DTD Marketplace dock to close

As part of ongoing construction efforts in the Downtown Disney area, the Marketplace boat dock will soon close for an extended period.  

The  dock is scheduled to close on Friday, February 22, 2014, and will remain closed through most of the year.  

The closure is required in order to continue construction on a watertop causeway bridge connecting the two ends of the Marketplace shopping district.   The bridge will run from an area near the Rainforest Cafe to the T-REX cafe area.  

Boats from Disney's Old Key West Resort and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort will continue to ferry guests to the West Side dock.  Boats from Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside will deposit guests at the Pleasure Island dock.  

"Internal" water launches will also be available to transport guests between the West Side and Pleasure Island docks.    

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: DTD Marketplace dock to close -- denlo
2014 Feb 18 09:33:52 AM
Now I understand why they rerouted the DVC resort boats to the Westside Dock (but I still don't understand why they switched months ago).

Is there an artist's rendition of this causeway?
Re: DTD Marketplace dock to close -- denlo
2014 Feb 18 09:37:40 AM
Is this the causeway between the two Marketplace areas? I found this photo on the internet.

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Re: DTD Marketplace dock to close -- bigcu
2014 Feb 18 09:44:50 AM
denlo wrote:
Is this the causeway between the two Marketplace areas? I found this photo on the internet.
What a neat model -- great image! Sure looks like it could be the causeway to me. Interesting, looks like one area to dock then and you walk toward Pleasure Island or MarketPlace.
Re: DTD Marketplace dock to close -- TimK
2014 Feb 18 10:39:39 AM
denlo wrote:
Is this the causeway between the two Marketplace areas? I found this photo on the internet.

Yup..that's it.

They've actually begun work in the water. There are some photos at the link below. Apparently they've been able to maintain the watercraft traffic for a little while but that will end Friday.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/04feb2014-photos---disney-springs-marketplace-causeway-construction.htm
Re: DTD Marketplace dock to close -- JaxFLBear
2014 Feb 18 11:14:25 AM
AttractionsMagazine.com also has a Disney Springs photo update on their website.

http://attractionsmagazine.com/downtown-disneydisney-springs-photo-update/
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