• On Aug 7, 2018
    Carol from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there still a boat experience that includes viewing Illuminations? If yes how to I find the information on it?

    Ahoy there, Carol!

    Yes, private cruises are still available for Guests hoping to enjoy Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. There are a limited number of pontoon boats that can be rented each evening for this experience so I suggest you call (407) WDW-PLAY, or (407) 939-7529 180 days in advance of your arrival at Walt Disney World Resort to reserve your boat. Then, on the evening of your cruise, you will meet the captain who will be leading your expedition at the dock behind Disney's Yacht Club Resort to board your watercraft and begin your journey. It is a truly magical way to spend an evening. The captain will park your watercraft below the bridge separating the United Kingdom and France pavilions in Epcot. You'll be so close to the rotating globe at the center of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth that you'll feel the warmth emanating from it. It gives me chills just thinking about it!

    Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for your group of up to 10 Guests. However, it is possible to order dinner or other treats for your sailing by calling Room Service at Disney's Yacht Club Resort earlier in the day. They will deliver your order directly to your boat. It will be there when you check in at Bayside Marina.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that you will be able to book a private cruise to enjoy Illuminations: Reflections of Earth on your upcoming trip.

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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