Walt Disney World Boat Transportation Routes Closed for Repair

Credit: Disney Tips

We have received confirmation that two of the Walt Disney World boat transportation routes were closed today in order to start necessary repairs in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  Walt Disney World managed to avoid major overall damage around property, but it appears that there was an impact to the boats causing them to need servicing.  We have the information below on the boat transportation that is currently unavailable for guests.


Here is the info for where guests won’t be able to catch a boat until further notice:

  • Crescent Lake Route:  This route services Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Beach Club, Disney;s Yacht Club and the non-Disney owned Swan & Dolphin Hotels.
  • Green Launch Route:  This route is the Sassagoula River Cruise that services Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney Springs.

We haven’t received any confirmation as to when we can expect the boat service to re-open.  Guests in these areas will need to take the buses or other available transportation in order to get to their destination.

Who else out there absolutely loves riding on the boats?  It would be a shame to miss out on the World Showcase entrance to Epcot!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!