EPCOT, Hollywood Studios Will Resume Boat Transportation to Hotels

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Disney has announced that it will be resuming water transportation for Disney Resort Guests by boat on November 1st.

They have released the resort names that will be seeing a return of this transportation service. The water transportation service between the resorts and the theme parks has remained suspended since the reopening of Walt Disney World.

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Here is what Disney had to say about the service returning:

Watercraft Service is scheduled to resume on November 1. It will serve the following Resort hotels:

Turn your travel into a treat on our fleet of boats that’s an attraction in itself.

Take in the scenery and relax with welcome breezes as you sail around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Feel the wind in your hair and the magic in the air as you cruise Crescent Lake and Lake Hollywood. Water taxis and ferries sail to and from Magic Kingdom park. Most routes run on 15- to 30-minute intervals.

The Magic Kingdom Resorts that will be using the boats on November 1st are Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Grand Floridian, and Wilderness Lodge.

For EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios the Boardwalk, Yacht & Beach Club, and Swan and Dolphin will all being utilizing this service again starting November 1st.

Disney has stated that transportation via the boats to Disney Springs is not going to be offered at this time.

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Walt Disney World describes water transportation as:

Getting where you want to go is easy when riding aboard Walt Disney World Water Transportation—including water launch, boat and ferryboat service to Magic Kingdom park and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Simply wait at one of the convenient and well-marked pickup points throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Your ride will then arrive—usually within minutes—ready to transport you to a variety of destinations. Keep in mind that certain destinations are not direct; you may be required to take a connecting mode of transportation to reach your destination.

We are so glad to see this service return to Disney Resort hotel Guests. The boats are a quick and convenient way to travel from your resort to the theme parks. We highly recommended you use the water transportation option during your stay at Disney World, as we believe you will find it a relaxing and pleasant journey!

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