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Specialty and Fireworks Cruises

Turn any occasion into a floating party! Take an evening Specialty Cruise around sparkling waterways with brilliantly lit Theme Parks as your backdrop, then anchor just in time for one of the world famous Disney fireworks shows.

You can even turn a Specialty Cruise into a Celebration Cruise complete with cake and ice cream! Specialty cruises and Birthday Cruises accommodate a maximum of 12 persons.

Better still, climb aboard the Grand 1, a 45 foot Sea Ray Yacht, ready to cruise around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake for your special occasion.

All cruises can be booked up to 90 days in advance, and very often get booked up very quickly.

Call 1-407-WDW-PLAY to book. All cancellations must be 24 hours in advance or your credit card will be charged.

Wishes Specialty Cruises

These are available from the Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness.

Basic Cruise
21 foot pontoon boat with driver.  The price includes water, soda and snacks .
Up to 8 guests  - $275 tax not included
Decorations can be added for an extra charge.

Premium Cruise
25 pontoon boat with driver.  The price includes water, soda, snacks and audio feed for Wishes soundtrack
Up to 10 guests - $325 tax not included
Decorations can be added for an extra charge.

Epcot IllumiNations Cruises

The boats sit under the International Gateway bridge for viewing IllumiNations.  They are not close to each other so you feel like you're having a private viewing.

Basic
Pontoon boat and driver. The price includes water, soda and snacks.
Up to 10 guests - $319.50 tax included

Celebration
Pontoon boat and driver. The price includes water, soda, snacks, and decorations.
Up to 10 guests - $344.50 tax included

Breathless

"Breathless" is a reporduction of a 1930 mahogany Chris Craft boat, which is available from the Yacht and Beach Club Resort marina.

Seats maximum of 6 guests.

IllumiNations cruises - $308.85 tax included
Any other time - $101.18 per 30 minutes, tax included

Walt Disney Work Receation on Grand 1 Yacht

Grand 1, the most luxurious watercraft at Walt Disney World Resort, offers a pampered VIP boating experience on the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon just outside Magic Kingdom. A personal captain and deckhand launch the 45 foot Sea Ray yacht from the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

Morning and afternoon excursions on the Grand 1 offer guests a spectacular view of Magic Kingdom, Disney's Wedding Pavilion and several Walt Disney World resorts, including the rustic Wilderness Lodge and its faithful geyser that erupts in a shower of steam and water every hour.

For an elegant evening voyage, romantic music sets the mood as the sun sets over the gabled roofs of the Grand Floridian. And on select nights, guests can view "Wishes," a spectacular fireworks display above Magic Kingdom.

For the ultimate cruise, the Grand Floridian private dining staff can whip up a gourmet evening snack with fine wines. A private service butler also can cater to your every need; it is an experience not to be missed.

Dining service and private butler are available for additional fees.

There is a minimum 60 minute booking and it is available at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa with a maximum of 12 guests.
$520 per 60 minutes

Reservations for Grand 1 can be made by calling 407- 824 -2682 90 days in advance and there is a 24 hour cancellation policy


Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage

Enjoy an array of snacks and cookies before this moonlit voyage around the Seven Seas Lagoon, which provides the perfect viewing location for the "Wishes" fireworks spectacular at the Magic Kingdom®, as well as the "Electrical Water Pageant".

Upon arrival, enjoy a reception with snacks and beverages. Before boarding, Captain Hook and his fumbling first-mate, Mr. Smee, will join everyone for a meet-and-greet on the pier before this exciting journey! Playing host on the vessel for the evening is an unforgettable comedic pirate named "Patch", who guides everyone through the unpredictable waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon, while leading sing-alongs and Disney trivia games. After the fireworks show has ended, the ship heads back to the pier while Patch narrates the exciting story of Peter Pan, who just happens to be awaiting on the boat's return, ready to pose for photos and sign autographs. Guests who are celebrating special occasions, such as family reunions, birthdays and anniversaries, will be recognized.

PRICE: Adults $53.99 (inc tax)
Children (3-9) $30.99 (inc tax)

MEETING PLACE: Location confirmed at reservation time (from Disney's Contemporary Resort)

Normal operating hours are Friday through Monday, but from June 27, 2010 to July 10, 2010 and November 19, 2010 - January 3, 2011, the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage will sail seven nights a week.

