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by Matt in Meet-n-greets - Comments

There are new reports that Sofia the First, from Disney Junior's "Sofia the First" television show, will begin meeting guests near the Disney Junior - Live on Stage attraction on July 19, 2013.

Sofia will take the place of Handy Manny at the meet-n-greet spots outside of the Disney Junior attraction.  Guests will still be able to meet Handy Manny at the Hollywood & Vine character meals for breakfast and lunch.

Tip of the hat to kennythepirate.com for alerting us to the news.

by Matt in Meet-n-greets - Comments

The Monsters Inc meet-n-greet located near the Backlot Tour is set to get an update for its characters to match the new Monsters University film that is opening this summer.

Our friends at Stitch Kingdom are reporting that the meet and greet location at Disney's Hollywood Studios "will be transformed from the current Monsters Inc. work environment to the MU student union."

Further details will be announced later this week during a press event at Walt Disney World as part of a larger cross-promotion between the Disney Parks and the upcoming Pixar film.



Yesterday we announced that the Phineas and Ferb meet-n-greet was being pushed back to May 29 and today we're getting word from Disney that the new meet-n-greet for Winnie the Pooh inside the Magic of Disney Animation has also had its opening pushed back.

The Winnie the Pooh meet area, which replaces the Lotso-Huggin-Bear meet area, was scheduled to open May 16.  No new date has been named by Disney, they've simply said, "Pooh’s new meet and greet experience at The Magic of Disney Animation attraction also has been pushed back".


Many of our readers are excited for the new Phineas and Ferb meet-n-greet to open on May 16 at Disney's Hollywood Studios but we're hearing more and more rumors swirling that an opening on May 16 could be in doubt.

Based on the rumors we've heard, the May 16th opening could be in jeopardy. We had heard from sources that the scheduled date of May 16 was going to be tight and now our friends at MousePlanet are reporting that they are hearing the same thing.

We're hearing rumors of a possible construction-related delay of a few days for the Phineas & Ferb meet and greet, though the...

by Matt in Meet-n-greets - Comments

Quick update regarding the Cars 2 meet-n-greet near the exit to Muppet Vision 3D.  As you know, the meet is currently closed while Imagineers update the meet area to match the upcoming release of Cars 2.  The new meet area will debut on June 5, 2011.

In the meantime, you can still meet Tow Mater on the Streets of America!


Here are some changes coming to character meet-n-greets at Disney's Hollywood Studios over the next few months

  • Expect the Cars meet-n-greet to close soon for refurbishment to make way for a Cars 2 changeover.  Not sure which Cars 2 character(s) will be added or which, if any, of the existing characters will be removed. Bottom line is a Cars 2 makeover is coming along with a new character to meet.
  • The new Phineas and Ferb meet-n-greet will operate in this fashion
    • Phineas and Ferb will meet guests like any other character meet
    • Every so often...

Phineas and Ferb, the stars of the Disney Channel hit TV show, are coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in a character meet-n-greet starting in May.

The duo will meet guests near the exit of Muppet Vision 3D, near the current location for the Cars character meet-n-greet.  The exact start date in May is unknown at this time, but it will begin in May 2011.

Tip of the hat to Stitch Kingdom for the news break.

by Matt in Meet-n-greets - Comments

We previously reported that Tinker Bell is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios after being evicted from the Magic Kingdom because of the Fantasyland expansion. We now know when she will start appearing in the Studios.

The new Tinker Bell meet n greet is scheduled to open February 15th 2011. It will be held not at the Journey into Narnia location as earlier reported, but in the rear of the Magic of Disney Animation queue. There is space behind the queue that was earlier last decade for meet n greets such as Lilo & Stitch, Atlantis and Brother Bear.

Thanks to drew81 for the update.


Toontown in the Magic Kingdom is slated to close for good on February 11, 2011 and that will leave Tinker Bell and her friends homeless so Disney is moving Tinker Bell to Disney's Hollywood Studios for meet-n-greets.

Starting February 12, 2011, Tinker Bell will hold meet-n-greets near the Journey into Narnia attraction.  At this time, Disney is considering one of two locations: the place where Prince Caspian held meet-n-greets in his indoor room or outdoors near the Toy Story Midway Mania restrooms...

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