Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Review: Plus a Peak Into the Newly Remodeled Rooms! (2024)

THINKING OF STAYING AT DISNEY’S BOARDWALK INN?

If you’re diving into the world of Disney resorts, you’ve come to the right place. Having either stayed at or visited nearly all of them, I can confidently guide you through the ins and outs of these magical escapes. And today, the spotlight is on Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŽ 

I recently checked off a dreamy stay at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn from my bucket list during a magical mother-daughter birthday getaway. โœจ

From its prime location and the allure of its waterside promenade, the BoardWalk Inn has always been a favorite for many. And now with its revamped rooms, this resort has only gotten better! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

In this Disney’s BoardWalk Inn review, I’ll dive deep into our stay, highlight the fresh room designs, and share tips to enhance your visit.

So, whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent Disney resort guest, I’ve got some exciting information to share on Disney’s BoardWalk Inn! Let’s dive into what makes the BoardWalk Inn an exceptional choice for your stay.

Pssst…..I’m also a travel agent who specializes in Disney, so be sure to contact me and I can help plan and book your Disney vacation.

Theming

Ah, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn! Its name brings to mind images of lively boardwalks, playful carnival games, and that laid-back seaside atmosphere. ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽช๐ŸŒŠ

Now this was not my first time to visit the BoardWalk Inn. I had passed through its lobby several times in the past while dining at and around the BoardWalk. Because of this, I had a general feel for its vibe.

But staying at this resort gave me a more in-depth look at this resort and all the nooks and crannies I was never able to see before.

So, come along as we dive deeper into the unique theming of this Deluxe EPCOT Area Resort.

A Tribute to Turn of The Century Atlantic City

The entire resort’s theming is a tribute to the Atlantic seaboard of the early 20th century.

Think about those elegant seaside resorts from the 1920s and 1930s โ€“ places where families would vacation, enjoying the fresh sea breeze, saltwater taffy, and gentle carousel rides. That’s the vibe that Disney’s BoardWalk Inn beautifully captures. ๐ŸŽ 

A round, red sofa with flower designs on the cushions sits in the lobby of Disney's BoardWalk Inn. Behind it, there's a glass case with a model of an old-fashioned merry-go-round inside. The room has white pillars and hanging lights, giving it a fun, old-timey seaside feel.

The architecture, with its soft pastel colors, white trims, and detailed woodwork, captures the essence of a classic era.

A large, hanging carousel horse chandelier in the lobby of Disney's BoardWalk Inn. The chandelier features several brown horses with golden manes leaping out from a central blue and gold fixture. It hangs from the ceiling, adding a playful touch to the high, airy lobby with its grand white columns and intricate details, reminiscent of a classic seaside resort.

Everywhere you look, there are charming touches that honor the theming. Vintage-style posters, nautical elements, and even the light fixtures have been chosen carefully to reinforce the theming.

A framed painting on the wall of Disney's BoardWalk Inn depicting a lively night scene at a bustling boardwalk. The painting shows colorful tents, a merry-go-round, a Ferris wheel, and people enjoying the attractions.

And check out this vibrant rug located on the main floor in front of the elevators. It portrays the whimsical, carnival-like theming. And can you find the hidden Mickey on the rug?

A colorful carpet in a hallway at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, with a bold, circular design featuring red, blue, and gold patterns. The design includes silhouettes of people dancing and stars around a central compass-like motif.

The BoardWalk Experience

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn isn’t just about the hotel. It extends to the Disney BoardWalk itself, a stretch of shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots.

Inspired by the Atlantic City and Coney Island boardwalks, this area offers a blend of fun and relaxation. Here, you can take a stroll, enjoy Crescent Lake’s views, grab an ice cream, or rent a Surrey bike for a spin. ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿฆ

The BoardWalk area is a trip down memory lane, effortlessly transporting you to another time. ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธโœจ

Entertainment on the BoardWalk

At the heart of Disney’s magic is entertainment, and the BoardWalk Inn embraces this wholeheartedly. The entertainment along the BoardWalk is a perfect match for its early 20th-century Atlantic City-inspired theme.

Strolling along the waterfront promenade, you’re likely to encounter street performers. From magicians to musicians that resonate with the theming of the bygone era. ๐Ÿช„๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽฉ

Location

When it comes to staying at a Disney resort, location can truly make all the difference.

The BoardWalk Inn not only offers luxurious accommodations and outstanding amenities but also has an unbeatable location. Nestled right between two iconic parks, steps away from vibrant entertainment, and surrounded by serene landscapes, this resort promises a memorable experience.

Dive in as we unpack the unparalleled locational perks of staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

Location, Location, Location!!

