Eeyore to make last appearance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


On Thursday, May 9th, 2013, Eeyore will make his last full day appearance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Sadly, he is being cut from the Animal Kingdom meet and greets.

According to Kenny the Pirate, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger will leave their home at the Discovery Island boat dock and move to Camp Minnie Mickey on May 10th. Donald and Daisy will begin meeting at the former home of Pooh and friends, and Mickey and Minnie will begin meet and greets at the new Adventures Outpost on May 12th.

Eeyore’s retirement from the Animal Kingdom now means that he can only be met at Crystal Palace – making that character meal all the more valuable!

Are you sad to see Eeyore leaving? We sure hope to see him return to another meet and greet location sooner than later!


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  • Paula Jane Pieklo-Byler

    Do they have Stitch?

  • Paula Jane Pieklo-Byler

    WHY???? Everyone loves Eeyore! I would like to see STITCH in the park! Have they ever had Lilo and Stitch?

  • Emily

    Eeyore is one of my favorite characters. This is sad.

  • Robin

    He’s kind of a downer- I’m sure he will pop up somewhere else eventually. (besides Crystal Palace)

  • Debbie

    One of our favorites! We have several pics with him in AK.

  • angela

    Oo no Eeyore is one of our favorites. He will be missed at Animal Kingdom.

  • Adrienne

    Goodby Eeyore, sniff, sniff.

  • Chelsea Pulver

    That is very sad :( My kids love Eeyore!

  • Shea Hunter Thompson

    I would like to see more rotation of characters on a regular basis. I understand the whole concept and reasoning for set meet and greet locations for specific characters but I kind of miss the magic of just stumbling across various characters walking through the park like we used to see when I was kid.

  • Andrea Sitler

    Eeyore is one of my favorites. I look for him and Stitch each visit. Will he still be at the Crystal Palace?

  • Kimberly

    I guess we will take him out of our autograph books we are planning. :(

  • Shimmyb812

    Couldn’t they move him over to UK at Epcot w his buddies?

  • Shimmyb812

    No! Why would they take Eeyore away? Doesn’t everyone love Eeyore?

  • Tara

    We were at Epcot in June and Eeyore was there. Is he no longer there either?

  • kennythepirate

    I appreciate the mention! Sorry to see Eeyore go. He’s basically being switched out to bring Daisy back into the actual park, not just Tusker House.

  • DizneyGirl

    No, it’s just Pooh and Tigger

  • snowdrift 7

    doesn’t Eeyore also appear With Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Piglet In The United KingdoM in Epcot?

  • beerbelliedirishman

    So glad we got to meet him last year. So sad that they are retiring him.

  • Teresa J

    Why would they do that???? I don’t like it AT ALL!

  • Beth Newbold

    what? Love Eeyore, he is so cute, my mom will be completely devastated.

  • Lisa Harkins Harrison

    I don’t like it one bit. Poor Eeyore! Nothing ever goes right for him.

  • dumbodoll

    Oh Bother! Eeyore is a part of all of us…he should not be cut from the Meet and Greet schedules any more than Mickey, Minnie or Pooh.