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Characters Take Center Stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Anyone heading to Disney’s Hollywood Studios next month? If so, you may be happy to hear that there are several exciting new character meet-and-greet experiences in the works for the park.

Beginning May 16, the spotlight at The Magic of Disney Animation attraction will shift to Winnie the Pooh in honor of his upcoming feature film, “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh,” which hits theaters July 15. In addition to meeting-and-greeting Pooh, you also can take a look at the making of the film inside the attraction.

Phineas and Ferb with Disney Channel Star Alyson Stoner at the Recent Disney Magic of Healthy Living Event at Epcot

Also on May 16, Disney Channel animated stars Phineas and Ferb (shown here in a photo with Disney Channel star Alyson Stoner at the recent Disney Magic of Healthy Living event at Epcot) will arrive at a new movie-themed play ‘n’ greet experience. Here, the duo are making a movie about their crazy adventures. With the help of the Guests and Cletus Filmore, the greatest movie Director in the Tri-State Area, Phineas and Ferb will recreate some of their favorite moments…unless they are taking a break to meet with their fans – signing autographs and taking pictures.

Lightning McQueen to Debut in Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Changes are also taking place over at Luigi’s Garage in preparation for the release of “Cars 2.” Lightning McQueen will launch a meet-and-greet opportunity, and in June, he’ll make his debut at the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show in a cameo that will replace the Herbie the Love Bug scene in the show. Herbie fans will still spot the lovable little bug during their journey through the Studio Backlot Tour.

Also, additional performances of the Star Wars: Jedi Training Academy and Mulch, Sweat & Shears have been added to the summer schedule.

Tip: The best way to find your favorite character at Disney Parks is to pick up a Times Guide (offered with park guide maps) at any theme park entrance.


  • Ok, so really dumb question…does this mean that Lightning McQueen will still be around in May or not? I had read somewhere else that he will be gone until June. We are headed down to WDW May 7-14, and if there is a why to still see him and Mater I will have a super happy 4 year old. Thanks!

  • I am going to cry! My family and I are going to WDW April 26 to May 3rd. I know silly an adult in love with phineas and ferb! Best cartoon! And as a parent best show on Disney Channel. Phineas and Ferb please make a early appearance for me!!

  • Looking forward to meeting Phineas and Ferb, but I would really love to meet Perry/Agent P!! How about Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure? 🙂

  • Where’s Perry? My kids would want to meet Perry before P & F…

  • where’s Perry!?!

  • Hi everyone – The best way to know exactly what characters will be around during your vacation is to pick up a Times Guide, which is available at any Disney theme park entrance. New Times Guides are published each week, and will tell you exactly when and where you can meet your favorites!

  • Yay!! Now it’s time to get a Character Meal! How about replacing lunch or dinner at Hollywood and Vine with Phineas, Ferb, Perry and Dr. Doofensmirtz? There’s so much great music in the show that it would fit perfectly there! 🙂

  • We will be visiting DHS the first week of May, is there anyway for us to meet Phineas and Ferb?

  • Question: Is Pooh going to be available at Hollywood Studios all the way through the premiere of the film in July, or just for a few days in May?

  • My kids love Phineas and Ferb! I can not wait to be back in August so they can check this out! 🙂

  • We will be there May 8-14th will we catch either Phineas and Ferb or Cars? And, if not, we will be back August 14th-18th- will they all still be there? My son loves both Cars and Phineas and Ferb! I hate to miss it!

  • How long with Lightning McQueen stay a part of the Lights, Camera, Action show – we are coming down in October and would love to see that!

    Also – where will Phineas & Ferb be at for their play n greet?

    We can’t wait to come down again!

  • It’s about time Phineas & Ferb are getting their due. The only probelm is no Perry/Agent P or Dr. Doofenshmirtz. They have to be part of the experience. C’mon Disney…don’t do this half-arsed.

  • That’s awesome. My son,in fact the whole family, loves Phineas and Ferb. Any plans to have Perry or Candace or Dofensmirtz join them? My son loves the meet and greets.

  • We will be visiting DHS in May; will Lightning McQueen still be at Luigi’s Garage in May?

  • Love Phineas & Ferb being in the parks! So excited!

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