On this Thanksgiving Day 2014, we thought we would do a blog about meeting Pocahontas!
While Caroline was working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this spring, she got to see Pocahontas fairly often because her meet and greet area was moved from the Camp Mickey & Minnie area to right next to Island Merchantile where Caroline was working. (This was due to all the construction going on for the new Avatarland opening in 2017.)
We haven’t seen the other characters from the Pocahontas movie since our 1996 WDW trip! We were so surprised to see Governor Radcliff running through the DAK entrance getting his MagicBand scanned! We followed him over to a shady area by the entrance and were the first in line to meet him & Meeko.
He gave us a special rock with the letter “R” on it to give to Pocahontas when we saw her later. He was so funny…stomping his heels when he wanted something from the character attendant….just too funny to watch!
She said that he was looking for gold and offering the Indians pretty rocks for their gold, if they had any.
Throwback Thursday photos: Meeting the Pocahontas movie characters at the Wilderness Lodge in November 1996.
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