Disneyland Paris Characters – CM109


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I was really excited to hear about some of the unique character encounters Heather and Tanya had while they were at Disneyland Paris! How many new characters did Heather meet??

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Steph (Capturingmagic_ on Twitter and Instagram) and ModernPhotoSolutions on Instagram and Facebook
Heather (I Love Characters. heatherw25 on Twitter and Instagram. ilovecharacters on FB)
Tanya (everymagicmoment.com. TanyaH666 on Twitter and Instagram)

(Transcripts below)

Steph Clay:
Hey everyone. Welcome to Capturing Magic. I am Steph Clay, and I’m here today with Tonya Hickman, who can be found at everymagicmoment.com. Her social media handle, username is tonyah666s. Hi, Tonya.

Tonya Hickman:
Hello.

Steph Clay:
We also have Heather Winfield here with us today, who can be found at heatherw.com/character and heatherw25 on all social media. Hi, Heather.

Heather W.:
Hi.

Steph Clay:
Thanks for being here today, girls.

Heather W.:
Thank you.

Tonya Hickman:
Thanks.

Steph Clay:
We are doing more Disneyland Paris …

Tonya Hickman:
Yay!

Steph Clay:
… talking about … Yeah! Okay, I’m excited. We’re going to be talking about Heather’s favorite thing today, and we’re going to be talking about characters and your experiences with the characters in Disneyland Paris. Who’s going to start?

Heather W.:
I-

Steph Clay:
Don’t everybody just jump in.

Heather W.:
I can start.

Tonya Hickman:
I’ll start. I’ll just touch briefly on … there are characters out, like the main characters, in their special 25th-anniversary blue outfits, so they’ll be out in those all year long for the anniversary, kind of how Disneyland did the 60th outfits for a whole year. They do that same type of deal, but they’re solid-blue outfits. They’re really cute. The characters at Disneyland Paris, though, only meet till like 4, Heather. They go in early. I think it’s like 4. There’s signs. You kind of have to get there early to meet them, and then in their 25th-anniversary outfits, you can meet Goofy and Pluto, switch out in one spot. Minnie has a spot-

Heather W.:
There’s not two together, no.

Tonya Hickman:
Oh they’re together?

Heather W.:
Goofy and Pluto are together, and they switch out with Daisy.

Tonya Hickman:
With Daisy, gotcha. Oh yeah ’cause you met Daisy. All right, I remember now. Okay, with Daisy. And then Minnie has her own spot and Donald has his own spot.

Heather W.:
Right. And Donald’s is really elaborate.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah. It’s really elaborate. It’s got a really cool backdrop, stage thing. And then Mickie and who else?

Heather W.:
Chip and Dale.

Tonya Hickman:
Chip and Dale you can only meet during Extra Magic hours in the morning.

Heather W.:
Yeah.

Tonya Hickman:
And even, we heard from some people that they went every day to Extra Magic hours and never got Mickie.

Heather W.:
Yeah. [crosstalk 00:02:34]

Tonya Hickman:
So I don’t know what the deal is with that.

Heather W.:
Yeah, and I know at the start, when they first changed over the anniversary stuff they had had Marie Meety, and Miss Bunny, and then I don’t know where they went ’cause we didn’t see them at all the whole time we were there. We had lots.

Tonya Hickman:
They have special blue bows, and [inaudible 00:02:55] would have been really cute. So they have those special characters in their special 25th anniversary outfits, so if you want to meet them in those outfits you have to meet them during the anniversary. And then-

Heather W.:
And they all meet towards the front of park.

Tonya Hickman:
And yeah, and they all meet towards the front of the park, so that’s really easy to do.

Heather W.:
So I think the reason why they do that with Mickey is because he has his own room. So he’s all the way in the back of the park in Fantasyland, so he meets the whole day, so I don’t know if that’s why he only meets during Extra Magic hours. When we went in I thought he was going to be in his anniversary thing and he’s not, he’s just in his regular outfit.

Steph Clay:
Yeah, I’ve seen that.

