“Big Hero 6″ Baymax and Hiro meet-and-greets coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland this fall

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Disney has announced this fall fans will be able to meet and greet with characters from “Big Hero 6″ at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Both Hiro and Baymax will appear in the parks, though details of where and when have yet to be revealed.

Though Disneyland has featured Marvel characters including Captain America and Thor, this will be the first Marvel meet-and-greet for Walt Disney World.

A pre-existing contract between Marvel and Universal Orlando prevents Disney from utilizing many of the classic Marvel characters at Walt Disney World. But since the characters of “Big Hero 6″ were never seen at Universal’s parks, they fall outside the legal restrictions. (The same is true for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” should Disney decide to add that hot property to the parks.)

“Big Hero 6” hits theaters on November 7, 2014.


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13 Comments

  1. Chaz

    I don’t suppose this will reduce the wait-time for Anna and Elsa?

    Either way, I’m very excited for this.

  2. Mika

    I wonder if Hiro will be a mascot or face character…… excited to hear more news as its announced!

    • Zaja Baker

      Good news! He’s gonna be a face character! That means you’ll get to talk and interact with him! I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I just love seeing new characters added to the Disney Parks! I hope to see them on my trip to Disney World this Holiday season :D

  3. EricJ

    And again, the other four characters don’t exist….

    Interesting that their utter departure from the comic gets around the Universal No-Marvel rule at Florida–No, it’s not about “What characters Universal already has”, when even Thor and the Guardians had to be restricted at the Orlando parks.

    • Chaz

      That we’re only meeting Hiro and Baymax for now doesn’t surprise me. Whenever Disney is promoting a new movie, they generally only create costumes for the two central characters. At least that’s been the pattern for Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph, and Frozen. Perhaps if this movie is successful, we’ll be able to meet Honey Lemon, Wasabi, Fredzilla, and Gogo Tomago as well.

      • EricJ

        Still, the fact that the Japanese title of the movie is “Baymax”, doesn’t sound promising for the other characters.

        • Chaz

          I know what you mean. I’m still holding out for a Mother Gothel face character, but what can we do?

  4. Liam Scanlan

    Since “Big Hero 6″ has a “Japanese culture” motif, I bet the meet-and-greets will be at Epcot’s “Japan Pavilion”.

  5. Mason

    According to the Disney Auditions website, Hiro will be cast as a face character but theres nothing on Baymax yet.

  6. Stephanie

    I’m still a little confused about the theme park rights. There can’t be any GoG ride in Florida because they are Marvel characters, but they can have a limited presence since they have not been used by Universal in their park or for marketing, right? I thought that was the reason for the difference in the 3D vs 4D movie sneak peak in WDW vs DL. Is Big Hero 6 outside the Marvel contract since the characters are only inspired by those in the comic books? I mean Hiro has a different last name and Wasabi, Fred, and Baymax look really different than the comics. Gogo looks really similar though…I think Disney owns the rights to say their version of Peter Pan, but the London Children’s hospital owns the rights to Peter Pan in general, right? Is this a similar situation, but weird because Disney owns Marvel too. Marvel licensed all the comic book characters to Universal for their theme parks, but would a “based on” version of Marvel characters drawn by non-Marvel artists and outside of the Marvel Universe be outside of the scope of the contract? I mean Disney drew a version of Tarzan, but in the maps for Disneyland Tarzan’s tree house makes a reference to Tarzan being owned by someone else even though the cartoon version of him is in the tree house which may have been stipulated in their contract with the owner, because you don’t see that for Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, etc. Don’t copyrights eventually expire and then couldn’t anyone legally put Superman or Iron Man anywhere without the consent of DC or Marvel?

    • Ricky Brigante

      There a lot of false reports floating around online. Both Big Hero 6 and Guardians of the Galaxy are clear of Universal’s contract. The reason Walt Disney World did not have extra in-theater effects has nothing to do with that contract but rather because that theater in Hollywood Studios is not equipped with such effects. Sure, they could have swapped Captain EO for Guardians at Epcot like they did at Disneyland… but they opted not to.

      Any Marvel characters Universal has not already used are free for Disney to use in any way at Walt Disney World.

  7. Connor "Y2J" Crofton

    Can’t wait! I also want meet and greets for Gravity Falls characters to happen later this year!

  8. Well, I Sure Hope that The Cast of “Big Hero 6″ will relocate “Wreck-It Ralph” characters from Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida (at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida) to their new character meet and greet spot at the Tomorrowland Starcade at Magic Kingdom (at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida) IF they want those two “video game”-themed characters to be spotted by Disney Theme Park goers in special occasions (including parades and special character meet and greet locations) :)

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