  • Pre-payment is required. A cancellation policy applies and may result in charges if you cancel with insufficient notice. Specific policies related to this facility will be detailed at time of reservation booking.
  • This location can accommodate most special dietary needs. Advance notice may be required. Please indicate any special dietary need at time of reservation booking. Learn more about how we can help accommodate special dietary needs.

Disney World - Boat Hire and Watersports

Boat Hire and Watersports

Watercraft Rentals

Guests can skim across Walt Disney World waterways aboard a personal Sea Raycer watercraft. These modern-looking mini-powerboats, created exclusively for Walt Disney World Resort, make waves as they cut through open water. They are environmentally sound, meeting recent federal laws requiring small engines to meet pollution control and fuel efficiency standards. Sea Raycers by Sea Ray are available at marinas throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

Guests can also experience water adventures with sailboats, pontoon boats, canopy boats, pedal boats, rowboats or canoes at select Disney World marinas.

Life vests are provided free of charge.

Marina Rentals are available at:
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Port Orleans Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Downtown Disney® Marketplace

Prices:
Canoes -- *$6.50 per 30 minutes; $11 per 60 minutes
Pedal boat -- *$6.50 per 30 minutes; $11 per 60 minutes
Sea Raycer by Sea Ray -- *$32 per 30 minutes; $40 per 45 minutes; $45 per 60 minutes
17' Boston Whaler Montauk -- *$45 per 30 minutes
21' SunTracker pontoon -- *$45 per 30 minutes
12' Sailboat -- *$20 per 60 minutes
13' Catamaran Sailboat -- *$25 per 60 minutes

(* tax not included)
Not all boat types are available at all marinas.


Parasailing

The sky is the limit when guests take a parasailing adventure high above Bay Lake. Single and tandem fliers can have a bird's-eye view of Magic Kingdom at altitudes nearing 600 feet for 8 to 10 minutes.
Instead of the traditional water approach, the uniquely designed boat enables a "dry" take-off and landing from the back of the boat.

7 days a week weather permitting.
Summer season flights depart every half hour between 9am and 4:30 pm.
Winter season flights depart every half hour between 10am and 4:30 pm.

Requirements:
All fliers must be over 5yrs. old.
We require at least 125 lbs. and no more than 330 lbs. total weight in the parachute.
If a flier is under the minimum requirement, he or she may accompany another child or adult to reach the minimum weight. Minors under the age of 18 must have an adult present to sign waivers prior to departing on your trip.

Regular Flights:  Deluxe Flights: 
450ft. 600ft. 
8-10 min ride  10-12 min ride
 
$95 +tax per single  $130 +tax per single 
$170 +tax per tandem (2 people together)  $195 +tax per tandem 

Available at Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Reserve times by calling 407 939-0754 or book online at www.sammyduvall.com.

Personal Watercraft

Start your day with a morning guided excursion around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Or ride on your own in the "free ride" area on a 3-seat personal watercraft.

Requirements:
All Personal Watercrafts are capable of holding up to 3 people with a combined weight under 400 lbs.
Drivers must be over 16yrs of age and must bring either a state issued drivers license or permit and a photo I.D. with them at the time of check in. No exceptions will be granted.
A credit card is required to be held as a damage deposit.
Minors under the age of 18 must have an adult present to sign waivers prior to departing on your trip.

Summer season: trips available at 8am and 9am.
All year trips are available from 9am.
Winter season: trips available at 10am-4pm.

Guided Excursions:
1 hr - $135+tax per PWC

Free Ride Excursions:
½ hr - $80+tax per PWC
1 hr - $135+tax per PWC

Available at Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Reserve times by calling 407 939-0754 or book online at www.sammyduvall.com.


Other Watersports
Available at Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Reserve times by calling 407 939-0754 or book online at www.sammyduvall.com.

Waterskiing
The recipe for adventure at Disney's Contemporary Resort includes skis and speed at Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre. "Air time in no time" is the motto when guests slalom, kneeboard and wakeboard on Disney waterways. Guests can book tournament-level ski boats and ride the waters of Bay Lake near Magic Kingdom on skis, boards or tubes with guidance from a professional instructor.

