Girls at Disney's Yacht Club
  • On Jan 6, 2023
    Lisa from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time to the friendship boats from the Yacht/Beach Club start running to Hollywood Studios? Is it shorter to take the Skyliner? We are trying to get there by 8am. I know walking is the fastest, but we need to save those steps - LOL. Thank you

    Welcome back to planDisney, Lisa! I'm so pleased that I get to answer another question for you about your magical vacation, which is coming up in just a few days. All forms of transportation at Walt Disney World Resort are inherently magical, but there's something about a breezy boat ride that just adds a little bit of extra pixie dust to your day, am I right?

    Typically, the Friendship Boats that serve the Resort Hotels around Crescent Lake begin operating around 45 minutes before the Theme Parks open. Since Disney's Hollywood Studios opens at 8:00 am this week for exclusive time in the Theme Park for guests of Disney Resorts Collection Hotels, you can expect the boats to begin running around 7:15 am. This is subject to change, so double-check the signage at the dock when you arrive later this week. The Disney Skyliner will also be running so you do have the option to hop on a gondola from the International Gateway station at EPCOT. There will be a transfer at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort to get to Disney's Hollywood Studios, so be sure to factor that into your plans when you're deciding which route to take. 

    I know that you're trying to save your steps, but walking is definitely the fastest option! You have complete control over your pace and what time you leave because you won't need to wait for a boat or spend time in line waiting for a gondola. Remember that it's always an option available to you if you get off to a late start!

    Have a magical day, Lisa!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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