• On Oct 21, 2020
    Chris from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are visiting WDW for the 1st time! We're staying at the Yacht Club Resort in January. Are the friendship boats still transporting guests from the Yacht Club to Hollywood Studios and if so, how long is the boat ride vs. walking to the park?

    Welcome to planDisney, Chris!

    Oh, my goodness! Your first visit to Walt Disney World--such a magical experience!

    You are going to be amazed at the absolute beauty of Disney's Yacht Club Resort--and I do not use that word lightly. What a fabulous choice for your first stay!

    As Walt Disney World continues its phased reopening of Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts, there are lots of updates that will help you plan some details of your stay. To keep on top of those, take a look at Disney Resort Hotels: Know Before You Go.

    At the time of this writing, many options for Walt Disney World Water Transportation have not yet been reopened, however, there are lots of great alternatives that will enable you to explore and enjoy the magic throughout the parks and resorts.

    If you'd like an absolutely delightful option to walking from Disney's Yacht Club Resort (an easy walk that my family actually enjoys each trip), try Disney Skyliner. Take a look at the map of Disney's Yacht Club Resort and look at the pathway that runs along Crescent Lake to the International Gateway entrance of EPCOT (to the right on the interactive map). Just before that entrance, you'll see a Disney Skyliner station where you'll have the option to be swiftly lifted above the paths and Guests below as you enjoy a birds eye gondola view on your way to Disney's Hollywood Studios

    While we enjoy that 15-20 minute leisurely walk between Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT, there's something magical about taking a ride on the Disney Skyliner. It is truly a unique, enjoyable experience in and of itself; you'll love it!

    As you plan this most spectacular first visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Chris, be sure to send us all of your questions. We love to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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