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Disney Days of Past: ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’ at Magic Kingdom Park

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

As we wind up April, it brings the saying “April showers bring May flowers” to mind. In 1979, Thumper and Flower from “Bambi” took some time to enjoy the flowers at Magic Kingdom Park. Happy Spring!



  • @Colin LOL

  • James’ wife here – Love those old photos, and anything with Bambi et al, touch of nostalgia is good for the soul.
    A couple of years ago at EPCOT there were beautiful topiaries of Bambi and friends, so sweet!
    Always a place in our hearts for dear characters old and new.

  • What exactly has flower been eating?

  • Thumper was gone for most of the 80’s and 90’s, and only came back when Bambi came out on DVD.
    I still have childhood ’74 photos with the two, but wow, didn’t realize that they were just wearing animal hoodies. 😉
    Given the new Thumper who’s shown up at Animal Kingdom occasionally (and Miss Bunny, but no Flower), park characters have sure come a long way since the 70’s.

  • What a great photo and intro for May! I love seeing vintage photos and this is a great post for the beautiful flowers that are blooming! I’d love to see Thumper and Flower in June when I’ll be in WDW. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing

    • I’m so glad you liked this! Your post made me smile this morning. 🙂

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