Heather W.:
And that always looked like it was a long wait. [crosstalk 00:03:41]

Tonya Hickman:
It’s not Mickey’s house is it? No, it’s not Mickey’s house. It’s just a building.

Heather W.:
No, it just has ‘Meet Mickey.’

Tonya Hickman:
It’s just a ‘meet Mickey’ building. But it has the same sort of thing that Disneyland has, where you wait in the queue and they have cartoons playing and stuff.

Heather W.:
Yeah, and then the room looks like the one at Disneyworld, at Magic Kingdom. It’s his magician thing and the little props, ’cause like Tonya kept pointing them out and I’m like ‘yeah, that’s at Disneyworld.’

Tonya Hickman:
I’m like ‘but that’s totally [inaudible 00:04:06], like do we have these?’ Nevermind!

Heather W.:
I want new things.

Tonya Hickman:
They’re new to me.

Steph Clay:
Funny.

Tonya Hickman:
I feel like a lot of the time they have kind of the same characters that meet … I mean they change obviously sometimes. But you can pretty much always meet Peter Pan is out, they have a really cool … Heather will talk about Peter Pan in a second. But they have a really cool setup to meet Jafar. I really liked that, it was a whole Agraba built into the land.

Heather W.:
Their Adventureland, they have a whole Aladdin section.

Tonya Hickman:
It’s very Aladdin.

Steph Clay:
Yeah. It’s very cool. So he meets in this one area, and they have … I think Aladdin and Jasmine used to meet there, but they moved over, but they’re still meeting too, they were like when you first entered Adventureland from the castle area. So they were meeting against the wall, which I thought was a really weird spot. ‘Cause the line had nowhere to go. But yeah, Jafar had the lamp, and then it had the smoke from it.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah, yeah it was really cool.

Heather W.:
It made a really cool picture, ’cause there’s the smoke in the picture.

Tonya Hickman:
And so it wasn’t a stream of smoke, and then you just caught a photo.

Steph Clay:
Wait for the smoke to clear people.

Heather W.:
And he has his staff there too, ’cause at least like at Disneyworld he hasn’t had that in years when you meet him. So that’s cool. So should I just keep talking about different characters, or did you have anything else?

Steph Clay:
Yeah, go for it.

Heather W.:
Okay. Yeah, there wasn’t really anyone that you would meet in the park that you can’t meet, unless they kinda randomly put them out. But they did have Peter Pan out, and he usually meets with Wendy but when I was there it was just him. But he has these pointy ears there, and I think they do that at Tokyo also, so it’s different. So if you’re like me, and just like the different outfits and different things, I would make sure to meet him. And so he meets in Adventureland. Who else? Sometimes they’ll have Hook and Smee there. They have a princess hall, which we sadly didn’t go into. Tonya was happy ’cause she doesn’t like meeting the princesses.

Tonya Hickman:
I’m not a princess person.

Heather W.:
They switch out, same thing. Kinda the ones here were like you don’t really know who you’re gonna get until you get in there. So they have two, I think in there.

Tonya Hickman:
Jack Sparrow.

Heather W.:
How could I forget that. When we were there one of the really unfortunate things was Pirates was closed.

Tonya Hickman:
And Space Mountain.

Heather W.:
Space Mountain, yeah. But Pirates is supposedly the best one, so that whole area to get back there was closed, but they still had the skull rock and the ship and whatever. So right around there is where Jack Sparrow meets. So that’s cool. [crosstalk 00:07:22] That’s cool. ‘Cause he really only meets at parties, so I guess he is different from a regular, normal park day. Yeah, trying to think if there’s anyone else-

Tonya Hickman:
Darth Vader.

Heather W.:
Oh yeah. And he talked. But he didn’t talk very much-

Tonya Hickman:
And that’s a whole new area for them. They just when we were there had just opened up the … They finally got the new version of Star Tours. And that meet and greet area was new, ’cause it used to be a shop, from what I was told.

