Tip #1: Be Aggresive.
Hahahaha, the cast members who come along with all the characters are mainly there to advise those inside the suits when it's time for a break or to take a photo for you, but other than that they do not assist in forming an organized method or line to meet with a character it's kind hectic and sometimes the mobs get intense...I never had to fight so hard to take a photo. It was quite an experience and nevertheless the characters are so much more animated here, they run around so freely and are so energetic...Donald took me by the hand and we frolicked for awhile, hahahaha and Pinocchio was rather fun also...
so remember be aggressive because if you'll be there forever....trust me...hahaha.
Great load of characters! We really missed out on the characters. We didn't see many at all. My seven year old son was pretty unhappy with the state of affairs regarding characters. He just didn't feel right being "rude" and pushy. However we did manage to mug all 7 dwarfs on our way out, you never see them out at WDW (not for photos, anyway) So he was happy with that. Every single one was right on character. I did think I was going to have to tackle Bashful, as he kept running off and hiding...my least favorite dwarf now!! It was amazing to see these characters out with little help from CM's.
I really suffered from not speaking Japanese in regards to characters, as I had no clue where to find them. They have so many more interesting ones at TDR.
Awesome report! I totally felt sad for you not getting to see your parade. I could picture you sitting sadly on the curb! As many of these TR's I've seen, you've managed to show some different things. Thanks so much and good luck on your tests!