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Setting the scene…
Imagine you have travelled back in time to the 1940s and arrived at a seaside town for your holiday. That’s Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. Set next to Crescent Lake, the inn has its own quarter-mile mile boardwalk reminiscent of bygone times when strolling performers such as jugglers wouldn’t look out of place, leading ultimately to Disney’s Epcot® theme park less than a mile away. Colourful awnings and painted buildings lit with white lights give it a wonderful carnival feel.
Located in the Disney BoardWalk Area this 5-star luxury hotel is surrounded by many nearby attractions to entertain the whole family. Epcot® theme park is within easy walking distance via the walkway with entry through the World Showcase. Head in the other direction and the walkway will take you to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. If you fancy a fun boat ride you can catch the free ferry to both parks from Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.
Free shuttle buses take you to all the Disney theme parks where you can catch Disney transport, a bus, boat or monorail to travel between parks. Disney buses also leave the Downtown Disney® Area for various locations including this resort right up until 2.00am.
Facilities & amenities…
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn may mimic a 1940s seaside town but the facilities are definitely 21st Century. There are 3 exciting pools to keep the whole family cool and active. The Luna Park pool has a thrilling 200-foot long Keister Coaster water slide and the other 2 pools are perfect for swimming or just relaxing and chilling.
If you want to stay active on your holiday there are plenty of facilities to help you. A scenic jogging trail follows the edge of the lake and loops around other resorts, which can also be enjoyed on rented bicycles. The Muscles and Bustles Fitness Club has state-of-the-art equipment to keep bodies beautiful with 24-hour access. Tennis courts are available on a first come, first serve basis with rackets and balls available from the Community Hall.
The whole family can enjoy the miniature golf at the nearby Fantasia Gardens and adults can take a bass fishing trip by boat from the Marina.
The handy Key to the World Card facility allows you to put money on your room key to spend in the theme parks. It is linked to the credit card used to book your accommodation and you can increase or decrease your limit anytime during your stay.
Staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn allows you to take advantage of extended park hours when available. Anything purchased at the theme parks can be delivered free of charge to the hotel.
As you might expect there are a variety of choices to appeal to everyone here. You can enjoy typically American cuisine of hamburgers, pizza, wings, sandwiches and salads at the ESPN Club, Pizza Window and the Big Grille & Brewing Works where you can also get an award winning beer that’s brewed on site.
Try tasty Greek classics at Kouzzina and wonderful seafood at the Flying Fish Café where you can watch your food prepared or try a 6-course prix fixe menu with matching wines.
Enjoy a unique experience of 5 courses with specially chosen wines at Chef’s Menu at CoraNation. Mediterranean cuisine with a Greek twist by celebrity chef Cat Cora is on offer here.
The BoardWalk Bakery has delicious sweets and pastries for the sweet-toothed amongst you and there’s candy at Seashore Sweets.
The Belle Vue Lounge indulges you with coffee and pastries in the day and great drinks from the bar in the evening all in a charming 1930s setting.
Room service is available from any of the Dining options from 6.00am to midnight.
This family-friendly site has lots to keep the kids amused including the 3 swimming pools, a high-tech games room and Side Show Games where you’ll find old favourites and the latest video games.
If video games are your kids’ thing then more can be found at The Yard and the ESPN Club on the boardwalk.
For something more in keeping with the 1940s theme, drop into the Community Hall to play some board games or do some arts and crafts. There is also a 24-hour playground and the miniature golf at Fantasia Gardens.
A classic postcard print motif adorns the furnishings in your luxurious guestroom or cottage, all in line with the 1940s seaside theme. From here you can enjoy the fantastic resort views from your balcony or patio.
All rooms are equipped with great mod-cons including 2 mirrors, one full-length and one for make-up, cosy bath robes, cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe, fridge, coffeemaker, alarm clock and MP3 player, ceiling fan, hairdryer, iron and board. Rollaways are at a cost of $16 + Tax per day and Pack ‘n Play Playards (portable cot/playpen) are available on request.
Things you should know…
Self parking is free; valet-parking $12 per day.
2101 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL