Walt Disney World
- Phineas and Ferb are now appearing daily in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- After a short break Lightening McQueen and Mater are meeting again daily at DHS with a new look for Cars 2
- Also staying in DHS, Winnie the Pooh has replaced Lotso in the Art of Animation building and is appearing daily
- Moving to the Magic Kingdom, sadly both Flynn Rider and Prince Naveen are no longer meeting regularly… there have been lots of people upset about this change so hopefully Disney will reconsider
- DVC is holding a series of promotional presentations in July and August but instead of their normal presentations these will have characters in attendance! More information can be found on Disney Character Central or on the DVC site
- Onto rumors, there are rumors that there will be changes to the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties this year with potentially new characters! Currently it sounds like at least some of the characters in the Villains Mix and Mingle will change (currently Hades, Shan Yu, and Gaston are the mentioned as the possible new Villains). It is possible other character changes will occur for MNSSHP but haven’t heard what they might be yet
- In addition to changes to MNSSHP there are also rumors that some older rarer characters may be around in Oct to celebrate WDW’s 40th Birthday
- The Redwood Creek area in Disney California Adventure has received a theme change and now Russel and Dug from Up will be appearing there daily both for a mini show and a meet and greet!
- Also in DCA Phineas and Ferb will start making appearances this month!
- Tickets are now on sale for the Disneyland Mickey’s Halloween Treat Parties. These parties are similar to but smaller in scale to WDW’s MNSSHP but feature extra characters not normally seen in Disneyland
- Darth Vader and Chewbacca will be returning for the summer season
- Also for the summer season the popular Tarzan Encounter show has returned to the Chaparral Theater after a two year hiatus
- There are rumors that Donald’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie may be appearing during DLP’s Halloween and Christmas seasons this year… we hope this happens!
With summer season starting there will be several changes to the characters and shows that are around in Tokyo
- The summertime castle stage show Cool the Heat is returning this year; however, the characters may be appearing in different outfits than last year
- The Naminamina character cavalcade/show will be returning to both parks
- Summer Oasis Splash will replace Chip and Dale’s Cool Service Deluxe but is expected to be similar (but possibly only will be in Mediterranean Harbor instead of traveling around the park)
- Sadly not returning are the Bon Fire Dance and Midsummer Nights Panic from last year
That is all the character news for this month. Be sure to visit Disney Character Central for all the latest character news and rumors! Also this month on our site we have tons of new pictures from our most recent trip to Disneyland Paris and Disneyland where we saw tons of rare characters (many of which are new to the site) including the Robinsons and many of Stitch’s friends and cousins!
- Disney Character News and Rumors for May 2011 (chipandco.com)
- New Characters Coming to Disney California Adventure Park (chipandco.com)