Alana Met Robin Hood!

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!


Characterpalooza Report for March 1st – Alana found Robin Hood, Evil Queen and More

Characterpalooza Report for March 1st – Alana found Robin Hood, Evil Queen and More

We had an extremely successful visit to Characterpalooza on Sunday, March 1, 2015.  The gates were busier than ever but once inside we had plenty of time to meet everyone we wanted.  And the event was filled with more rare characters than usual – in fact, the only princess available was Snow White!

Pinocchio-and-Geppetto-2015-03-01-640x480Meeting Pinocchio and Geppeto individually is special, but both together is really a treat!

Robin-Hood-2015-03-01-640x480Robin Hood is one of the most rare characters we ever met at Charaterpalooza!

Evil-Queen-2015-03-01-01-640x480The Evil Queen was not impressed with Alana’s attempts to cast magic with her “wand”.

Donald-Blue-Sailor-2015-03-01-640x480Finding Donald in his blue sailor outfit is much more rare than you would expect!

Snow-White-2015-03-01-640x480After meeting the rare characters, Alana always finds time to tell Snow White about the bears living in the woods.