Anytime I go to Disney World, a stop at the BoardWalk is a must. Considered a “village on the water” the BoardWalk is a step back in time to the 20th century, reminding its visitors of places such as Coney Island, New York and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
I can see it now, stepping out of the Boardwalk Inn and looking across Crescent Lake at the Yacht and Beach Clubs. The calmness of the water as the ferryboats come in and out of the dock to take guests to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
I really enjoy just sitting in the big, white rocking chairs looking at the sun glimmering on the water. The sounds of guests shuffling to their next destination. I find myself taking in all of the 90,000 square feet of shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.
For entertainment, the Atlantic Dance Hall offers a nightclub with bands and current DJ’s. If you are up for some live karaoke, head on over to Jellyrolls, where the sound of dueling pianos awaits,along with guest sing-a-alongs.
Remember that you must be 21 or older to be allowed into the Dance Hall or Jellyrolls.
If grabbing a meal is your flavor, there are many spots available with a variety of things to satisfy your palate.
Big River Grill & Brewing Works – restaurant & microbrewery (the only working brewpub at Walt Disney World)
ESPN Club – wall to wall sports with burgers, wings, and sandwiches
Flying Fish Cafe – Fresh Fish/ new American Cuisine
Chefs Menu at Cora Nation Room – Greek Specialties
If you are in the mood for something quick and possibly even sweet, there are places that cater to that as well.
BoardWalk Bakery – assorted cakes, pies, and pastries
Pizza Window – pieces of your favorite pizza pie
Seashore Sweets – salt water taffy and various other tasty treats
If you are like me, there is plenty of shopping that can be done as well. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it in Screen Door General Store, Thimbles & Threads, or Hyland Galleries, just to name a few.
If you are wishing to stay at the Boardwalk, the BoardWalk Inn is the place to stay. Depending on the room, you are also able to see the parts of Illuminations at Epcot (the nighttime fireworks display).
Rooms are priced from $345 to $2235 per night.
Situated closely to Disney Hollywood Studios and Epcot, also just a short drive to Downtown Disney, I highly recommend you check out all that BoardWalk has to offer.