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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Certain Watercraft Routes Are Currently Closed Due to Hurricane Irma Complications


by: guide4wdw - Collin

It will likely come as no shock to many of you that there has been a slight delay in operations return "back to normal" across Walt Disney World. Over the least few days, the Jungle Cruise and a few other select attractions have gone down to fix a few problems caused by the unfortunate weather. 

Today, reports are starting to surface that some of the better known boat transportation routes are still fighting with issues caused by the hurricane damage. Currently, two routes, the Crescent Lake (servicing Epcot and Hollywood Studios - along with the area resorts) route and the "green" route of the Sassagoula River which travels to Disney Springs are down.

The "green" route typically services Disney's Old Key West Resort and wonders among the trees in a somewhat small canal on its way over to Disney Springs and The Landing area (the small pontoon-esque boat in the background of the picture above). It's not near as popular as the other route currently down for repairs but is typically a great transportation option for those staying at the resort. 

The Crescent Lake route closure is more likely to affect guest plans in a more substantial way. Given that it services Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Yacht and Beach Club, Boardwalk, and the Swan and Dolphin, it very well could be an issue for guests staying at those resorts. As an alternative, you are always able to walk to Epcot via the pathways around the lake, but it is a fairly lengthy walk over to Hollywood Studios (likely near 45 minutes if you don't cut through the Boardwalk Resort). 

At the time, we dont currently know when these routes will be back open and repaired, but it is something you may want to be aware of if you are touring the parks in the next few days. My guess is that a few trees have fallen across the routes or something of the sort, but Disney has not released any additional information on the closure (at least not to my knowledge). 

After this particular article, we hope to return back to our usual "Disney History" and other more in depth articles. We'll continue to keep you updated on all the major news as it rolls out, but I know many of you prefer our more detailed articles about "in-parks" experiences and other Disney related hidden gems. As always, we certainly appreciate your support. 

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