Kenny the Pirate’s top 5 favorite character experiences – PREP015

I recently had a chat with Kenny of and he shared lots of great info.

Kenny talks about how he became the character expert, his thoughts on FastPass+ and his top 5 favorite character experiences at Disney World.

I also have a quick tip about online check-in at Disney World resorts.

These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

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Interview with Kenny the Pirate

  • Kenny's app can be found at
  • Graphs and wait time data
  • Recommended FastPass+ for characters: Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom (Cinderella is easier to meet other places), Ariel (meet her early or use FastPass+), unique character options exclusive to FastPass+ that will be coming in 2014 (Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in Epcot, Minnie at Hollywood Studios, Character Landing at Animal Kingdom)
  • Kenny recommends not using a FastPass for Character Spot at Epcot
  • Kenny's character interaction ideas

Kenny's top 5 favorite character experiences:

  • 5. Chip and Dale - fun to interact with anywhere you can find them as they compete with each other
  • 4. Citizens of Hollywood at Hollywood Studios
  • 3. Tremain family - not listed in any Disney publication, exact times available through, usually only available in the morning
  • 2. Gaston at New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
  • 1. Scoop Sanderson on Main St. at Magic Kingdom

Scoop Sanderson

Quick tip of the day

Lots of people ask if they should use online check-in when staying at Disney Resorts. This is an option 60 days before your trip begins. I recommend doing it to save time at check-in unless you want to ask for a room upgrade.

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