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Old 04-09-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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Picture of the Epcot Boat Shuttle?

A friend of mine is taking her kids (11, 6, 1) to Epcot for the first time next weekend. She loves the idea of the shuttle across the lagoon. Does anyone know where I can find a picture of this that I can show her? Thanks!

Im trying to give her tips to touring. THey are staying off site and only doing this park. They have an ADR for lunch with the princesses in Norway at 1pm. I advised her to do the right hand side of FW upon arrival (fp for soarin) then head over to the left side... or lunch whatever comes first. Then after lunch they can start on w.s.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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I like allears.net. you might find pics there!
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #3
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A friend of mine is taking her kids (11, 6, 1) to Epcot for the first time next weekend. She loves the idea of the shuttle across the lagoon. Does anyone know where I can find a picture of this that I can show her? Thanks!

Im trying to give her tips to touring. THey are staying off site and only doing this park. They have an ADR for lunch with the princesses in Norway at 1pm. I advised her to do the right hand side of FW upon arrival (fp for soarin) then head over to the left side... or lunch whatever comes first. Then after lunch they can start on w.s.
I can show you where the docks are, which is going to be a lot better in regard to USING the boats.

A, B, C, D

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Old 04-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #4
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here is a pic I took of the boat stopping at the Beach Club:

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Old 04-09-2009, 09:32 AM   #5
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here is a pic I took of the boat stopping at the Beach Club


BTW, the Friendships that run between Epcot and DHS are different boats/routes than
the ones in the question here (INSIDE World Showcase.)

But, that's OK because they do look alike.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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Here are a couple more:





I believe they are the same boats that travel across world showcase lagoon but it has been a while since I have ridden those routes.

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:50 PM   #7
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oops, i misread her post; but the boats do look the same
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:58 PM   #8
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Since the thread is half about the DHS boat, I see that you can catch it between France and UK. If I'm coming from Future World, do I go over the bridge with the 6 and 7 on Robo's map, or is there a walkway before the bridge? It is kinda hard to tell in the picture. More importantly, is there clear signage pointing me to the direction of this boat? I would imagine there is, but you never know. I have done many things at WDW, but this is one of the few I haven't..I usually take the monorail to MK...I have never taken the boat to DHS. Would like to experience that.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:58 PM   #9
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Since the thread is half about the DHS boat, I see that you can catch it between France and UK. If I'm coming from Future World, do I go over the bridge with the 6 and 7 on Robo's map, or is there a walkway before the bridge? It is kinda hard to tell in the picture. More importantly, is there clear signage pointing me to the direction of this boat? I would imagine there is, but you never know. I have done many things at WDW, but this is one of the few I haven't..I usually take the monorail to MK...I have never taken the boat to DHS. Would like to experience that.
The exit/entrance is called the "International Gateway."
It is marked .
It sits between UK and France.

Epcot International Gateway Area
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...e-E-042508.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...e-N-042508.jpg



DHS to Epcot's International Gateway
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...-IG_081908.jpg
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:20 PM   #10
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I just wanted to mention that spot A on the previous map was closed when I was there in 2007. They had the boats traveling in a circle among the other three docks. The boat we rode on didn't look like the boats pictured, but I'm sorry I don't have a picture to post. Maybe they've changed in the almost two years since I've been?
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I just wanted to mention that spot A on the previous map was closed when I was there in 2007. They had the boats traveling in a circle among the other three docks.

The boat we rode on didn't look like the boats pictured, but I'm sorry I don't have a picture to post. Maybe they've changed in the almost two years since I've been?
Those Friendships (or ones like them) have been in use since Epcot was first popped, as far as I remember.
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Those Friendships (or ones like them) have been in use since Epcot was first popped, as far as I remember.
I just asked my 21 year old, and she says those were the boats! Guess they looked smaller to me, but we sat outside in the back. We liked riding them across the lake to Morocco for lunch, though!
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I will also say that if you are intending to use them to speed up getting around,,, You might want to reconsider. We have never felt that they are much of a time saver, unless you happen to get there just as the boat is getting ready to pull out and head to where you want to go. We use them to take a break from walking, or a break from the heat and for that, they are good. Or just as a novelty. It is kind of fun to see the countries from the lake view. But, walking at a reasonable pace, I think you can make as good of time as the boats on average.
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Robo....you are a genius! Your maps are the BEST!
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Robo....you are a genius! Your maps are the BEST!
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