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New speciality cruise takes guests around World Showcase Lagoon

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, May 18, 2017.

  1. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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  2. DznyGrlSD

    DznyGrlSD Well-Known Member

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    Or you could take the friendship boats for free and bring your own snacks? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    drizgirl Well-Known Member

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    I had the same thought. What the heck?
     
  4. dreamfinder

    dreamfinder Well-Known Member

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    So it's basically just an hour long pontoon boat rental with a driver included? That lets you go into the World Showcase lagoon?
     
  5. Otterhead

    Otterhead Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's an hour spent boating past the lands of World Showcase as you eat snacks or have lunch on board. So, no.
     
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    If you decide to add private dining to make it a lunch cruise it could be something nice. I think this is something similar they already offer on Seven Seas Lagoon? If you're having a non park day and wanted to do something different it could be an option.
     
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    There better be some really good narration going on to make this of any value to me.
     
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    I kid you not, I was just telling my friend the other night I was surprised this wasn't happening already. Here we go. Lol. This is not something I'd take advantage of, I'd much prefer an hour or two cruise around 7 Seas or Bay Lake.
     
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    Let me ride around in one of those cool boats the pyro crew uses to push fireworks barges into position and maybe I'd throw some cash around, but a pontoon boat, yawn.
     
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    This is just a daytime version of the fireworks cruise that they offer - with no fireworks of course.
     
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    Why the obsession about people having an cocktail and how they will act..? I swear these boards seem like they are frequented by Puritains... I am sure if they are paying $149 for a one hour cruise with a snack and soft drink, everyone will behave themselves... And if they don't, I am sure Disney would give you your money back if you complain...But honestly the drinking is not out of hand during lunch...
     
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    I don't understand why someone would do this
     
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    ROTFLOL

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    Doesn't matter. Someone should be along shortly to make something up that fits the narrative you're looking for.
     
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    Ok... raise your hand if the first thought that went through your head that this was going to be using one of the Friendship boats and pull it out of service to do it (ala the Tianna Riverboat Parade Fleecing)?

    Congrats TDO, you're making progress - monetizing without diminishing services at the same time.

    I'm sure it's going to be very classy having a pontoon party boat floating around the Lagoon in the middle of the day. It's one thing do it outside the stage of the parks... it's another to do it inside onstage. The fireworks viewing boats at least were discrete and stayed at the edges and they were only at night.

    Wake me up when we get to water ski and fish Around the World. With all the booze... they will have turned it into your average lake/reservoir on a hot summer day.
     
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    I wasn't actually thinking about adult beverages.... I was thinking about noise in general coming from the lake. Imagine a cheerleader group renting a boat and 'practicing' out on the lake...

    The goal of every upcharge SHOULD be *do not disturb day guests*. A family quietly enjoying a boat ride around the lake shouldn't be an issue. A group doing their 'cheer' would...
     
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    Boat rides are relaxing and entertaining, and I'm sure a lot of people have thought about the idea of a private ride around the circumference of World Showcase, seeing all of the different lands from a different perspective. Sure, you can sail from one end to the other on a FriendShip, but this would be a longer trip with a different route & different view. Plus snacks, drinks, and a guide. I personally wouldn't pay $150 for it, but if I was staying at the Yacht & Beach Club and wanted a "cruise", this would fit the theme.
     
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    Why would anyone want to pay $149 dollars to ride around a lake? What are you seeing that you can't see from the land except for the countries......from the water?
     
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    We once rented the Breathless II for an illuminations cruise. It was I think at the time about $395 and there were 4 of us... We had a captain and the provided snacks, we brought a bottle of Bolly,and had a lovely time...after the fireworks he just toured us around for a while... That lovely evening was TOTALLY worth it...but it was not a daytime thing ...not sure how they will justify the cost for this...
     

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