For those who enjoy character hunting while visiting Walt Disney World, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a mecca for rare and limited character appearances. A theme park dedicated to movies, you can count that when a new film is coming from Disney Studios, you’re more than likely to get to meet the newest characters at either the Animation Courtyard (now more or less transformed into the Star Wars Launch Bay) or One Man’s Dream.
Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz were there back during my Disney internship in 2013. Baymax and Hiro from Big Hero 6 were meeting when their film was released in 2014. Moana appeared in One Man’s Dream starting back in November when her movie debuted, but now that her film is out on Blu-Ray and DVD, it looks like she’s moving to make way for a new set of characters due to hit the big screen this summer.
According to Disney’s internal audition site, it looks like they’re looking for performers to be “friends with” Star-Lord and Groot.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hitting theaters in just over a month, it’s no surprise that Disney is looking to promote the much awaited sequel to their 2014 hit.
We don’t have a start date for this new character experience yet, but on the audition posting, it says that candidates should be ready to start work in less than thirty days so we know it’s coming soon! We also don’t know if this will just be a meet and greet like Moana or a bigger sort of “show” outside similar to the Doctor Strange meet and greet that was available last summer.
Either way, it looks like a fun new addition to the parks that Marvel fans can enjoy! And it’s safe to say that Marvel characters will likely keep making appearances at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as more and more Marvel films are released in the coming years.
What Marvel character would you like to see in the Disney Parks? I personally think they should have kept the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground and just let Ant-Man run around. Let us know in the comments!
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Amanda Woomer-Limpert is one of the Geekiverse’s newest writers and their official (unofficial) Disney geek. Her greatest character find at WDW was nanny Mary Poppins; she may or may not have jumped up and down, clapping, when she met Mary (spoiler alert: she did).
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