PHOTOS: Pluto Meet and Greet Returns to DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Shannen Ace

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Pluto meet and greet at Donald's Dino-Bash

PHOTOS: Pluto Meet and Greet Returns to DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Pluto meet and greet has returned to DinoLand U.S.A. for Donald’s Dino-Bash at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Meet and greets were suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are still phasing back in almost four years later. For a while, the Dino-Bash characters just appeared on a flotilla. Donald, Daisy, and Chip ‘n’ Dale meet and greets all returned in September 2022. After that, Goofy and Donald only appeared on the Dino-Bash flotilla. Goofy returned to DinoLand in October 2023 and now Pluto is the last character to rejoin the celebration.

DinoLand Pluto Meet and Greet

Pluto meet and greet behind Chester & Hester's

Guests can meet Pluto in the mornings behind Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures. Like Goofy, Pluto is meeting until approximately 11:30 a.m. or noon. Then the two will continue to appear on the Discovery River flotilla in the afternoons.

Times for the Pluto and Goofy meet and greets and the flotilla are not currently listed on the My Disney Experience app or Walt Disney World website.

Pluto meet and greet at Donald's Dino-Bash

Pluto is meeting in front of a Donald’s Dino-Bash medallion featuring Donald and a dinosaur. The medallion is at the top of a flag pole sticking out of a red fire hydrant with a bone on top. The pennant flag is orange, yellow, and green, the main colors of Donald’s Dino-Bash.

Pluto at Donald's Dino-Bash

Donald has exchanged his collar for a purple bandanna patterned with neon green dinosaur skeletons. His bone-shaped “Pluto” tag is a matching green.

Donald’s Dino-Bash is an everyday celebration of birds like Donald and Daisy being descended from dinosaurs. Watch our 2020 video of the Dino-Bash flotillas below.

Walt Disney World guests can also meet Pluto at Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Magic Kingdom and at World Celebration Gardens in EPCOT. He appears for character dining meals at Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Garden Grill at EPCOT, and Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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  • Shannen Ace

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at

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