Disney Meet and Greets Part 1

Hello lovelies! Hope you’re all doing just great. As for me, well… let’s just say that it could be worse. Work hasn’t been that great lately, so I’m actually struggling to keep that at bay and not let it seep into my personal life. It’s very difficult not to think about and I’ve tried to distract myself by reading, but it’s just not working. I also have several blog posts that I’ve been trying finish up, but my mind is not into it at the moment.

So, instead of working on my reviews and other posts, I’m going to share with you something that makes me feel happy.

I LOVE everything Disney and one of the things I enjoy doing, even if I feel so awkward and shy about it, is meeting Disney characters. Actually, one of the things on my bucket list is to take pictures with all the Disney characters. I’m seriously the biggest kid at heart and whenever I’m at Disneyland, I feel like nothing in the world can go wrong. I know that sounds incredibly cheesy, but being there always puts a smile on my face and just makes my worries disappear — even if it’s just for a little while.

Let’s take a look at some of the characters I’ve met…

Pinocchio

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I’ve seen Pinocchio a few times at Disneyland usually roaming around. However, this is the only time I was able to get a picture. He usually stops and entertains kids, so it was a good thing my friend’s daughter was with us.

Mr. Incredible

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Met Mr. Incredible twice, but haven’t seen him since then. I guess I keep missing his appearances.

Stitch

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Stitch is one of the rare characters. I’ve only seen and met Stitch once and it seems like he doesn’t make anymore appearances in both parks. I believe you can only meet him at the Plaza Inn restaurant during breakfast and another restaurant in one of the hotels.

Vidia

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Tinker Bell

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You can meet Tinkerbell and the other fairies at Pixie Hollow. I’ve seen Tinkerbell plenty of times and the other fairies too. However, years ago, they would have 2-3 characters there with Tinkerbell being the main star. Recently, it’s only been 1, so I tend to skip going there since you’re waiting under the sun for about 30-45 mins.

Minnie Mouse

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Minnie and I are pretty much besties by now. I always try to see Minnie and get a picture whenever I’m there, so I have a bunch with her. She’s definitely one of my favorites to see.

Pluto

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I love seeing Pluto too! He’s so playful all the time.

Duffy the Bear

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I believe you can no longer meet Duffy the Bear. Not sure when they stopped his meet and greets at Disneyland California Adventure Park, but I’m glad the boyfriend and I decided to take a picture with him. There was really no one in line and my boyfriend was telling he doesn’t know who the character was, but I insisted and pouted until he gave in. Haha!

Queen of Hearts 

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I’ve seen her a few times and gotten pictures with her twice now. Such a sassy character to meet. She didn’t like that I was wearing Minnie ears, so she made me take it off and wanted to stomp on it.

Donald Duck

 

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I love Donald! He’s the best and I love seeing him every time I go.

Chip and Dale

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These two are just so adorable. Most of the time, they’re by themselves and you’d have to line up for both. I enjoy seeing them separately, but I absolutely love it when they’re together. They’re so fun and cute and my boyfriend’s faves.

Princess Ariel 

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My boyfriend is not mad… he’s just really bored and annoyed and a bit embarrassed I made him take a picture with me. I’m super awkward here too because the princesses really interact with you and stay in character. I just get so shy I never know what to say haha.

Mickey Mouse

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I have lots and lots of pictures with Mickey! Definitely try to see him every time I go, but sometimes his line can go over an hour and seeing him depends on my boyfriend’s mood. I also love seeing him in different outfits.

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And last one with Minnie Mouse

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Halloween at Disneyland

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. As for me, I had a blast on Saturday when I went to Disneyland and California Adventure with my boyfriend. I absolutely LOVE Disneyland and have been more than 10 times this year already (but I really wish I can go almost every week). I love meeting the characters even though I still get kind of weird and awkward. I love the decorations, the shows, the parades and yeah I just LOVE  it there.  Oh and for some reason, Disney churros are just the BEST!!! Anyway, I thought I’d share some photos and highlights from Halloween at Disneyland.


