Camp Minnie-Mickey To Officially Close January 6

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In a move that surprises no one who’s been following along, Camp Minnie-Mickey, a land found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will be closed starting on January 6. (The last day of operations will be January 5.)

With this closure, the characters that were available for meet and greets will move to different locations around the park.

  • Pocahontas will be found along the Discovery Island Trail.
  • King Louie & Baloo from The Jungle Book will greet guests along Bradley Falls between Asia and Africa.
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale will move to Rafiki’s Planet Watch on the walkway from the train station to Conservation Station. In addition, musician Gi-Tar Dan will be relocated here.
  • Donald Duck will move to the Cretaceous Trail in DinoLand U.S.A., where guests can join him for a photo with Cory the Dinosaur.

As a reminder, Festival of the Lion King will also have its last performance at the current location in Camp Minnie-Mickey on January 5. The show will then be dark for about 6 months and, when it reopens, will be found in a new theater located in the Africa section of the park.

Camp Minnie-Mickey was always supposed to be a temporary land. The area will reopen in 2017 as The World of Pandora, otherwise known as Avatarland.

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3 thoughts on “Camp Minnie-Mickey To Officially Close January 6

  • December 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Have they announced “World of Pandora” as the official name for this area?

    Our working name for a year or so had been “PAJIJCA”, which was a shorthand for “Pandora: A Journey Into James Cameron’s ‘Avatar'”

    It has “Pandora”, because that’s what the place is, it has a “:”, because Disney likes those in some of its modern attractions, it has “James Cameron”, because Jim’s ego was quite possibly going to require his name be on it, and it has “Avatar”, because that’s the name that people know it by.

    Of all of the above, the biggest surprise would be that it might actually not have the word “Avatar” in its formal title.

  • December 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I wonder where they will hide the picture of Meeko handing over the deed of Camp Minnie Mickey to a blue Na’vis?

    Cory the dinosaur? They named a dinosaur after me?


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