Heather W.:
Yeah, and I think he should’ve spoken in French.

Tonya Hickman:
Oh my gosh that would’ve been funny.

Heather W.:
Oh, and they had the Star Tours, he speaks in French in that. And he doesn’t sound that scary in French. It’s like “Oh, I’m not really that scared of you anymore.” So yeah, he meets there. I’m just trying to go around the park and trying to think if they … Sometimes they’ll out over where they have K.C.s area, which is in Fantasyland. I have to say too, K.C.s, you know the train ride, is way faster there than it is in Disneyland. You think it’s this little slow ride, and you sit on it and suddenly it goes “shoo” really fast. Not like a thrill ride, but it still is way faster than it’s going to. It’s hard to take pictures it’s going so fast.

Steph Clay:
I wonder if it has to do with regulations on how fast things can go in the U.S.

Heather W.:
I don’t think they have regulations there, oh there, yeah okay.

Steph Clay:
That is a park with zero regulations, let me tell you that.

Heather W.:
I can tell you as someone who tries to avoid taking steps right now, ’cause I was there with a broken foot, and it is not an ADA compliant park. I will say that. But yeah it’s still beautiful, but yeah that particular ride has that. And there’s a walkway, so sometimes you’ll have random characters come out. And a lot of the times it’s the princesses, and sometimes with their prince. And you know it’s like you’re in the wrong area when the Human Beast comes out and you’re like “No, I missed it.” I don’t really know a particular time they’ll have characters come out there. At the studios park they’ll have random characters come out somewhere around the front. I know I’ve seen Mary Poppins and Tigger and Eeyore and again princesses. So they’ll randomly have some of them out, which is nice.

I have a friend who works there, and he was saying they’ve gone more towards the way it is here. That they used to mostly be roaming but now they have the whole line thing, and they don’t really like that. But yeah that’s mostly the way it is there. We did see Tigger and Eeyore outside the Plaza Restaurant one time. And it was people just again, kind of just mulling around. But we were able to get in there and get up [crosstalk 00:10:32].

Tonya Hickman:
They literally came from backstage like right there, walked ten feet, stopped, took their photos. Were out there with the guests for 20 minutes or whatever it is, and then they walked back.

Heather W.:
It was really cute. So yeah, they had that. And then the other thing is … I don’t really know where else to talk about this but you know we always talk about photo pass?

Steph Clay:
Yeah.

Heather W.:
The only place you see photo pass is with characters. And when they’re in that set, specific place.

Tonya Hickman:
I took a picture of … The process to buy a photo pass, you can buy it at any counter at any store. And you just pick up the little box. It’s like, it’s about [crosstalk 00:11:11]

Heather W.:
Yeah.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah, it’s 59 Euros. And the only pictures you’re gonna get are if a character … Most of the official meet and greets I think had photo pass, so you’ll get those pictures. And you’ll get ride photos. There’s no roaming photo pass, there’s no random photo pass. They’re with specific characters and ride photos.

Heather W.:
Yeah, there’s none in front of the castle, none on Main Street. And they have all these photo spots for the anniversary and there’s none there, so … We didn’t end up getting it and there was one time where they had a photo pass with a character, and so they gave us the card. And so they have a photo pass app. So I thought ‘okay, I’ll make it home we’ll put them on there and so I’ll see if I want to buy them.’ But you can’t do that. If you get a card like that you need to go, there’s places in the park, and then you can look at them there. And then they will let you buy the photo pass or whatever. But you can’t just add it to the app and then buy it that way. I found that out the hard way.

Steph Clay:
So you didn’t come all the way home before you found that out, did you?

Heather W.:
Yeah I did.

Steph Clay:
So you don’t have any of your photos? Any of your photo pass photos?

Tonya Hickman:
Well luckily somebody in our group had an annual pass, so we were able to get a couple ride photos.

Steph Clay:
Aw.

