DisFanChat Asks: What is a Character Palooza?

Two girls meeting Dopey at a Character Palooza outside Hollywood Studios

In this week's DisFanChat edition of Mouse Fan Mondays we ask the question: What is a Character Palooza?

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Our topic for this week will be all about Disney Character Meet and Greets. Find out

  • Where to go for the best Character Meet and Greet interaction
  • Should you use a Fast Pass + for character meet and greet
  • Who is the most hug-able Disney Character to meet
  • Where and how to meet rare Disney characters (including those at a Character Palooza) 
  • and more...

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Since this week's DisFanChat is all about Disney Character Meet and Greets, today's Mouse Fan Mondays article offers a brief explanation of the Disney Character Palooza as well as some of our favorite rare character meet and greets.

So what in the Disney World is a Character Palooza?

A Disney Character Palooza is a secret not so secret  special character meet and greet that occurs at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The event happens "most days" outside the park entrance between the hours of 4 and 7 pm. 

Do not enter the park!  The characters will  come out around the front gate area.

While it is a pseudo secret, it does happen on a regular basis.  You can use social media to try to find the schedule.  Use #characterpalooza or check out Kenny The Pirate who offers a schedule on his website based upon previous somewhat predictable occurrences. 

Who can I meet at a Disney Character Palooza?

The really fun thing about a character palooza is that the characters are random.

You never know for sure who will be there, but oftentimes, it will be a more rare character not readily available in other parts of the park.

Three kids smile for picture with Geppetto outside Hollywood Studios
We had to explain to the kids who this was! Haha

However, on two separate occasions, we met Aladdin.  

Child sleeping while meeting Aladdin at Hollywood Studios
After 4pm for the Character Palooza can be a bit late for some tired folks!

Jasmine accompanied Aladdin on our second Character Palooza.

Kids having autograph books signed by Jasmine at Hollywood Studios

One never goes wrong when a princess meet and greet is involved.

Children meeting Tiana outside Hollywood Studios for a Character Palooza
Marking another Disney Princess off the Character Bucket List

Sometimes the not so rare more classic characters can also show up at a Disney Character Palooza!

Minnie Mouse Kissing Little Boy
Making Mickey Jealous

Our family loves making it to the Disney Character Palooza.  It's a fun and unique opportunity to meet some characters you might not otherwise meet unless attending a spicial holiday event such as the Mickey Not So Scary Halloween Party or the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

A Few More Tips and Tricks

  • Don't be discouraged if you miss it as the timing can be unpredictable
  • Use social media to track timing of characters 
  • No photo pass is available so have your phones charged and ready
  • As it is later in the day, children may be extra tired and cranky (experience speaking here) so be prepared with snacks and water to stay hydrated while you wait
  • Characters will sign autographs if able so have them ready
  • Cast members won't generally answer questions about the Palooza, but you will see a crowd waiting if you are there a the right time

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3 thoughts on “DisFanChat Asks: What Is A Character Palooza?

  1. As many times as I have been to WDW, I never knew about this! I am beyond jealous of Robin Hood. My all-time favorite. Can’t wait to hear more experiences during the #DisFanChat twitter party! #MouseFanMondays

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