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Chester & Hester Meet & Greet

Photo Op Sign.jpg


A new, or should I say old, service station has been built at Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama.


Converted Service Station


Once a spot for motorist to fill up their gas tanks and have their cars serviced, this structure now houses a Meet & Greet opportunity in front of a giant “Greetings from Dinoland USA” postcard.


Giant Postcard


Here, guests can have their picture taken with two of Disney’s most famous dogs, Goofy and Pluto.


Goofy and Pluto Photo Op


Realizing that this would be a popular attraction, a shaded queue offers some relief from the sun and rain.


Covered Queue


Just like so many other character greetings around property, a Disney photographer is on hand to snap your picture and apply it to your PhotoPass.

I recently wrote a blog about the backstory of Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama. After it was published, several of you wrote to tell me that a photograph of Chester and his wife Hester could be found in the “Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures” shop.


Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures

Photo Location


In these first two pictures, we see a young Chester and Hester proudly opening their new service station and the very first dollar they ever made.


Service Station Opening

First Dollar


This last picture shows them in their golden years.


Chester & Hester Today


And by the way, all of the cast members working at Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama are relatives of this enterprising couple, so don’t be surprised if you run into one of their distant cousins. (wink, wink).


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Comments (3)

David Santo:

Jack,

That's pretty slick opening up a meet-n-greet at Chester and Hester's. The Disney characters are like rock stars now so any access is better than none.

Where's your favorite meet-n-greet area at Disney World?

Jack's Answer:

When I was a little boy, I was terrified of Santa Claus. My parents could never convince me to sit on his lap so they could get my picture. I'm obviously over my childhood fears, but characters still are nowhere to be found on my "to do" list. I only write about them because I no so many guests love them so dearly.

So to answer your question, I do not have a favorite Meet & Greet spot. LOL

Angie:

I'm glad to see they built this structure. When I was there in March this year I ran into Goofy and Pluto near this area, but they were just in an open space and the sun was taking its toll on all of us waiting in line (and I'm sure Goofy and Pluto too). Now we get shade and a cool backdrop on top of that.

John:

We saw this last week when we were there, but it was roped off. I wasn't really sure what it was or why it was there. There were no notices that characters would be appearing there, and we didn't see any around. It was right around lunchtime, because we ate at the nearby restaurant.

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