Exciting news for Doc McStuffins fans. Starting later this month, guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom will now have the chance to see the beloved star from Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Doc McStuffins.” In addition to her appearances at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the popular toy doctor will make daily visits to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to meet with guests and sign autographs. With her handy stethoscope in hand, she’ll stop by every day just outside the veterinarian clinic at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. While there, wee ones can also learn a little about conservation and how the vets care for the animals that live at the park. And while preschoolers love the train ride to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, it also gives us parents a few minutes to relax before the next adventure.
Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning animated series “Doc McStuffins” follows the story of six-year-old Doc McStuffins who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and runs a clinic for stuffed animals and broken toys. Recently renewed for a fifth season, the series showcases the hallmarks of great Disney storytelling – fantasy and wish fulfillment – and models compassion and good health for kids age 2-7. The series airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
We will be sure to share more details soon on the Disney Parks Blog.
I’m not sure if the 3 of u realize how popular Doc is with the pre-schoolers, but she is extremely popular. It’s not all about being a role model….. But what she has done is help thousands if not millions of kids conquer their fears when they come to the Doctor. I am a Pediatric Emergency / Urgent Care Registered Nurse. We are able to use Doc to help the kids get through a visit with us when they need stitches or they have an earache because they have seen it on Doc McStuffins. They know we can help them. Doc has been a blessing to those of us in the Pediatric health care field and we thank those who continue to write, produce and direct the episodes as well as those who give give voice to Doc and her pals!!!
I couldn’t agree more with Heidi’s post that the Jessie meet and greet needs to be reinstated. A second Doc McStuffins is simply one too many.
As far as theming goes, I can’t say I agree all that much with this decision. I get that some of the toys she helps are animals but in the end they’re still toys and not real animals.
It’s really surprising to me to see a preschool television character receive two meet and greet locations, while there are so many other deserving characters that get left out of meet and greet opportunities. Jessie, for example, ia also a positive female role model, as well as a leading character in a highly-popular film series. It’s a shame a place still hasn’t been found for her, since her Frontierland meet and greet was cut back in October.