View Full Version : Where can I take the boat to?
06-09-2008, 07:09 PM
I ended up moving my room from POR to POP. I'm very excited to be staying at POP and the only real sadness left for me is not having the easy access to the boat. Where else can I take a boat other than POR? Example: from MK to ??? or Epcot to ???
Thanks for helping a boat loving girl out!!
06-09-2008, 07:15 PM
You can take a boat from the MK to the TTC (parking lot), the WL, FW, the Poly, or the GF. Might be nice if you have a dining reservation at one of these resorts on a day you'll be at the MK.
You can take a boat from Epcot to Disney Studios. It stops at the BWI, YC/BC, and S/D along the way. (And then, of course, makes the reverse trip back.)
It's also enjoyable to take the boat from OKW, Saratoga Springs, POR or POFQ to DTD, even if you're not staying at one of these resorts. Go for a ride, get a snack and see the resort, and then head back.
06-09-2008, 07:16 PM
Plenty of opportunities for boat lovers!! You can take a boat from:
DHS to Epcot and vice versa, w/stops at Boardwalk, YC/BC, Swolphin
MK to WL
You can rent boats at the marinas.
Take boat rides at Epcot (Norway, from FW to WS, the Land, Mexico) and MK (POC, Liberty Belle, It's a Small World, Jungle Cruise).
I'm sure some one will come along w/even more info!!!
06-10-2008, 09:16 AM
I think all the boats I can think of have been covered.
Any of the monorail resorts have boat access to Magic Kingdom. The Friendship boat from Epcot to the Studios stops at all the Epcot resorts. The one way trip for that takes about 30 minutes.
06-10-2008, 11:21 AM
WDW maintains quite an impressive fleet of watercraft as actual working transportation outside the parks.
The largest of these is the MK ferryboats; there are 3 of them, each named for someone significant to WDW's history. Here's a wonderful web page with details on these magnificent craft:
There are also a number of launches that run around Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon, ferrying Guests among the Magic Kingdom, the 3 monorail resorts, Ft Wilderness Campground, and the Wilderness Lodge. There are at least two different sizes of motor launch, and they are color-coded with 3 different flags (blue, green, and gold, IIRC) indicating their destinations. If you're a fan of small watercraft, these launches are a fantastic way to see the MK area from the water.
You already know about the water taxis that run from Downtown Disney to the 2 Port Orleans resorts and Saratoga Springs along the Sasagoula River; these are also relaxing, slow-speed boats that take you through some pretty scenery on their routes.
My personal favorite watercraft at WDW are the Friendship Launches. The Friendships are medium-sized, enclosed, climate-controled watercraft which move Guests between Epcot's International Gateway entrance and Disney's Holywood Studios, with mutiple stops along the way at Yacht&Beach Club, the Boardwalk, and the Swan & Dolphin. They are the first watercraft I ever boarded at WDW, and remain my favorite relaxation technique for a break from the hectic pace of park touring.
There is an additional set of Friendship launches that cross the World Showcase Lagoon inside Epcot. This is a short ride, but still nice, and it's cool to be able to see the World Showcase from the water.
I'm probably missing some, but those are the highlights of WDW watercraft.
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