Today we are setting off on our first ever 4 park character challenge. We have met every character in the Magic Kingdom in one operating day a couple of times, we’ve done Ultimate tours in all the parks and we’ve attempted every moving ride in 4 parks, but this is our first 4 park character excursion. So, my 8 year old and I get to set the rules for the challenge that hopefully others will aspire to and become listed on the site with other charcter challenges we devise.
1. Use of character meals is okay. Hey, you’re spending the money, why not count those characters? Will the one hour help or hurt?
2. Use of extra magic hours is okay. We will not be using them this time, but you’re welcome to do so.
3. Use of Halloween or Christmas parties is okay.
4. One must meet Mickey Mouse in at least one park. He is the Big Cheese after all!
5. One scores one point for every unique character that one meets. We don’t care if we have to reuse the same area or how many characters are at the end of the line. The more, the merrier!
6. One must meet at least one character in each of the 4 Walt Disney World parks.
7. One receives points if one meets the SAME character in a DIFFERENT costume. Ex: If we meet Frontierland Donald in Magic Kingdom, Star Donald in Studios, Ranger Donald in AK, Mexican Donald and Sailor Donald in Ep, we’ll receive 5 points.
8. One receives no points for meeting the same character in multiple locations in the same costume.
9. One must track time in queue and time completed with meet.
10. One must get an autograph from each character (that can physically sign or stamp) at each meet and take a photo of it later.
11. One must have a photo of everyone in the group for all meets.
12. No line jumping or line holding. One cannot have someone hold a spot for the group. The entire group must wait in all lines together.
13. One must make photos and data public for viewing.
We’ll try to post the photos and data to my twitter account, as long as ATT works today. http://www.twitter.com/kennypirate
How many different characters will we meet today?