Family on dock at Grand Floridian
  • On Jan 12, 2023
    John from Cheshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I hire a boat at Floridian and sail to beaches and cream to collect fellow guests and sail back to drop fellow guests at magic Kingdom and then sail back to return boat at Floridian?

    Hi, John, and thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    I see that you're set to arrive at Walt Disney World Resort today.  I'm so excited for you to begin your magical holiday!  It would be my pleasure to answer your question about motorized boat rentals.

    Cruising around the lakes and lagoons of Walt Disney World Resort on a pontoon boat is such a fun and relaxing way to spend some time during your vacation.  While you can enjoy some gorgeous theme park views from your rental boat, you, unfortunately, will not be able to dock at Magic Kingdom Park.  The docks at the theme parks are reserved for water transportation driven by Cast Members.  Also, if you rent a boat at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you will not be able to sail to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort.  The waterways that these two resort hotels are located near are not connected.

    If members of your party are dining at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop and they need to travel to Magic Kingdom Park, they can catch a bus at Disney's Beach Club Resort that will take them to their destination.  If you need to head over to Magic Kingdom Park from Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you can hop on the monorail or take one of the boats driven by Cast Members.

    I'm not sure if anyone in your group needs to travel between resort hotels, but it is worth mentioning that the bus service does not run between resorts.  If you wish to utilize Walt Disney World Resort transportation to get from one resort to another, you will need to first travel to a theme park or Disney Springs, and then transfer to a bus or other transportation mode that is headed for your destination.  So for example, if you are at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and you need to get to a dining reservation at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, you could take a bus over to Disney's Hollywood Studios.  From there, you would want to hop on the Disney Skyliner and take it to the EPCOT station.  Then, you're just a quick walk away from Disney's Beach Club Resort where the restaurant is located.  Of course, using a ride-share app is also an alternative if you want a more direct route from place to place.

    John, I hope this helps you work out some of the logistics of getting around Walt Disney World Resort.  Wishing you a visit that's nothing short of magical!

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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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