Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

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Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is a deluxe resort located in the EPCOT resort area. It features a nostalgic vibe that takes you back in time to visit the east coast in the early 20th century. The resort shares amenities with Disney’s BoardWalk Villas, a Disney Vacation Club property.

Resort Overview

This charming resort opened in 1996 and is designed to take you back in time to turn-of-the-century Atlantic City. As you walk into the lobby, it’s like walking into the Great Gatsby era as you see hardwood floors, elegant furniture, and subtle touches of life on the boardwalk. There are models of a rollercoaster and a carousel from the era and during the holiday season, don’t miss the gingerbread models!

Located along the shores of Crescent Lake, it offers unique dining, a fun pool, and plenty of entertainment options at Disney’s Boardwalk. In addition, this resort is in a great location. There are more dining options available a short walk away at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Over the next few years, the resort is preparing for a large-scale renovation that includes additional dining options, a new lobby area, and a refreshment to the guest rooms.

Reasons We Love This Resort:
  • Great location – walking distance to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • The pool has been recently refurbished with a fun carnival theme featuring favorite Disney characters
  • There are many different dining options available on Disney’s Boardwalk, right at the resort and a short walk away
  • The Boardwalk Villas share the amenities and include accommodations for larger families
Amenities:
  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies, and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service, and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Disney Meetings & Events
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Laundry Services (24-hour self-service laundry room is available)
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Ice and Vending Machines
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Room Service
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual, and service animal accommodations)
  • Resort Airline Check-In

 

A Full Range of Accommodations

At Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, there are a variety of room types with different views. While most of the 378 guest rooms accommodate up to 5 adults, there are suites that sleep up to 9 adults.

All of the rooms at this resort have been refurbished and include either two queen beds or 1 king bed. There is a television, a full bathroom with a shower, and a desk area. A coffeemaker and small refrigerator are also included, along with plenty of storage space.

 Room Types

Standard View:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Gardens, Leisure Pool, or Parking Area
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

Garden View:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Gardens
  • 1 King bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

Water View:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Disney’s BoardWalk or Crescent Lake
  • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

Outer Building – Garden Room:

  • Sleeps up to 2 adults
  • Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Gardens or Leisure Pool
  • 1 King Bed

 

Club Level

For guests looking for an elevated level of service, the club level at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is the way to go. These room categories include all the standard amenities. In addition, club level guests receive the following amenities:

  • Complimentary health club access
  • Secured key access to the club-level lounge, serving refreshments from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm daily
  • Club Level Concierge – The Innkeeper’s Club
  • Complimentary Newspapers in Club Level lounge
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Access to Disney Signature Services
  • Personalized Front Desk and Guest Services

 

There are four different room types available at the club level.

These room types include:

Standard Room – Club Level:

  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Gardens, Leisure Pool, or Parking Area
  • 2 Queen Beds

 

Deluxe Room – Club Level

  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Views of Disney’s BoardWalk
  • Deluxe Room – Club Level is larger than Standard Room- Club Level
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa

 

2 Bedroom Suite:

  • Sleeps up to 9 adults
  • Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Gardens or Leisure Pool
  • 2 King Beds, 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Day Bed, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa

 

Sonora VP Suite:

  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Views of Disney’s BoardWalk and Crescent Lake
  • 2 Queen Beds

 

Dining Information

All Dining & Lounges

Flying Fish

Dinner at this signature dining experience offers an array of sustainable seafood options, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is a diverse selection of wines and an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare each beautifully crafted dish.

Trattoria al Forno

Open for breakfast and dinner, this charming Italian eatery features flavorful cuisine from all over Italy and authentic Italian wines.

Big River Grille & Brewing Works

This working microbrewery serves handcrafted beers and a variety of soups, salads, and entrees.

BoardWalk Bakery

This quick-service location serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a tasty treat with your choice of pastries, desserts, and more!

Pizza Window

Order a slice or a whole pizza pie from this window and dine on the patio along the Boardwalk. Mobile ordering is available.

AbracadaBar

Step into this magical lounge celebrating the golden age of magic with enchanting cocktails and a variety of other choices.

Leaping Horse Libations

You’ll feel like a kid again as you enjoy drinks and snacks at this carousel-themed bar.

Belle Vue Lounge

This sitting room is like stepping back in time to the 1930s, where radio programs from the era are playing. Sit and enjoy a cocktail in the evenings in this cozy atmosphere or coffee and pastries in the morning. Find a comfortable chair or head out to the verandah to enjoy the fresh air.

BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas

Head down to Disney’s Boardwalk for a wide selection of frozen cocktails. Sit along the water and sip as you take in the views.

 

Pools, Grounds, & Recreation

Luna Park Pool

Take a dip in a carnival-themed pool that is reminiscent of a 1920s amusement park. Enjoy the 200-foot-long waterslide and splash around near the elephant statues that are spouting water! Little ones will love the kiddie pool while the adults enjoy the relaxation of the whirlpool spa.

2 Leisure Pools

For a more relaxing and tranquil swim, head to one of the two leisure pools at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. One is located south of the Luna Park Pool and the other is on the east side of the Resort Hotel. Both include a whirlpool spa.

Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf

This miniature golf course is inspired by Disney’s Fantasia and is near the Resort hotel. It features 36 themed and challenging holes, perfect for the whole family to enjoy!

Side Show Games Arcade

Enjoy video games, pinball, air hockey, and more at this arcade located near the Luna Park Pool. The arcade is open daily. Purchase your game card using cash or credit card and then refill it as you please to use at any of the other Walt Disney World Resort arcades.

Movies Under the Stars

After a day at the parks, enjoy complimentary movie screenings of Disney films. These take place in Community Hall. Check with the front desk for the schedule.

Surrey Bike Rentals

Enjoy a ride around Crescent Lake on a 2- or 4-person Surrey bike.

Fishing

Enjoy a guided fishing excursion, great for all ages, as you cruise along Crescent Lake. These excursions include:

  • An experienced guide
  • Rod and reel
  • Tackle
  • Artificial and/or live bait
  • Non-alcoholic beverages only
Tennis

Head to one of two lit courts and enjoy complimentary racquets and balls available from Community Hall.

Jogging

Several jogging paths are available to enjoy during your stay, including the boardwalk around Crescent Lake.

Playground

Kids will love running, playing, and sliding at the Luna Park Crazy Play Area.

Yoga on the Lawn

Each Monday and Wednesday morning at 8:15 am, start your day in a focused way with a complimentary, 30-minute gentle yoga class. This class takes place on the Village Green Lawn and is open to all ages and fitness levels. Class space is limited to 20 guests staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s Boardwalk Villas. Mats and towels are provided.

Boardwalk Campfire Activities

Head over to the campfire for some family fun, complete with marshmallows for roasting and family-friendly fun.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Transportation

Get around Walt Disney World Resort with ease using these convenient, complimentary transportation options.

How to get to each park:

While staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, you may be wondering how you can get to each park using the free transportation systems offered at Walt Disney World. We have it broken down for you:

  • Magic Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to the Magic Kingdom. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • EPCOT: EPCOT is located a short walk away (approximately 10-15 minutes) from the resort. The Friendship Boats are also available, running approximately every 20 minutes.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Guests may choose to walk (approximately 15-20 minutes) to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Friendship Boats also run approximately every 20 minutes.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • Disney Springs and Water Parks: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney Springs and the water parks nearly every 20 minutes from the resort. Buses typically run for an hour after Disney Springs or the water park close.

Parking

*Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $25 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out. Valet parking is available for $33 per night. Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this resort.

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