Disney Springs Temporarily Halts Amphicar Rides Due to Declining Water Levels

Vintage Amphicar Tours

It seems Central Florida is expecting another drier-than-normal summer this year. In an unfortunate turn of events, Disney Springs has had to put a temporary stop to its Amphicar rides, a decision driven by the reduced water levels in Lake Buena Vista. This comes after the recent halting of the boat service across Lake Buena Vista that ferries both Old Key West and Saratoga Springs guests to Disney Springs.

Background of the Suspension

The ongoing reduction in water levels has impacted the Amphicar tour operations, leading to Disney Springs’ decision to pause these tours. This precautionary step is taken out of an abundance of caution, and Disney’s commitment to guest safety.

Providing Alternatives

While the Amphicar ride is not quite a mode of transportation like the boat services offer across Walt Disney World, it is an interesting and novel experience for Disney Springs guests. If you’re bummed about missing your chance to take a ride in these classic-cars-turned-boats, you can always stop by the Aerophile attraction to get your kicks.

The Aerophile is a tethered helium balloon that takes you 400 feet above Disney Springs. The flight lasts approximately 8 minutes and provides a 360-degree view of the sprawling Walt Disney World Resort and beyond. On a clear day, you can see up to 10 miles away!

The Amphicar Experience

Where to find Vintage Amphicar Tours at Disney Springs
Where to find Vintage Amphicar Tours at Disney Springs

Distinctive to The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs, the Amphicar tours are celebrated for being the sole experience of their kind globally. These amphibious vehicles, looking like they’ve been plucked right out of the 1960s, boast the rare capability of navigating both land and water.

Looking Forward

The future of Amphicar tours hinges on the return of normal water levels, substantial rainfall in the coming months usually cures these types of problems, but it has already been forecasted that Central Florida is in for a dry summer. We’ll have to see what nature brings in the coming weeks to know when this attraction will be operational once again.

Stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the latest developments for Disney fans, whether that’s what’s happening in the Disney theme parks or around Disney Vacation Club resorts!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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