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3/1/2011 11:46 PM
cyberbb
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Meeting roaming characters is the most memorable moment in our trip. For the trip planning, I have the following question for the latest arrangement in WDW:

1. Is roaming characters is popular in Epcot?? Where can I meet roaming character in Epcot??

2. There're some pop up random characters in the Animation Building of DHS. What is the best time of the day to visit Animation Building to meet the random characters?? Is there any other spotting place for random characters in DHS??

Thank you very much for your help~
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3/2/2011 6:54 AM
PeterPanFan
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Hiya!

Sadly there aren't normally roaming characters in Epcot They are there sometimes but not often and it depends on the time of the year. The most likely places to find them are American Adventure, the International Gateway (near the park entrance at the back of the park in World Showcase), outside the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion which is located between Canada and the United Kingdom, and sometimes in Future World near the Fountain or around the outside of the Character Spot.

As far as the Animation building in DHS. The best (and only) time that the random characters are at the Animation building is in the late afternoon. There are normally a few "sets" of characters that start coming out a little before 5pm. These characters will most likely not come out if there is an early (~6:30pm) show of Fantasmic that evening so make sure to check the schedule to see when Fantasmic is at during your visit.

Hope this helps!
Jon

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3/3/2011 8:26 PM
cyberbb
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Thank you very much for your kindly advice. I've notice that there are some random character near sorcerer hat in DHS from your website. What is the best hunting time right there throughout the day??
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3/4/2011 4:34 AM
PeterPanFan
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Your welcome! Sadly the roaming characters aren't normally at the hat anymore... they are actually the characters that now show up in the animation building. There are some characters still there (Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Chip, Dale, and some of the Pooh characters) but they aren't random anymore and are normally on the schedule. They are normally there in the morning which is the best time to find them. Hope this helps!

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3/5/2011 7:09 PM
asianway
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The only characters in all of WDW I would qualify as true roaming would be the Tremaines, and that is only for their early morning sets that I have ever observed.
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3/6/2011 7:50 PM
cyberbb
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What is the best time for meeting Tremaines in Magic Kingdom?? Thanks for your help~
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3/21/2011 9:21 AM
DisneyDan
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Hi,
We do not currently know the schedule for the Tremaines', but earlier in the day is usually best in our experience.
Does anyone else know?
The best thing to do when you arrive is ask at City Hall - they can call the CHIP line and find out for you

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