PHOTOS, VIDEO: ‘Brother Bear’ Characters Join Earth Month Flotilla for 25th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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To coincide with the upcoming Earth Day and 25th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Discovery River Character Cruise has some new additions greeting guests today. Koda and Kenai from the film “Brother Bear” could be spotted cruising along this morning: Between April 16 and April 23, an expanded array of unique characters are joining … Read more

NEW Big Feet Kevin Plush at the Emporium at Magic Kingdom

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Attention all Kevin fans — a new Disney Big Feet Plush featuring the popular Disney bird is now available at the Emporium at Magic Kingdom. Big Feet Kevin Plush- $29.99 Kevin is the newest character featured in the Disney Big Feet collection. Each character is very soft and has a pair of oversized feet, as … Read more

Santa Claus Flotilla Returns for 2022 Holiday Season at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Santa Claus has returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for another season of festive flotillas. He can be seen on Discovery River periodically throughout the day. Santa is of course appearing in his iconic red suit with white fur trim. His flotilla is decorated to look a bit like a sleigh. It has red cloth hanging … Read more

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

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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. Near Discovery Island, we saw these downed … Read more

Russell From ‘Up’ Appears on New Adventure Flotilla at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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With the return of Donald and friends to Donald’s Dino-Bash! at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the flotillas on Discovery River are changing. The Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto flotilla and the Pocahontas flotilla remain, while a new “Adventure Flotilla” has launched. There are two versions of the “Adventure Flotilla,” the first featuring Launchpad McQuack and Scrooge McDuck, while the second is supposed to … Read more

New Adventure Flotilla Featuring Launchpad McQuack and Scrooge McDuck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Launchpad McQuack and Scrooge McDuck on Adventure Flotilla

With the return of Donald and friends to Donald’s Dino-Bash! at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the flotillas on Discovery River are changing. The Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto flotilla and the Pocahontas flotilla remain, while a new “Adventure Flotilla” has launched. There are two versions of the “Adventure Flotilla,” the first featuring Launchpad McQuack and Scrooge McDuck … Read more

‘The Lion King’ Hyenas Appear on Flotilla at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Earth Week

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In honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, the hyenas from “The Lion King” are appearing on a Discovery River flotilla in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests can see Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed on this jungle-themed flotilla occasionally throughout the day. Like other character flotillas, it circles the river, so guests all over the park … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: ‘The Magic is Calling’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom With 50th Anniversary Flotilla


Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary is in full swing, and the celebration is getting wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the arrival of Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto on an EARidescently decorated 50th Anniversary flotilla. Mickey and the gang are excited to see everyone around the waterways of Animal Kingdom. The flotilla makes a longer stop … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 5/8/21 (“A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” Premieres, New “Moana” Sand Sculpture, Character Flotillas, and More)

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Jambo from Disney’s Animal Kingdom! It’s a pretty big day from Walt Disney World’s youngest park, as we see the (modified) return of one of the resort’s most popular live shows: “Festival of the Lion King”. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is perhaps the park with the most detail—it exists at every turn, and in so many … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT & Disney’s Animal Kingdom 4/18/21 (“Harmonious” Fireworks Barges, “Brother Bear” and “Up” Character Appearances, New Expedition Everest Merchandise, and More)

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Welcome back to Walt Disney World for another exciting Sunday in the parks! We’ll be starting our day at EPCOT and later moving on to Disney’s Animal Kingdom as we find new characters, new barges, a new drink, and more. Let’s check it all out. At the entrance to EPCOT, we always appreciate the recent … Read more

WDWNT Daily Recap (4/18/21): Primary “Harmonious” Fireworks Barges Join the World Showcase Lagoon, Gradual Work on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Trader Sam Platform Now Cleared on Jungle Cruise, and More


We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Sunday, April 18, 2021. Walt Disney World … Read more

PHOTOS: Koda and Kenai from “Brother Bear” Cruise Aboard Flotillas for Earth Day Celebrations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Earth Day celebrations have officially returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Because Earth Day falls on April 22nd, which is also the theme park’s anniversary, festivities are in full swing this week. We were able to catch some special characters join the fun aboard flotillas cruising down Discovery River. Guests who have visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2/7/21 (Tree of Life Trinket Tray, Missing Entertainment, New Pressed Pennies, and More)

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Howdy from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We’re coming to you from Walt Disney World after an evening full of tornado watches, though thankfully we’re only feeling slight after effects of the storms. We’ll also be heading over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom later in the day. With all of that being established, there’s a busy day in … Read more