Jiminy Cricket meet and greet returns to Disney's Animal Kingdom for Earth Day week

Apr 14, 2015 in "Character Meet and Greets at Disney's Animal Kingdom"

Posted: Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:57am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Jiminy Cricket will be returning to Disney's Animal Kingdom for meet and greets next week.

Appearing at Rafiki's Planet Watch during Earth Day week, look for Jiminy from 10am to 4:30pm, April 19 to 25 2015. No word yet if that stay will be exteneded.

Jiminy meet and greets at Disney's Animal Kingdom were available daily until November 2011 when he was removed from the meet and greet line-up. Animal Kingdom was the last place to meet Jiminy after he was removed from Magic Kingdom, leaving Walt Disney World without any location to meet the "Pinocchio" character.

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Cesar R MJun 23, 2015

I always went to the conservation center... love to see the medical stuff and what they do.

brb1006Jun 23, 2015

Disney seriously needs to update that in the future with Jiminy Cricket's voice reading the character descriptions. I always loved hearing Jiminy's voice during Wishes and formerly Spectromagic.

BairstowJun 23, 2015

Sudden realization: Jiminy Cricket should be the face and voice of the My Disney Experience app.

brb1006Jun 22, 2015

During my second trip to WDW, I saw Rafiki head to a different room right behind me at that place.

MinnieM123Jun 22, 2015

I also like Rafiki's Planet Watch as well. The train ride is pleasant, and the area, set off from the rest of the park, is a calm oasis with interesting exhibits, and a small petting zoo area. (I try to go there early in the morning before the crowds arrive.) Back in mid-May, I saw Rafiki in the Conservation Station. :)

brb1006Jun 22, 2015

But I enjoyed that area.:(

twebber55Apr 16, 2015

funniest thing ive read all day appreciate it

Cesar R MApr 16, 2015

does the meet and greet includes a free punch to the face? :hilarious:

DisneyCyclonesApr 15, 2015

We saw the character back in 2010. I think it was in DAK as well.

drew81Apr 14, 2015

All I will say is a certain someone is trying. Thank you to that certain someone.

RWilliamsApr 14, 2015

I can confirm that he will be at RPW at least from 4/19-4/25. I haven't heard anything about this being permanent, its likely just that week for Earth day. He'll be there intermittently from about 10am-4:30.

TomApr 14, 2015

@drew81 - any insight?

PhotoDave219Apr 13, 2015

Is this an Earth Day only thing it a permanent thing?

WondersOfLifeApr 13, 2015

Too bad it's at Rafiki's Planet Watch.. No way am I ever going back to that useless little area again!