For me, the standout feature of this resort is its prime location! BoardWalk Inn is conveniently nestled between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Being in such proximity means you’re just a short walk or boat ride away from iconic attractions like Spaceship Earth, the World Showcase, Toy Story Land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and the Tower of Terror.

In case you didn’t know, I’m a huge fan of EPCOT! It’s my favorite park! ๐ŸŒ

Kim stands beside the 'Disney 100' celebration sign featuring a statue of Mickey Mouse at EPCOT, with the iconic Spaceship Earth in the background, marking the centennial celebration of The Walt D

So, being so close to EPCOT is a dream come true! I love the luxury of entering the park at the International Gateway and then stepping right into France to catch a ride on Remy at rope-drop at then a pastry afterwards at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

โžก๏ธ For a deep dive into the value of one of Disney’s most iconic parks, be sure to check out my article Is EPCOT Worth It? Why EPCOT Is a Park You Donโ€™t Want to Skip! ๐ŸŒ

On the BoardWalk

Right on the doorstep of the BoardWalk Inn lies the charming Disney BoardWalk. It’s a beautifully crafted promenade with a blend of dining, shopping, and entertainment.

The boardwalk at Disney's BoardWalk Inn featuring a wooden walkway lined with benches. String lights hang above, leading towards the white and pale blue hotel buildings with red-striped awnings. Across the water, colorful facades of additional resort buildings reflect gently on the surface, creating a picturesque and inviting scene.

From enjoying a classic funnel cake to catching a magic show, the BoardWalk ensures that fun continues even after leaving the parks.

Serene Setting

Even though BoardWalk Inn is centrally located between EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, it feels like a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the parks. I love the monorail resorts, but they seem much more crowded and chaotic than the EPCOT resorts.

Additionally, BoardWalk Inn is situated on the picturesque Crescent Lake, providing the perfect setting to relax and rejuvenate after a day full of adventures.

Nearby Resorts & Amenities

A view from Disney's BoardWalk Inn with a red metal table and chairs in the foreground, overlooking a serene lake. Arrows in the image point to Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort across the water. The scene is peaceful, with clear skies and lush greenery surrounding the distant resorts.

The BoardWalk Inn overlooks the serene Crescent Lake. Just a short stroll across the lake, you’ll find Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. This proximity allows you to easily explore these neighboring resorts and indulge in their dining options, including the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop with the iconic Kitchen Sink dessert at the Beach Club Resort.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Room Review: A Look at the New Charm ๐Ÿ›Œโœจ

Checking into Disney’s BoardWalk Inn means stepping into a world where your room isn’t just a roomโ€”it’s part of the whole Disney adventure!

The rooms are where you wind down, dream, and gear up for more fun. And I’m super excited to walk you through the fresh look of the newly remodeled rooms!

First things first, letโ€™s talk about what a standard room offers at the BoardWalk Inn:

  • Accommodates up to 5 adults
  • Room configurations like 1 King Bed with a Day Bed, 2 Queen Beds, or 2 Queen Beds with a Day Bed ๐Ÿ›Œ
  • Each room features a patio or balcony ๐Ÿšช๐ŸŒค
  • Beverage cooler, coffee maker, and tea service โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿต
  • A hairdryer, complimentary high-speed WiFi, a phone with voicemail, an in-room safe, and a handheld steamer are all standard ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ”’๐Ÿ’จ
  • Not to forget a flat-panel TV for your entertainment needs

What’s most amazing about these rooms is that they sleep up to 5 adults! Most standard hotel rooms sleep only 4, so you know how nice this is if you are a family of 5 like myself.

โžก๏ธ For those traveling to Walt Disney World with a family of 5, be sure to check out my post 17 Best Disney World Resorts for a Family of 5- for Every Budget for other resort options!

Another huge plus is they all have a patio or balcony, offering personal outdoor space to relax!

Inside Our Room

During our stay, my daughter and I enjoyed a Resort View Room with a view of the Village Green Lawn and a slice of Crescent Lake. Our cozy setup included 2 Queen Beds and a sofa bed.

A bright and cozy hotel room at Disney's BoardWalk Inn with a queen size bed, featuring a plaid headboard and crisp white bedding. A decorative green pillow complements the room's light, airy decor. Sheer curtains let in natural light from the balcony, which offers a view of the resort's charming exterior and surroundings.
A comfortable Disney's BoardWalk Inn guest room with a modern touch. There's a grayish blue sofa with a patterned throw pillow and a sleek white cabinet with a flat-screen TV mounted above it. The room's design is simple and contemporary, with a warm wooden floor completing the cozy setting.

