Long-Lost Disney Friends Return to Disneyland Park for ‘Limited Time Magic’ August 19-25

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

One of our most popular “Limited Time Magic” events is returning to Disneyland park! From August 19-25, you can find some of your favorite long-lost Disney friends at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Frontierland. Once again, you voted for the Disney characters you’d like to see, and today I’ve got a peek at just a few of the many long-lost friends who will be visiting Disneyland park during this “Limited Time Magic” event:

Jane & Turk return to Disneyland Park for ‘Limited Time Magic’

You can see these and more long-lost Disney friends at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree from August 19-25, so be sure to plan a visit to find out who else will be appearing during this special event.

Which long-lost Disney friends are you most excited to see?


  • Just wanted to say how great this event was! Luckily it coincided with our previously planned family vacation. Loved having a chance to vote for who would appear via the Disney Parks blog! All the characters were great to interact with (for both young and old fans), and the cast members helping out did a great job to keep things moving and fun. After seeing how popular this was I’m hoping we will continue to see events like this and maybe with some advance notice so out-of-state fans can plan to come too!

  • Thanks again for the awesome event – well worth the trip. The lines were massive especially for the Herc unit. I hope the Disneyland Resort entertainment team took notice on the popularity of bringing long lost friends back and continue to host this event on a regular basis, two times a year would be ideal, slowly working through the catalog of Disney Classics. Event if you revisited the films represented this time, you could still have Angel, the other 6 Dwarfs, Lost Boys, Stromboli, the Blue Fairy, Lampwick, Little John, Maid Marian, Kala, Kercheck, Pain, Panic, and Phil!

  • Had a great time today, yes the lines were long. It was hot in the sun and my feet and legs were sore at the end but I’d do it again 😀

    YAY MEG!

  • It would be wonderful if this could be extended. 🙂

  • I was hoping that with all the positive feedback and requests for extending the limited time long lost friends that we might see today’s announcement that it was extended but sadly it’s not 🙁

  • Thanks Chad. That is an amazing list I wish I could get out to see. It would add a lot to my character photo collection. Hope you had a blast with everyone.

  • Can’t Believe I forgot Hercules!

    Hercules, Meg, Hades

  • Alright, here is the list as best I could tell (don’t quote me on it):

    First Set…
    Lilo & Stitch
    Peter Pan, Wendy, Smee, Captain Hook
    Brier Bear, Brier Fox, Brier Rabbit
    Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Prince John, The Sheriff of Nottingham
    Tarzan, Jane Porter, Terk

    Second Set…
    Snow White, Dopey
    Pocahontas, John Smith, Meek, Gov. J. Ratcliffe
    Merlin (Sword in The Stone)
    Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Geppetto, Gideon, J. Worthington Foulfellow


  • Thanks Chad, that would be great!

  • Thank you for another wonderful Limited Time Magic event. I really love the long-lost friends idea, so I was eagerly awaiting this. I found all the characters I met were great with the guests. My interaction with Merlin will stand out in my memory. When asked what kingdom I was from, like a dunce, I couldn’t think and said, “I’m from a really big kingdom.” Ha! Should’ve answered with Magic Kingdom, haha.

    The cast members there were also fun and entertaining. I didn’t catch their names but two guys serenaded a lady with the “Beauty and the Beast” theme song and one of them started dancing with her. It’s stuff like this that people remember, and will make their visit to Disneyland special. Thank you!

  • I will try to get to the park today. If I do, I will post the complete list of characters!

  • Thanks Erin!

    Any chance of hearing the complete list of characters? Or better yet, extending by a week 🙂

  • So happy that the last day of this falls on the first Sunday back for SoCal Annual Passport holders 🙂 Even though we were just there for two days this past weekend, we’ll be back on Sunday to see Hercules, Meg and Merlin!!

  • Really, given the nature of the event, it would be nice to have a full list. So far, there is no one there that I am overly excited to see, but who knows without a compete list?

  • Please please please consider extending it to the next week. It was not announced ahead of time so I am out of state. If I had known it would be this week, I would not have planned going out of state. Some people might still be on their vacation elsewhere and can’t make it either. I’m am so sad that I can not make this because these are all characters I’m dying to meet. Please consider extending it to the next week…

  • Haven’t seen these characters in a very long time. Look forward to seeing them on Thursday.

  • Just curious, the characters, are they out all day (from like 11am – 5pm) or only for short periods of time. Are all the characters out every day or only certain days. For example, Merlin will be out on Monday but not any of the other days?

    Trying to get a senses of activities to see if I can at all possible change my current vacation plans. This one is a really important one to me.


    • Colleen – The long-lost friends will be there throughout the day, 11 am – 6 pm.

  • I agree with Karen. I find the limited time magic is really geared to folks within the area and not all Disney fans 🙁
    Character Greetings are what I live for. I collect them and yet because I live on the other side of the country I can’t get to them. It’s very disappointing

  • Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!!!

  • Will you ever do Long Lost Friends with a little more notice? I really want to do this, but don’t live in California.

  • 🙁 I’m just going to miss it. I’m coming out the week after for my birthday.

    I say extend it for 2 weeks 🙂

  • Will Meg be out everyday during that week? My daughter loves Meg. Might consider an impromptu trip down to Disneyland from Canada!

  • Will be there Friday the 23rd! Would love to see Baloo and Kit Cloudkicker! haha Talespin was my fav show on the Disney Afternoon growing up. Now that I’m 25 I miss those guys! haha excited to be visiting the happiest place on earth!!

  • I am so excited!! I voted for Herc & Tarzan’s group!!! Ahhh!! So happy. Definitely going to pay a visit sometime next week!!!

  • Are the characters out at park opening or a little bit after that?

  • YAY! Tarzan and Jane were the ones I missed last time around for long lost friends. Can you tell us what times they will be out each day?

  • None of the ones that I picked. I’ve met Hercules, Merlin, Tarzan, & Terk. But that’s okay since I won’t be there until December.

  • Don’t you wish you could have all the forgotten and old characters? My son would love to see Darkwing Duck and the Rescue Rangers crew. My identical twin daughters would love to meet Minnie’s identical twin nieces, Millie and Melody.

  • MEG! MEG! MEG!

  • YAY! I was hoping they would be there for my trip! I’m going on the 20th 😀 Can’t wait to take pictures with them all!

  • Is there a certain time the characters will be out? Or will they be there throughout the day?

    • These long-lost characters will be greeting Disneyland park guests throughout the day, from 11 am – 6 pm.

  • Who’s glad he has friends coming into town and took next week off?

    <—– this guy! 😀

  • Whoo HOOO!!! I voted for Tarzan and Hercules!!!!! So excited. I have to prioritize my week next week to make it out to the park to meet them! (oh and to have my kids meet them too!)

  • I know someone who would love to be surprised by Chicken Little and Abby Mallard.

  • Wow – what a wonderful lineup – plus surprises? What more can we ask for?

    Definitely flying out for this one, as I have for all four Long Lost Friends. Please though, keep this, and the other “Relevancy Initiative” type events coming in 2014 and beyond. They make frequent visits to the Disneyland Resort fresh and fun, every time!!!

  • Can you please provide a full list of the characters, so we can decide if we are going early to line up?
    thank you!

    • I’m sorry, MaryJo, but that’s all I can tell you at this time.

  • I’ve never even had the chance to see Jane & Terk at Animal Kingdom, on the east coast–
    I’d always figured they’d be at Disneyland, near Tarzan’s Treehouse. Nice to see them back.

  • So close and yet so far. I will be missing this by just a few days. Hopefully some of the AMAZING characters will visit during the Marathon or travel to WDW. What an awesome line up!

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