• On Jul 29, 2016
    Margoth from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family and I will be traveling to WDW in mid August to celebrate my nephew turning 2 yrs old. He is obsessed with the Lion King (Rafiki is his fave). Is it possible to meet any of the Lion King characters? and if so, which park should we visit?

    Hello and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    First, I would like to be the first to wish your sweet nephew a most MAGICAL "Happy Birthday!"  Is there any place more special than Walt Disney World to celebrate?  I think not!  I am thrilled to read that your WDW vacation is just around the corner, so we had better get started.

    I would definitely recommend Disney's Animal Kingdom.  You will not want to miss this beautiful theatrical show, Festival of the Lion King.  Simba and friends will provide the entertainment and, trust me, your nephew will be laughing, singing and dancing though out the entire performance.  This show will have you on the edge of your seat.  From here, I would make sure to head on over to Rafiki's Planet Watch.  Rafiki would love to share a most MAGICAL moment with the birthday boy.  Always check your Times Guide upon entering the park for more character meet-and-greets.  

    Diane's Tip of the Day:  For some fun character interaction while dining, Disney's Tusker House Restaurant is the place to be.  Located inside Animal Kingdom, Donald Duck and pals are ready to celebrate!  Also, don't forget to pick-up a free happy birthday button for your nephew.  Just visit Guest Services upon your arrival at any WDW Theme Park. 

    Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON!"

    ~Diane G. 
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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