Thursday, January 24, 2013

Long Lost Disney Friends

As part of the Limited Time Magic promotion for 2013, this week (January 21 - 27) is Long Lost Friends Week.  Guests at the Magic Kingdom get to enjoy appearances of old-time favorite characters.  Lots of "what would you like to see return" questions have been flying around the Disney social media community.  Since, I'm such a nostalgia queen, I have enjoyed it all.  I wanted to share with you some of my Long Lost Friends from the past and present.

Pooh seems to have gotten skinnier, plus he lost his
honey pot.  Poor Pooh!

I am the Walrus?  

Don't you miss the bear hugs?  Even Evil seems
so right.  Three cheers for King Leonidas (from
Bedknobs and Broomsticks)!

Ah, Bianca.  How I adored you when I was that age.

I never realized how creepy the Tweedle brothers were.

Tigger in Epcot shortly after Eisner allowed characters in
the park.  This was Tigger in Morocco.  Not quite Alladin,
but he's oh so soft and hug-able.

Mr. Smee!!!!!!  So, yeah, you can find him
in the parks these days but not as often.

Brer Fox & Brer Bear are always a hit even though
most kids have never seen Song of the South.  True testament
to the ability of a ride attraction to develop a character
So technically, not a long lost friend, but it's
always great to see the traditional characters
in different costumes.  At the Cafe May Buffet
at the Beach Club, the characters are dressed
in nautical gear.  It's one of my favorite character's
costume attire!  Plus this picture is just too adorable for words.

Well that's all for today!


  1. That's actually King Leonidas from Bedknobs and Broomsticks, not Prince John. :)

  2. Thank you so much for pointing that out! Now that I look at it, I can see the difference (the hair is a dead giveaway). I'm going to update my post. Thanks!

  3. Awww remember when Tigger was a normal orange and not that scary traffic cone color! I love that pic!