Loved the segment on character meet & greets. We were in WDW a few weeks ago and had some great experiences with characters at Magic Kingdom.
Spectromagic was on at 9 and 11 that night with Wishes at 10. After wishes I looked at the schedule and noticed that the character areas at ToonTown was open until 10:30 so we hurried over as soon as Wishes was done to see if Mickey/Princesses/Fairies were still there. To our delight they all still were and were waiting around with no line-ups. We were able to meet Mickey, Minnie, 3 princess and all fairies in less than 20 minutes. The wait times during the days tends to be about 45-60 minutes for each of the 3 queues. We were the 2nd last family to leave each of the greeting areas. They ended up not closing down the character meets until 10:45pm.
Another good find was at Rafiki's Planet Watch where Pocahontis and Rafiki were there with no lineups.
After we closed down ToonTown we wandered back to main street through an abandoned Tommorow Land (very cool being the only people there). As we approached the bridge back to Main Street (2nd Spectromagic was still on so we were going to duck through the Noodle Station) there were two young female guards standing on the bridge watching the parade from a distance. They didn't realize that anyone else was around and were standing there doing all of the moves from the girls in the parade in perfect synch to the music and parade - arm swirls, turns, etc. They were really into it and really had it down. They seemed a bit embarrassed when they noticed us watching but I went over and chatted with them. They admitted that it's secretly the dream of every girl who works in the parks to be in the parade some day. One of them wanted to be Cinderella and the other wanted to be Belle. A real magical moment.