Watercraft to resume service between Disney's Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge, and Fort Wilderness Resorts at Walt Disney World

Sep 29, 2023 in "Launch boats"

Posted: Friday September 29, 2023 10:45am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Watercraft transportation is returning to Bay Lake at Walt Disney World, connecting Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Boats following the "blue route," identified by their signature blue flags, are scheduled to resume afternoon and evening services from October 1, 2023.

The "blue route" has been unavailable since the pandemic closure of Walt Disney World in 2020.

Discuss on the Forums

Get Walt Disney World News Delivered to Your Inbox

View all comments →

harrykOct 03, 2023

What's the lame excuse they are providing for the lack of morning runs?

RETLAWOct 01, 2023

The schedule is not like before. The Blue route does not start until 2pm. It will not be running in the mornings.

Dr.GrantSeekerSep 30, 2023

That’s what i thought because I felt like I remember using it before to get breakfast over at whispering canyon. But regardless, still glad to have this back!

TuvaluSep 30, 2023

No, it kept the same schedule as the other launches.

Dr.GrantSeekerSep 30, 2023

It’s been so long I don’t remember, but did this boat service only run in the afternoons and evenings before?

DobergeSep 30, 2023

About time! Since 2020 I think I've had seven trips between BLT, WL, and FW and looked every trip. We love hopping between these resorts. Last December it was a pain to walk from BLT to MK just to catch a boat to FW to Hoop de Doo. To get back we ended up paying like $45 for a Minnie Van to get from Pioneer Hall to BLT. A mess!

MickeyCBSep 29, 2023

Woohoo! Loved that service!

NelleBelleSep 29, 2023

All I can say is it about darn time! Had it been back earlier I would’ve booked WL for our trip earlier this month. Oh well, next time!

MichRX7Sep 29, 2023

Our last time in FL my wife and I went and parked at one end of FW and walked to both stores looking for a few things for our RV. We figured we would just jump a boat over to Contemporary and monorail to the other resorts to shop more, I mean we've done this sort of thing for years. DENIED! This is great news to me that it is returning.

JIMINYCRSep 29, 2023

YAAAAY for the Blue. Missing that convenient transportation made life more difficult.

SplashZanderSep 29, 2023

Two of the best resorts to resort hop, and it just got easier! Awesome to have this back!

TuvaluSep 29, 2023

nickysSep 29, 2023

I wish they’d been back last year but I’m so happy to see them return. It was a favourite way to spend some time - do a full loop from Contemporary and then on again to WL for coffee and cupcakes in the lobby. Bliss! 🥰

cgersicSep 29, 2023

@Tuvalu Haven't you been waiting for this??