Winnie the Pooh is one of my favorite Disney characters! My best memory from my first Disney trip when I was 7 is eating at Crystal Palace and meeting Pooh and all of his friends (ironically, I ended up working there on my College Program, but that’s a different story for a different day).
There is actually a LOT to do that’s Winnie the Pooh related in the park. I’ll start with the most obvious – the ride. It’s a family friendly ride in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. You take a journey through Pooh’s adventures, while riding in a Hunny Pot. We are usually able to get a Fast Pass for this ride, but the wait is *typically* anywhere from 30-90 minutes.
The next thing is merchandise. The parks actually have a lot of Pooh related merchandise, but some of my favorites are below. All of these items are available at Hundred Acre Goods outside of the ride.
Let’s talk about MEET & GREETS. You can meet Pooh and Tigger (sometimes even another friend) at the Thoughtful Spot in Fantasyland beside the ride. There is usually a longer line for this. My favorite place to meet them is Crystal Palace. This is character dining in the Magic Kingdom (reservations needed). It is a buffet that is open for breakfast (my favorite), lunch, and dinner. All of the characters come by your table for interactions, autographs, and pictures. They also do a Friendship Day Parade intermittently throughout the day, where you can march/dance around the restaurant with the characters. You can also meet Winnie the Pooh in Christopher Robin’s Bedroom in the UK Pavilion in Epcot, but I have not had any luck with this one – I went to try, and he wasn’t there that day.
I was sad that wasn’t able to find ANY Pooh treats on property. I feel like Disney could do so much more than this. How fun would it be to get a treat served in a Hunny Pot?
Have you seen our new Heffalumps and Woozles shirts? I’ve wanted to make this one for a LONG time, but couldn’t come up with a design. I love how it finally came together! These are available in the shop under the Wishes collection.
Have you done anything Winnie the Pooh related in the parks that we missed? Let us know!