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Friday, September 22, 2017

Timon Is Getting Added to Animal Kingdom's Meet And Greet Lineup!


by: guide4wdw - Collin

Animal Kingdom has always been a park featuring many of the more creative character meet and greet opportunities. Over the years, the park has been home to Bugs Life Characters, Doug and Russell from Up, Tarzan (leaving the park September 30th), Rafiki, Baloo, Br'er Bear, and so many others! While some characters have come and gone over the years (does anyone else remember Stanley and his goldfish?), it's always been a place where you can find unique and different opportunities for character interaction. 

In just a few short weeks, a new offering will debut featuring everyone's favorite character from the Lion King films and Disney's Festival of The Lion King stage show, Timon. Beginning October 1st, on Discovery Island, Timon will begin meeting with guests. Considering Timon has to be back at the Festival of the Lion King Theater for each show time, my guess is that these character meet and greet times could be fairly sporadic throughout the day. 

As always, be sure to pick a time guide as you enter the park to check out when your favorite characters will be meeting with guests throughout the park (including Timon). The time guides are an excellent resource when touring the parks and give you a great heads up at the beginning of the day so that you don't miss your favorite show or a special experience you may or may not have known existed. Even as seasoned Disney parks goers, we always grab a time guide or use the My Disney Experience app just to make sure we're not missing out on a new experience or unique opportunity. (Can you tell Br'er Bear is my dad's favorite character? lol) 

I know many guests are a bit upset that Tarzan will be leaving the park in the near future, but be sure to consider what's next along the way. When the Tarzan Rocks! show left the park in 2006, I was a bit heart broken. It was a incredible memory we had as kids and we always loved sitting in the front of that middle section as the rollerskating monkeys rolled by offering high fives to guests as they passed rather quickly. It was a great experience but the later use of the space for Finding Nemo - The Musical offered something up for a broader range of guests and a new and incredibly popular experience. 

All things considered, it's easy for us all to get nostalgic about things going away at Disney, but changes keep us coming back and continue to allow Disney to innovate and create in many new ways. 

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