This article discusses Pluto’s meet-and-greet that’s part of Donald’s Dino-Bash in Dinoland USA at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Pluto returned to this location in early 2024.
We stopped by Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently to check the status of a few character meet-and-greets. You may remember that we found Pocahontas and Meeko meeting in The Oasis near the front of the park last month. They are both still meeting in the mornings until approximately noon. Afterward, they return to their boats for the afternoon river cruises around Discovery Island.
After seeing them, I walked to Dinoland USA and found Pluto meeting with guests behind Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures. A cast member at the location said he had recently returned and was greeting guests until around lunchtime. After that, he usually returns to his character cruise with Goofy.
As of this update, the characters mentioned above (Pluto, Goofy, Pocahontas, and Meeko) are not listed in the My Disney Experience app. We usually recommend checking the app on the day of your visit for exact times. Our experience has been that these characters meet intermittently for a few hours in the morning.
Pluto’s meet-and-greet is off-the-beaten path. Unless you’re exiting Dinosaur! (the attraction) you might not even walk through this area. But if you’re in Dinoland, you can walk through the gift shop (or around it) to find this spot.
A faux dinosaur sits nearby. The character meet-and-greet is identified by the Donald’s Dino-Bash signage in the background.
A few guests were waiting in line ahead of us. It took less than five minutes to meet Pluto.
Pluto was as happy as ever to see us! We were also happy to see him. He’s become a bit of an obscure character to find this last year.
A PhotoPass photographer was available at this location. However, they are not guaranteed.
Pluto was happy to show off his dinosaur collar and tag, which is unique to this meet-and-greet.
If you’re visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom and want to meet Pluto, try to find him before lunchtime. You can also ask one of the cast members wearing a blue shirt at another character’s meet-and-greet for information. They usually know who’s meeting and tend to provide accurate information.
For more character meet-and-greets at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you might enjoy:
- Meet Daisy Duck at Donald’s Dino-Bash
- Meet Chip and Dale as Chipmunk-O-Saurus
- Meet Donald Duck at Donald’s Dino-Bash
- Meet Goofy at Dinoland, USA
- Find Kevin Roaming Dinoland USA
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