The fresh palette of the newly remodeled rooms at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is immediately striking, with a clean and contemporary feel throughout. My favorite part of the room was the super cute decor art on the walls! Disney characters are woven into scenes that capture the essence of the turn-of-the-century Atlantic City theme, giving the rooms a playful yet sophisticated charm.

A guest room at Disney's BoardWalk Inn with a queen-size bed, a plaid headboard, and white linens. On the wall above the bed hangs three framed vintage-style pictures featuring Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto. The warm sunlight fills the room, enhancing its welcoming and classic Disney-themed ambiance.

Look how adorable the artwork displayed behind the coffee maker is. I love Mickey and Minnie having a picnic in their appropriate themed attire on the Village Green Lawn of the resort. It’s details like these that make staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn an extra special treat!

A small area inside a Disney's BoardWalk Inn guest room, featuring a marble countertop with a Keurig coffee machine. Above the counter, is an artwork displaying a scenic view of Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse enjoying a picnic by the water.

๐ŸŽต Check out my TikTok video here of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn to get a more in-depth view of the room we stayed in and the resort itself.

Now, take a look at this artwork located near the sinks in the bathroom. Mickey and Minnie and then Donald and Daisy are riding on swans on Crescent Lake with the BoardWalk Inn in the background.

A framed picture in Disney's BoardWalk Inn showing Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse enjoying a swan boat ride on a serene blue water body, with Donald and Daisy Duck in a separate boat behind them. The backdrop features the BoardWalk Inn's faรงade against a pastel sunset sky, adding to the whimsical vibe of the illustration.

Rooms and Suites with Club-Level Service

BoardWalk Inn also offers rooms and suites with Club-Level Service. These rooms include all of the amenities in your standard rooms plus exclusive access to the Innkeeper’s Club.

Depending on what room or suite size you get it can sleep up to 9 people in a 2-bedroom suite! This 2 bedroom suite is perfect for those traveling with a larger family or group.

Here are the amazing amenities you can take part in at the Innkeeper’s Club:

  • Continental breakfast, mid-day snacks, and evening wine, cheese, cordials, and dessert
    (from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm) ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿท๐Ÿฐ
  • Personalized front desk and guest services ๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ค
  • Concierge service inside Innkeeper’s Club ๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธ

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas (Studios & Villas)

While Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is a deluxe hotel offering standard rooms and suites with hotel amenities like room service and housekeeping. It’s ideal for those looking for a traditional hotel stay.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas, part of the Disney Vacation Club, offers more spacious, home-like accommodations with features like kitchenettes or full kitchens and, in some cases washers and dryers. They’re great for families or guests who prefer the comforts of home and might be staying longer.

NOTE: Disney’s BoardWalk Villas and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn are located in the same building!

The Studio rooms sleep up to 5 guests and feature comfortable accommodations with a kitchenette a small fridge and microwave, and a balcony.

The one-bedroom villas sleep up to 4 and feature 1 full bathroom with 2 sink areas, a full kitchen, living and dining areas, and a balcony. They also have a washer and dryer which is an excellent addition for families!

Pools

My daughter and I didn’t get a chance to dive into the pools during our visit, but we certainly took the time to explore the pool areas.

Luna Park Pool (Main Pool)

I was particularly eager to see the Luna Park Pool ๐ŸŽช, inspired by the playful vibes of a 1920s carnival. At its heart is the Keister Coaster water slide, stretching 200 feet and uniquely designed to mimic a vintage wooden roller coaster ๐ŸŽข.

This pool used to feature a clown’s face at the slide’s exit, but it’s since been refreshed with a fun, classic Mickey/Minnie design. This change was much appreciated as the old clown design was off-putting for many, especially kids who found it eerie.

A lively pool area at Disney's BoardWalk Inn featuring a whimsical roller coaster-themed waterslide. Brightly colored murals depicting classic Disney characters add to the fun atmosphere.

It’s worth noting that Disney heats its pools to a cozy 80 degrees all year round, ensuring you can enjoy a dip no matter the season. Luna Park Pool often hosts lively pool parties ๐ŸŽ‰ and entertaining games. For specific events during your stay, it’s handy to glance at the resort’s Recreational Calendar ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ.

Adjacent to the Luna Park Pool is a kiddie pool, tailored for toddlers and little ones eager to splash around. Right beside it, a children’s playground ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ awaits, providing the young ones with the freedom to switch between play and pool fun!

Next to the Luna Park Pool is a carousel-themed pool bar, Leaping Horse Libations. It offers a variety of snacks, drinks, and light bites to keep you refreshed. ๐Ÿน

The poolside area at Disney's BoardWalk Inn with striped umbrellas providing shade for lounging chairs. The whimsical design of the Leaping Horse Libations bar in the background features carousel-inspired decorations, creating a playful and relaxing atmosphere for guests to enjoy.

