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http://www.wesh.com/orlandomyway/orlando-theme-parks/a-chat-with-the-creator-of-the-boathouse-coming-soon-to-disney-springs/30019664

 

 

One of the most impressive elements of the attraction are the Amphicars, which are cars that drive on land and cruise through the water like a boat. Guests will join a captain on a 20-minute tour of Disney Springs. The site will be the first in the world to have Amphicars, which were made from 1962 to 1967.

 

Guests can also reserve a spot on an Italian Water Taxi for champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries during captain-hosted tours.

 

The boating fun doesn't stop there-- there will be a steamboat with a harbor master conducting daily bugle calls and flag ceremonies.

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OMG    I shutter to think what they are going to charge for these 20 min. tours.  Looks super cool but I know there is no way I'l ever be able to aford something like this at Disney.  

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OMG I shutter to think what they are going to charge for these 20 min. tours. Looks super cool but I know there is no way I'l ever be able to aford something like this at Disney.

I have a feeling once we see the price, just DH and DS will go and and the baby and I will watch lol

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Am I the only one who thinks these are stupid?  

 

I remember amphibian cars when I was a kid.  People tried to make them popular.  And there's a reason they never took off.  They're stupid.  

 

You seem a little bitter there Dave. :lol: 

 

For something to own I couldn't care less but the old Movietone news clips of these were hilarious and I would consider taking a ride as long ad it doesn't cost too much. 

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I never knew these were being bought for Disney. But last season or the one before that on the TV show Fast and Loud. Gas Monkey Garage sold one of these cars to two guys that were collecting these cars and restoring them for a Orlando restaurant. I never thought it would be Disney. They actually drive it in the lake at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill.

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I always thought these would be so great and wanted one so bad    so I would so pay the $$$ -   BUT ONLY IF I CAN DRIVE IT!!!!!   If I want a Disney "pilot" I can ride any boat - phooey!!

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Ray pretty much called it!

 

Pricing according to WDWMagic...

The BOATHOUSE will be offering tours of the Village Lake in an amphicar for $100. The 20 minute cruise has seating for 3 guests, plus the boat captain - guests will not be able to drive themselves.

Initially, you'll be able to buy tickets inside The BOATHOUSE, with reservations starting later in May.

 

 

http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/the-boathouse/news/03apr2015-opening-date-and-amphicar-pricing-set-for-the-boathouse-at-disney-springs.htm

 

Video of The Boathouse creator Steve Schussler taking one of the amphicars for a ride on the Fast and Loud show...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z5e5h6DRrc

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$100 if I can drive 3 of my friends around? Maybe.

$100 to have someone else drive me and my 3 friends around? Nope.

You mean you and 2 friends, which makes the price even more ridiculous.

Maybe they will offer a groupon for it lol.

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