Huge day today! We’ve spent countless days attending Characterpalooza events and have met almost all the characters. But one wily fox evaded us for months. Just as quickly as he’d appear, he’d disappear for a month or more – just enough to tease that he’s around but remind us that we never met him.
The gates to Characterpalooza were busier than ever. Because it’s Sunday, there was only one set. We overheard conversations of people speculating who could be behind the doors, and which rare characters they’d run to first. Then the gates opened…
The green outfit on the brown fur could be seen from a mile away. We immediately knew today was magical. The crowds of people hunting “rare” characters ran right past him to meet Aladdin and other characters there every day. A lot of people had no idea who he was. But we knew. Because we looked for him forever.
The meet with Robin Hood was amazing. Alana loved the big hugs and had him sign her book, although ironically he’s one of the only characters not in the book because we never found him before. He posed for pictures and we moved on. We had enough time to meet some other characters and come back and see him again – because, really, it’ll be forever and a moon before we see him again.
Overall, excellent day at Characterpalooza. But odd at the same time. Robin Hood officially marks the final character she has yet to meet at this event. The driving force for us returning over and over. Just like the drive to meet the Tweedles (who are fairly regular now at Magic Kingdom) drove us to return over and over through the summer, so is the same for Robin Hood now. We’ll still return but that prayer for an unmet character is gone – until they break out the next new character!