It's a sad day for flotilla fans – Disney’s Animal Kingdom has retired all of its character flotillas. Rumours first started circulating earlier this month and it has now been confirmed.

Popular characters have previously travelled around Discovery River by boat, greeting guests from afar. But, don’t panic, this means that there are now three new meet-and-greets available on dry land around the park.

New Meet and Greets

Pocahontas will meet and greet park guests in the Oasis, while Goofy and Pluto can be found near Chester & Hester’s Dino Treasures gift shop. These meet and greets are usually available from park opening until late afternoon, though you can check the My Disney Experience app on the day for up-to-date information.

The Discovery Island Drummers, who previously performed on land, are still scheduled to make their way around Discovery Island on flotillas. For now, these are the last remaining flotillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.