We kind of woke up late and there was so much traffic getting out of the LA area. It took us almost an hour just to get to Disneyland. Sooo what do you do when you’re stuck in traffic?!?!? You selfie while you’re hair and make-up hasn’t melted off from the heat. (It’s mid October already and it still feels like summer here… I need my fall weather already!!!)

 

I was planning on Disney bounding as Princess Jasmine with this really fun skirt my friend made me, but I gained a little weight and the skirt was a bit too tight for comfort. Sooo I ended up just wearing the Princess Jasmine Minnie Ears, shirt and leggings.

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There were so many people and it was so much hotter than I expected. We waited in line to get in for about 20 -30 mins. It was taking forever because they were taking pics of guests by the entrance. I wish they would have separate lines for Annual Pass holders so we can get in faster.

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Waited 20 mins for this pic and I stood on the wrong side haha. I’m usually on the left side of my boyfriend when we take pics. It’s my good angle LOL.

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My Autograph book is almost full… Oh and I’ve gotten hers multiple times too. LOL

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Minnie and I are total besties!

 

 

I love Pluto. He’s so fun. He had a purple Dracula collar for his Halloween costume, but you can’t really see.

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First time meeting Jafar. He was telling all the guest to kiss his hands, but I didn’t want to lol. Instead I asked him to kiss mines and he did haha. He took forever signing my autograph book because he crossed out all the princesses.

 

 

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Love seeing Mickey! I was surprised they didn’t have any photographers for the characters that day. Usually they do and at the very least Mickey would have one. One of the employees mentioned being understaffed, but when we headed to California Adventure the characters there had photographers. So weird and I really wanted to use my Photopass at Disneyland.

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Donald Duck is the cutest ever and I love his costume! Every time I see him, he’s always so playful and fun. Not that the characters aren’t, but sometimes you get some that would just pose for the pics and not really interact. Donald always does!

 

Hugs for one of our favorite Disney Characters!!

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I was not ready for this picture. See what happens when they don’t have photographers… I get awkward looking pics… But just look how adorable Donald is!!!

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Yup Donald is always Number #1. He’s done this pose a few times with me.

Queen of Hearts is a lot of fun too. This is the second time I’ve taken pictures/interacted with her. She was telling the guests to bow/curtsy and when it was my turn, I did my best curtsy (sadly my boyfriend didn’t get to take a pic). She clapped and gave me a hug haha.

 

 

The last time I met Queen of Hearts was 5 years ago and I had on a Minnie Ears and she wanted me to take it off. That time she acted like she would step on it. Villains are definitely fun characters to meet at Disneyland. Cruella De Vil and Dr. Facilier are awesome too!

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Goofy’s costume is so awesome!!!

 

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Finally got to see Moana!!!! This was one of the highlights of that day. Been trying to get her for a while now and I always miss her or she’s not at the park when I’m there.

 

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There was only one photographer taking pics by the castle… Usually there are about 2-3. Sooo boyfriend and I didn’t get to do our castle pic together.

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Bye Disneyland!!!

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Heading to California Adventure!

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And for the first time ever, California Adventure got a Halloween makeover!

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Donald has just the best costumes! Look at him at California Adventure! Sooo adorable.

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Donald gave me a thumbs up for my outfit, so I of course I had to give him one too!

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I LOVE Donald!!! He’s sooo stinkin’ cute!

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Of course I had to see Mickey and Minnie!

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Cars Land had awesome Halloween decos. It was super crowded though and the boyfriend and I were getting tired already so we only walked around for a bit.

 

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How cool are these cones right here!?!?

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Stopped by to my favorite sisters, Anna and Elsa, before calling it a night and going home. We were only there for 7ish hours, but it was so tiring.

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Bye California Adventure!!!!

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Wanted to take a pic over here but the line was sooo long… Maybe next time.

Are any of you Disney addicts? Any Disneyland Annual Pass Holders? My boyfriend is getting sick of Disneyland already, but he still goes. LOL. He does have a limit. The usual is 4-5 hours and one park a day, but he made an exception for this trip since I wanted to see Halloween in both parks. Best boyfriend everrrr!

Well that’s my Halloween trip to Disneyland and California Adventure. Hope you enjoyed this post.

Sincere Karen Jo