• On Jan 16, 2020
    Karen from OH 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.

    Can only Disney resort guests rent boats? The site says that you must show a resort ID, but I haven't seen this restriction elsewhere before, other than the pools. it seems most UnDisney-like. We are staying at the B Resort and Spa.

    Ahoy there, Karen!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Three chEARS for planning a trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth! I'm so excited to hEAR you and your party are interested in the Magical Extras at Walt Disney World Resort. Many people don't realize how much there is to do around here outside of the Theme Parks.

    I'm happy to tell you that B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista is part of the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, which makes you eligible to rent a Motorized Boat. Reservations are not required and are on a "first come, first served" basis. You can travel from your Resort to any Resort with a marina in order to enjoy your day on the water. I do want to remind you that boat rentals depend on weather conditions. Once, my family and I were ready to embark on our boating adventure when the skies started looking rough and the winds picked up. For safety reasons, we weren't allowed at the time to rent our boat, but I'm thankful for that. We waited out the storm, and once the shop opened back up, we were able to sail the high seas... or rather, lagoon! To this day, it remains one of our favorite memories. 

    If the future, even if you're not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can look into Specialty Cruises. The Fireworks Cruise is a dream! Aboard the boat, you get to watch Happily Ever After right from the water. The boat has synchronized audio so you can sing along to your favorite Disney songs while watching the stunning display. Also available to all Guests is the Day Cruise Around the World. Kick back and relax as the captain takes you around Crescent and the World Showcase. I would like to point out that both of these Specialty Cruises do require reservations

    Karen, may you and your party have fair winds and calm, magical seas! 

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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