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  • On Jun 14, 2023
    Melissa from NA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Disney We are planning a trip this August, park free. Is there anywhere outside the theme parks where we might find Tigger? He’s my sons favourite. Thanks Melissa

    Hi there, Melissa!  

    Aw, shucks, welcome back to planDisney! The wonderful thing about Tiggers is that they are all over Magic Kingdom Park, but I have bounced around some ideas for you and your little one to possibly get some time with our loveable friend outside of the theme parks. 

    As I mentioned above, the only way to guarantee to spot Tigger is to visit Magic Kingdom Park. You can find Tigger and his friends Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, and Piglet at The Crystal Palace restaurant. The interactions that my family had with Tigger there were unforgettable (during the characters' march he tapped my husband on the head with a balloon, and I'm still laughing about it half a year later). Another way to meet Tigger (and Winnie the Pooh) is at the Thotful Spot near the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh ride in Fantasyland. 

    My instinct told me to recommend dining outside of the theme parks at 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa; however, the restaurant, including its Supercalifragilistic Breakfast where you could meet Tigger, is not currently available. Oh, bother! But I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog to be among the first to hear about a possible reopening. Do consider including one of the many other character dining options while you're at the Resort though. Seeing Lilo and Stitch at 'Ohana or Mickey and his friends at Chef Mickey's always brings joy to my kiddos! 

    Now, on to Disney Springs! There is a Hundred Acres Wood photo opportunity that is near the Marketplace Carousel. This small seating area has statues of Tigger, Winnie the Pooh, and Piglet. Before I got my Walt Disney World annual pass, I used to love taking photos in this spot with my family and friends. Although it is not a meet-and-greet, this is the best option for your son to see his all-time favorite character. 

    AN EXTRA GEM: Keep in mind, if you do decide to visit the theme parks, little Mouseketeers under the age of 3 have free admission. Not only can they enter the parks for free, but meals at character dining locations like The Crystal Palace are completely complimentary for this age group, too. 

    Melissa, if you have any other questions about your upcoming summer holiday to Walt Disney World Resort, feel free to revisit me here at planDisney. I have little ones, too, so I'd love to help you. TTFN--Ta-ta for now! 

    Magic always, 
    LeAndra
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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