Walt Disney World reopened in July 2020 after the COVID-19 Pandemic closure with modifications to the entertainment offerings. Traditional entertainment, parades and character meet and greets are suspended. In their place are cavalcades and character greetings. I have separate posts looking at the cavalcades and greetings at the Magic Kingdom as well as Disney’s Hollywood Studios, see links below. In addition to the parks some characters hit the road and were part of the Caravanning Round the World taking an RV to various Disney resorts to greet guests there. At EPCOT these experiences included characters in Future World as well as traveling around World Showcase by car.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom the characters cruised around the Discovery River on boats as part of a series of flotillas. Here is how Disney describes them:
- Mickey and Friends Flotilla
Ready for a brand-new adventure, Mickey and his friends set sail on 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.
- 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.
- Donald’s Dino Bash Flotilla
Donald and his friends take Donald’s Dino Bash to the Discovery River. Keep an eye out for their party boat throughout the day.
- Goofy and Pals Set Sail
Leaving their posts at Donald’s Dino Bash, Goofy and his Pals cruise down the Discovery River.
Related Posts from January 2021:
- WDW Pictures & Video: Main Street USA Mickey & Friends Greetings @ Magic Kingdom
- WDW Pictures & Video: Winnie the Pooh Characters @ Magic Kingdom
- WDW Pictures & Video: Mickey & Friends Cavalcade @ Magic Kingdom
- WDW Pictures & Video: Dapper Dans @ Magic Kingdom
- WDW Pictures & Video: Rainy Day Cavalcade @ Magic Kingdom
- WDW Pictures & Video: Main Street Philharmonic @ Magic Kingdom
- WDW Pictures & Video: Tinker Bell & the Lost Treasure Cavalcade @ Magic Kingdom
- WDW Pictures: Main Street USA Character Greetings @ Magic Kingdom
- WDW Pictures: Frontierland Character Greetings @ Magic Kingdom
- Pixar Cavalcade @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney Junior Cavalcade @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- WDW Pictures: EPCOT Character Experiences (Jan 2021)
- WDW Pictures: Caravanning ‘Round the World @ Contemporary Resort (Jan 2021)
For more pictures, trip logs, thoughts and observations from this trip visit my January 2021 Walt Disney World Trip Summary Page for links.