I too would love to meet Jiminy. My friend is a huge fan and would die to see me posing with him. I have already met my favorite, Mulan. I saw her in China and there was no one else around and she hung out with my kids, asking them if they have brought honor to their family. Cute.
I guess I would like to see Jim from Treasure Planet. I think me and my kids are the only ones who liked that movie. I hear he used to come out with B.E.N. when the movie first came out, but no more.
If you want to see the villains, you need to go the the Halloween party at WDW. There are tons of them and they will pose and sign autographs. The most well know villains even put on a show in front of the castle. It was so awesome.
There is this cool website that I found the other day that shows pictures of the characters, their signatures and where to find them. Very helpful.
Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you 'bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things...
I remember when they opened ToonTown and ALL the characters were there. I mean characters I didn't know they had - like Mary Poppins and the chimney sweeps. (Now I see Mary all the time) I used to see Capt. Hook and Smee over by Splash Mountain - not sure if they go there much anymore.
Am I crazy, or is it strange to still get excited when I see the characters? I know they're not "real", but I still get giddy and excited to see them - even backstage!
And you can catch all 7 dwarfs in the parade of dreams. Not sure if they're ever all in the park.
After what seemed like years of looking I finally met Stitch. It was almost immediately after my mom passed away a few months ago. It seemed like almost every castmember at our park knew of my sister's and my loss and had gone out of their way to make things as good as they could be. We were surprised how many CM's came up to give their condolences. (Not a busy time at all at the parks). (My Sis and I had gone down to celebrate her life...she and our Dad had Loved Disneyland and instilled that love in us.. we did the same thing when he passed).
Anyways, I had mentioned what Stitch meant to me and that I was looking for him and why. (It was sorta a security blanket.. "everything will be ok if I see him" type of weird grieving thing.) . The CM's told us that he could be found at DCA. We had very distinctive Star Wars shirts on and it seem that every castmember we ran into knew us by what we were wearing, what our loss was, and they all seemed to know that we were lookng for a certain little alien.
I saw him and walked up. His handler saw me and kept motioning for me to go over to him. I did and he just stopped and held out his paws. Befor I realized what I was doing, I just held on to him and started crying. Just completely lost it. Very softly I heard "Ohana" just so I could hear, and then he just hugged me tight and I buried my head in his neck and bawled some more. At the same time I was thinking.. poor guy, he must be wondering what this is all about. While this was happening, his handler told my sister not to worry, that he and Stitch had heard about our loss and they were keeping an eye out for us too. I was a bit embarrassed afterwards, cause this is DEFINTIELY not like me to lose it like that.
Yes, I know that the Costumed Characters are NOT supposed to talk under any circumstances, but trust me, no one heard it but me (actually no one else was around) and it was so incredibly soft, but you could tell that one word was heartfelt and meant more than anyone can possibly imagine.
(Dang it, sitting her crying again just remembering it.) But after looking for hiim for so long, this actually helped in a way cope with the loss. That moment was a magic gift that my Sister and I felt somehow our parents were instrimental in orchestrating from the beyond.
As for a character I still haven't seen. Goliath from Gargoyles (saw pics though) and Scar...most definitly Scar.
BTW if Stitch happens to read this...Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. You will never ever know how much you helped a grieving daughter.