PHOTOS: Thumper and Eeyore Meet Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Toni Ferrigno

Two images: on the left, a person in a playful cartoon-style rabbit costume; on the right, a person in a gloomy donkey costume, standing outdoors.

PHOTOS: Thumper and Eeyore Meet Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Thumper and Eeyore made an appearance to meet guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this week.

Thumper and Eeyore Meet and Greet

Thumper, from Bambi, standing on a pathway with greenery in the background.

The two characters made a surprise appearance outside of the Conservation Station in Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom on May 13, 2024. Thumper from the animated film, “Bambi,” and Eeyore from “Winnie the Pooh” took around 20-minute turns meeting with guests before switching out with one another.

Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh stands on a walkway surrounded by lush greenery.

The meet and greets are likely a temporary addition, as they were not officially listed in the My Disney Experience app or on the Walt Disney World website. Disney’s Animal Kingdom has seen a few returning meet and greets in the past few days. Pocahontas, Goofy, and Pluto have all returned to greeting guests in the park after the flotilla experiences were officially retired.

Have you ever met Thumper or Eeyore? Let us know in the comments below.

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1 thought on “PHOTOS: Thumper and Eeyore Meet Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom”

  1. I’ve been to Rafiki’s Planet Watch four times this week and it’s been just Eeyore and Pooh. I wanted to meet Thumper so badly.


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