Trees Down in Discovery River Block Character Flotillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened to guests this afternoon following Hurricane Ian. While the park seems generally okay, we did notice that no character flotillas were traversing Discovery River. It turns out several trees were knocked into the river during the storm, preventing flotillas from sailing their usual course.

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Near Discovery Island, we saw these downed trees that almost completely blocked the river with their large leafy branches.

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From the Asia bridge, we saw two small trees that had fallen into the river.

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These aren’t blocking the way as much as the trees above, but will probably still need to be fully removed before a flotilla can safely float through.

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Read our updates from the reopenings of Magic Kingdom and EPCOT after Hurricane Ian.

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