• On Aug 13, 2021
    Richard from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Have the boats at old key west resort resumed operation to Disney Springs?

    Hi Richard!

    Welcome back to planDisney! Disney’s Old Key West Resort is a hidden gem, and one of my family’s favorite Disney Vacation Club Resorts. I love the large rooms, laid-back atmosphere, and this resort offers some delicious dining options. If you haven’t already, consider making an Advance Dining Reservation at Olivia’s Cafe. Their Southernmost Buttermilk Chicken is amazing! And make sure to order a piece of their famous Key Lime Pie for that perfectly sweet and tart finish to the meal. You can even get a piece to-go! We also enjoy a visit to the Gurgling Suitcase Libations & Spirits for a beverage or appetizer to enjoy by the pool. Back during prohibition, people used to try to smuggle alcohol into Key West from Cuba by packing it in their suitcases. Customs agents would lift the suitcase and listen for "gurgling" in an attempt to find those hidden bottles, hence the name of this fun dining location!

    After dinner, head on over to Disney Springs to walk off that chicken and do some shopping, Richard! Unfortunately, the boat transportation to Disney Springs has not resumed. There is a complimentary bus service, or if you want to get those steps in, there is a walking path. It is approximately a 30-minute walk or 1.3 miles from the Hospitality House at Disney’s Old Key West Resort to Disney Springs.

    At this point, Disney has announced when the boats will resume. I recommend checking the Disney Water Transportation webpage for updates before your visit for the most up-to-date information.

    I hope this information helps as you plan your visit, Richard. Please let me know what additional questions I can help you with!

    Happy Planning!
    - Kate
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"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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