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Sounds like a great trip! What is character palooza???

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Ken I think the best option would be to try both to be able to make an executive decision!! I mean it's only fair to try them both haha!

Absolutely the best plan. My motto is "why choose". LOL.

I like the way you think! awesome

Yeah and any other alcoholic beverages that I may need to test out?!

My motto is the more the merrier!!! Hehe

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Amy, here is the dessert at Raglan that Jan goes crazy over. Okay, I go a little crazy myself!

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Spook wrote:
Sounds like a great trip! What is character palooza???

It's a pop up character meet and greet at Hollywood studios where you get different characters coming out some rare and some not so rare the best place to get information from is www.kennythepirate.com I've never been yet so I'm really hoping to see it this year!

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Amy, here is the dessert at Raglan that Jan goes crazy over. Okay, I go a little crazy myself!

Wow!!! This is defiantly on the must try list!!!!! I'm suddenly very hungry!

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Wow!!! This is defiantly on the must try list!!!!! I'm suddenly very hungry!

Come to think of it.... So am I! I made myself hungry looking at it. Oh, and they serve it warm! It just MELTS in your mouth.

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amy1989 wrote:
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Sounds like a great trip! What is character palooza???

It's a pop up character meet and greet at Hollywood studios where you get different characters coming out some rare and some not so rare the best place to get information from is www.kennythepirate.com I've never been yet so I'm really hoping to see it this year!

Character palooza is where the characters from Fantasmic come out in the Streets of America for meet and greets. Some of the characters include Minnie Mouse, Green Army Men, Evil Queen, Jasmine, Pinocchio, Gepetto, Chip and Dale, Genie, Aladdin, Belle and other characters. The characters could and may change. This is not an exact list. The characters are out for like 15-20 minutes.

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Sounds like a great trip! What is character palooza???

It's a pop up character meet and greet at Hollywood studios where you get different characters coming out some rare and some not so rare the best place to get information from is www.kennythepirate.com I've never been yet so I'm really hoping to see it this year!

Character palooza is where the characters from Fantasmic come out in the Streets of America for meet and greets. Some of the characters include Minnie Mouse, Green Army Men, Evil Queen, Jasmine, Pinocchio, Gepetto, Chip and Dale, Genie, Aladdin, Belle and other characters. The characters could and may change. This is not an exact list. The characters are out for like 15-20 minutes.

oh cool! Is this fairly new or am I behind the times laugh

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Wow!!! This is defiantly on the must try list!!!!! I'm suddenly very hungry!

Come to think of it.... So am I! I made myself hungry looking at it. Oh, and they serve it warm! It just MELTS in your mouth.

now come on your going to have me drooling at my computer!!!!!

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Spook wrote:
Sounds like a great trip! What is character palooza???

It's a pop up character meet and greet at Hollywood studios where you get different characters coming out some rare and some not so rare the best place to get information from is www.kennythepirate.com I've never been yet so I'm really hoping to see it this year!

Character palooza is where the characters from Fantasmic come out in the Streets of America for meet and greets. Some of the characters include Minnie Mouse, Green Army Men, Evil Queen, Jasmine, Pinocchio, Gepetto, Chip and Dale, Genie, Aladdin, Belle and other characters. The characters could and may change. This is not an exact list. The characters are out for like 15-20 minutes.

oh cool! Is this fairly new or am I behind the times laugh

I only found out about it about 2 years ago but its moved locations and i think its actually gotten bigger but I've just missed it everytime I've been!!! its not documented anywhere and unless I had stumbled upon Kenny the pirate I probably still wouldn't know about it!

King Fergus

I remember going into a bar ( Pub ) in Belfast many years ago and noticed lots of folk drinking Guinness.. I'am not a huge fan of the black stuff, a couple of pints is my limit,anyway I asked the Barman for a pint and he asked me " Belfast or Dublin " confused Whit!...He explained there was a difference in the brewing so I took his advice and went for the Dublin and to be honest I couldn't tell the difference, but then again I'am not an expert on Guinness ..

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what??? 2 different types??? this would be the first I had heard maybe he thought you were a gullible Scotsman?!

I'm not a fan of dark ale however I would recommend leffe brune I got it in a beer flight from Belgium booth last year and it was gorgeous not your typical dark ale!

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Yes! Hanson video please! And I have to do Character Palooza this trip!!!

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Ill do a Hanson video (or 3) and you can give me the low down on character palooza!!! clapping

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"...we have an ADR at Raglan Road " now this should be an experience for me we have been here before and although my mom loved the meal I wasn't impressed and never had any intentions of going back " however reading everybody's rave reviews on here and elsewhere I've decided to give it another go and I'm really hoping I have my opinion changed because I LOVE Raglan Road in every other way!"

You are not alone in your opinion of Raglan Road. Hubby and I were not impressed by the food, either. But clearly we're in the minority.

it wasn't that the food was awful I just didn't feel like jumping up and down after it! but that was at least 2 years ago and the menu looks different so I'm going hoping to be impressed I will let you know when I return because I really do love everything else! but I am please I'm not the only one!

Our problem was that the food was so incredibly heavy. We wanted to try stuff that was vaguely authentic to the British Isles, so hubby got shepherd's pie and I got a chicken pie of some sort. Hubby wasn't impressed with his (and he usually loves shepherd's pie). I liked mine well enough, but it was so heavy I couldn't finish it and didn't feel right until the next morning.

