Pat and I were talking the other day about how we hope we can ride Splash Mountain one more time before the refurb starts. Now, I have gone on record as being 100% on board with the overhaul. But still, a final ride-through to say goodbye would be nice.
That got me thinking – once, a long time ago, during the 2016 WDW Marathon, I got a photo with Brer Fox and Brer Bear. It’s the only time I’ve ever seen either character, in the parks or as part of a runDisney event. Perhaps they’ll appear one more time in some sort of goodbye ceremony or what hae you, but I doubt I’ll ever see them again.
|And such a quality photo, too!|
And that in turn lead me to ponder what other rare characters I’ve caught on the WDW race course. “Rare” can be hard to quantify, of course, depending on Halloween and Christmas parties and how many runDisney races you do a year and what have you, but here are some of the characters I know I’ve only seen that one time:
|Friar Tuck, WDW Marathon 2015
|Frollo, Evil Queen, and Jafar, WDW Marathon 2019|
|Shan Yu, WDW Marathon 2016|
|Evil Queen as Witch, WDW Marathon 2016|
Dang, 2016 was really the year, wasn’t it?
Ah, memories. I can’t wait until this stupid pandemic is over and we can all safely go back to running Disney!
Do you have any rare Disney character photos, on course or off? Who’d you catch?
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