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    Guests can meet Thumper and friends at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Guests can meet Thumper and friends at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    Date: 02/17/2005

    In support of the upcoming Disney DVD release of Walt Disney Pictures' Bambi, Guests have the opportunity to meet Thumper, along with live, forest animals, at the entrance to Disney's Animal Kingdom now through March 31.

    The meet-and-greet area is located in the Palm Courtyard in front of Rainforest Café, and includes a picturesque topiary backdrop depicting Bambi, Thumper and Flower nestled in a faux forest. Music from the Bambi soundtrack provides background music at the location.

    Also, a series of United States Forestry Service public service announcements is featured at Rafiki's Planet Watch, featuring a montage of Bambi clips leading up to a conservation message from Smokey Bear.

    The DVD goes on sale March 1.
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    Why only through March 31st?!?! I wanna meet Thumper too!
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    I- wanna- meet- Bambi -and- Thumper! (sounds like whinny 3 year old )



    Make sure you post pictures! I would love to see the costumes!
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    There are some photos here:

    http://allearsnet.com/tp/ak/thumper.htm
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    That sounds great, I hope they decide to continue that meet and greet after March 31. Lots of little ones are discovering Bambi for the first time.. How about flower, and would she smell like a skunk in a meet and greet??!!
    I am in need of some Disney magic!!

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    haha! More another rare autograph for my book!
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    I was so excited when I heard that Thumper and friends will be there, I'm taking my niece and nephew to WDW this weekend and I can't wait to see
    Thumper.

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    Sparkey144...please post pictures of Thumper!! I am soo bummed I won't get to see him.
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    That would be neat to see. Too bad that we aren't going until June!
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    Awwww......Thumper is soooooooooooooooo cute! I- wanna- meet- Thump-er (whinny 3 year old,again )!!!! Didn't you say you could meet Bambi and Flower as well? If so,when someone finds a photo,tell me. My dad is curious on how Bambi will look. Thanks for the Thumper pics,though. He is too cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    <snipped>Guests have the opportunity to meet Thumper, along with live, forest animals...
    includes a picturesque topiary backdrop depicting Bambi, Thumper and Flower nestled in a faux forest.

    I think only Thumper is a walk-around character, and any other animals are real live ones. That's what it sounds like from the press release Lou quoted.

    You know Disney - if it's done once, it will show up again. Thumper will turn up elsewhere after this event is over - you can almost guarantee it.
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    If I catch Thumper at Animal Kingdom I'll be sure to post them once I come home.

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    YAY!!! I LOVE Bambi and Thumper... It's nice that I'll get to see it. I'll take lots of pics and share them here when I get back... (if someone shows me how when I get back)

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004
    I think only Thumper is a walk-around character, and any other animals are real live ones. That's what it sounds like from the press release Lou quoted.

    You know Disney - if it's done once, it will show up again. Thumper will turn up elsewhere after this event is over - you can almost guarantee it.
    You are too helpful! Thank you soooo much!
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    I just got back *sniff* *sniff* no Thumper, WE got there before the park opened and no Thumper, so I went to information and asked when he would be out, they only told me morning and in the afternoon, I had two very sad kids with me, then when we left about 15 minutes after the parade, still no Thumper. And to tell you I don't know who was more disapointed me or the two kids. Oh well I hope he becomes a regular character at the parks and we catch him next time .

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