Disney Resort Transportation Update: Friendship Boats

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Today, we have a new update regarding the transportation options available at Disney Resort hotels. Disney has officially update the Experience Updates page for the Walt Disney World Resort hotels to reflect the date when Friendship Boats will be available.

“Beginning the week of July 29, boat transportation will be available to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios,” Disney states, indicating that the Friendship Boats at resorts including Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and Disney’s BoardWalk will be available soon.

For reference, EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are typically accessible by boat from the following resorts:

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
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More information about Disney Resort hotel transportation and parking is listed below:

Complimentary Resort Transportation
Before the theme parks reopen, bus transportation will be available between your Disney Resort hotel and Disney Springs area.

When the theme parks reopen, complimentary transportation will also be provided between your Disney Resort hotel and Disney theme parks.

Transportation will operate with physical distancing measures in place, including in the load zones and queues, as well as aboard buses, monorails and watercraft boats. Face coverings are required at all times while boarding and using Walt Disney World transportation. We have also added physical barriers in select places where it is difficult to maintain strict physical distancing guidelines, such as partitions inside our buses and monorails.

Minnie Van Service
Minnie Van Service is temporarily unavailable.

Self-parking is available. Valet service is temporarily unavailable, with the exception of Guests with disabilities who may require parking assistance. A valid disability parking permit is required. Parking fees apply for Disney Resort hotel Guests. 

Click here for Disney’s official guide to transportation available at Walt Disney World Resort.

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We will continue to update Inside the Magic with more information about Disney World’s reopening as it is announced.

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