NEW Flotilla Coming to Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom flotilla
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The excitement just keeps going for Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Recently we reported that Chip ‘n’ Dale, Donald, and Daisy were returning to Dinoland USA. With the news though came the news that Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad would not be returning. At least not yet.

Today we’ve learned that while they wont be doing meet and greets (for now) they WILL have their very own flotilla! These water parades began in 2020 right after the parks reopened as a way to have a character presence on the parks from a distance. They are great fun with music and a festive atmosphere. Best of all, they are completely random making them a special treat!

The new flotilla is the Adventure Flotilla and will include beloved characters that have become synonymous with Animal Kingdom:

Russell and Dug from Disney from Pixar’s “UP”, Scrooge Mcduck and Launchpad McQuack!

The new floating adventure begins TOMORROW September 4, 2022 so be sure to keep your eyes peeled! We just hope Launchpad isn’t steering the boat!

Animal Kingdom flotilla

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The new flotilla joins several other fun flotillas including:

  • Goofy and Pals Set Sail.                Leaving their posts at Donald’s Dino Bash, Goofy and his Pals cruise down the Discovery River.
  • Discovery River Character Cruise.  Catch a glimpse of Characters from Disney’s Pocahontas or Disney’s The Lion King as they float along the Discovery River.
  • Discovery Island Drummers Flotilla  The Discovery Island Drummers take their music to the water, performing live as they sail around the Discovery River.
  • Mickey and Friends Flotilla.           Ready for a brand-new adventure, Mickey and his friends set sail on the Discovery River.
Discovery Isand Drummers

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Which exciting floating parade is your favorite? We are kind of partial to the Discovery Island Drummers Flotilla ourselves! It’s impossible not to dance to the beat as the Drummers sail down Discovery River! Let us know which one you love in the comments!



About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.