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Photo Report: Long Lost Friends Week Begins At Disneyland

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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!”

Friar Tuck, Robin Hood, Prince John, and the Sheriff of Nottingham from Robin Hood

Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty

Clopin, Esmeralda, and Frollo from Hunchback of Notre Dame

Governor Ratcliffe, John Smith, Pocahontas, and Meeko from Pocahontas

Lilo and Stitch

Jane Porter and Terk from Tarzan

Fiddler Pig, Fifer Pig, Practical Pig, and The Big Bad Wolf from Three Little Pigs. One of the pigs was missing due to a wardrobe malfunction.

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.

A nice detail is that each group has its own custom backdrop for taking pictures.

There was a good sized crowd when the area opened this morning. Each meet and greet had a 15 to 20 minute wait.

After 30 minutes a new group of characters parades out.

The Long Lost Friends are then introduced by a cast member.

Wave goodbye, Scrooge!


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Guy Selga Jr.

Disneyland writer for TouringPlans.com and co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. Also a Disneyland local and appreciator of Disney theme park history. Twitter and Instagram: @guyselga

5 thoughts on “Photo Report: Long Lost Friends Week Begins At Disneyland

  • Great photos! I think Long Lost Friends has been the definite hit of Limited Time Magic.

    Now if they could only get The Black Cauldron into the parks…

  • Well this limited time magic thingy sure did exceed expectations. Looks like a pretty groovy event. Wish I had my annual pass still. Hope they do something like this again in the future. Thanks for the great pictures, Guy!


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