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  • On Jul 16, 2023
    Genevieve 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.

    I understand that Timon does not have a stationary meet and greet spot right now, but are there any places I should keep my eyes peeled for a pop-up? Or are those locations randomized?

    Hakuna Matata, Genevieve, and that means no worries. It also means welcome to planDisney, so thanks for stopping by with this great question about one of my favorite Disney films, The Lion King. Did you know the storyline is based loosely on Hamlet? When I taught Shakespeare to sophomores, I'd show scenes of Simba and Scar as a comparison! But you'd like to know about everyone's favorite meerkat, Timon. Let's discuss some ways to catch him at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    Although Timon is often too busy hunting for delectable bugs to do meet and greets with guests, you can see this wise-cracking critter in a couple of places. My favorite way to get up close and personal with him is at Festival of the Lion King, where he sings, dances, and jokes his way through the show. You'll also see Simba, Pumbaa, and many other jungle creatures here, and the Tumble Monkeys never disappoint.

    I recently had lunch on the Nomad Lounge porch and was thrilled to see Timon on the Discovery River Cruise flotilla. He and Rafiki had a grand time cruising around and waving to guests, and that porch offered a birds-eye view of all the flotillas that came by. A bonus tip is that the Impossible Sliders there are fantastic, and I'm not "lion!" 

    Since characters and appearances are always subject to change, I'd suggest you keep an eye on your My Disney Experience Mobile App in case Timon decides to pop up. Tap the location icon at the bottom of your screen and choose Characters from the top drop-down menu. I like to tap Show List in the upper right to see what characters are nearby. You can also filter by theme park, so watch Disney's Animal Kingdom closely for those Lion King pals.

    Genevieve, I'm sending pixie dust and grub worms so you'll see Timon on an upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit. Feel free to stop by planDisney anytime! We like sharing our problem-free philosophies!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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