Tonya Hickman:
But that’s it. [crosstalk 00:12:23]

Heather W.:
I mean there wasn’t, like I said there was hardly any photo pass. It was with Daisy, and I think there was maybe that was it. Because sometimes they weren’t there, and yeah. [crosstalk 00:12:31]

Tonya Hickman:
With Mickey in his main meeting area they had photo pass there.

Heather W.:
Yeah.

Tonya Hickman:
But again, honestly it wasn’t like … It wasn’t going to be worth the 59 Euros, for them to maybe turn out, you know.

Heather W.:
Yeah, ’cause a lot of the ones that we did were outside, so it wasn’t … Some of the stuff is inside but again we didn’t go into the princess room, so that’s a lot of times why I feel like you need the photo pass is ’cause the lighting there is so bad. Or they take a lot of pictures when you’re interacting. But there wasn’t any of that. It was like they just took your picture at the end, it’s not like-

Tonya Hickman:
Oh yeah. They weren’t taking interacting photos.

Heather W.:
Yeah, so it wasn’t … And I saw them, they had an ad for it on the bus. But otherwise I didn’t really see them pushing too much. I was in line when I was trying to buy something once, and there was someone else who was trying to get the photo pass. And the guy was trying to explain it to her, and it seemed very complicated, so I don’t know what the deal was.

Steph Clay:
Interesting.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah, I took pictures of the box and stuff when we saw it in one of the stores. I’ll have to look at it. ‘Cause they had the rules and all the process written out on the box.

Heather W.:
Yeah the only time I really wish that we had had it was in front of the castle at night. ‘Cause that is always one of those hard things to get. But otherwise we took pictures.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah. We did what we could.

Heather W.:
Just trying to think, so [crosstalk 00:14:00]. Yeah Disney Studios-

Tonya Hickman:
Walt Disney Studios only had, they have one setup right in the front. And we met Goofy, does anybody else meet there besides Goofy in that one spot?

Heather W.:
Yeah, in that spot it’s Goofy. And he has this special outfit he only has there, so he’s in his director thing, so that’s really cute. I think Buzz meets over by ToyStoryland. We never really went into it, but I’ve seen pictures. Like I said I know that they have some random characters come out.

Tonya Hickman:
The way the park is set up is really odd. You walk into the park and there’s … I’m going to call it an esplanade area ’cause that’s what it reminds me of. Like an esplanade area with the Goofy set up-

Heather W.:
The fountain.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah the fountain, the Goofy setup to meet, the random character on the other side, a store. And then you have to walk into a soundstage to get into the rest of the park. And in this soundstage is like a poor man’s buena vista street. It’s weird. It’s indoor, how would you describe that? It’s in a soundstage and it’s like-

Heather W.:
I’m trying to think … it seemed like Universal to me, this area.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah it has that feel to it, where it’s supposed to be like a movie set sort of thing.

Heather W.:
We were talking about how everything is spruced up for the anniversary on another show [crosstalk 00:15:28]. That was Disneyland Park. They didn’t touch this park.

Tonya Hickman:
They did not spruce up this park.

Heather W.:
‘Cause I know it opened in the ’90s. It felt like it hadn’t been touched since then. They had a like a band there, a live band which was cool.

Tonya Hickman:
It was all food and some shops and stuff and like, but it was weird way to get into the park.

Heather W.:
It was weird because you were outside and then you had to go inside and then you come back outside and that’s where they had the partner statue.

Tonya Hickman:
And it’s like a bottleneck to get you in and out. I don’t know, it’s weird. Once you’re out you can go either way and it opens up, but it was like a weird their take on a Hollywood Main Street, I don’t … It was weird.

Heather W.:
Yeah, they had this area … I forget exactly where it was. They had is this store, and then next to it was kind of like when they had the animation building at Disney World. Like they had a thing you used to be able to draw but now you can’t. Everything there is like closed. But there they have a meet and greet, and I guess they change it out depending on the movie, because it used to be Moana and then when we were there they had Belle meeting there. She wasn’t meeting at that time. She was done because like Tonya said, they had finished early. Belle normally meets there in her yellow dress.

