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DVC Moonlight Magic, January 2018 - A Photo Report
DisneyDan  Friday, March 9, 2018 11:12:02 AM
Hello everyone,

Over three weekends in January and February DVC held another special Moonlight Magic event at the Magic Kingdom. I thought you would all like to see some photos from the characters we met at the event. The three hour event included some awesome long lost pals such as Little John, Koda and Kenai, the hyenas, and Herbie, plus more regular characters in special costumes, such as Chip 'n' Dale in their Rescue Ranger gear, Tiana and Naveen in their Royal Friendship Faire outfits, Donald and Daisy dressed for the Wild West, and Goofy and Pluto in their Mission Space suits.

Let's take a look!
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Visiting Disney's Vero Beach Resort, A Report - February 2018
DisneyDan  Monday, March 5, 2018 9:26:57 AM
Hello everyone,

We continue to be super busy here at Character Central, but I know that social media and the internet does a pretty good job of keeping everyone informed of the latest Disney developments, anyway. However, today I want to share with you an experience that we had just last week that we don't often hear about in the magical world of Disney - Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida.

We only visited for the day, so you won't find in-depth room reviews here, or dining at the main restaurant, but we did do the Goofy's Beachfront Breakfast character dining, and walk around the whole property, including the store, spa, and outdoor areas.

Disney's Vero Beach Resort is located in the town of Vero Beach itself, on the Atlantic east coast of Florida, about two hours south east of the Walt Disney World Resort. It's a fairly easy drive through vast stretches of central Florida farmland.
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Shanghai Disney Resort, September 2016 Trip Report - Part Two
DisneyDan  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:05:10 PM
Hello everyone,

In part one of this report on the Character Central blog, I shared with you our adventures around Shanghai Disney Resort, outside of the main theme park. I told you about the Disney hotels, Disneytown and other relevant areas. Over on the Two Lost Boys blog, I gave my account of arriving in Shanghai and visiting the Disney Store in the city. Now, in this part, we are going to step through the main gates of the park and discover the magic and wonder of Mickey Avenue!

There are a LOT of photos in this post, and I will be covering every last detail, including all the stores and restaurants, inside and out, character greetings and any other relevant information regarding Mickey Avenue.

So, let's kick off with the view you will see when arriving at the front entrance - a vast gray concourse, with security entrance lines, and the Steamboat Willie fountain.

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Tokyo Disney Resort December 2015 Trip Report, Part 5 - Med Harbor, American Waterfront and Port Discovery
DisneyDan  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 11:20:20 AM
Hello everyone,

In part one of this report I covered all the Disney Resort Hotels, the Disney Resort Line monorail, Ikspiari and other areas. In part two we explored World Bazaar and Adventureland. In part three we ventured into Westernland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Toontown and Tomorrowland. In part four, I shared my photos from the Christmas parade, Dreamlights, Nightfall Glow and the fireworks. Now, in this part, we are going to explore three of the seven themed ports of Tokyo Disneyland's neighbouring park, Tokyo DisneySea.

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Character Central Advent Calendar - 8th December
DisneyDan  Tuesday, December 8, 2015 5:58:43 PM
Hello everyone,

Today is the 8th December, so it's time to see who is behind today's door on our special Character Central Advent Calendar!

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Advent Calendar - Christmas Eve
DisneyDan  Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:18:16 PM
It's Christmas Eve! The big day is almost here and Mickey and all his friends are getting ready for an early night! Aren't they adorable in their PJs?!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Disneyland Dec 2012 - Christmas Eve in Town Square

The characters are ready for Santa to come!

Meeting the characters in their PJs!

Meeting the characters in their PJs!

Meeting the characters in their PJs!

Meeting the characters in their PJs!

Advent Calendar - 2nd December 2014
DisneyDan  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 12:44:57 AM
Hello everyone,

It's the 2nd December, which means it's time to open the second door of our very special Character Central Advent Calendar!

Here we go!...

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Character Couture - Goofy
DisneyDan  Sunday, September 14, 2014 8:36:08 AM
Hello everyone,

In this third instalment of our Character Couture series, we are going to take a look at the wardrobe of everybody's favourite goof, Goofy!

Let's start in California, where you can meet Goofy daily on Buena Vista Street wearing his suit and tie, fitting right in with the local area!

Meeting Goofy

At the Magic Kingdom in Florida, Goofy takes on a more adventurous role, as the Great Goofini - stunt pilot extraordinaire!

Character fun at Pete's Silly Sideshow

The Stars 'n' Cars greeting at the Walt Disney Studios in Paris is a great place to find lots of characters, and of course Goofy is there dressed ready for a day of filming on set!

Good Morning Walt Disney Studios

When he's not filming in at the Studios, Goofy finds time to come up with some crazy scientific experiments at Port Discovery, at Tokyo DisneySea.


