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


South USA
Schussler Creative, Inc.
Project Size
24,000 Square Feet

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.


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