Illuminations cruises are a fun and special way to view the Illuminations fireworks at Epcot with that special someone. Even if youâ€™re not looking for a romantic time yet something enjoyable, these cruises are very popular and do require a huge deal of advanced planning in order to get a reservation. You will tour seven seas lagoon prior to the beginning of Illuminations and be entertained, by your boat’s pilot, with Disney trivia and views of the Boardwalk and other resorts, then you anchor beneath a bridge for an unobstructed view of the fireworks.
One of the things we enjoyed the most about our Illuminations cruise was being able to just get off the boat and go to our car without fighting the huge crowd that was leaving Epcot afterwards. Illuminations cruises are technically called “Specialty Cruises”. There are 3 levels and prices for these cruises. There are only 5 boats available for this activity and they depart either from Boardwalk or Yacht/Beach Club Marina. Disney World has a lot to encompass within its borders and within them are a plethora of rivers, lakes, and waterways in which you can book a mini cruise or rent a pontoon boat and enjoy all the green plush environment of Disney World has to offer.