Wordful Wednesday-Peter Pan

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I’m pretty sure that it’s a common knowledge that when one spots characters at Disneyland they (the character):
1. are surrounded by a large crowd of people
2. have everyone lined up awaiting their turn for a photo op with the character who rarely speaks
3. are quickly walking away from the people lest they actually have to interact with them.
The 3rd scenario drives me bonkers. I’ve seen on too many occasions a character make their appearance, wait until people notice them and then…….walk away. What?

So, I was thrilled to make Peter Pan’s acquaintance. He talked to all of the kids, and made this momma super happy with the attention he paid her “lost boys”. And the best part? Very few “guests” noticed him, and if they did, they stood back and watched rather than butting their way in.
Thank you, Peter Pan. You made our day!


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    Elaine A. says

    What a great moment for the kids and for him as an employee of the Happiest Place on Earth! ; )

    Cute pics too!

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    Tiaras and Tantrums says

    Where’s Wendy? We saw and joked around with Peter Pan in 2007 – he was fantastic , but Wendy was with him.Great photos!

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    Kacey R. says

    Aaah! That is awesome! I am so glad no one butted in, that drives me BANANAS! Looks like the kiddos were having fun.

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    jenn says

    That’s so cool. Who doesn’t want to meet Peter Pan? And I love that he took time to talk to your kids. Priceless moment.

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    Laura says

    What I get a kick out of (tell me if you have seen this) is waiting in line with tons of Asians (no offense) who are waiting with anticipation and often rudeness to see these characters. They have them sign books, hug, take pictures and they often butt in front of kids. It’s really weird.

    How fun to see Peter Pan and get all his attention. I can’t wait to make it back to Disney.

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    Rhonda says

    Hey, that’s awesome!! I love it when a person loves their job!

    Any chance, if there is time before May, that you could take Flat Stanley to Disneyland for a couple of pictures? Maybe one with Mickey? (Or Peter Pan!)

    I’m just waiting for him to get to Paraguay, and then Ronda has him in Florida. I probably wouldn’t be until March. Let me know, okay?

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    Stephanie says

    Way to go Peter Pan! How fun that you can go visit anytime! I haven’t been to Disney since I was a kid…so much has changed!

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    ChefDruck says

    That Peter Pan looks like he has quite a personality. So glad you got to have a special moment with him! Great pics.

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    Melissa says

    I know what you mean about the characters running away…. it stinks for the kids…especially the ones who have been waiting all day to see their “favorite” character!! Geez, it’s their job; they are paid to make the kids happy!!!

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    Laurie says

    I was hoping we would see some photos from Disney. Glad Peter Pan was so good to you. I hope we have that luck next month!!

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    BoufMom9 says

    Oh! How great! The one and only time we took the kids to Disney (when i suffered a horrible miscarriage. UGH) we saw ONE character. So sad. And, it was one of those characters that we had no clue who or even what it was 🙁
    So glad your kids got to spend real time with Peter Pan! How cool!

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    Live.Love.Eat says

    That is very cool. We have had some tearful moments when the characters have done that. They must realize that it can make or break a child’s day when all they want to do is see Mickey or Peter…..

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    Susie says

    Now that looks like the kind of day I would give teeth for! How cool you live so close to the best playground in the world!

    Good for Peter Pan too. He seems to know the secret to make-believe: act like it’s real;)
    He sure looks real to me.

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    Hootin' Anni says

    I ♥ Disneyland!! And believe it or not, the first time I went I was in my 40s!!!! I was still a kid at heart.

    Great photos.

    My Wordful I’m taking y’all on a tour of the Texas State Aquarium…come on over, go inside with me and see all there is to see. Well, a LOT of what to see anyway.

    Happy Wednesday.

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    Nina says

    We always end up with the crowds around the charectors. So the time is short and not always very fun for the kids.

    Looks like Peter Pan was doing a good job that day. 🙂

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    Heather says

    I love finding fun characters like this Peter Pan. Plus it looks like he acts like Peter Pan, not just some guy getting paid to wear green tights around. 🙂 I love Disneyworld/land!!

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    Jewels says

    I wish when we had visited Disney last that we could have seen Peter Pan, he’s one of our favorites.

    Such sweet photos. Happy WW.

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    Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) says

    Disneyland is one of my favorite places. Well, besides Hawaii. Cute pics of the kids with Peter!

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    Michelle says

    I was scared to death of the characters when I was a kid. I was happy to watch them from a far.

    My girls however love them and I have discovered that the best way to see a lot of them is to look for them early in the day.

    Your Peter Pan meeting is rare! 🙂

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    Dana says

    That’s awesome! He made a great Peter Pan too! Looks like you guys had a great time! I’m so jealous….I love Disneyland!

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    Jaysi says

    How fun! We have been talking about taking Luke to Disneyland. I don’t really want to take Finn just yet. That whole stroller thing would be a drag! Any good tips??? Maybe we can meet up there!! Looks like your crew had a blast!

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    Pamela says

    What fun! Your chilren look very happy. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting Wordful Wednesday. Today will be my first WW post.

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    Carissa(GoodnCrazy) says

    Hey well over 100 I see.. WhooHoo!

    I’ve never seen Peter Pan even AT Disney… so that’s cool right there, and all the interaction with your kids is cool too. And the fact that I’m jealous of where you live and that your house sold and..whoops this is about you not me right???

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    Aubrey says

    What a great looking Peter Pan! He is a character that I didn’t expect to be there! So cool.
    You can tell he is enjoying his job and look at the smiles he put on your kiddos faces!

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    Mandy says

    Yeah I don’t quite get why they run off either. I mean it is their job…makes no sense to me either.

    BTW- my fam is going to San Diego next month for a week (hubby has a conference and we couldn’t pass up a nearly paid for vacation!) any suggestions on what to do or see?

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    Lindsay says

    That is so awesome! I guess that’s what you get for living there and are able to go on “off” days. Are there such a thing when it comes to Disney??

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    TuTu's Bliss says

    Where have you been all my life? I odn’t know how I went this long without joing in. I can’t wait for next week!

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    TuTu's Bliss says

    Thanks! I did. Leave it to me to find such a blog treasure at the last minute..next week I will narrow it done and be ready 😉 Thanks again!!

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    jori-o says

    Your 1-2-3 scenarios were right on. What luck to have a perfect character experience! (PS I’m still a little jealous you got to go to Disneyland—it’s been over two years for us and I am MISSING it!!)

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    Becky says

    I’ve never been to Disneyland. We are waiting for all the kids to be old enough to remember it.

    Its my first Wordful Wednesday. I am excited to see what others have done.

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    Marie Reed says

    hmm.. not sure if I can tell this story. When I went to Disneyland with my little brother Max we saw Friar Tuck.. the only thing is that Max pronounced all of his T’s like F’s. Our whole family DIED when he screamed it at the top of his lungs over and over again Friar #uck! LOL!

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    CC says

    That’s so cool!

    But I banned that movie from my home. After watching it a few times with the kid, I remembered how sexist and racist it was and just couldn’t handle it. At all.

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    Tabitha says

    My daughters would have loved meeting him. We just got back from Disney World two days ago. We ran into a lot of princesses, but my favorite character we met was Mary Poppins. The girls were stunned to see her in person – she was perfect!

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says

    That is awesome. I love it when the characters are like that. We had Cinderella come right up to cora when she was 4 and just ohh and ahh over her. It made our whole vacation!

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