safe place and away from any contactless cards. I’ve heard that can affect your keys and cause problems. I try and put it in a safe place. Also if you can, don’t use the little card pocket they write your number on. Remember your room number and leave it in your room. If anyone steals your card, they won’t know what room it is.
  6. Make sure to have all your check-in details. Some hotels don’t like not having a copy or any evidence that isn’t on your phone. Always best to have a back-up before you go.
  7. If you’re going to a new hotel, make sure to know where you’re going and what buses to get – the people at the front desk can help. If you don’t know, check google maps, that can help, or ask no forums and twitter.

That’s all I can think of right now to know. Remember, don’t be scared, be aware. It’s fun to spend some time alone in a hotel room – it’s nice and quite.

Hope this helps!

Laura, x

My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet ​ Locations (Part 1 – Fantasyland)

Hello all! So I had another idea for small series talking about my ideal locations for character meet n greets over in Disneyland Paris. I’ve done the entire of the Park, I want to do the studios too – but we’ll see how this one goes.

So I think that Disneyland Paris is lacking characters. Over the years they have gotten better at having new permanent locations and more characters to meet – but I still think they could do more. So even though I say “permanent” I just think they could have them here either all year round, keep swapping them out or have them at different times of the day.

I want to start with the best land, Fantasyland.

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So in Fantasyland, I think there’s plenty of places for characters to meet, either with and without a “backdrop” So let me explain my thoughts!

  1. Obviously, Mickey can stay at his location over in Meet Mickey, that’s perfect.
  2. I love the Alice meet! It’s perfect having the maze in the background and it can easily be swapped with all the Alice characters, such as the White Rabbit and the Tweedles.
  3. I think that the Mad Hatter and The March Hare can easily meet by the Doormouse. I personally met Hatter there and I liked it. Removed the chairs and have a location for a meet.
  4. I love the idea of Peter Pan and Wendy meeting near their ride, either just Wendy or just Peter Pan, but ideally together is good. I’ve met Peter there before and I liked being near the ride and hearing the music.
  5. Pinocchio and Gepetto could meet near Au Chalet, there’s a small alcove that they could have a small meeting in, and the Dumbo background would be amazing.
  6. I love the idea of Snow White with Dopey near their ride, either on the platform outside or just around there – have some music playing, or even the Evil Queen.
  7. I keep seeing the Tremain Sisters meeting outside Auberge recently and I like that, I’ve seen them personally around there before and I’ve met Lady Tremain around there too – it’s a nice location and connects with Cinderella
  8. I love the current Winnie the Pooh meet and that can stay, and change between the characters or meet more than 1 at a time.
  9. SO I love the idea of having a character meeting outside the Old Mill as there’s lots of room, and I thought that either The Fairy Godmother or Merlin could meet here! I picked the Fairy Godmother for the photo because she would be amazing.
  10. I think the Princess Pavilion should stay where it is, rumours say it’ll replace Snow Whites ride or Pinocchio – I think it can have more room if they build down the exit ramp and bring it around or behind where the (currently unused) reservation ticket area.  But Rapunzel, Aurora,
  11. Over by the Small world gates and Belle Note I think the Notre Damn characters could meet – Esmeralda, Phoebus, Quasimodo and Clopin – even be roaming characters.
  12. Gaston should be a meet all year around, he’s amazing. I like the idea of just outside Bella Note and the Fantasyland gates, just seems like a nice place.
  13. Finally I like the idea of having Belle and Beast around the well. Or any princess/prince combo – or even have Snow White there instead of outside her ride with some of the dwarfs.

So that’s my thoughts! Of course there’s SO MANY characters that could go here, but these are the ones I think will work well.

Any thoughts? Yes, no maybe?

Laura, x