Other Pools at BoardWalk Inn

For those looking for a quieter atmosphere, the resort also offers two leisure pools ๐ŸŒ… โ€“ one beside the BoardWalk Inn and another alongside the BoardWalk Inn Villas. These ‘quiet pools’ are ideal for a calm swim or some laid-back reading time ๐Ÿ“–.

BoardWalk Inn also offers whirlpool spas great for relaxing after a long day exploring the parks.

Lifeguards are present during pool hours, ensuring everyone’s safety. And for your convenience, towels are always within reach.

Dining

If you’re looking for good food and diverse options, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn has one of the largest selections of all the Walt Disney World resorts

And the best part? You donโ€™t even have to be a guest to indulge at any of the restaurants or eateries here! The BoardWalk is open for all to enjoy!!

Trattoria al Forno

The sign for 'Trattoria al Forno', a restaurant at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, displayed prominently against the backdrop of the resort's classic white and blue-trimmed exterior.

Trattoria al Forno, situated on the BoardWalk, is a delicious spot for Italian cuisine, serving up both breakfast and dinner. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

On a family vacation to Italy, we learned that a typical Italian breakfast is quite minimal, usually just a pastry and cappuccino. At Trattoria al Forno, however, the breakfast menu offers a hearty American twist, featuring items such as the crowd-pleasing Mickey Waffles.

My daughter and I chose Trattoria al Forno for her birthday dinner, and it didn’t disappoint! ๐ŸŽ‰ While I tend to gravitate towards lasagna at Italian eateries, I decided to switch it up and try the Oak-grilled Strip Steak Florentine โ€” it was delicious! Ava went for the pizza. We kicked things off with their standout garlic bread, which was impressively large and packed with flavor โ€” a must-try. ๐Ÿž

A plate of Oak-grilled Strip Steak Florentine from Trattoria al Forno, featuring a juicy steak topped with a dollop of herb butter. Accompanying the steak are roasted vegetables including zucchini and colorful cherry tomatoes, all served on a rustic, speckled ceramic plate that enhances the dish's hearty and appetizing presentation.

We were quite full by the end of our meal and skipped dessert, but in true Disney spirit, they brought out a complimentary birthday treat. ๐Ÿง

A happy young girl named Ava celebrating her birthday at Trattoria al Forno. She's holding up a chocolate cupcake with a smile, wearing a birthday button on her blue shirt. The restaurant's warm and bustling atmosphere can be seen in the background.

Pizza Window

At the Pizza Window on the BoardWalk, you can enjoy classic pizzeria fare, featuring hot, fresh pizza by the slice or whole, complemented by side salads for a lighter touch. ๐Ÿ• Don’t forget to treat yourself to a sweet finish with their Mini Cannolis for dessert. It’s a perfect spot for a quick, satisfying meal.

A quaint pizza window service counter at Disney's BoardWalk, with the word 'PIZZA' displayed in large circular lettering above the menu.

Flying Fish

Flying Fish on Disney’s BoardWalk offers a top-notch seafood dining experience, with a selection of fresh dishes that are both tasty and beautifully prepared. ๐Ÿค Not a seafood, person they also serve steak. ๐Ÿฅฉ It’s a great spot for a special dinner out, whether you’re with family or enjoying a night for two. With its inviting setting and delicious menu, it’s a place you’ll want to come back to for more.

The vibrant neon sign for the Flying Fish restaurant illuminates the night at Disney's BoardWalk. The sign features glowing red letters and light blue fish that appear to be leaping into the air, creating a dynamic and inviting entrance.

Big River Grille & Brewing Works

At Big River Grille & Brewing Works, you’ll discover an on-site brewery paired with a family-friendly restaurant atmosphere that’s a hit with both adults and kids. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ” It’s a unique spot on Disney’s BoardWalk where you can enjoy freshly brewed beer alongside a varied menu featuring everything from hearty burgers and crispy nachos to fresh sandwiches and savory quesadillas.

Perfect for a laid-back lunch or a casual dinner, itโ€™s a place where everyone can find something to satisfy their cravings while enjoying the homegrown flavors of a craft brewery experience.

BoardWalk Deli

BoardWalk Deli, formerly known as BoardWalk Bakery, serves up delicious sandwiches, salads, pastries, and desserts. It’s perfect for a quick and tasty meal while you’re enjoying the sights of the BoardWalk.

