Much thanks to those of you who took the time to comment on my Touring Plans in my earlier post (http://forum.touringplans.com/t/another-first-timer-requesting-tp-evaluation/31832/11). Rereading the post, I hope I didn't come off poorly in describing our family's touring proclivities. Specifically, it might have seemed like I was pushing my wife and I's touring preferences onto our kids when saying we didn't really like character meals (boys ages 8 and 6). I wanted to make sure I wasn't ignoring their preferences, so I showed them a list of all the character meet n greet opportunities and asked them which ones they'd like to see. They said "none of them, we'd rather do rides instead". I was pretty happy that at least I had a good grasp on their personalities!
This made me think though - what kind of character options WOULD interest them?? The first thing I realized was that I HAD scheduled extra time at Star Wars: Launch Bay so that they could meet Chewie and Kylo. So this might be something that resolves itself with the opening of Star Wars Land, but I think it's definitely a bit of a missed opportunity - adding character meals / meet n greets for Star Wars would be of huge interest to at least my family.
Thinking of the characters that are on the table now: princesses - my boys have no interest. Classic characters - Mickey, et al: my kids have no real connection to them. They watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse a little when they were younger, but it was never a favorite. Is this an oddity of our family, or do today's kids lack a connection to the classic characters from lack of exposure?
I did ask them their opinion of what other characters they would go out of their way to meet. Answer: Spider-Man, Batman, and Rocket Raccoon. So, as Disney owns the rights to 2 of those 3 - where's the Marvel theming? Again, seems like an avenue ripe for development - Marvel meet n greets would be a winner in this house!