Goofy likes to find time to relax, and one of his favourite hobbies is surfing - during The Golden Mickeys show at Hong Kong Disneyland.

DDE May 2013 - The Golden Mickeys

When he's done surfing, Goofy likes to soak up the rays on the beach, at Castaway Cay, part of the Caribbean itineraries on Disney Cruise Line.

Having fun at Castaway Cay!

In case you missed them, you can find Minnie's Character Couture article here, and Daisy Duck's here.

Advent Calendar - 16th December
DisneyDan  Monday, December 16, 2013 1:44:34 PM
Today is the 16th December, which means it is time to open the next door of our Character Central advent calendar!

Click to find out who is behind today's door!

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Happy Father's Day!
DisneyDan  Sunday, June 16, 2013 4:51:25 AM
Today, Sunday 16th June, is Father's Day in many countries around the world.
In the magical worlds of Disney there are many characters who are a dad, or who have been seen as a dad, or performed fatherly duties.
Let us thank them all, and celebrate with our own dads, in this special photo cavalcade.

First up, it's the original Disney dad, Goofy! Although he often embarrasses his son Max, they make quite the pair, and are more alike than Max cares to admit.

Roger Rabbit's Toontown Dream

DLR DDE Closing Ceremony

King Triton has seven daughters, the most famous of which is of course Ariel. Despite Triton's concerns about the human world, he loves his daughter so much that he allows her to become human, and marry Prince Eric.

WDW Dec 2009 - SpectroMagic Parade

Disney on Ice Princesses and Heroes


The King wanted his son Prince Charming, to find his true love, and so threw a ball in his honour. The plan worked, and Charming found Cinderella!

DCL Mar 2012 - Dreams - An Enchanted Classic

The Sultan of Agrabah was maybe not as easy on his daughter Jasmine, and was quite happy for her to marry his evil advisor, Jafar. In the end though he saw the spark of true love between Aladdin and Jasmine, and was happy for them to marry.

Aladdin's Dream of Adventures Dinner

Mr Incredible is a real hero to his son Dash. Literally, he is a superhero and full time dad!

PIXAR Pals featuring Heroes in Training Squad

Crush is a totally rad dad, and lets Squirt ride in and out of the EAC all on his own!

WDW April 2011 - Finding Nemo - The Musical

Dr Doofenshmirtz is father to Vanessa. Although an unlikely role model, he does love his daughter, and they get along... in their own way!

Mar 2012 - Disney's Phineas and Ferb Live: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!

Gosalyn Mallard's father is Drake Mallard, AKA Darkwing Duck (but don't tell anyone!).

Dream of Glory with DARKWING DUCK!!

Next is the kindly Italian toy maker, Geppetto. Geppetto carved his son, Pinocchio, out of wood, and wished upon a star for him to become a real boy.

DLP Aug 2011 - Characters come out to meet their fans in Fantasyland

Disneyland July 2012 - Saying hi to Geppetto

Carl Fredricksen didn't have a ny children of his own, but when Russell accidentally ends up in his house traveling to South America, their share a bond that is truly unique and special.

DLP June 2011 - Disney's Dine with the PIXAR Stars

Emperor Zurg claims to be Buzz Lightyear's father, but that is unconfirmed, and something which I am sure we will never get from Buzz himself! Definitely not a role model, nor a good influence!

Disney On Ice - Toy Story 3

The Little Green Men had only ever known The Claw as their guide. Choosing candidates to go off with humans for a new life, for better or worse. When Mr Potato Head came along, they found stability, and through his grumpy facade, a potato that actually cares.

Disneyland Aug 2009 - Pixar Play Parade

Dr Jumba Jookiba is the mad scientist who created Stitch (Experiment 626), and Sttch's other 625 "cousins". Though technically they are genetic experiments, Jumba is now one of their guardians, exiled on Earth. When they are in trouble, he tries to fix them using Earth's limited technological resources.

Jumba at Stitch's Hawaiian Paradise Party

Kerchak was the leader of the gorillas, when Kala brought Tarzan to him. Although a reluctant fatherly figure, Kerchak taught Tarzan how to be a strong leader, and excellent warrior.

On the Wild Side event

Despite his flaws, Frollo looked after Quasimodo in the bell tower of Notre Dame for many years, teaching him, and bringing him what he needed.

DDE May 2013 - Walt Disney World Farewell Event

Jango Fett cloned himself, and raised his "son" Boba to follow in his footsteps.

DDE May 2013 - Meeting the Stars of Star Wars

Finally, Darth Vader, otherwise known as Anakin Skywalker. Although he turned to the Dark Side for many years, there was still good in him. When confronted with the choice of redeeming himself to save his children, or continuing down his path of power and destruction, he ultimately chose his own death in order to save his son and daughter.

DLP Halloween 2012 - Meeting Darth Vader

So, there we have it! Have a very Disney Father's Day from us here at Character Central!

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