Whether you’re in the mood for a quick breakfast bagel, a giant Mickey cinnamon roll (my favorite), a hearty deli sandwich for lunch, or an afternoon coffee accompanied by a sweet pastry, the deli has something for everyone.

The entrance to the BoardWalk Deli at Disney's BoardWalk, featuring a classic red and white striped awning.

Carousel Coffee

Start your day or get that mid-afternoon boost with a cup from Carousel Coffee. โ˜•๏ธ This coffee shop is conveniently located right off the lobby.

The 'Carousel Coffee' sign in a pastel color scheme, set above a display case filled with an assortment of pastries and beverages at Disney's BoardWalk Inn.

The great thing about Carousel Coffee too is there was never more than 1 person in line when I visited which was excellent! And I visited twice a day while we were there.

But besides coffee, they also have pastries, fruit, yogurt, overnight oats, juices and more.

Carousel Coffee is your spot at BoardWalk Inn for a convenient and quick spot to energize you for your Disney adventures.

Inside Carousel Coffee at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, there's a stylish space with a grey and white patterned floor. Globe lights hang from the ceiling, and there's a counter with snacks and drinks. Black and white photos on the wall add a touch of Disney magic to the cozy cafรฉ.

BoardWalk Ice Cream

When you need something cold and sweet, BoardWalk Ice Cream is the spot. They offer a range of ice cream flavors, milkshakes, and sundaes. They even have the huge Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae served in a souvenir sink bowl! ๐Ÿจ

BoardWalk Ice Cream shop at Disney's BoardWalk, with a bright blue sign featuring two giant ice cream cones.

BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas

BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas is a drink/snack stand on the BoardWalk offering you guessed it margaritas! ๐Ÿน But besides margaritas, they offer a variety of adult beverages including wine and beer.

But they not only serve adult beverages but also a DOLE Whip Smoothie and snacks such as Mickey Pretzal and nachos with cheese.

Need to cool down? Stop by for a chilled margarita or another refreshing drink.

AbracadaBar

AbracadaBar at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is a charming magician-themed cocktail lounge, reminiscent of the 1940s. This bar is connected with Trattoria al Forno so I got a glimpse into the bar while walking to the restroom.

The ambiance is magical with a dim, intimate setting with magician’s memorabilia.

The Cake Bake Shop Bakery by Gwendolyn Rogers – COMING SOON!

I’m eagerly anticipating the opening of The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers at the Disney BoardWalk. ๐ŸŽ‚ This isn’t just another spot to grab a quick bite; it’s an entire experience offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and of course, desserts and cocktails. I’m excited to see how the Cake Bake Shop will transform the dining scene here with its array of options.

Whether it’s starting the day with a delightful breakfast, enjoying a leisurely brunch, or pausing for an elegant afternoon tea, I’m ready for it all. The thought of ending a Disney day with a sumptuous dinner followed by a cocktail and a slice of cake has me counting down the days until the doors open. And you bet, as soon as they do, I’ll be there to taste and share all the details!

Recreational Activities

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn isn’t just about its fantastic location and delicious dining options; it’s also a treasure trove of recreational activities for families.

Once you’ve checked in, make sure to look for the monthly recreation schedule. The resort posts signs detailing all the activities available during your stay. Here’s a glimpse of the fun and engaging recreational activities you can expect at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

A list of October recreation activities at Disney's BoardWalk, including a QR code for more information. The schedule includes arcade games, community hall activities, fitness center information, yoga sessions, a mosaic making session, poolside activities, tie-dye crafts, bead crafting, campfires, a pickleball clinic, wellness challenges, and outdoor movie nights, with a photo of people on the boardwalk.

Here are some of the fun recreational activities happening at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

Surrey Bike Rentals

Do you feel like exploring the BoardWalk with a twist? Rent a Surrey bike! ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธThese multi-passenger bicycles are not only a unique mode of transport but also a great way to bond with family or friends as you pedal along. These fun bikes can hold 2 or 4 people!

A white gazebo stands in the foreground at Disney's BoardWalk, with a row of colorful surrey bikes parked underneath. These four-wheeled bikes with bright canopies are ready for guests to ride.

Campfire Activities

As the sun sets, gather around for some classic campfire fun. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Roast marshmallows, sing along, and enjoy the warmth of the fire. It’s a fantastic way to end a day at Disney.

Movies Under the Stars

Grab a blanket and settle in for a movie night right under the starlit sky. ๐ŸŽฌ The resort frequently screens Disney classics, making it a magical experience. Some of the movies played during our stay included “Monsters Inc.” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Guests are gathered on a lawn at night at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, enjoying an outdoor movie screening.

Musicians & Street Performers

As you stroll around the BoardWalk in the evenings, you’ll often come across various performers. From musicians to magicians, they add a lively atmosphere to the place.

