New speciality cruise takes guests around World Showcase Lagoon

May 18, 2017 in "World Showcase"

World Showcase overview

A new speciality cruise from Disney's Yacht Club Resort takes you and up to 9 friends or family around World Showcase Lagoon.

Day Cruise Around the World takes place daily at midday, departing from the Bayside Marina at Disney's Yacht Club Resort on a pontoon boat,

The 60 minute cruise travels around Crescent Lake and the World Showcase Lagoon, with bagged snacks and soft drinks included. Private Dining can be added to turn the cruise into a lunch experience.

Day Cruise Around the World costs $149 plus tax and gratuity per boat, and accommodates up to 10 guests. Reservations can be made now on 407-WDW-PLAY, and can be made 180 days in advance.

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Article Posted: May 18, 2017 / 11:00am EDT
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bethymouseMay 24, 2017

I'd just rather walk around World Showcase and "Drink Around the World" at my own leisure. But, that's just me.;)

devoy1701May 22, 2017

I'd pay good money for a fireworks cruise ON World Showcase Lagoon during IllumiNations. And I don't mean one that stops between France and the UK....

larryzMay 20, 2017

So, for perspective, how much do the helicopter ride people charge just to fly around WDW? Seems like this is the same thing, but on a boat, in the middle of the park. Really, except for the upcharge and the drinks'n'snacks, it's not much different than riding the monorail around Bay Lake.

DManRightHereMay 20, 2017

Well that isn't nearly a 60 minute excursion.

JohnDMay 20, 2017

Right, if 10 people on boat then $15/person. If 5 on the boat then $30/person, etc.

JohnDMay 20, 2017

Haven't been back to the thread in a while. Disney Dining has this to say: "The cost for the event is $149, plus tax and gratuity per boat." http://www.disneydining.com/new-day-cruise-around-the-world-offered-at-walt-disney-world/ That is very different than PER PERSON. That changes things. Let's say there are 10 people on the boat. That's $15/person. So now I've done a 180 on this. Given that, I wouldn't mind doing that.

rael ramoneMay 19, 2017

that response made me smile.... good one...

rael ramoneMay 19, 2017

Gotta pay for ESPN losing subs and reducing margins..... When the MAGIC finally wears off on many of the masses, many of the decision makers will have retired.... When it reaches the point where the 'base' experience (despite a higher price) delivers a significantly reduced experience, and to have an experience that resembles more closely what they are used to is only available via multiple high priced upcharges, the pain threshhold will have been reached by a number of guests that may surprise $DIS....

TyrantBossMediaMay 19, 2017

Oh I'm well aware that some people will like this. Sadly that will be the case. And that will only further embolden Disney to continue their trend of making more boring rides.

21stampsMay 19, 2017

I don't think you like boating very much. ;)

rael ramoneMay 19, 2017

A much cheaper (though not as close) option is to ride the monorail....

DManRightHereMay 19, 2017

This is a heck of a deal if you have a group of folks that just want to see the world showcase. Think how much tickets for 10 would be.

FlynnwriterMay 19, 2017

Someone at Disney World needs to recognize that monitizing every possible square inch is going to eventually create a monumental and damaging relationship with the consumer.

drizgirlMay 19, 2017

I was kidding. I don't want to carry the leftovers through the parks with me the rest of the day. I'll just pick some up at Wal-mart when I get home.