Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Purely Plutonic (Little Yellow Bicycle Escape)
When I was a kid, my memory of Disney is of the characters being out-and-about in the park. You could walk up, get a hug, and have your picture taken. Not these days. Now there are incredible throngs of kids wanting to see the characters so they have locations with scheduled times a character will be there. There are even "character spots" where you'll find multiple characters gathered for a photo op but you wait in line for upwards of 60 minutes to see them. Let's just say it was a nice surprise to walk through the back entrance of Epcot one morning to find Pluto with a small gathering of kids. He was kind enough to pose for a couple of pictures before making his way to the air-conditioned character spot in the park. All he asked as "payment" for his generosity was that Tom scratch behind his ears before leaving. LOL!