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Animal Kingdom Character Schedule

Kenny the Pirate’s Guide to Animal Kingdom Character Meet and Greets

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Character Notes
  • Characters that can ONLY be met at Animal Kingdom include:  Baloo, King Louie, Dug, Russell, Pocahontas and Rafiki
  • Baloo and King Louie, Donald Duck, Pocahontas and Chip n Dale have relocated since Camp Minnie Mickey closed!
Animal Kingdom Character Meals
Tusker House  Breakfast and Lunch Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Mickey

*All Entertainment is subject to change without notice.
*Arrive early for the most popular characters as sets may be cut well ahead of time.
*Click map for a larger view of location.

Verify schedules at www.characterlocator.com during the week of your day of visit.

Baloo & King Louie
 Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom, Baloo and King Louie, Meet and Greet
LOCATION: Upcountry Landing
CURRENT SCHEDULE:
  • 10:00 AM – 03:30 PM
  • 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM (when the park closes at 6:00 pm or later)

Available for Extra Magic Hours? NO

Best time(s) to meet:

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to meet and greet opening or go late in the day.
  • The worst time to visit is after a Flights of Wonder Show exits.

Sign autographs?

  • Baloo does sign autographs
  • King Louie isn’t capable of signing.

Other locations available?

  • This is the only regular meet location for Baloo and King Louie
  • Can be seen in the Animal Kingdom Parade

Fastpass available? NO

Indoors or Outdoors?  Outdoor meet with shade .

INTERACTION TIPS:
  • Ask Baloo to demonstrate how to use the claw to pick a pear so you do not prick yourself.
  • Bring a plastic pear to offer Baloo as a gift.
  • Tell Baloo you have been working hard and need him to demonstrate how to get the Bare Necessities.
  • Offer Louie a banana or tell him you’d like him to share some of his bananas.
  • Tell Louie that he is your favorite monkey. You know he is actually an ape.
  • Ask Louie if he was elected as King or if he was born into a royal monkey family.
  • Louie loves to dance, just ask.
  • Wear a fake crown and tell Louie that YOU are the king.
Chip n Dale
 chip-dale-120x240 LOCATION: Rafiki’s Planet Watch
CURRENT SCHEDULE:
  • 10:15 A.M. UNTIL ONE HOUR BEFORE CLOSING.
  • Available for Extra Magic Hours? NO
Best time(s) to meet:

  • Arrive anytime of the day

Sign autographs?

  • Chip n Dale do sign autographs

Other locations available?

  • Chip n Dale can also be located in Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Epcot’s Garden Grill, Fort Wilderness Backyard BBQ, Swan and Dolphin Garden Grove
  • Can be seen in the Animal Kingdom Parade, Magic Kingdom Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it Street Party

Fastpass available? NO

Indoors or Outdoors?  Outdoor meet with shade for characters, but line is exposed to the sun.

INTERACTION TIPS:
  • Chip has a dark chocolate chip nose.
  • Dale appears to have two separated teeth. Two vowels, two teeth.
  • Ask Chip-Dale if they are squirrels, gophers or rats.
  • Ask Chip-Dale who has the better dance moves.
  • Give Chip-Dale a bag of acorns.
  • Ask them which one is Alvin and which one is Simon. Ask where Theodore is at.
Donald Duck
 donald-animal-kingdom-120x240
LOCATION: Dinoland – Cretaceous Trail
CURRENT SCHEDULE:
  • 11:00 A.M. UNTIL ONE HOUR BEFORE CLOSING.
  • Available for Extra Magic Hours? NO
Best time(s) to meet:

  • Arrive  early or late in the day
  • Donald meets in all four parks in unique costumes. Lines are shortest in Epcot Mexico.

Sign autographs?

  • Donald Duck does sign autographs

Other locations available?

  • Donald Duck can also be located at Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House, Beach Club’s Cape May Breakfast, Contemporary’s Chef Mickey’s
  • Can be seen in the Animal Kingdom Parade, Magic Kingdom Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it Street Party

Fastpass available? NO

Indoors or Outdoors?  Outdoor meet with shade for characters, but line can be exposed to the sun.

INTERACTION TIPS:
  • Ask Donald where Mickey is
  • Ask Donald why he does not have as much stuff in the parks as Mickey
  • Ask Donald why he does not wear pants
  • Tell Donald he is #1 or even better #2
  • Tell Donald he is handsome
  • Tell Donald you like him better than Mickey
  • Tell Donald you like his performance in the Aflac commercials
Dug and Russell
 dug-russell-animal-kingdom-120x240 LOCATION: Discovery Island
CURRENT SCHEDULE:
  • 10:00 AM – 02:15 PM
  • 4:30 until 30 minutes prior to close (Second set is only offered when the park closes at 6:00 PM or later)
  • Available for Extra Magic Hours? NO
Best time(s) to meet:

  • Go at park opening or arrive a few minutes before their second set (when park closes at 6:00 PM or later).

Sign autographs?

  • Dug and Russell do sign autographs

Other locations available?

