Can anyone help me with a question we've been wondering about for a while? The Queen of Hearts (meaning the person walking around the park) is a very tall character, and I assume that's to make Alice look smaller than she is, because she can't actually be 12. :-) Our question is--is the Queen played by a man, so that she can be so tall? Or is her head far above the performer's head? I played a Fur Character (not a Disney one, a local Midwest one) as a teen, and I looked through the character's mouth to be able to see. So if the Queen needs to do that, it must be a tall person playing her, I think. I guess the same question can be asked about all the tall characters, like Goofy, too.
I have to say that we have had the best fun with the Queen. When my girls were itty-bitty, she would stand off a bit so as not to scare them, and then pat them on the head and give hugs when they approached her. Now that they are older, she totally plays it for laughs and is hilariously rude to them. The people that play the characters are so talented!