Wakeboarding
Try your hand at kneeboarding and have an exhilarating outing in the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Tubing
Get into a tube for a real splash. Hop on a boat with up to five people plus a professional driver and instructor for fun in the sun. Bob in the water being pulled along behind the speeding boat.

Prices:
Each boat carries up to 5 guests.
½ hr trips $85+tax
1 hr trips $165+tax

Requirements:
Minors under the age of 18 must have an adult present to sign waivers prior to departing on your trip.

Fishing

Fishimg at Wal Disney World

Popular catch-and-release experiences around the Vacation Kingdom promise to "lure" even more guests to the Disney lakes, as Disney World offers a lineup of BASS fishing excursions with the nation's preeminent authority on the sport of fishing.

From true beginners to expert anglers, thousands of Walt Disney World guests annually participate in fishing excursions on Bay Lake, Seven Seas Lagoon and other Disney waterways. BASS excursions provide guests with access to 100 new Bassmaster rods and reels, as well as depth finders and other professional-grade fishing equipment. Disney's experienced guide staff sport BASS uniforms and apparel, and the fleet of Disney boats and marina menu boards are adorned with BASS marks.

In addition to having access to some of the industry's best equipment, exceptional guides and Disney's stocked lakes, all BASS fishing participants at Walt Disney World Resort receive a one-year BASS membership, which includes: 11 issues of Bassmaster Magazine; a membership pack with a personalized membership card, colorful members-only decal, an embroidered patch and member handbook; free Gear Giveaways; a Boat Theft Reward; information on local BASS chapters; eligibility to compete in national events; and other exciting special discounts and benefits.

Guests with little or no fishing experience can enjoy the thrill of guided BASS fishing excursions on the waterway systems at Walt Disney World Resort, including World Showcase Lagoon, Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Two-hour catch-and-release tours led by experienced fishing guides are offered daily on an advance-reservation basis. Pontoon boats are fully stocked for excursions with rods, reels, fishing gear, beverages and a digital camera. A party of up to five people can participate in tours and no fishing license is required.

During construction of the Magic Kingdom theme park in the late 1960s, more than 70,000 bass fingerlings were released into Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Organized fishing tours didn't start at Walt Disney World Resort until 1977, leaving bass to grow and breed undisturbed for years. The heaviest largemouth bass caught and recorded at the Vacation Kingdom was 14 pounds, 6 ounces. Guests routinely catch bass weighing from 2 to 8 pounds -- and guides relate tales of catches in the 12 pound range. Most trips catch five to 10 fish, depending upon time of day, number of people on board ... and luck.

Guests can make reservations up to two weeks in advance at 407/WDW-BASS (939-2277).

Fishing Excursion Times and Prices
7:00 a.m. - $270 - 2-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
7:00 a.m. - $455 - 4-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
10:00 a.m. - $270 - 2-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
10:00 a.m. - $455 - 4-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
1:30 p.m. - $235 - 2-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
Junior Excursions no longer available.

All Walt Disney World® Resort Guided Fishing Excursions include

  • An experienced guide
  • Rod and reel
  • Tackle
  • Artificial and live bait
  • Beverages
  • One year BASS membership

Guided Fishing Excursions are available at the following Resort Marinas

  • Disney's BoardWalk Resort
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Yacht Club Resort
  • Downtown Disney® Marketplace

Dockside Outings

Roll up your pant legs and hunker down for a day of fishing - the old fashioned way. Find your ideal spot, cast out your line and enjoy some dockside Cane Pole Fishing.

Dockside Fishing is available, without advance reservations, at the following Resort locations:

  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Fishing poles and other equipment are available for rental for dockside Cane Pole Fishing.

Carriage Rides and Horse Riding

Carriage Rides and Horse Riding

 

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
Wagon Rides

For guests wanting to enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride, 45-minute rides are also offered at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground on a first-come, first-served basis. The horse-drawn wagon rides offer a scenic tour through the forest trails.

