Walt Disney World guests are treated to Disney’s unique modes of transportation that are available to see and enjoy the property. monorail, boats, ferries and the new Skyliner are special ways to experience the sights.

There are other distinctive ways to explore the vast waterways of Disney World.

Let’s take a look at five specialty cruises available in Disney World!

1 – Fireworks Cruise

Nighttime cruises can provide a special opportunity to watch Happily Ever After or Epcot Forever from your watercraft. Boats are available for charter. These set sail for International Gateway to watch the Epcot Forever spectacular display on World Showcase Lagoon. Guests can embark on the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake to enjoy Happily Ever After fireworks at the Magic Kingdom.

Included in the cruise pricing is a captain for your vessel as well as assorted snacks and soft drinks. A 21-foot pontoon that seats eight guests starts at $299 plus tax. The 25-foot boat seats ten guests at $349 plus tax. The Grand 1 Yacht seats 18 and starts at $399 per hour plus tax.

Depart from Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort for Epcot Forever. Sail from Magic Kingdom area resorts to view Happily Ever After.

Make a reservation at (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 for your cruise and arrive one hour and 15 minutes prior to fireworks start time.

2 – Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage

Another Seven Seas Lagoon fireworks cruise is Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage. Starting at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you are presented with a variety of snacks and refreshing hot and cold beverages. Captain Hook and Mr. Smee meet the new recruits before embarking then guests enjoy the fireworks of Happily Ever After as seen over Cinderella Castle. Your captain on board, Patch, will sail you back home after the show telling rousing stories of Captain Hook’s adventures. A very special surprise awaits you ashore. Prices increase February 1, 2020, to $83.83 for adults and $49.87 per child.

3 – The Ferrytale Fireworks Dessert Cruise

Ferrytale Fireworks Dessert Cruise starts at the Transportation and Ticket Center with a beverage, then the ferryboat crew welcome guests and provide entertainment before the fireworks show. After castoff, there is a buffet of bite-size desserts inspired by the Disney resorts. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are provided. Grab a spot along the ferryboat railing to watch the fireworks over the Castle. Slip on your “Mickey Vision” glasses as they transform the viewing experience in a delightful way. There is a takeaway surprise. Admission is $99 for adults and $69 for children. Call (407) 939-5277 for a reservation.

Disney offers plenty of specialty cruises with magical views of the fireworks!
Disney offers plenty of specialty cruises with magical views of the fireworks!

4 – Day Cruise Around the World

Up to ten guests can sail around Crescent Lake and the World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot for 60 minutes on Day Cruise Around the World. The 25-foot pontoon boat departs from Bayside Marina at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and includes a captain, assorted snacks and soft drinks. This relaxing cruise is priced at $149 plus tax for up to ten guests. Call (407) WDW-Play or (407) 939-7529 for a reservation.

5 – Grand 1 Yacht

Grand 1 Yacht is a wonderful luxurious excursion on the Walt Disney World Resort waterways. The 52-foot Sea Ray Sedan Bridge Yacht, based at the Grand Floridian Marina, leisurely sails around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. The fabulous yacht comes with an experienced captain and deckhand.

Disney's Grand 1. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Disney’s Grand 1. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Guests can choose to enjoy private dining and butler amenities at an additional charge. Evening cruises will provide a unique view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks with narration and music from the show streaming through the speakers.

This exceptional watercraft can accommodate a total of 18 people. Pricing starts at $399 per hour plus tax. Call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 for a reservation to enjoy this amazing experience.

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