Bridge Renovation To Temporarily Halt Sassagoula River Cruise Boats

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The water transportation service from Port Orleans to Disney Springs, The Sassagoula River Cruise, will be undergoing a brief hiatus later this month. Due to the refurbishment of a bridge, the service will be suspended from August 28th to August 30th.

Sassagoula River Cruise Refurbishment Dates


August 28th, 2023


August 30th, 2023

However, guests staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Old Key West need not worry – resort bus services to and from Disney Springs will continue to operate as usual during this period.

What Is The Sassagoula River Cruise?

The Sassagoula River Cruise is a complimentary water transportation service at Walt Disney World. This service provides guests with transport from the Port Orleans resorts down the river to Disney Springs, offering a unique and scenic alternative to buses and monorails.

This service connects various points within Disney World, including Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney Springs.

The ferry boats operate on a daily schedule, usually from 10:30 AM to 11:00 PM, every 20 minutes. However, this is subject to weather conditions. Known for its relaxing ambiance, the Sassagoula River Cruise offers a tranquil journey through the resort’s waterways, and is an excellent way to get to Disney Springs from the resorts along the river.

As always, stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the latest developments for Disney theme parks and all the information you could ever need about the 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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