Enjoy a 45 minute tour in an old fashioned wagon ride around Fort Wilderness Resort and Camp Ground. The ride leaves at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. nightly. All rides depart from and return to Pioneer Hall.

The Wagon Ride costs $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (3 - 9).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Reservations are not required and are on a first come first served basis only.

Group wagon rides are available and can be booked by calling 407-824-2734.
Group rate is $300 per hour. The wagon holds up to 30 adults, or a combination of 35 adults and children.


Private Carriage Rides

Enjoy a private or romantic horse drawn carriage ride through the forest trails at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

Meet in front of the Pioneer Hall area. Departs from and returns to in front of Crockett’s Tavern.
The first ride is at 6pm and the last ride departs at 9:30pm nightly
Cost: $35 for 30 minutes. Tickets sold by carriage drivers. Cash and Resort guest room charges

Bike Rentals

Guests can pedal their way to adventure with more than 10 bicycle rental locations at Walt Disney World resorts. Guests can spend an afternoon with the wind in their hair on bicycles or charming four-seater surrey bikes that resemble covered carts.

Available at

Disney's BoardWalk Inn Resort
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Prices

Bicycles -- *$9 per hour; $18 per day

Surrey bikes --
Single bench Surrey bike - *$20 per 30 minutes
Double bench Surrey bike - *$22 per 30 minutes

Each bench will accomodate 3 passengers

* Tax not included

Jogging Trails    

Lace em' up for a run on one of Walt Disney World Resort's scenic jogging trails. A sylvan 1.5-mile trail threads through Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. There's a bike path to the Fort Wilderness trail from Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Guests can take a leisurely three-quarter-mile stroll on the promenade that surrounds Crescent Lake and connects the Epcot resorts or the 1.4-mile promenade around the lake at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. There are two trails at Disney's Port Orleans Resort: one-mile and .7-mile. Runners, bicyclists and strollers at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort enjoy the nearly one-mile Esplanade. Small jogging trails are offered at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort andand Spa.

Available at
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney's BoardWalk Inn Resort
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's Beach Club Villas
Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's All-Star Movies Resort
Disney's All-Star Music Resort
Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

Tennis

For people who love to play tennis, the family vacation doesn't need to be a time to take a break from their passion. At least, not if the vacation is at Disney World Resort.

Guests can practice their strokes, learn a new trick or stoke their competitive fires at the Vacation Kingdom, which offers 18 lighted courts as well as tennis programs for guests of all ages and abilities. From private lessons with an experienced pro to simply knocking around the fuzzy yellow ball with family members before -- or after -- a day in the theme parks, Disney's recreational tennis programs serve up an ace.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa serves as the hub area for tennis activity at the Vacation Kingdom. The Grand Floridian boasts a pair of HarTru soft surface clay courts and provides a truly picturesque tennis setting.

Court Locations
Disney's BoardWalk:
2 hard courts (available to all resort guests / first-come first-served, no charge)

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground:
2 hard courts (available to all resort and day guests / first-come first-served, no charge)

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa:
2 HarTru soft surface clay courts (available to Grand Floridian guests / reservations required through 407/WDW-PLAY)

Disney's Old Key West Resort:
3 hard courts (available to Old Key West guests / first-come first-served, no charge)

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa:
2 Hydro-grid clay courts (available to Saratoga Springs guests / first-come first-served, no charge)

Disney's Yacht Club Resort:
1 hard court (available to all resort guests, ID required / first-come first-served, no charge)

Prices
court time (Grand Floridian) -- *$8.52 per hour
court time (other resorts) -- first come basis
private lesson -- $75 per hour
play the professional -- $75 per hour
group clinic -- $15/person
(* tax included)

Tips 
Bring your own equipment - rentals are not available.
Appropriate tennis attire and shoes are required. No track shoes, running shoes or cross-trainers.

Archery

As part of exciting new additions to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, the resort now invites William Tell-wannabes to grab bow and arrow and test their skills at a new archery range. Whether novice or expert marksman, an archery guide offers training and tips on how to hit the bull’s-eye.

Available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2:45pm, and lasting 90 minutes.

For guests aged 6 and over.

Prices and Booking

Cost per person: $25 + tax

Reserve your place by calling 407-WDW-PLAY (939-7529