Throwback Thursday: Meet & Greet with Pocahontas Characters

Meeting Pocahantas, Novemebr 2014.

Meeting Pocahontas, November 2014.

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!

Governor Radcliff literally running around the front entrance of DAK.

Governor Radcliff literally running around the front entrance of DAK.

Signing Caroline's autograph book.

Getting Caroline’s autograph book signed.

First time we've seen these two since 1996!

First time we’ve seen these two since 1996!

Meeko photobombing the photo!

Meeko photobombing the photo!  He was great!

The rock that Governor Radcliff gave us.

The rock that Governor Radcliff gave us.

Pocahantas looking at the rock.  She had no gold to trade for it.

Pocahontas looking at the rock. She said she had no gold to trade for it.

She said that he was looking for gold and offering the Indians pretty rocks for their gold, if they had any.

Signing Caroline's autograph book.

Signing Caroline’s autograph book.

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Throwback Thursday photos:  Meeting the Pocahontas movie characters at the Wilderness Lodge in November 1996.

With Governor Radcliff, Nov. 1996

With Governor Radcliff, Nov. 1996  (Caroline was too afraid/suspicious of him to come that close!)

Meeting Pocahantas for the first time.  November 1996.

Meeting Pocahontas for the first time. November 1996.

Meeko signing Elly's autograph book.  Nov. 1996.

Meeko signing Elly’s autograph book. Nov. 1996.

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We’ve written a book about our year working at Disney World in the Disney College Program: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale.
Available now on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. Published by Theme Park Press.
http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409410046&sr=1-1&keywords=Two+Girls+and+a+Mouse+Tal

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