Water taxi
  • On Apr 29, 2022
    Mary from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm interested in learning about the boat transportation from the Dolphin hotel to Epcot. Are reservations required and where do we disembark?

    How ya doin' Mary and welcome to planDisney!

    A scenic boat ride from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel to EPCOT is one of the loveliest ways to start your Disney day. How do I know? I just experienced it myself when I stayed there in December! And the best part is, the service is complimentary. If you walk out of the back door of the hotel you'll see a stunning fountain and the dock is located right behind it between your hotel and the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel. All you have to do is hop aboard and relax. It will make a couple of stops to pick up Guests at some other EPCOT area hotels and then drop you all off at a dock directly in front of the International Gateway entrance which is conveniently located between the United Kingdom and France Pavilions in the World Showcase. The only reservation you'll need is a Theme Park Reservation via the Disney Park Pass System to enter the theme park. Other than that, you're good to go. Once you've ridden Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and Soarin' Around the World and eaten and drank your fill at whichever fabulous festival is happening at EPCOT during your stay, simply exit via the International Gateway, hop on that first available Friendship Boat, and sail on back to your home away from home!

    Pro-tip: If your feet are still up for it and the line is too long for a Friendship Boat, it's not a bad walk to get from EPCOT to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel at all.

    Mary, if you have any more questions about the finer points of getting around the Walt Disney World Resort, come back to see me for another chat!

    Happy planning!

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