  • This is the only regular meet location for Dug and Russell

Fastpass available? NO

Indoors or Outdoors?  Outdoor meet with shade for characters, but line is exposed to the sun.

INTERACTION TIPS:
  • Show Russell your Wilderness Explorer call. Caw, caw, Roar
  • Ask Russell to tell you which is his favorite Wilderness Explorer badge.
  • Ask Russell where Kevin is.
  • Point and shout Squirrel to Dug.
  • Tell Dug that you do not like the Cone of Shame.
Goofy & Pluto
 goofy-pluto-animal-kingdom-120x240 LOCATION: Dinoland
CURRENT SCHEDULE:
  • 11:00 A.M. UNTIL 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING.
  • Available for Extra Magic Hours? NO
Best time(s) to meet:

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to Goofy and Pluto’s arrival or go very late in the day.

Sign autographs?

  • Goofy & Pluto do sign autographs

Other locations available?

  • Goofy can also be met in Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House, Beach Club’s Cape May Cafe Breakfast, Contemporary Resort’s Chef Mickey’s, Downtown Disney’s Buena Vista Palace, Fort Wilderness Backyard BBQ, Swan & Dolphin’s Garden Grove, Wyndham Bonnet Creek
  • Pluto can also be met in Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Contemporary Resort’s Chef Mickey’s, Downtown Disney’s Buena Vista Palace, Downtown Disney’s Hilton, Epcot’s Garden Grill, Polynesian’s ‘Ohana, Swan & Dolphin’s Garden Grove, Wyndham Bonnet Creek
  • Can be seen in the Animal Kingdom’s Parade, Magic Kingdom’s Dream Along with Mickey, Magic Kingdom’s Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it Street Party

Fastpass available? NO

Indoors or Outdoors?  Outdoor meet with shade for characters and guests.

INTERACTION TIPS:
  • Ask Goofy if he has ever taken Pluto for a walk.
  • Ask Goofy if he does his own stunts.
  • Ask Goofy what his favorite starring role was.
  • Ask Goofy if he has a significant other.
  • Ask Goofy how his cat Waffles is doing.
  • Tell Goofy you would like to learn to become a Musketeer, then he will show his swordplay. Correct yourself and say you would like to become a MOUSEketeer.
  • Ask Pluto where Mickey is
  • Give Pluto a dog biscuit
  • Tell Pluto he is a good boy for taking pictures with you and scratch him behind his ear
  • Tell Pluto he should get a never-ending supply of dog bones
  • Tell Pluto you can not choose which is your favorite dog
Mickey & Minnie
 120x240-Mickey-and-Minnie-Animal-Kingdom LOCATION: Discovery Island
CURRENT SCHEDULE:
  • Park open until park close.
  • Available for Extra Magic Hours? NO
  • This is the ONLY location that Mickey and Minnie meet in the same photo.
Best time(s) to meet:

  • Arrive at park opening, immediately after the parade or go late in the day or use FASTPASS+

Sign autographs?

  • Mickey and Minnie do sign autographs

Other locations available?

  • Mickey also meets in Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House, Contemporary’s Chef Mickey’s, Epcot’s Garden Grill, Fort Wilderness Backyard BBQ, Polynesian’s ‘Ohana
  • Minnie also meets in Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Beach Club’s Cape May Cafe Breakfast, Contemporary’s Chef Mickey’s, Downtown Disney’s Buena Vista Palace, Downtown Disney’s Hilton, Fort Wilderness Backyard BBQ,
  • Can be seen in the Animal Kingdom Parade, Magic Kingdom’s Dream Along with Mickey, Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Electrical Parade

Fastpass available? FASTPASS+ is available for this meet.

Indoors or Outdoors?  Indoor meet and greet with air conditioning for the characters and guests

INTERACTION TIPS:
  • Tell Mickey that Donald is 1 to you.
  • Tell Mickey that you are going to propose to Minnie since he has waited so long.
  • Talk to Mickey about your favorite flavor of cheese cake.
  • Ask Mickey how he feels about the destruction of his Toontown home.
  • Ask Minnie if Mickey has given her a ring yet
  • Ask her how much longer she will wait for Mickey
  • Bring a Ring Pop and get down on one knee and propose to Minnie
  • Compliment Minnie on her outfit
Pocahontas
 120-x-240-Pocahontas-Animal-Kingdom
LOCATION: Discovery Island Trails
CURRENT SCHEDULE:
  • 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
  • 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM
  • 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
  • 01:55 PM – 02:35 PM
  • 02:50 PM – 03:30 PM
  • 04:20 PM – 05:00 PM
  • 05:15 PM – 05:55 PM (When the park closes at 6:00 PM or later)
  • 06:15 PM – 06:55 PM (When the park closes at 7:00 PM or later)
  • 07:15 PM – 07:55 PM (When the park closes at 8:00 PM or later)

Available for Extra Magic Hours? NO

Best time(s) to meet:

  • Arrive early in the day for the shortest waits.

Sign autographs?

  • Pocahontas does sign autographs

Other locations available?

  • This is the only regular meet location for Pocahontas

Fastpass available? NO

Indoors or Outdoors?  Outdoor meet with shade for characters, but line is exposed to the sun.

