Boat Attractions at Disney World

Pirates of the caribbean

Disney World is home to many attractions of differing style and thrill level. Disney World’s variety of attractions are the reason why it is such an incredible family vacation destination. There are so many attractions available that the entire family can enjoy together. The “boat ride” style of attraction is plentiful at the Disney parks because of its efficiency and charm. If you are interested in slow-moving and gentle attractions during your vacation then check out our list of boat attractions at Disney World.

“it’s a small world”

One of Disney’s most classic attractions has a home in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. “it’s a small world” is a boat ride through world cultures and celebrates our differences and what brings us together. This happy cruise travels at a slow-pace as guests listen to the iconic theme song. Guests will appreciate the artistry behind the attraction’s scenery and singing dolls. This attraction is suitable for guests of all ages!

it's a small world
it’s a small world. Photo: Disney

Pirates of the Caribbean

Another classic Disney boat ride located in Magic Kingdom is Pirates of the Caribbean. This iconic Adventureland attraction first appeared at Disneyland in 1967 and its popularity spawned several copies of the attraction at Disney parks around the world, as well as a successful film franchise. Pirates of the Caribbean has seen several updates throughout the years to pay homage to the films but its spirit remains the same. Board your ship and travel through this attraction to see what being a pirate is all about!

Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction
Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction. Photo: Disney

Jungle Cruise

Originally a Disneyland opening day attraction, Jungle Cruise is a boat ride that Walt Disney himself had his hands on. Jungle Cruise is a boat tour through iconic Jungles and rivers of the world featuring animatronic animals throughout. Your boat has its own personal skipper to lead you in the right direction, and tell some entertaining jokes as well.

Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise. Photo: Disney

Liberty Square Riverboat

While visiting Magic Kingdom you will surely notice the massive steam-powered paddle wheeler: Liberty Belle. This attraction has been at Disney World since its opening day and features 4 viewing decks as you cruise along the half-mile river route that surrounds Tom Sawyer Island. Guests can see things that they’ve never been able to see before on this fun and exciting journey.

Liberty Square Riverboat Magic Kingdom.
Liberty Square Riverboat Magic Kingdom. Photo: Emily Murray

Frozen Ever After

One of EPCOT’s most popular attractions is a boat ride located in the Norway pavilion: Frozen Ever After. This boat ride takes guests of all ages through Arendelle as they see their favorite Frozen characters like Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf! Delightful audio-animatronics make this attraction really come to life.

Frozen Ever After
Frozen Ever After. Photo: Disney

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Located in the Mexico pavilion, Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros is a charming boat ride through Mexico. Guests are joined by The Three Caballeros: Donald, Panchito, and Jose as they explore Mexico and showcase its beautiful culture.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros.

Living with the Land

EPCOT’s The Land Pavilion is home to an iconic fan-favorite attraction: Living with the Land. This boat ride attraction explores the land we live on and all of its possibilities. Guests float through EPCOT’s working green house and fish farms and gain valuable knowledge about how to truly live with the land.

Living with the Land
Living with the Land Attraction. Photo: Disney

Na’vi River Journey

Animal Kingdom’s Pandora- World of Avatar has a very special boat ride attraction: Na’vi River Journey. This boat ride explores the beautiful glowing forests of Pandora. This attraction is peaceful and nature-focused, but also features a stunning sophisticated audio-animatronic of a Na’vi shaman.

Na’vi River Journey. Photo: Disney

What is your favorite boat ride attraction at Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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