RUMOR – Are ‘Kingdom Hearts’ Characters Coming to Walt Disney World?

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Could the cast of the Kingdom Hearts video game franchise be coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland soon?

It’s very likely, as Donald and Goofy were recently spotted in their Kingdom Hearts attire at a recent Cast Member event in Epcot.

Below are some pics, posted by fan site K13.com on Twitter.

 

Despite being a super popular franchise (hey, our daughter’s name is Kairi), Kingdom Hearts has had a very sporadic presence in Disney Parks. But with Kingdom Hearts III slated to be released soon, it’s possible that Disney is dusting off those costumes to help celebrate its (eventual) release.

To wind the rumor mill up even more, Kingdom Hearts characters are coming to the Disney Tsum Tsum mobile game later this month.

It’s just very odd timing, wouldn’t you say?

Could the rumors of Nintendo coming to Universal Studios Orlando be prompting Disney to take another look at its video game franchises to try and pre-emptively place popular game characters in meet and greets… and even attractions? There’s word of a Wreck-It Ralph attraction in the pipeline, too.

Let’s just hope they don’t bust out this creepy Sora costume again.

Photo: RisingSun.net

That Sora (as well as Donald and Goofy) were reportedly last seen at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2004, right before the release of Kingdom Hearts II.

Since then, very little Kingdom Hearts merchandise has made its way into Disney Parks, save for a few pins and any licensed merch that might turn up in the Japan pavilion.

My son as Sora at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2011.

Hopefully this sighting wasn’t a one off, and it signals that more Kingdom Hearts in Disney Parks is on the way.

[Source: K13.com]


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