Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On Feb 21, 2023
    Christian from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Good afternoon, Plan Disney. I am currently trying to meet two characters in Walt Disney World but I think I am having difficulty with two: Meeko and Baloo. Are there some ways where I can run into one or both of them the next time I visit the park?

    Hiya Christian,

    Welcome to planDisney! One of my favorite parts of visiting Walt Disney World Resort is the character meet and greets. There was one vacation where I spent the entire trip trying to get a photo with every Disney Princess I could find. It was such a fun challenge, and I don’t think I’ve ever walked as much as when I was zipping around the Theme Parks that trip. Rare character interactions are the most incredible ones, however! I get so much joy from spotting Kevin or Genie out and about in the Most Magical Place on Earth. On my current bucket list is Max Goof in his Powerline outfit!

    Besides being one of the best Theme Parks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is the most likely location to spot Meeko and Baloo. I have spotted Meeko, particularly, along the Discovery River on one of the Discovery River Character Cruises. With that said, spotting both of these characters is a rare treat. I wish I could guarantee that they will be out and about at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, but unfortunately, they are very unpredictable (must be a quirk of wild animals). I recommend using the My Disney Experience mobile app to see if and where to locate Meeko and Baloo. Under the map icon in the My Disney Experience mobile app (second choice on the bottom of the screen), you will find Theme Park maps for all four Theme Parks. At the top of the screen of the map, you should see “Wait Times” and an arrow. Click the arrow and select “Characters.” Next, click the “Show List” option in the right-hand corner, and every character doing meet and greets will magically appear. With a bit of “faith, hope, and pixie dust,” Baloo and Meeko’s photos and locations will be on your screen.

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope the magic happens. Have the most fantastic time during your visit!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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