Tonya Hickman:
Getting to see Moana’s stuff there is fun because they call her Mayana.

Heather W.:
Yeah.

Tonya Hickman:
And it’s spelled differently so.

Heather W.:
Yeah.

Tonya Hickman:
They had the reuasable tote bags with her on them and they said Mayana so I made sure to get one of those.

Heather W.:
Yeah, I should’ve bought something. I took a lot of pictures of the stuff with it, but yeah so she … I wish they had her still meeting there, but she wasn’t. They have over by … They have this weird, I guess I keep saying it’s weird because it’s a strange park. They know that.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah, it’s so weird.

Heather W.:
They have an area which is kind of like the way Hollywood Studios was with like the streets so they have the umbrella and next to that is where they have the rock and roller coaster. All the way in the back there is where they have the meet and greet for Spiderman. It’s really hidden, like all the way in the back of the park.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah. His meet and greet is supposedly kind of cool though, right? The way he meets …

Heather W.:
Yeah that’s what one person said, but someone else was like, “I don’t know.” I’ve only seen pictures of him looking normal. Someone else was saying he was like upside down, but I don’t know, I haven’t really seen pictures of that. I wish we had gone in there to look. But we were not in the park that much.

Tonya Hickman:
There’s not that many characters to meet there. You can literally run in, get that picture with the cute Goofy and then run out.

Heather W.:
But other than that, I don’t think … That’s probably it for the majority of the park characters.

Steph Clay:
Okay, we wanted to mention on this show as well and then we’ll go into it in more detail in the food episode. But there are some characters that you can meet at character dining, correct, that

Tonya Hickman:
Yes

Steph Clay:
Are kind of a neat treat.

Tonya Hickman:
Yes. We only did one. There is more than one character dining, I’m sure.

Heather W.:
No, we did two.

Tonya Hickman:
Really?

Heather W.:
Yeah. Well first of all, there’s one that we didn’t do. There’s a princess dining one, and so that’s a Disneyland park and that actually looks really cute and they have some of the rpincesses there. I’ve seen pictures sometimes Suzanne Parar there, but I don’t know if it’s always. I think there’s like four princesses. It looks like any of the princess meals. So they have that. We didn’t do that.

And then we did the one that I guess Tonya is forgetting. There’s breakfast at the [crosstalk 00:18:56] plaza gardens. They have all the meals, but only at breakfast they have characters. It looked to me judging from pictures of other people that they always have the same. So there’s Scrooge, which is –

Tonya Hickman:
They have Scrooge, which is so cool.

Heather W.:
Yeah, so he’s not anywhere really here, other than like at Christmas. They have Scrooge and they had Mickey and they had Piglet, which again normally you really only get at like Crystal Palace in Disney World or at the parties. And Tigger and Eeyore. And I have seen some pictures of like Daisy or Poo, so I guess it can be any kind of thing, but that’s who we saw and that seems to be like the most [crosstalk 00:19:38]

Tonya Hickman:
Like is there –

Heather W.:
So it’s a buffet breakfast thing.

Tonya Hickman:
It’s worth it just for Scrooge and Piglet.

Heather W.:
Yeah.

Tonya Hickman:
Piglet is so cute.

Heather W.:
So that was that one. But then the big one that … Do you want me to talk about it or? Cause [crosstalk 00:20:02]

Tonya Hickman:
I’ll start the description and then you can talk about it.

Heather W.:
Okay.

Tonya Hickman:
So at the Disney Hotel they have a Sunday brunch. You can get dinner there every night, right?

Heather W.:
Yeah, and they have just regular characters there like Mickey or Tigger or like that kind of thing, nothing really … yeah.

Tonya Hickman:
Then on Sundays they have a Sunday brunch. Every Sunday is a different theme. You used to be able to know what the theme is ahead of time, and now apparently you don’t know what the theme is until you go which is kind of a little sad, because it’s very pricey this buffet, this brunch buffet. But again, if you’re into characters, it’s pretty much always going to be worth it because not only are you more than likely gonna get a rare character of some sort, but you’re going to get the regular characters in really cool outfits that you’re not going to see all the time. …

So with that being said.

