I have noticed that the last few times I had friends visit Disney World they did not take any time to meet the characters.  Their children wanted to, but there were so many other things to see and do that it wasn’t worth the time it takes to wait in line to meet them.

Animal Kingdom – The Best Place at Disney World to meet Characters

We learned after many visits that the Animal Kingdom is the best place to meet the characters.  The lines are always shorter than the other parks. We got to see Eeyore, Tiger and Pooh every single time we went to the Animal Kingdom, because there was literally never a line.

Where to Meet Pooh, Tiger, and Eeyore

You can find them quickly after getting into the Animal Kingdom. Once you are inside the Animal Kingdom head towards Dinoland.  Right before you cross a bridge into Dinoland turn right, you will see to the right a path.  You follow it down towards the river and there will be Pooh, Eeyore, and Tiger.  There is usually a staff member stationed next to the tiny marker.

If you want a more intimate meet and greet with Pooh, Tiger and Eeyore consider having lunch with them at Crystals in the Magic Kingdom. My sister did this with my niece and she loved it!

Where to meet other Disney Characters at the Animal Kingdom

I have noticed that sometimes you can meet these characters, but not always. Check the daily schedule when you arrive to see who is doing meet and greets the day you are there.

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Baloo and King Louie from the Jungle Book can be found near Tamu Tamu Refreshments. I have only seen them here once.

Lilo and Stitch can be found across from Pizzafari. (I have also seen Stitch at the entrance of Typhoon Lagoon.

More on the Animal Kingdom
Magic Kingdom Tips

The Ultimate 1-Day Animal Kingdom Itinerary

Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World

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Get Travel Insurance

Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can go wrong on any trip. Be prepared for the worst with travel insurance. We use Travelex or Safety Wing (often cheaper).

Book Flights

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Book a Place to Stay

I recommend using Expedia.com or Hotels.com for most hotel bookings. I prefer to book directly with Marriott when I stay there because of their excellent military discount.

If you prefer staying in a vacation rental instead, I recommend VRBO.

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Choose Activities and Tours

To find great activities in any area I use Get Your Guide and Viator. If we are visiting a city with lots of popular attractions I always check CityPass and GoCard to see if they have discount cards available.

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More often than not Lyft is cheaper than Uber. Use my Lyft link for an $18 credit! For a car rental in any country, I recommend Discover Cars.

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