Disney Trots Out Costumed Characters Before Their Thanksgiving Debut on Movie Screens
More than a month before Tangled hits cineplexes across the land, two characters from the Disney movie are already being trotted out today as the newest costumed characters roving Disneyland.
Princess Rapunzel and the handsome bandit Flynn Rider are available for meet-and-greets in the spot where Gepetto's Sweet Shoppe used to be located, near Pinocchio's Daring Journey ride.
Park guests will be able to take photos with, get autographs from and talk to Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.
Tangled, which opens worldwide on Nov. 24, tells the story of Rapunzel, who has spent her whole life in a tower until she falls in love with the bandit passing by. The princess must delve into the outside world for the first time to find him.
The new characters join a third who debuted at the Anaheim Mouse Factory this week. Duffy, a teddy bear who belongs to Mickey Mouse and is a prominent figure in Japan, marked his official debut in Anaheim at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Disney's California Adventure.
The story behind the plush bear is while Mickey was getting ready for a long voyage, Minnie took time to sew him a bear so he wouldn't get lonely. At the DisneySea park in Tokyo, Duffy rivals Mickey Mouse as the most popular character.
Stuffed Duffy teddy bears are now on sale for $25 at Disney's Anaheim parks.