Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort | Lake Buena Vista, Florida


The BOATHOUSE®

Market
Restaurant
Region
South USA
Client
Schussler Creative, Inc.
Project Size
24,000 Square Feet
Status
Complete

Themed Restaurant, Outdoor Dining, Bar, Retail

For the fourth time, Cuningham Group has helped bring a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment attraction to Walt Disney World® Resort. The BOATHOUSE® is based on the fictitious historical progression of a family’s passion for lake living that is expressed via multiple buildings stitched together and situated along a lakeshore. The 600-seat waterfront restaurant provides guests with varied nautically-themed dining and bar environments, live music events, a souvenir shop, and opportunities for guided tours in unique Amphicars or by way of a beautiful wood water taxi. Dockside, a water courtyard is full of rare dream boats from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

Interior spaces at The BOATHOUSE® are dynamic, time period sensitive, and highly focused to capture exterior views. Design aids to differentiate the rooms from one another while highlighting fictitious former uses; from a factory and warehouse to a private dining room reminiscent of an early 20th century residence. The environment reflects and celebrates architectural references from the 1900s on with modern amenities to function as a high-traffic restaurant.

Awards

NEWH Las Vegas 12th Annual HOSPY Award
Best Stand Alone Restaurant, 2015