Hey everybody! So, it appears that Prince Naveen and Flynn Rider are being taken out of the the parks, and the meet and greets will be with Tiana and Rapunzel only, starting July 3rd. I think this is a big mistake, as there are finally "Princess" meet and greet experiences that both girls AND boys can enjoy, instead of little boys always feeling embarrassed to go see a "girly" princess. I mean, what kind of little boy doesn't love Flynn's adventure stories?
Also, when Ariel was taken out of Ariel's Grotto due to the Fantasyland Expansion, they decided that in order to continue with meet and greets in Adventureland, Prince Eric had to be included. The reason being that without Eric, Ariel would have no reason to be on her human legs. They brought Eric in to continue showing the importance of character integrity and quality of show that guests have come to expect from Disney.
But now, the exact opposite logic is being used. The guys are being taken away, even though with Naveen, Tiana wouldn't even be a princess, and without Flynn, Rapunzel wouldn't ever be out of her tower and off exploring new places like the Magic Kingdom.
They make such a big deal about quality of show and storytelling and integrity of character, and then take away the two characters that are responsible for making their respective ladies princesses in the first place! A few Cast Members have started an online petition, hoping to bring Flynn and Naveen back in time for the busy holiday season this year. I'm sure the guys would appreciate if everyone took a couple quick seconds to sign it! Thanks!