Surprisingly we were not trying to meet people this time. What I mean by that is I didn't make sure we were in a set spot 2 hours before a scheduled meet and greet. Of course I wanted to meet as many characters as possible but we only went for it if we happened to be where there was a meet going on.
I was super stoked to see that as we entered Frontierland heading for our first ride of the trip (Phantom Manor), that Jack Skellington had his own special set up complete with Zero and we joined the queue. He was amazing and instantly put a smile on my face after a bit of a rubbish morning when our phones wouldn't work and we were panicking about getting in touch with Dad and Jake!
My camera is on it's way out at almost 5 years old, with a dodgy auto focus and a shutter that likes to play with my feelings, so my photos aren't the quality I would like - for that I apologize. I would of loved to of bought all the official photos but only invested in the one with Mickey as I preferred to spend my money on other things...haha!
From there, as you can see, we got really lucky! Although I may not of actually managed to catch anyone from my Meet and Greet wishlist, I was completely over the moon with all the villains and Halloween dressed characters we did have the pleasure of seeing, though my only suggestion is in future I hope Disney considers having a queuing system for meeting the villains of Maleficent Court. We waited a loonngg time and had many people push in and even elbow me in the ribs to get in!
I have to say that every star we met exceeded expectations, as they did in 2010. Disney is NOT just for kids and these guys proved that by giving us the interaction and attention that everyone else received. Jack spoke to me for a while discussing Halloween, the Queen of Hearts acted 'flattered' and 'blushed' as I kissed her hand and then she did the above pose. Pooh Bear jumped and danced with my Mam and Stitch threw her about a bit haha. As regular readers will know my experience with Stitch in 2010 was completely awesome and so when I said 'Love you Stitch!' this time he ran to the sweety basket and shoved a handful of bags into my fists before sending me off blowing kisses.
I hope you enjoy my few photos and would love to know your thoughts on Disney character meet and greets. Have you meet anyone? If so who was your favorite and what was the most special experience?
Stay tuned for way more...as this is only the beginning!