Note: This post is part of a 15 Day challenge with questions referring to Disneyland or Walt Disney World. For more information, or to see all 15 questions, please refer to the introductory post, The 15 Day Disneyland Challenge. As stated in that post, I am not the creator of the challenge – just a willing participant!.
Day 4: Your Favorite Character to Meet (Non-Face)
Well, I can tell you for sure, dear readers, that my answer will not be Chip & Dale. Somewhere, perhaps lost in the same wormhole as many of my socks, is a picture of me as a two year old, screaming my head off as Chip pushes me in a stroller. Darn pesky chipmunks… antagonistic little rodents. Perhaps that’s why I choose instead, their number one target.
Maybe I feel sorry for Donald, what with his being the foil to his often bratty nephews and aforementioned chipmunks. Maybe it’s his well intentioned motives but ill executed actions that I can sympathize with. Perhaps it’s the fact that he’s a walking contradiction – he never wears pants unless he’s swimming, at which point he loses the shirt…
Maybe it’s a mix of all of the above; for whatever reason, Donald Duck has always held a place in my heart. As rarely as I see him at the park, whenever I do, pictures are a must!
One last little story from my family’s last trip to Disneyland, we visited Donald and his beloved Daisy in Frontierland; Goofy was standing next to them in the meet and greet area. My little girl was talking to Donald and Daisy and turned to Goofy, looked at him and said, “Goofy, you’re distracting us. You need to not be in this picture.” Daisy couldn’t control her laughter, but Donald was happy, applauding and giving the thumbs up sign. She later told Goofy she wanted to make sure he got his own special time, but still…. she did Donald proud that day. And Daddy couldn’t help but be a little proud – score one for the duck!
Now it’s your turn, readers! Who is your favorite non-face character to meet in the park? Don’t worry, face characters will be a question later on!
Quick note: I will continue with Day 5 of the challenge on Monday. We’ll see you after the weekend!