Grumpy Refuses to Break Character During Costume Malfunction in Magic Kingdom

What’s your favorite part of a Walt Disney World vacation? If you love all things entertainment and enjoy seeking out meet-and-greet experiences with Disney Characters, you’ll want to see this clip of Grumpy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) at the Magic Kingdom!

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Each Disney Park across the world strives to provide only the best in terms of memorable activities and encounters for their Guests. Whether through delectable dining, an immersive attraction, or being able to see and interact with some of our favorite film characters, Disney has a knack for allowing Guests to step into the magic.

Disney characters are, of course, present all throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. The Parks offer Guests many opportunities to meet and interact with some of the most popular characters from their many successful film franchises. Characters also appear throughout exciting attractions and feature in fun and fantastical shows.

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In order to become a Cast Member within Walt Disney World Entertainment, one must pass a rigorous audition and adhere to strict performance standards. Only the best get to become “friends” with Disney Characters. Such is the case for the well-loved Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom.

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The official website for the Walt Disney World Resort describes the Festival of Fantasy Parade as a dazzling event where Guests can:

Celebrate the spirit of Disney as Magic Kingdom park comes alive with music and dance during a tribute to the tales of Fantasyland… The unbridled enchantment and vivid pageantry of Fantasyland—and its many inhabitants—winds its way through the park in a thrilling parade spectacular.

A video uploaded to TikTok by user @vildisney reveals the depths of dedication to which these character performers will go: Grumpy, one of the Seven Dwarves, experiences a costume mishap while dancing down Main Street, U.S.A. alongside a radiant Snow White.

“Oh! Oh!! Grumpy have trouble,” the caption states. Grumpy quickly steps out of line to a waiting Character Attendant, who gets to work resolving the issue. The Festival continues, and viewers will see Snow White glide by with the six other Dwarves and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland (1951).

The Hatter approaches Grumpy and playfully tweaks his nose, to which Grumpy angrily shakes him off, much to the enjoyment of the crowd. After a fittingly disgruntled check-in with the Cast Member, Grumpy is good to go and rejoins the procession on Snow White’s arm.

Due to his dedication, the magic was not ruined for any of the Guests watching the Parade, who even got to witness a hilarious and unique interaction between Grump and the Mad Hatter. Would you be glad to see this on your next trip to Fantasyland?

Guests who wish to partake in Character Experiences before their next visit are encouraged to view the Walt Disney World Resort’s full list of offerings here.

About Spencer Beck

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the halls of the Walt Disney Family Museum, and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @pinknpurble everywhere.