While Friendship Boats have been operating in the World Showcase Lagoon since EPCOT reopened in July, they have not yet resumed service to nearby resort hotels. They were initially supposed to resume operation on July 29, but that date came and went with no updates. Now a boat has reappeared at EPCOT’s International Gateway dock.
Here, guests are usually able to board a boat to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Cast Members at the dock had no information about if or when the Friendship Boats would resume hotel service.
Plexiglass and social distancing markers are already set up at the dock for the boarding process, however they’re currently used as a queue for temperature checks at International Gateway.
We will continue to check on the Friendship Boats for any developments. When they do reopen, they will likely have similar social distancing measures to the Friendship Boats currently operating inside EPCOT.