• On Aug 16, 2017
    Kimberly from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My husband and I are staying at Riverside this fall and plan on visiting Disney Springs. Will the boats take us back to the resort?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Kimberly ~

    I love staying at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. The grounds are beautiful and it is a great place to relax after a day at the theme parks.

    One of the many things I love about Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is being able to take the Sassagoula River Cruise (water taxi) to and from Disney Springs. It is a peaceful 20 minute ride that takes you past the Treehouses at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. It is on my bucket list to stay in one of those. :-)

    Hours of operation for the water taxis vary so make sure you check before heading to and from Disney Springs. When we were there a few weeks ago, service began at 10:00 a.m. and the last water taxi from Disney Springs was at 11:30 p.m. If you plan to head back from Disney Springs after the last water taxi of the evening, you can take a bus back to Port Orleans.

    When you are ready to head back to your resort, head to the Disney Springs Marketplace Dock. There are a few queues for different water taxi destinations. Look for the signs so you will know which queue to get in for service back to Port Orleans - Riverside. The water taxis run approximately every 20 minutes. Keep in mind that service may be suspended due to inclement weather conditions. If this happens, bus service will still be provided.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We will be hEAR for you until you embark on your pixie dusted trail!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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