The Sassagoula River Cruise is scheduled to resume boat service to Disney Springs today from the resort area hotels.
The Sassagoula River Cruise will operate from 10 AM to 11:30 PM from Old Key West and Saratoga Springs, dropping off at Marketplace boat dock.
Service for Port Orleans will resume in late October 2021.
We have stayed at Old Key West and the Treehouse Villas since Walt Disney World re-opened last year and have been waiting for this. This comes as great news to anyone staying at Saratoga Springs and Old Key West and soon guests staying at Port Orleans.
The ability to prepare and enjoy a family meal in a spacious Disney Vacation Club villa has long been part of the magic of Membership … and a new meal kit at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is making it easier than ever to take advantage of a villa’s kitchen and dining area.
Priced at $49 plus tax and available for a limited time at the resort’s Artist’s Palette marketplace, the meal kit for four features Rigatoni Fiesolana (Rigatoni pasta with creamy tomato sauce, sausage, portabella mushrooms, parmesan and fresh basil) and comes with a large garden salad, garlic bread sticks and baking instructions.
Note that full kitchens are available in one-bedroom villas and larger accommodations at Disney Vacation Club Resorts. Deluxe Studios are not equipped to prepare this meal option.
All Walt Disney World Resorts will resume normal operations today with the exception of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas.
Fort Wilderness will remain closed until further notice while assessment of the damage to the property is completed.
In order to allow Fort Wilderness to prepare the property following Hurricane Irma, all shows at The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ have been cancelled up to and including September 15th. Any existing reservations will be or have been cancelled and refunded.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas will re-open on Thursday September 14th.
There will be a number of changes to the bus service for Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort beginning August 29th.
Bus service to Disney Springs is being discontinued, with guests being able to choose to take the Sassagoula River Cruise water taxi from the boat dock, or take the walkway from Congress Park.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort will also have a new internal bus service. Starting next week, a dedicated bus will run internally, stopping at the eight bus stops approximately every 20 minutes.
A new route will also run directly from the Congress Park stop to the Typhoon Lagoon water park.
Walt Disney World has made more changes in the wake of an alligator attack that killed a toddler at Walt Disney World this month: It is cracking down on fishing.
“No fishing” signs have been posted in areas including Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, the Fort Wilderness campground and Old Key West Resort. Fishing is no longer allowed unless it is part of an excursion.
Netting has also been added to the rope fences that were installed last week.