Dr. Facilier reunites with Ray the Firefly during Long Lost Friends Week as Walt Disney World brings back rare characters

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For the second time during the ongoing Limited Time Magic promotion, Walt Disney World has brought back a few rare characters for Long Lost Friends Week, adding meet-and-greets to Town Square at the Magic Kingdom.

The first time around was in January, bringing fans much excitement as they met characters that hadn’t been seen in the park in quite a while.

Adding to the lineup this week are Chicken Little and Abby Mallard, from “Song of the South” (and Splash Mountain) Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, and Brer Bear, from “The Princess and the Frog” Dr. Facilier and Louis the alligator, and a returning appearance from the “Robin Hood” gang – Friar Tuck, Prince John, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Robin Hood himself.

To make it even more fun, I introduced another rare character to the mix today: Ray the Firefly. After Ray was sadly laid low in “The Princess and the Frog,” I wanted to hold Dr. Facilier accountable for his actions, asking him to apologize and, well, see what he had to say in the video below.


Video: Dr. Facilier and Louis reunite with Ray the Firefly during Long Lost Friends Week


Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World

And once again instead of signing autographs, they are handing out well decorated autograph cards:

With this second appearance of the popular Limited Time Magic week, fans are holding out hope for a third in another few months, perhaps featuring highly desired Disney Afternoon characters like Darkwing Duck and Launchpad McQuack.

Long Lost Friends Week continues daily at the Magic Kingdom now through July 21, 2013 with characters appearing on and off from 9am – 5pm.

More photos from Long Lost Friends Week 2 at Walt Disney World:

9 Comments

  1. anyomus vistor star-w

    these aren’t even long lost freinds thave been around since 2010 and been run coontagously and isn’t the sdcc soupossed to start today?

  2. Gigi

    Nice pix, thanks for sharing. My family and I were just discussing a few days ago how we miss so many wonderful characters and various things WDW – MK used to have. We also miss that wonderful character dining experience MGM = Disney’s Hollywood Studios had in the early to mid 90s. You could dine and experience meeting Phoebus, Quasimodo, Genie, Aladdin, Esmerelda, Captain John Smith . . . and how about all the vocalists and musicians throughout MK??? So many wonderful elements now gone. including benches. Yep, I mentioned to a cast member at World Showcase in EPCOT how I noticed that there are very FEW benches to sit and enjoy the scenery. She said that was an intentional decision to remove benches EVERYWHERE on WDW property. So, I paid attention and sure enough, I noticed benches at Studios – GONE. No wehre to sit at AK or MK. And for God’s sake, why the big blue hat?? I want to see the fabulous theater when I enter the Studios.

    1. Johnny

      What about Dr.Facilier’s magic wand stick!

  3. Jeffrey Hernandez

    That Chicken Little costume is really something. Of all the Disney costumes I’ve seen in recent memory, that costume looks exactly as the character did in the movie!

  4. Susan

    Thank you so much for the photos and video.
    It’s almost like being there!

  5. Matt

    I was just saying to my wife last night, It would be great to see Disney Afternoon characters! Darkwing Duck, Lauchpad, Gadget, Monterrey Jack!
    Plus put Chip and Dale in their Rescue Rangers outfits!

  6. John R

    Fun! That brought a smile to me and the music was great too. Thanks Ricky!

  7. Craig Hargrove

    Hey Ricky,
    Are Dr. Facilier’s hands real? Those are the longest fingers I have ever seen. Thanks for the photo’s.

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