The Sammy Duvall Water Sports Centre at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be closing on August 31, 2018. No reason was given for the closure.

Sammy Duvall Water Sports Center posted the following announcement on their Facebook Page:

To all our fans and families who have enjoyed a day on the water with us a great thank you for the support .It has been a joy to share the sport we love with everyone along the way!

We are sorry to inform you that after 20 years of water sports operations at Walt Disney World our last day will be 8/31/2018. Accordingly, if you have a future prepaid reservation we are issuing a refund to the credit card used for your reservation. If you have a future non paid reservation you will be receiving a email cancellation notification today as well.If you have any questions regarding your refund you may contact 407-939-0754.

Guests looking to add more recreation activities to their vacation itinerary may contact the front desk or call 407-WDW-PLAY for information about watercraft rentals,surfing programs, fishing excursions and more.

Things to Know:

  • The Curl by Sammy Duvall store at Disney Springs will remain open
  • The Water Sports Centre was run by an independent company and not Disney

What did the Water Sports Centre Offer:

  • Parasailing
  • Personal watercraft rentals
  • Tubing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Water Skiing

About Sammy Duvall:

  • 6-time World Champion water skiier
  • Retired from competition in 1998 and opened the centre at Walt Disney World
  • Inducted into the Water Skiing Hall of Fame in 2001