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I borrowed this from my friends at Chip & Co. I believe this starting this week. Even if the schedule below changes on a particular day, note that there will be characters that are not always seen out in town square, so be watching for this during your visits to Most Magical place on Earth.
Doctor Disney is reporting a character meet and greet schedule for the duos to meet with guests: “The duos will be out daily from 11:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. in Town Square during Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration. It is set to run through September 30, 2019, which gives you plenty of time to visit these surprise guests.”
Take a look at the schedule for these surprise friends!
Sunday – Chicken Little & Abby Mallard
Monday – Robin Hood & Little John
Tuesday – Gideon & Honest John (Pinocchio)
Wednesday – Remy & Emile (Ratatouille)
Thursday – Prince John & Friar Tuck
Friday – Judy Hopps & Nick Wilde
Saturday – Phineas & Ferb
*Characters are subject to change. At this time, this will be the weekly schedule and it isn’t known if different characters will change out at any point this year.
I found the schedule of appearances of Broadway stars for this years Festival. I am excited for this year, because I am a theater person and this will help you plan which days you want to be there.
January 18 to January 19, 2019 – Kerry Butler & Kevin Massey
January 20 to January 21, 2019 – Meredith Inglesby & Steve Blanchard
January 22 to January 23, 2019 – Kerry Butler & Kevin Massey
January 24 to January 25, 2019 – Meredith Inglesby & Steve Blanchard
January 26, 2019 – Kerry Butler & Kevin Massey
January 27, 2019 – Meredith Inglesby & Steve Blanchard
January 28 to January 29, 2019 – Arielle Jacobs & Adam Jacobs
January 30 to January 31, 2019 – Heidi Blickenstaff & Gavin Lee
February 1 to February 2, 2019 – Arielle Jacobs & Adam Jacobs
February 3 to February 4, 2019 – Heidi Blickenstaff & Gavin Lee
February 5 to February 6, 2019 – Arielle Jacobs & Adam Jacobs
February 7 to February 8, 2019 – Heidi Blickenstaff & Gavin Lee
February 9, 2019 – Arielle Jacobs & Adam Jacobs
February 10, 2019 – Heidi Blickenstaff & Gavin Lee
February 11 to February 12, 2019 – Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland
February 13 to February 14, 2019 – Kissy Simmons & Alton Fitzgerald White
February 15 to February 16, 2019 – Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland
February 17 to February 18, 2019 – Kissy Simmons & Alton Fitzgerald White
February 19 to February 20, 2019 – Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland
February 21 to February 22, 2019 – Kissy Simmons & Alton Fitzgerald White
February 23, 2019 – Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland
February 24, 2019 – Kissy Simmons & Alton Fitzgerald White
February 25, 2019 – Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons, Alton Fitzgerald White
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