Yep I do not do heavy food well either. I am getting that salmon salad. awesome

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Just thought id post a little update we booked our FP+ reservations on friday yay yay

so FP+ plans so far are

24/09
9.10-10.10 - BTMRR
10.15-11.15 - Peter Pan's Flight
12.15-1.15 - 7DMT

25/09
9-10 - TSMM
10-11 - Tower of Terror
11.05-12.05 - Star Tours

26/09
10.05-11.05 - Space Mountain
11.40-12.40 - Meet Cinderella & Rapunzel
12.50-1.50 - 7DMT

27/09
9.55-10.55 - Kilimanjaro Safaris
11.30-12.30 - Expedition Everest
1.30-1.50 - FOTLK

28/09
9.40-10.40 - Spaceship Earth
10.40-11.40 - Soarin
11.45-12.45 - Mission Space

29/09
5-6 - Peter Pan's Flight
6-7 - BTMRR
7.25-8.25 - 7DMT

30/09
none booked (universal day sad )

1/10
4-5 - Spaceship Earth
5.05-605 - Soarin
7-8 - Character Spot

2/10
10-11 - Test Track
11.20-12.20 - Character spot
12.40-1.40 - Spaceship earth

3/10
10.35-11.35 - BTMRR
11.40-12.40 - Meet Anne & Elsa
12.40-1.40 - 7DMT

4/10
10-11 TSMM
11-12 - Tower of Terror
2.35-3.35 - Star Tours

5/10
12-1 - Spaceship Earth
1.30-2.30 - Soarin
3.05-4.05 - Mission Space

6/10
9.40-10.40 - Kilimanjaro Safaris
11.15 - 12.15 - Kali River Rapids
12.35-1.35 - Expedition Everest

7/10
12-1 - BTMRR
1.30-2.30 - 7DMT
4.10-5.10 - Space Mountain

I'm not sure if anybody else feels this way but the hardest park to choose FP for was EPCOT and for some reason Maelstrom wasn't available for selection (not sure if its closing for refurb or not because I've read elsewhere that it hasn't been there but then appeared nearer the time) I don't feel like anything other than test track and soarin are worthy of using a FP but to get those you have to choose 2 more!

Anyhoo rant over!!!! getting really excited over the space of 48 hours i had full menus for F&W festival, FP+ reservations and my seats booked on the plane for travelling over!!!!!

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Sounds like a great plan. Our trips overlap so we should run into each other. In fact we have MNSSHP on the same night!

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Thanks I'm sure I'll recognise you from your avatar!!!!!! rolling or is that your halloween party outfit?!

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No I'll be dressed as a scary looking, bald, middle aged man.

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Totally agree about Epcot. I was able to book Maelstrom for FP+, but even with that I had a hard time! They should add Sum of All Thrills to FP+, that's a worthwhile FP attraction since it always has a longer wait...well at least compared to Journey Into Imagination!

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Well there wont be many of them!!!!

if you look for 2 very pale typical British women running from attraction to attraction with drinks in hand you've found us!!!

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Looks great, Amy! I agree about EPCOT--it's the opposite of my MK issue. At MK I could really use like 5 FP, but at EPCOT, any more than 2 is overkill--even with Maelstrom in tier 2. I had the same issue with booking Maelstrom this time. I was able to book it with Test Track on 9/25, but I wasn't able to book FP for it at all 9/30 or 10/2.

We'll be in the same parks on Oct. 2 (EPCOT), Oct. 3 (MK), and Oct. 4 (DHS). Unfortunately we have no overlapping FP times, but would you like to meet up on one of those days? Or maybe we should pick another day--Colonel, I think you're home by Oct. 2?? Maybe we can all meet up together earlier in the week. Our evening plans are pretty flexible. We have a 5:10 ADR at 'Ohana on 9/27, but the rest of our evenings just have possible activities jotted on them. We're tentatively planning on hitting F&W for dinner on 9/25, 9/30, and 10/1.

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I totally agree with MK luckily with having a few days there we have managed to get FP for all the rides we needed to but i cant even think if we only had 1 or 2 days!!!! ooooooo if you got FP for maelstrom for 09/25 im going to make sure we go either 09/24 or 09/25 because no holiday is complete without maelstrom!!!

I'm deffo in for meet ups! after looking at our very complex and colourful spreadsheet I think the best dates for us would be 9/25 at EPCOT as we have ADR's at Le Cellier then after that wandering around to Rick Springfield concert and get a space for illuminations? or 10/3 at MK just the other days we seem to have a lot going on and don't want to be rushing around with you both - we need to talk DISNEY!!!!!!!

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OOOh 9/25 might work well because I think Colonel has listed himself as being at EPCOT that evening as well! IllumiNations may just have to be a date!

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I'm deffo up for that!!!!

Illuminations + alcoholic beverages + Disney chat I'm in!!!! (and my mother dearest biggrin )

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I'll be there with Mrs. The Colonel and DD 24 and D SIL 24- sounds like a meet up!

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clapping clapping clapping yay my first meet up I'm excited!

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No I'll be dressed as a scary looking, bald, middle aged man.

I didn't know you could wear fancy dress to Epcot Wink

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Amy I find both Epcot and HS hard to plan fast passes for because of their tiering, I don't wanna ride most of the stuff on the lower tier, especially in Epcot! I end up making it cause it tells me to but not using them.

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No I'll be dressed as a scary looking, bald, middle aged man.

I didn't know you could wear fancy dress to Epcot Wink


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No I'll be dressed as a scary looking, bald, middle aged man.

I didn't know you could wear fancy dress to Epcot Wink

You don't know what scary is until you see me in a fancy dress. yuck

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Amy I find both Epcot and HS hard to plan fast passes for because of their tiering, I don't wanna ride most of the stuff on the lower tier, especially in Epcot! I end up making it cause it tells me to but not using them.

That's exactly how I feel however think I'm sending my mam into overdrive because I've put them on the spreadsheet but with no intention of using them so my mam is getting confused with it!!!

So pleased I'm not the only one who finds it difficult!!!