Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Disney’s Zootopia debuted today in the Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! street party at the Magic Kingdom. While I had the chance to meet them last month during a private event at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, this is their first public outing at Walt Disney World. I hope they eventually become meet and greet characters here as well, as they are beginning today at the Disneyland Resort. But it was nice to see them out for guests to enjoy at Walt Disney World!
Check out my interview with Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin about Zootopia here.
We weren’t sure where Nick and Judy would be in the parade, but it turns out that they were on the back of the Chip and Dale float.
This was my first look at them in the Magic Kingdom. There has been a lot of interest in the Zootopia characters, and I don’t think most guests realized they’d be there today.
There are more photos below, but also check out our video!
Nick Wilde points.
Look at those green eyes!
Nick and Judy did come off the float, but didn’t move away from it.
You can see a large crowd gathered for them. It looks more daunting than it was, I didn’t have a problem getting quick to the front for some photos.
Judy covers her face.
Here she is dancing with a performer behind her.
I think this will be a busier experience once guests realize they are here. But the street party does play several times per day, so there is more than one opportunity to see them.
Nick poses in front of Cinderella Castle.
Here come Chip and Dale at the end of the street party, with Nick and Judy behind them.
Judy looks back.
I really like this area for photos, just before they head backstage.
Nick holds the hand of a performer.
If you’d like to see more of Nick and Judy, here they are at the Zootopia event I attended last month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!