The extra hours event was tonight. I arrived around 6 with little wait to get into the structure and park, and then just a 10 minute wait to get my wristband. The line moved quickly and they had massive tape lines on the ground, not yet utilized. I popped into DL to see about riding Indy but it was a 65 minute wait and I didn't want to deal with post parade traffic. I headed straight over the DCA to scope out the special events. We got a flyer at check in with a map of special character meets (listed below) and special events/times.
Many were obvious, Monsters, Disney Jr, Bugs, But then 4-7 were a little questionable. I was guessing 4 would be country bears (which it was, switching off with chip and dale), 5 took me longer until I walked by the area, realizing the bear was Duffy, then 6 was the princesses, and 7 ended up being Mickey and friends in beach attire. 8-10 were easy, Lilo and Stitch, Carl and Doug and Russell, then Minnie as fly girl.
Taking Kelly's inspiration I did selfies with the characters! So fun! Here's Carl, from Up
And Lilo, two new characters for me!
Chip and Dale had lots of fun with it!
With Mike (my third new character) I was informed they were "Mike-ies" not selfies!
And finally they had the bay in it's patriotic, summer theme for the fountains after WOC
Overall it it seems less crowded than the March event, maybe because they had multiple character meets, maybe fewer people decided to come with the crazy heat (high was 97 today), who knows. It was fun and I saw all the characters I wanted to and was on my way out just after 10.