The Boathouse at Disney Springs
The Boathouse is an 18,000 SF, themed restaurant at Disney Springs that includes a 5,000 SF kitchen and 1,000 SF of retail space. The facility can seat over 400 people in six themed dining rooms, and an additional 200 exterior seats are located on the boardwalk and floating docks.
There are three bars, including a raw bar, a more intimate library bar, and an exterior dock bar overlooking marina. The Boathouse also features a $2 million inventory of dream boats from the 30s, 40s and 50s on display, along with amphicar and Italian water taxi rides.
MILLION INVENTORY OF DREAM BOATS
OF THE RESTAURANT IS OVER WATER
Only a third of the footprint of the building was located on dry land. The balance of the building is cantelivered and was built over the lagoon. Because the job was surrounded on three sides by water and other logistical challenges, Whiting-Turner made the decision to load all the structural steel and a 40-ton crane onto barges and cross the lagoon. The entire structural steel for the building was erected from the water. This approach saved two months on the schedule.