• On Mar 26, 2012
    Megen from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it true that Timon and Rafiki no longer appear for dinner at the Garden Grove? Do they make appearances for dining any place else? Can they usually be found in the AK? My son loves the Lion King and don't want to miss seeing them.

    Hey Megen!

    The Garden Grove Character Dining Experience at the Walt Disney Swan Resort is no longer featuring Timon and Rafiki. 

    You can most certainly meet Rafiki at Conservation Station at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.  Simply board the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch/Conservation Station.  You can also usually find Jimminy Cricket and Pocahontas meeting guests here.

    At this time, Pumbaa can not be found meeting guests at the parks.  I think he's spending his time hunting slimy bugs and hanging out at the watering hole.  You can, however, often find his good buddy Timon at The Oasis at Animal Kingdom.  You'll want to grab a Times Guide when you enter the parks to get more precise meeting times and locations.

    Thanks so much for coming to see us, Megen!  Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help you make your vacation as magical as possible.

    Have a Disney day,
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New York

I'm a military wife and mom to two little ones who is either on a Walt Disney World vacation or planning our next one!  Learn More About Ashley

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