Disney World Animal Kingdom Character Schedule, How to meet characters at Disney World Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Character Schedule

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

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
Map Menus  Touring  


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.

KennyThePirate Character Locator App 728x90

ak_baloo_louie.jpg Baloo & King Louie  
Location: Asia (Upcountry Landing – Across from Flights of Wonder)  
ak_chip_dale.jpg Chip n Dale  
Location: Rafiki’s Planet Watch – Outdoor Courtyard  
ep_daisy.jpg Daisy Duck  
Location: Animal Kingdom: Discovery Island Landing  
rare_slim.jpg Dinoland Dance Party  
Location: Dinoland – next to Goofy and Pluto’s meet  
ak_donald.jpg Donald Duck  
Location: Dinoland Cretaceous Trail  
ak_dug_russell_new.jpg Dug and Russell  
Location: Animal Kingdom: Discovery Island: Bugs Life  
ak_goofy_pluto.jpg Goofy & Pluto  
Location: Animal Kingdom: Dinoland  
ak_mickey_minnie.jpg Mickey & Minnie  
Location: Animal Kingdom: Adventurers Outpost  
ak_pocahontas.jpg Pocahontas  
Location: Discovery Island Trail (Near Galapagos Tortoise)  
ak_rafiki.jpg Rafiki  
Location: Animal Kingdom: Rafiki’s Planet Watch – Conservation Station  
ak_rafiki.jpg Rafiki  
Location: Just past security check on right  


88 thoughts on “Animal Kingdom Character Schedule”

  1. We want to meet Pocahontas for our stay at WDW The first week of October. The app shows Pocahontas won’t be at AK past the date of Sept 27? Does she go away in fall and winter ? It’s actually that way with several characters gone past Sept 27 . Do you know if this is true or just a glitch in the my disney experience app?


  2. Dino Dance Party report for Sunday 6/22/14: Six total characters – Brer Bear, Brer Rabbit, Thumper, Rafiki, Chip, Dale. No Mushu.


  3. I see the times have changed for the Dino Dance Party to the afternoon,do you think they will stay this way thru august


  4. 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


  5. 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!


  6. 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?


  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. 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.


  9. 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?


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


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


    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.


  13. 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 😦



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