In the photo, the original poster claims if you yell “Andy’s coming!” while meeting Woody and Jessie, the characters will “stop what they’re doing and drop.” The photo sparked a debate on reddit and reddit.com/r/disney.
The photo has been viewed over 400,000 times.
A video posted to YouTube features an interview with a Cast Member who says they have ended the “Andy’s coming!” element of the meet and greet.
“It used to be that way. They did actually used to fall to the ground, but they did change the rules and they’re not allowed to fall to the ground anymore,” the Cast Member said. “They will actually stop sometimes, but the rule has changed.” Note: The video is posted at the bottom of this post (jump to :50 in the video).
If this is the new policy, it will be interesting to see if Disney discusses this viral photo with Cast Members that work alongside the characters. Will Cast Members need to discourage guests who try to yell that Andy is coming?
Some posters insist you can still do this at the parks, but we’ve been unable to find proof that the “Andy’s coming!” line will actually still work.
It will be interesting to see how Disney (and Woody) handle this viral phenomenon.
I normally stay on topic, but I have a photo I recently discovered I want to share.
I’m not a big fan of most other theme parks. I will go… but it’s just not the same. My least favorite theme park? Six Flags. The reason? Well here you go. That’s me in the blue. I was 5-years-old.
I took this picture with my point-and-shoot camera and I was thrilled with the results. No tripod, just my Panasonic DMC-FH20 point-and-shoot.
Periodically, I’m going to start sharing some of my photos from Flickr. While social media and Disney are my primary interests, photography is my hobby. So when you can mix your love (Disney) and your hobby (photography)… epically epic win!
This photo was taken in April during our trip to Disney World. This was my first-ever HDR photo taken at Disney World. I have always loved the high dynamic range imaging technique but only recently started doing it myself. I took this photo with my Sony A200 and used a rail to stabilize the camera (no tripod). This was my first and is probably still my favorite: