Good news for those planning on visiting Downtown Disney in the next few weeks. In fact, the Marketplace watercraft dock is scheduled to reopen on August 15, 2014 in its new location (along the new walkway/bridge to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa). It has been closed since February as part of the overall enhancements at the property. When the dock reopens, some important service changes to the Sassagoula Rivercruise will take effect. Continue to read to learn more:
• The Downtown Disney Water Taxi, currently servicing the West Side and Pleasure Island, will once again include the Marketplace. This is a shuttle service to move around the Downtown Disney area only.
• Service to Disney's Port Orleans Resort, which is currently located at the Pleasure Island dock, will return to the Marketplace dock.
• Service to Disney's Old Key West Resort and Disney's Port Orleans Resort will remain at the West Side dock. (NOTE: both the West Side and Marketplace docks can be used to reach the Port Orleans Resort).
The grand opening ceremony for the new Downtown Disney Marketplace dock and walkway is tentatively scheduled for August 15 from 9-9:30 a.m. at the new Saratoga Walkway. Everyone is invited to attend.