• On Aug 14, 2020
    Kimberly from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When will the boats start running from Old Key West to Disney Springs?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kimberly! 

    I'm so glad you stopped by with this question as my family and I just returned from a stay at Disney's Old Key West Resort. The laid back island vibe of this property was exactly what we needed to rest and unwind and I hope you love your stay as we did. With such a convenient location next to Disney Springs, this resort is also a great choice for any foodies or fashionistas in your family! 

    Kimberly, you are correct that currently, as part of the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort, the friendship boat that typically connects Disney's Old Key West Resort to Disney Springs is not available. A reopening date for remaining water transportation has not yet been released, but I will be crossing my fingers that you can cruise down the river by December. I would suggest keeping a close eye on this page that lists available boat transportation as well as the Disney Parks Blog. I would also encourage you to stop back here at planDisney with your question closer to your trip. 

    While my family and I were not able to utilize the water transportation, it might be helpful to know that you CAN easily catch a bus to Disney Springs from any of the bus stops at Disney's Old Key West Resort. While Disney Springs is home to some of my favorite restaurants, don't forget about Olivia's Cafe, conveniently found across from the Hospitality House at Disney's Old Key West Resort. This spot is a tucked away hidden gem with fried chicken that won't disappoint! 

    Kimberly, I hope this helps as you are looking ahead to your upcoming trip.
    Wishing you a vacation full of Magical moments, 
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