Sunday night was our D23 Cars Land Preview Dinner Event. Before dinner, we were able to enjoy the new shops at "Buena Vista Street". What an improvement over the Greetings and other shops that used to be there! We think the Art Deco architecture goes so well with the much improved Main Gates and Hyperion Bridge, instead of the Golden Gate. We love the attention to detail in the bas relief on some of the buildings.
While we were looking around, we came across 4 of the Streetmosphere characters. One was "Molly", a bicycle messenger, trying to find the addresses for the packages she was trying to deliver, as she rode around on her old time bicycle, she was very familiar to us. Her costume was really cute, kind of the thing you'd find in the musical, "Newsies". She did a really good job, sharing her story and we took a photo with her before she left.
The second was kind of a fancy lady, I don't remember what her name was, as well as another lady who had her "dog" with her (a really cute puppet). She was also very familiar to us, we had a good time talking to her and getting our photo taken with her before we left.
The fourth character was a guy, kinda built like Ralph Kramden, who wished us a "Happy Anniversary", as he was walking quickly past us and moved onto somewhere else.
I know there was an article in the Disney Blog a while ago, introducing us to the new characters that will be appearing on BVS, but when I tried their search engine, it was sadly lacking and it didn't come up with it.
Does anyone remember who the people were and what their stories are? We think they're a very fun addition to the park and look forward to interacting with them again - after the summer is over and we return to the park.
Thanks in advance for any info you can give me on this!!