Dance party each night with the characters at Toontown
I don't know if this is really much of a secret, but it was something I just discovered this weekend. I also don't know for sure that this is an every night occurrance, or if it was an occassional or one time thing, but I did overhear a Cast Member talking as though it was indeed an every night thing, so that's what I'm assuming as I write this.
I returned to Mickey's Toontown fair on Saturday night at about 8:40, twenty minutes before Wishes and park closing, only to find a handful of characters, (Snow White, Princess Aurora, and Pluto to name a few) having a dance party of sort with the guests and cast inside the County Bounty tent. In the few minutes I was there, I saw everything from conga lines to the hokey-pokey, photo ops and autograph signing. Even the Princesses seemed to be nosing around the shop for suveniers! I had to laugh when Snow called Aurora over from across the room... "Oh look, look!... It's you!" she said, examining a pink child's Princess Aurora costume hanging on the wall. If you are like me and love to see the characters and spend a few moments with them without waiting in a 25 minute line for 35 seconds with them, then perhaps you should look into stopping by toontown just before closing at night and see if you can catch some of them out and about in the store.
I've also seen this kind of thing on Main Street, USA first thing in the morning after park opening. Most folks who arrive really early run headfirst into tomorrowland and that kind of thing, leaving MSUSA very empty for the first 45 minutes or so almost. I love hanging out there in the morning to watch Peter Pan dragging Wendy through the shops, or challenging strapping young boys like himself to a footrace ("No flying, now Peter... you have to play fair!" Wendy told him before she said "Go!") I've also seen Alice skipping hand in hand with Wendy in and out of the Confectionary. I love seeing the characters just "being themselves", rather than simply standing at the end of a line signing autographs and posing for pictures. If anyone comes across any more places or times of day you can find the characters just out playing, please add them to this thread. I'll do the same if I find some more.