Heather W.:
Yeah so we went twice.

Tonya Hickman:
I went [crosstalk 00:20:59] times.

Heather W.:
I went twice. Yeah. Whatever. The first one we went to was Cinderella themed. So they had Cinderella, usually in her it’s Prince Charming. A lot of times they’ll have a theme and they’ll do it maybe twice a year, sometimes three times a year. So you might foyet it. It’s usually like the Prince, but it was Fairy Godmother we got. And then like Suzy and Perla. But then the big thing was it was Gus Gus and Jaq from Cinderella. And we were dying, I was like “Yes!”

Tonya Hickman:
He’s such a cute fat mouse!

Steph Clay:
He is.

Tonya Hickman:
So cute.

Steph Clay:
He is.

Heather W.:
So they were really cute. And then they had, usually it’s like Mickey, Minnie,

Steph Clay:
Chip and Dale.

Heather W.:
Chip and Dale, and then sometimes like it’s Goofy. Goofy was there one time, but he didn’t have anything special. And one time Donald was there but didn’t have anything special. Usually like the four of them definitely are there, maybe sometimes more, and like Tonya was saying in really cute outfits. Minnie was in this princess thing and Mickey was a prince, and Chip and Dale were jesters. And they were completely different ones from the princess ones here. It was really cute, and that was a great one. So we did that.

The next weekend was Easter. Usually their Easter one is Alice in Wonderland themed. It was like Alice and Mad Hatter and White Rabbit and the Tweedles…

Tonya Hickman:
March Hare

Steph Clay:
Well

Heather W.:
And then the completely rare ones was March Hare and Cheshire Cat, which like

Tonya Hickman:
And Duffy in [crosstalk 00:22:44]

Heather W.:
And Cheshire Cat has been one of my wanted characters forever so that was exciting. They had Mickey, Minney. Chip and Dale were in these blue outfits that were from the 15th anniversary,

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah

Heather W.:
But they looked pretty much like the Year of a Million Dreams outfits. They were kind of that outfit. And then Duffy was there in a springtime thing with this really cute hat.

Tonya Hickman:
It was really cute.

Heather W.:
So that was … From those two meals, I got four new rare characters and like nine new outfits, so I was like, “Yeah, okay, I’m good.”

[inaudible 00:23:22]

Steph Clay:
That’s awesome.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah it was great. It was really fun. Apparently Easter Monday is a holiday in Europe? They had the brunch on Easter Sunday and then they also had the brunch on Easter Monday, which they don’t do normally. So I got to go, because I had a later flight, to the Easter Monday brunch. There I got Thumper and Miss Bunny, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, all in special outfits, the same thing with Chip & Dale. The three little pigs, Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps, and Chicken Little and Abby Mallard.

Steph Clay:
How fun!

Tonya Hickman:
That was fun. Their outfits are so cute. Even just like … It’s fun to meet Mickey and Minnie again because they’re in outfits that you’re just like, “I’ve never seen these outfits.” It’s awesome. They pull out some stuff from the vault for these things. They pull out some really cool stuff.

Heather W.:
I really like looking at Instagram just to see what they have each week.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah.

Heather W.:
Just to see what their newer outfits are because they’re really cute.

Tonya Hickman:
This buffet is 80 dollars … 90 dollars? It’s really pricey, especially for not knowing the theme ahead of time. But it’s worth it. It’s worth it if you like characters.

Heather W.:
Or new outfits. Four new characters, and nine new outfits, I think it’s worth it.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah.

Steph Clay:
Yeah. For sure. That’s great. Is that all?

Tonya Hickman:
I also wanted to touch on the hotels in the morning, that there’s a character at each Disney hotel in the morning. It’s all the hotels, right?

Heather W.:
I think so yeah.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah, I think it’s all the hotels. We went to breakfast at the Disneyland Hotel once and in the waiting area Goofy was just randomly meeting. We had characters … It’s like one character each morning is at the hotel and it’s random.

