Characterpalooza-2014-10-11If you love meeting characters (including some infrequent and rare ones) in a fast-paced but relatively crowd-free setting, you’ll love this event.  Alana has attended the event over 40 times in two years and has met many Disney characters that cannot be found anywhere else.

What Is Characterpalooza? 

Characterpalooza is a daily event at Hollywood Studios where common, uncommon and rare characters appear for a quick 15-minute meet and greet.  The event occurs just outside the front entrance near a gate that leads backstage.  It occurs daily, or sometimes multiple times daily, when the doors open sometime between 2pm and 6pm.  Disney doesn’t acknowledge this event and cast members will often act clueless if you ask about it.  Once the event begins, anywhere from 4-6 characters come out to meet with guests.  Choose the characters you want to see the most, because you may not have time to meet all of the characters.

Who Can I Meet?

Typically four to six characters appear for each Characterpalooza, although they’ll typically stay the same if there is more than one meet per day.  You’ll commonly find:

  • Aladdin
  • Jasmine
  • Pocahontas
  • Mulan
  • Snow White
  • Tiana

You’ll frequently find:

  • Chip & Dale
  • Genie
  • Evil Queen
  • Mary Poppins
  • Pinocchio
  • Rafiki

And rarely, but possibly, you’ll find:

  • Bert
  • Brer Fox
  • Donald Duck in his Blue Sailor Outfit
  • Dopey
  • Geppetto
  • Meeko
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Mr Smee
  • Mushu
  • Pluto
  • Robin Hood
  • Stitch