When Walt Disney World Resort began its phased reopening in July, numerous experiences were different for Guests.
One particularly noticeable difference — especially for Guests staying at Disney World Deluxe Resorts near Magic Kingdom — was the lack of boat transportation service available at Seven Seas Lagoon.
This is generally one of the perks of staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Now, Guests who enjoy these onsite hotels will be happy to know that Seven Seas Lagoon boat service has returned!
DVC News shares these details:
Boat service has resumed for the two resorts located on Walt Disney World’sSeven Seas Lagoon. Guests staying at both the Polynesian and Grand Floridian can depart from the resort’s dock and arrive just outside the gates of the Magic Kingdom theme park.
Larger boats…are being employed to facilitate social distancing. As is currently the case with bus service, Disney Cast Members direct parties to a specific seat on the boat to ensure that all travelers are properly spaced out.
Whether you are a Disney Vacation Club Member or not, if you have an upcoming holiday season trip planned to one of these Walt Disney World Resort hotels, you will be able to take full advantage of the resumption of boat transportation! You can also utilize the brand new walking path between Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Magic Kingdom.
Disney’s official website describes Seven Seas Lagoon as:
Behold the beauty of Seven Seas Lagoon, a man-made body of water serving as an aquatic red carpet to Magic Kingdom park.
The planning for Seven Seas Lagoon began back in October 1965; soon more than 7 million cubic yards of earth was moved to create this amazing body of water. It is home to three small islands—Blackbeard Island, Castaway Cay and Beachcomber Island, all of which have played a part in the Disney legacy. Fun Fact—historically, Castaway Cay has been the launching point for perimeter fireworks at Magic Kingdom park!
Today, Seven Seas Lagoon remains a staple of the Walt Disney World Resort, offering fishing excursions, boat rides, fireworks viewing and so much more.
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