Heather W.:
Yeah they’re not wearing anything special. They used to have specific to the hotel outfits, but then they got rid of all the characters and they just brought them back like about a month or so ago. But now they’re just like the regular characters, just like Mickey. I know my friend was just staying at Newport and he said Mickey as there, but the line was always crazy.

We went it was Goofy, there was like no line, so it was good. So I don’t know if it depends on the time or not, but at our hotel they had Pluto.

Tonya Hickman:
I think we had Goofy one time too. I don’t remember. But yeah. A character usually at breakfast time. Because at least at our hotel, and I feel like it’s like this at the other hotels too, the breakfast at our hotel, when you check in and stuff, they give you a breakfast time, and that’s your time your whole trip.

Heather W.:
Oh.

Tonya Hickman:
Like that’s what time you have to eat breakfast at.

Steph Clay:
Kinda like a cruise.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah, like if you’re going to eat there. It’s not like sit down or anything, it’s more like continental breakfast sort of thing. You have to go at a certain time. There would be times where we were headed into the park super early, like 6:30 in the morning like we’d be waiting for the bus, and there’d be like a group going in for their breakfast time at 6:30, and I was just like “Ugh!”

Heather W.:
That is awful!

Tonya Hickman:
If you want that croissant in the morning, you get it at 6:30. I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s from what I could see that’s how it was, because we were with a group, we were able to go to any, like we had a pass, any time pass, like we could go get breakfast at any time we wanted to. I don’t know how you go about getting that because our group did it for us. If you’re going to be staying at a hotel, that’s something to look into as far as breakfast on site, how that works, because I’m not entirely positive.

Steph Clay:
Right.

Tonya Hickman:
But yeah. Wherever the breakfast is, that’s usually where the character meets.

Steph Clay:
Okay.

Tonya Hickman:
In the morning.

Steph Clay:
Cool. [crosstalk 00:27:36]

Tonya Hickman:
… the characters.

Heather W.:
I feel like they had photo pass there too, actually.

Tonya Hickman:
Did they? I don’t even remember going into the lobby to see the character that was at our hotel ever. I don’t know. I can’t remember.

Steph Clay:
You just know it was there?

Heather W.:
I’m sure, I mean I know my Disney World trips, everything starts to blur together. All of my Disney trips

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah

Heather W.:
And it’s hard to keep track of what happened on what day.

Tonya Hickman:
Yeah. It was a long trip.

Heather W.:
It was. Ten days.

Tonya Hickman:
Ten days is a long time.

Heather W.:
Yeah.

Steph Clay:
Mm-hmm (affirmative), yeah.

Tonya Hickman:
It starts to blur together.

Steph Clay:
For sure, for sure.

Let’s go ahead and remind our listeners where to find us. Tonya?

Tonya Hickman:
You can find me at everymagicmoment.com and tonyah666 on all social media.

Steph Clay:
Heather?

Heather W.:
My character site is, and after all this it’s gonna take me a long time to update, but my character site is heatherw.com/character and my character site on Facebook is “I Love Characters” and then everywhere on social media I’m heatherw25.

Steph Clay:
And I’m Stephanie Clay. You can find me at capturingmagic.me and you can find Heather and Tonya there as well. Then you can also find me at modernphotosolutions.com where I have some classes all about documenting and telling your story and a brand new class about incorporating QR codes, videos, and other multimedia things into your photobooks, chapbooks, project life pages, however you’re documenting your life. Using QR codes to incorporate that multimedia so you can just scan the QR code and then it pulls up the video or whatever else. It’s fun. I love it. It’s one of my favorite techniques and tricks. So it’s a very affordable class, you can find it at modernphotosolutions.com/QRcodes.

Thank you so much, girls, I appreciate it!

Tonya Hickman:
Thanks.

Heather W.:
Thank you.

Steph Clay:
We’ll see you next time on Capturing Magic.

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