A lively night scene on the boardwalk at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, where a crowd is gathered to watch a performer.

Playground

If you’re traveling with little ones, they’re going to love the playground. ๐Ÿ› A safe space for kids to play and let out all their energy. This is conveniently located next to the kiddie pool at the Luna Park Pool.

Arts & Crafts

Various arts & crafts go on in the Community Hall at BoardWalk Inn. ๐ŸŽจ During our stay, they had mosaic making, Mickey tie dye, create a necklace or bracelet, and more!

Tennis & Pickleball

Brush up on your backhand or simply play a friendly match at the resort’s tennis courts. ๐ŸŽพ Now with pickleball too! Equipment is available, so you don’t have to worry about packing your racket. They even offer pickleball clinics!!

Arcade

For the gamers out there, there’s an arcade filled with a mix of classic and new games. Perfect for some indoor fun! The arcade is conveniently located between the main pool and the Village Green Lawn.

A sunlit passageway at Disney's BoardWalk Inn leading to an arcade on one side and a health club on the other.

Muscles & Bustles Health Club

I get enough exercise in at Disney walking through the parks, but I do know some people still like to get that gym workout in. Muscles & Bustles Health Club is your full-service gym at BoardWalk Inn with cardio and weight equipment. It’s open 24/7, so you can enjoy a workout at your convenience, followed by relaxation in the sauna. It’s a great spot to keep up with your fitness regime in a comfortable, air-conditioned setting.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง˜

Nightlife

For adults looking for a relaxing and fun evening after a day at Walt Disney World, the BoardWalk Inn offers the perfect balance of nighttime tranquility and entertainment.

It’s an excellent choice for those on an adult-only trip to Walt Disney World, offering a more subdued yet equally enjoyable nightlife experience.

Let me introduce you to two welcoming spots at Disney’s BoardWalk that offer a fun adult night out.

The waterfront of Disney's BoardWalk at dusk, with the lights of a dance hall glowing and string lights reflecting on the water.

Jellyrolls

Jellyrolls adds a fun element to Disney’s BoardWalk Inn with its lively atmosphere and interactive entertainment. This dueling piano bar is the stage for two talented pianists battling it out, taking song requests from the crowd, and encouraging everyone to sing along. The energy here is contagious, with classic hits and guest favorites keeping the night upbeat and full of joy. It’s a must-visit for those who love good music, great company, and a vibrant night out. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽน

Atlantic Dance Hall

For those who prefer dancing the night away, Atlantic Dance Hall is the perfect spot. Atlantic Dance Hall emulates the charm of a bygone era with a modern twist. This nightclub has a large dance floor to groove to the best tunes from the ’80s, ’90s, and today.

Take a break from all the dancing on Atlantic Dance Hall’s balcony to enjoy stunning views of Crescent Lake or enjoy the evening breeze. ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŒ™

Shopping

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn has you taken care of when it comes to snacks, sundries, souvenirs, clothing, and more. They even have an amazing art gallery to browse. Keep reading for more details on shopping at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Screen Door General Store

Screen Door General Store is your shopping headquarters at BoardWalk Inn. When I say it has everything, I truly mean it. Are you craving some snacks for a late-night treat? They’ve got you. Thinking of whipping up a frozen pizza in your villa? They have that too. Over-the-counter medicines for those unexpected headaches or minor ailments? Check. And let’s not forget the range of souvenirs and clothing that beckons every Disney lover.

But wait, there’s more! Their freshly baked Disney desserts are a slice of heaven, tempting you with every step. It’s the perfect blend of practicality and magic, ensuring that you have everything you might need or want during your stay.

Wyland Galleries

Stepping into this gallery is like entering a world where Disney and art collide! Wyland Galleries is not just any art gallery; it’s an ode to the world of Disney captured through strokes of paint, sculptures, and other artistic expressions. The pieces are so stunning that even if you’re not an art connoisseur, you’ll find yourself mesmerized by the sheer talent and creativity on display.๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

The Promenade Fine Art Gallery at Disney's BoardWalk, nestled between bold red walls and white trim. The gallery's window showcases artwork and sculptures, while a balcony above adds an elegant touch to the building's exterior.

Benefits of Staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn isn’t just a picturesque resort with fabulous theming, dining, and recreational activities. It’s so much more!

Let’s talk about the amazing benefits and why you should be staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn!!

A view from a shaded porch looking out onto a sunny courtyard at Disney's BoardWalk Resort. The resort features pale yellow buildings with white balconies and red accents around the doorways. A lush green lawn stretches out in front, inviting guests to relax and enjoy the serene, picturesque setting.

