Winnie the Pooh Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On May 9, 2024
    Betsy 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.

    Are the world showcase boats running at Epcot today May 9, 2024?

    All aboard the planDisney ship, Betsy! Welcome, and thanks for this great question. I hope your Walt Disney World Resort visit is off to a magical start. EPCOT is the perfect theme park to kick off a visit, so let's set sail and see if the FriendShip Boats are running across the World Showcase Lagoon.

    I confirmed with a seafaring Cast Member that those FriendShip Launches should be running today from the Canada Pavilion to the Morocco Pavilion starting around 11:00 AM until around 7:15 PM. Keep in mind they often pause service due to those pesky pop-up Florida storms or for any mechanical needs, but in general, they should be available today.

    I recently enjoyed this fun ferry ride with my husband because we wanted to save a few steps to get to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind during our boarding group return time. I wasn't prepared for how scenic and peaceful this trip was! I'll be taking it more often from now on. And sometimes the boat captains share tidbits and tips; ours was a natural comedian and had us chuckling the whole way. He even sang to a birthday girl on board!

    If you're a peanut butter lover, stop by the Smucker's Uncrustables Presents PB&J Garden near the World Showcase bridge. When I visited, guests could choose from a complimentary Uncrustable with either grape or strawberry jelly! The display offers fun facts and jokes about my lifelong favorite sandwich. I hope you enjoy all the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival offers!

    Betsy, I have a feeling your visit will be smooth sailing! Please stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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