FAQ

Phone/Fax:

PH: 407-939-0754/ Fax: 407-939-0756

Hours:

Winter (September 8th- March 14th): 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with our last trip departing at 4:00 PM.

Summer (March 15th- September 7th): 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with our last trip departing at 4:00 PM.

Location:

Disney’s Contemporary Resort marina: 4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Will I get wet parasailing?

No, our guests take off and land from the platform of our state of the art coast guard inspected parasail boat. Comfortable attire is suggested.

Do I need to pay for a park ticket and/or parking?

No, guests coming to Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre must merely mention to the Disney Gate attendants that they have a reservation at our facility.

Do I need to be a guest of Disney’s Contemporary Resort?

No. Guests do not need to be staying at any of the Disney Resorts.

What are the restrictions?

Guests renting a PWC must be 18 years of age (with picture ID) to rent, only 16 years of age to drive (with picture ID), and any age to ride along. Up to 3 people or 400lb.

Guests parasailing (single and tandem) must be 6 years of age. Weight or combined weight must be between 130lb and 330lb.

Wakeboard/waterski/ and tubing guests are welcome at any age! (Based on parental discretion)

Who needs to complete a Waiver/Liability Release Form?

Everyone! To participate in our activities, everyone needs to complete a Waiver/Liability Release Form. Adults (over 18) must complete their own, but minors (under 18) will require a parent or guardian to complete a Child Waiver/Liability Release Form.

Examples:

1) A 22 year old Adult can not sign the Child Release Form for their 17 year old friend.

2) A 20 year old older brother can not sign a Child Release Form for their 16 year old sister. Must be a parent!

3) A teacher can sign a Child release form for students on a class trip or parents can complete the Child release form in advance, print it and have the teacher turn in to us.

4) If a family brings a friend(minor) along on the family vacation then the parents can sign as the guardian of the friend. The “friend” could have their parents complete the Child release form in advance if preferred.

Below is our Child Waiver/Liability Release Form, if required one can download and print the form, the parent can complete for the minor, and the form can be presented at check-in by the adult in charge.

 

Do I need reservations?

Reservations are not required, but strongly encouraged. You may call us at 407.939.0754. We suggest booking early in your trip just in case there is bad weather, then we can reschedule for another day during your vacation. Also, we recommend booking in the morning if possible….that is when the wind is usually light and the water calm. Remember, in the Florida Summer it is common to have afternoon thunderstorms!

What is the cancellation policy?

24 hours. When you book an activity with us we take your credit card information to hold your reservation…we do not charge your card until you check-in for your scheduled activity.In the event that you do not call us more than 24 hours in advance to cancel your reservation, we will charge your credit card information on file in full. We reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather (i.e. lightning, reduced visibility, etc ).

What discounts are available?

We offer a 10% discount to the following: Disney Vacation Club, AAA cardholders, Military, Annual Pass Holders & D23 members. Cast member discounts on activities (percentages vary seasonally)

What should I bring?

Identification, disposable/waterproof camera (we also offer a parasail photo package), form of payment, comfortable attire, footwear you might wear to a park. Don’t forget sunscreen!

Will I be with strangers?

*SKI BOAT:Ski Boat rentals are private for you and your guests only.

*PARASAIL:The Parasail Boat holds six guests, fliers have the priority. If there is space, riders may come along at no charge (not guaranteed).There may be people you do not know on the Parasail boat, but you will only fly with people in your party(if you booked a Tandem-2 people together).

*PERSONAL WATERCRAFT: We rent up to four Personal Watercraft(PWC) at a time….you will never be with a stranger on an individual PWC, but there may be other PWC’s out with you that have strangers on them.

How long has your company been in business?

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre opened on June 1st,1998. In the beginning we only  offered Parasailing and Water Skiing, years later on April 1st, 2002 Disney approved us to rent Personal Watercraft as well.

Who is Sammy Duvall?

Sammy, a six time world champion waterskier, was ranked #1 in the world for 17 straight seasons. Sammy’s legacy continues at the watersports centre at the Contemporary Resort, as well as the Curl. Curl is the ultimate sunglass and clothing store located at Downtown Disney.

What should I look for when choosing a Watersports company?

Experience, Equipment, Location! Sammy Duvall was the World Champion Water Skier and he has hand picked an elite group of qualified and friendly instructors. Don’t be shy, ask what Experience your instructor has? You will find that our Parasailing Captains are both US Coast Guard Master Captain’s with over 15 years of experience each! You will find that many of our Ski Boat Instructors were/are on the Pro Tour, show teams, ski camps or Team Riders. For Equipment, we receive new Master Craft boats every 250 hours and feature brand leader, Connelly Skis & Wake Boards. Our Location at the Four Diamond rated Disney’s Contemporary Resort marina is what sets us apart from other watersports operations. Not only do you have Space Mountain as a back drop, but we have a section of Bay Lake buoyed off just for us and we have Disney’s “Lake Patrol” ensuring the highest level of safety on the lake.

Still have questions? Contact us now!

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