Friendship Boats Across Lagoon (Epcot)

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  1. rpw2014

    rpw2014 Earning My Ears

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    As best I can tell, the Friendship Boats internal to Epcot travel 1) from the Canada side to Morocco and 2) from the Mexico side to Germany. Do they run both ways? i.e. from Morocco to Canada and from Germany to Mexico?
     
  2. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    There is now only one boat.

    Route is (near) Canada to Morocco and then, Morocco to (near) Canada. Repeat.
     
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  4. gharter

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    When did that change? When we were there in April, we took the boat on the Canada side to Morocco. Didn't see the other boat going at the time.
     
  5. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    Then, that's what we'll go with. ;)
     
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    The World Showcase Plaza to Germany Friendship route was discontinued "mid 2017".:)
     
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    Was there a logistical reason they closed the second route, or was it just another "let's see how much we can get away with cutting back while still raising the ticket prices every year" type of change?
     
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  8. Robo

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    Nobody knows.
     
  9. CAS239

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    I'd guess there wasn't enough demand for two boats crossing. I've never seen a lot of people waiting for the boats and all the years I've gone to Epcot I've never taken the country boats
     
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  10. fla4fun

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    We must go at different times then. I go January, March/April (not near Easter), August/September, and Early December. I use the boats a lot, and they fill up, sometimes with people standing, every time. I can’t remember the last time a boat wasn’t full. I am usually taking it late afternoon or early evening.
     
  11. lvdis

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    Is there more than one boat running or is it just one boat continuously making the route back and forth between Canada and Morocco? I'm just trying to get a feel for how often they will arrive at each dock since this is something my mom and sister want to do when we are there next month.
     
  12. sharonabe

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    Just one boat going back and forth.
     
  13. DOOM1001

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    There are a few times you might see the boat run from Mexico to Germany,I believe during the filming of Wheel of Fortune they ran Mexico to Germany,probably had to do with the people in the boats getting glimpses of the filming they didnt need to see,unsure if thats the reason but from what I've heard the filming was the reason for the temporary switch.
     

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