• On Jul 9, 2016
    Davina from MI 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.

    Hi Panel, Finalizing last minute plans for Our August 2017 trip. Staying at AofA and dinner at the boathouse. Reservations at 8. Whats the best way to get there. Party of 6!

    Hi Davina,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You are going to love the waterfront dining at the Boathouse restaurant. It is one of my favorite spots in the new Disney Springs

    You will be able to use the free Disney transportation from Art of Animation straight to the new bus depot at Disney Springs. Buses to all destinations depart from Animation Hall at the front of your resort. It's only about a 15 minute ride from Art of Animation to Disney Springs, but I would allow an hour just to be sure you have plenty for time for a leisurely stroll to the restaurant. If you get there early, you can always check out some of the nearby shops or watch the Amphicars launch from the Boathouse dock.

    If you don't have room for dessert at the end of your meal (and I seldom do at the Boathouse), you may want to walk around and check out the sights of the newly expanded Disney Springs. It is beautiful. You can pic up a gourmet cupcake at Sprinkles or a pastry at Amorette's Patisserie if your sweet tooth kicks in later.

    Your Walt Disney World vacation is just around the corner now, Davina! Enjoy every minute!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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