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Prince Eric to be retired from regular meets

According to sources Prince Eric is set to be retired from regular meets  after meeting guests (soon) on Saturday, September 29.  Ariel will meet guests alone at Adventureland Verandah beginning Sunday, September 30.  She will move to her new Grotto meet area next to her new ride and return to fin form in mid to late October.

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Winnie the Pooh and Hundred Acre Wood characters to leave Hollywood Studios AND Animal Kingdom?

Rumors have it that the Hundred Acre Wood characters would be cut from both Animal Kingdom AND Hollywood Studios meet and greets.  It is known that Pooh will cease to meet at Magic of Animation after Saturday in preparation for Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope to move in late October.

If the Pooh characters do leave both parks, that would leave eeyore and piglet as being available only at The Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom.

Expect a number of changes on October 1st.

Thumper and Miss Bunny

Thumper and Miss Bunny were retired from the Animal Kingdom in June 2012

Thumper in Animal Kingdom 2012 before he was retired from schedule
Miss Bunny in Animal Kingdom 2012
Thumper and Bunny 2011
Thumper and Bunny 2010
Thumper and Bunny 2010
Thumper and Bunny 2010

Timon

Timon may occasionally be found in Epcot for random meets or at Hollywood Studios for Character Palooza.

You can see him in the Animal Kingdom Parade, Festival of the Lion King and Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it at the Magic Kingdom.

Timon with Rafiki in 2006 at Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland Verandah
Timon with Rafiki at the Magic Kingdom in Town Square 2004