BoardWalk Resort at Walt Disney World


Walt Disney World in Florida is big and growing all the time. They have a variety of resorts on the property and each one offers a different atmosphere and experience. The BoardWalk is on a Crescent Lake has waterways that connect to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme parks. Across the lake from the BoardWalk resort are the Beach Club and Yacht Club resorts, and also along the waterway are the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. This group of resorts makes up this little corner of Walt Disney World.

The BoardWalk hotel is like taking a step back to the 1900s. There are plenty of areas to sit on a rocking chair or an Adirondack chair and people watch or watch the peaceful waters of the lake. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and whether you get a view of the boardwalk and the water or the garden, you’ll find yourself looking at relaxing scenery. And that is important when you want to decompress after your time in a theme park.

Decorated with scenes from the early life of an American boardwalk, this resort has several ins and outs that are fun to find for yourself. A pool with a waterslide is great for the kids, and families enjoy the bike rentals and especially the Surrey Bike rentals along the boardwalk, which has shops and restaurants, and at night this place comes alive with carnival games and a fun nightlife.

The Flying Fish Café is the signature restaurant on the boardwalk, however we prefer Trattoria al Forno, also on the boardwalk. We headed there in the morning for a variety of breakfast options before starting our day. If you prefer quick dining, there are plenty of those areas on the boardwalk and across the lake at the Yacht and Beach Club resorts.

Now, about that lake, it’s just a few minute boat ride to the other resorts, and a few minutes longer to the two different theme parks. If you go one direction, you’ll end up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is the place to be if you’re a Star Wars fan. And if you go the other direction, you’ll disembark in Epcot’s World Showcase, which is a completely different experience. Of course, there are walkways connecting all of these areas and the walk is not long at all. Plus, there is the Disney Transportation system of busses, which are accessed from the front of the resort. The busses not only access the two parks closest to the resort, but also all of the other parks in WDW.

The actual turn-of-the-century boardwalk atmosphere and the close access to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are what make this resort different from the others in WDW. Disney’s BoardWalk Resort is considered a “deluxe” resort. Complimentary WiFi, complimentary self-parking, a business center, childcare services, and a health club combine to make this a great resort for adults while at the same time offering plenty for kids. And let’s not forget the real reason we go to WDW. The activities, rides, attractions, food, night shows, fireworks, shopping, and all the fun of Disney are almost at arm’s length.

By the way, don’t forget to stop in and get a delicious caramel apple on your way back to your room after a long day of fun. It’s the perfect way to cap off a day at Walt Disney World.

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