The latest Limited Time Magic offering started today at Disneyland. Long Lost Friends Week brings back characters who aren’t frequently seen in the parks for meet and greets. The Disneyland version of Long Lost Friends Week takes place in Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree located off of the trail behind Big Thunder Mountain. Characters are available to meet and greet from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily until Sunday, April 13. Five sets of Long Lost Friends characters stay out for 30 minutes a time. After those 30 minutes, another five sets of characters appear. It’s also worth mentioning that these characters do not sign autographs. Their handlers give out pre-autographed cards after your group finishes taking a picture.
Characters appearing during Long Lost Friends:
Scrooge McDuck and Ludwig Von Drake from DuckTales. This was arguably the most popular meet and greet when I was in attendance.
Mushu and Ping (a.k.a. Mulan) from Mulan. I don’t normally take pictures with characters, but Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies, and if I’m not mistaken I don’t think Fa Ping has ever been offered for a meet and greet. I got a picture with her and had a hilarious interaction. She asked me my name, and when I said Guy she responded with, “Oh, Guy! Well I’m definitely a guy as well!”
Also making an appearance were Peter Pan, Wendy Darling, Mr. Smee, and Captain Hook from Peter Pan, but I was unfortunately unable to get a photo of this group.
Wave goodbye, Scrooge!