INTERACTION TIPS:
  • Greet Pocahontas with a hearty Wingapo!
  • Tell her you think her necklace is beautiful
  • Offer her a biscuit to take to Meeko
  • Offer her some sunsweet raisins – she loves the sunsweet berries of the earth
  • Ask her how John Smith is doing
Rafiki
 120-x-240-Rafiki-Animal-Kingdom LOCATION: Rafiki’s Planet Watch
CURRENT SCHEDULE:
  • 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM   *Outside the front gates
  • 10:15 AM – 05:00 PM   *Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Available for Extra Magic Hours? NO
Best time(s) to meet:

  • Any time of the day is fine.  Rafiki rarely has a long line.
  • He meets inside the Conservation Station

Sign autographs?

  • Rafiki does sign autographs

Other locations available?

  • This is the only regular meet location for Rafiki
  • Can be seen in the Animal Kingdom Parade

Fastpass available? NO

Indoors or Outdoors?  Indoor, air-conditioned meet for character and guest

INTERACTION TIPS:
  • Bring a Simba plush. He will lift it up, like in the movie
  • Ask Rafiki if he is a baboon – he is a mandrill
  • When leaving say “Asante Sana.” It means “Thank you”
Tigger & Winnie the Pooh
 120-x-240-Tigger-and-Pooh-Epcot LOCATION: Discovery Island Landing
CURRENT SCHEDULE:
  • 10:00 A.M. UNTIL 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING.
  • Available for Extra Magic Hours? NO
  • Tigger and Pooh pose for separate photos at this location
Best time(s) to meet:

  • Arrive early or late in the day for the shortest wait.

Sign autographs?

  • Tigger and Pooh do sign autographs

Other locations available?

  • Tigger and Pooh can also be met at Epcot, Magic Kingdom, 1900 Park Fare Breakfast, Magic Kingdom’s Crystal Palace
  • Can be seen in the Animal Kingdom Parade

Fastpass available? NO

Indoors or Outdoors?  Outdoor meet with shade for characters, but line is mostly exposed to the sun.

INTERACTION TIPS:
  • Ask Tigger if he is a boy or girl
  • Bounce with Tigger
  • Tell Tigger he should have his own ride
  • Tell Tigger you can bounce higher than him
  • Instead of saying goodbye say TTFN “Ta Ta For Now”
  • Ask Pooh how come they let him come out with only half a shirt
  • Ask Pooh why he does not wear pants
  • Ask Pooh where you can locate some honey because you have a rumbly in your tummy
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74 thoughts on “Animal Kingdom Character Schedule”

  1. Does Meeko still swap out with Pocahontas? When we were there in May we got in line to see her. The people in front of us lucked out and got a photo with both of them together…but Pocahontas had to take her break and so we only got to meet Meeko…which was fine! But would love to see her on our next trip, as we have never met her on any trip yet :(

    1. If you like Flik, and wish he had never been cut. Just stop at Guest Relations at Animal Kingdom and tell them that your upset that Flik is not doing meet and greets. It’s the only way.

  2. We were there in 2011, I do not remember all of these Meet & Greets listed, Do they not list all of them? We are going the last week in Febuary.

  3. I’m so glad Dug and Russell will be there. Now all I need is Bolar hat guy and I will be up to date on all the Pixar characters.

    1. Bowler Hat Guy is not Pixar. Meet the Robinson’s is Disney Animation Studios, although it was the first DAS movie that John Lasseter was a part of after being made Creative Director.

  4. Where is Bradley Falls? Could you give me a ‘landmark’ so I can find Pocahontas easily? Thank you so much for your awesome guide!

  5. Just wanted to make sure with all the changes happening at AK – are Baloo/King Louie and Dug/Russell still at the same place/time as noted above?

  6. Looking at both this page of times and the characterlocator.com page you have. Question about times. You say on this pages 20 minutes til close for example. 20 minutes until close of the park? So does this mean if the park stays open to 8 p.m., the character meets until 7:40 p.m. If so, then the two sites don’t match. Just wondering which is correct? Just doing some cross-referencing, so wondering if the times above are still valid or if I should be depending more on the characterlocator.com page.

      1. Thank you! I was hoping for later times then the characterlocator site was showing. Again just have to say amazing site. Thank you for taking the time to create and maintain the sites.

  7. Is thumper located anywhere? What about dumbo? Bo peep? Or the prospector? We drove all the way here from Boston and haven’t seen anybody really that we wanted too.

  8. if festival of the lion king and camp Minnie Mickey are closing on January 6, 2014, will there still be a place for a meet and greet with Pocahontas? if so, where would it be?

  9. Do you know where the characters from Camp Minnie/Mickey will move to after it closes? We go Jan 16 and am trying to plan character meets!

  10. hello! congratulations for your page! I love it and I find it very useful! thanks for all the information.

    Go to September 2014, we know if keychain dug and removed russel or short term? Another question russel dug not sign? Why? and chip and dale either? International disney if signed.

    thank you very much

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