โœ”๏ธ Prime Location

Without a doubt, the crowning jewel of BoardWalk Inn’s many advantages is its unbeatable location. Imagine waking up and being merely a pleasant stroll away from the magic of EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.

This proximity not only saves you travel time but also allows a convenient option for a mid-day break or simply the joy of knowing you’re in the heart of the magic. โœจ

โœ”๏ธFriendship Boats

While walking is an option, why not occasionally treat yourself to a scenic journey aboard the relaxing Friendship Boat? โ›ด๏ธ This pleasant boat ride is a wonderful way to commute to both EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. It offers a refreshing break, especially after a long day, and the views are simply beautiful!

โœ”๏ธ Early Park Entry

As with all Disney resort hotels, you’ll enjoy early park entry while staying at BoardWalk Inn. This allows you to experience the attractions before the general crowd and means less time in lines!

โœ”๏ธ Deluxe Resort Extended Evening Hours

Since BoardWalk Inn is a Deluxe Resort, you have the special privilege of Extended Evening Theme Park Hours on select nights! This is a huge perk to staying at a Deluxe Resort!

โœ”๏ธ Exclusive Resort Amenities

From the revamped rooms to the exciting pool areas and the plethora of dining and shopping venues, staying at the BoardWalk Inn means you get exclusive access to top-notch amenities, ensuring a luxurious and memorable stay.

So as you can see, choosing to stay at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is opting for convenience, luxury, and a dose of that irreplaceable Disney magic. It’s not just about a place to rest your head; it’s about enhancing your overall Disney experience, making your trip truly magical from start to finish.

So, are you packing your bags yet? Because the BoardWalk Inn is calling your name!! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ

How to Get Around

Staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn offers the convenience of prime location and transportโ€”turning the journey to and from the parks into an enjoyable experience itself.

Here’s how you can effortlessly traverse Walt Disney World during your stay at this charming resort.

Kim and Ava pose for a selfie at the Boardwalk Inn, decked out in matching pink Mickey Mouse t-shirts and chic pink-tinted sunglasses, with the iconic resort architecture and greenery under a bright sky.

Walking

One of the best perks of staying at BoardWalk Inn is its proximity to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. EPCOT and Hollywood Studios are both a relaxed stroll away. The walking paths are clear, well-lit, and offer great views along the way. ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Friendship Boats

Looking for a more leisurely way to get to EPCOT or Hollywood Studios? The Friendship Boats await! These tranquil boat rides offer a scenic journey, allowing you to take in the serene vistas of the waterways and the resorts surrounding them. We never had to wait longer than a few minutes for a boat while staying at the Boardwalk Inn. โ›ด๏ธ

Disney Buses

BoardWalk Inn is serviced by Disneyโ€™s bus transportation. These buses whisk guests away to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, and the water parks. The buses are frequent, comfortable, and, of course, come with that special touch of Disney magic. ๐Ÿš

Skyliner

A more recent addition to Disney’s transportation options is the Disney Skyliner, a gondola system. Though the main station is located at the nearby International Gateway in EPCOT, it’s easily accessible from the BoardWalk Inn. This aerial transportation provides breathtaking views and connects guests to Hollywood Studios and other resorts. ๐Ÿš 

Bike Rentals

Want to explore the resort area at your own pace? Consider renting a bike from the BoardWalk Inn. It’s a fun way to see the sights and get a bit of exercise at the same time. ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

By Car

If you brought your vehicle or rented one, driving is always an option. Disney’s BoardWalk Inn offers parking for its guests, and the roads are well-marked, ensuring easy navigation to other parts of the Walt Disney World Resort. ๐Ÿš—

Minnie Vans

For a more personalized transportation option, you can opt for Disney’s Minnie Vans service. These are essentially Disney’s version of a ride-sharing service, offering private trips around Walt Disney World Resort. You can request a Minnie Van on the Lyft app.

With so many transportation options available, getting around is a breeze. Whether you’re rushing to snag that Genie Plus or leisurely making your way to brunch, BoardWalk Inn’s prime location and numerous transportation choices make every journey an enjoyable part of your vacation experience.

Cost

The entrance of Disney's BoardWalk Inn, with a red brick floor, white columns, and a welcoming banner, flanked by flags and potted plants, reflects a charming resort vibe.

If you’re considering a stay at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and wondering about the cost, it’s worth noting that this hotel falls into the Deluxe Resort category. These resorts typically come with a higher price tag.

Among its neighbors like the EPCOT area’s Beach Club and Yacht Club, the BoardWalk Inn often comes in as a more affordable option for those seeking a premium experience near EPCOT without the highest expense.

