A new Walt Disney World restaurant is offering Amphicar rides.
For those unaware of the Amphicar, it was manufactured between 1961 and 1968 and was a bimodal vehicle that offered the capability of traveling on land and sea. About 4,000 of these unique vehicles were ever created and The Boathouse in Orlando, Florida will give visitors to the restaurant a ride in an Amphicar for $125. For the fee, you’ll get a Car Captain, seating for three and a tour of the lake that lasts around 20 minutes.
The amphibious automobile was designed by Hanns Trippel and built in Germany and was originally designed to be marketed and sold in the U.S. Powering the Amphicar is an engine sourced from the Triumph Herald 1200, a 1147-cc engine with 43 hp. On water, the Amphicar is capable of reaching speeds of seven knots while on land it can travel up to 70 mph.