The cost of rooms at the BoardWalk Inn fluctuates depending on room selection and seasonality.

Investing in a stay at the BoardWalk Inn means weighing the cost against the valueโ€”its unbeatable location, the charming atmosphere of the BoardWalk itself, the variety of dining, and its captivating theming.

Is Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Worth It?

For me, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is worth every penny, and here’s why: The number #1 reason that sways me is its unbeatable location. While it’s probably the most affordable option among the EPCOT Resort Area hotels, it doesn’t compromise on convenience or charm.

Just imagine: you’re a stone’s throw away from EPCOT, with the luxury of entering near the picturesque France pavilion at the International Gateway. How fabulous is that?

But the magic doesn’t stop there. Hollywood Studios is just a leisurely walk or a relaxing boat ride away, offering even more adventures right at your doorstep. And let’s not forget: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn isn’t just about location; it’s a Deluxe Resort. That means you’re stepping into a world of luxury, with all the top-tier amenities you’d expect from Disney, ensuring your stay is as comfortable as it is magical.

Speaking of comfort, have I mentioned the newly remodeled rooms? They offer a fresh, contemporary take on the resort’s classic charm, making your stay even more amazing!

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FAQs

Kim stands on a balcony at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, wearing a festive Minnie Mouse headband, a pink Mickey Mouse t-shirt, and a bright orange skirt, with a view of the serene waterfront behind her.
Can you walk from BoardWalk Inn to the Beach Club?

Yes, you can easily walk from Disney’s BoardWalk Inn to the Beach Club Resort. The two resorts are neighboring properties located around Crescent Lake in the EPCOT resort area of Walt Disney World. The walk is scenic and takes only a few minutes, making it very convenient for guests who wish to explore both resorts.

Can you walk around the Disney BoardWalk for free?

Yes, you can walk around Disney’s BoardWalk for free! The BoardWalk is an entertainment, dining, and shopping area situated around Crescent Lake and is open to the public. You don’t need to be staying at the BoardWalk Inn or any other nearby Disney resort to enjoy the ambiance, sights, and sounds of the BoardWalk.

How long is the walk along the Disney BoardWalk?

Disney’s BoardWalk, the promenade area specifically, is approximately a quarter of a mile long. If you’re walking just the length of the BoardWalk itself (from one end to the other) without venturing around the entire Crescent Lake, it would take about 5-10 minutes at a leisurely pace. This estimation, of course, assumes you’re not stopping at the various shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots along the way.

Can you see fireworks from Disney’s BoardWalk?

Yes, you absolutely can! After a fun day at Hollywood Studios, we decided to take the Friendship boat back to the BoardWalk. As we cruised along Crescent Lake, the sky suddenly illuminated with the brilliant colors of the EPCOT fireworks. So, for anyone wondering, yes, you can witness the EPCOT fireworks from the BoardWalk and even while journeying on Crescent Lake. It’s an amazing view of fireworks without being in the crowds.

How long is the walk from Disney Boardwalk to Hollywood Studios?

The walking distance from Disney Boardwalk to Hollywood Studios is approximately 0.8 miles. This walk takes about 15-20 minutes depending on how fast you walk.

Final Thoughts: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Review

Kim with a beaming smile takes a selfie on a balcony at Disney's BoardWalk, wearing a Halloween-themed Minnie Mouse headband and pink t-shirt, with the resort's scenic backdrop.

In wrapping up this review, I must say that Disney’s BoardWalk Inn ๐Ÿจ has truly established itself as one of my top Disney resort experiences! โœจ

Its prime location, nestled between two iconic parks, is a game-changer, offering unparalleled convenience ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ and adding a special touch โœจ to any Disney vacation. The newly renovated rooms exude charm and sophistication ๐Ÿ›๏ธ, ensuring guests experience both comfort and style.

Beyond the rooms and location, the charming ambiance of the BoardWalk area is hard to beat ๐ŸŽ . From a variety of dining options to unique recreational activities, there’s a sense of lively magic that constantly surrounds you ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™‚๏ธ. It captures the Disney magic โœจ and pairs it with the allure of a bygone era, creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

If you’re seeking a blend of luxury, location, and a dash of old-world charm, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn checks off all the boxes โœ…. It’s a place that invites you to immerse yourself in its magic, indulge in its amenities, and create memories that will last a lifetime ๐ŸŒŸ.

Would I recommend Disney’s BoardWalk Inn? Without a doubt ๐Ÿ™Œ. It’s more than just a place to rest your head after a long day in the parks. It’s also a destination in its own right! And I can’t wait for my next stay! ๐Ÿงณ

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