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Disney's BoardWalk Inn Review
February 18, 2020
Author: Livia Taylor

We love Disney’s BoardWalk Inn for its turn-of-the-century charm, convenient location and Disney magic. Experience the boardwalk of Atlantic City on your next Walt Disney World vacation! Read this BoardWalk Inn review to find out what this Resort offers to Get Away Today guests.

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Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Review

See below for the details on BoardWalk Inn rooms, amenities, dining and more.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Review - Rooms

When you book Disney’s BoardWalk Inn with Get Away Today, you can request various room types. Sleeping up to five guests, the rooms at BoardWalk Inn feature standard, garden or water views, subject to availability. The Resort and rooms pay homage to subtle luxury and glamour with plush furniture, clean lines and a little bit of glitz. We love BoardWalk Inn rooms for their comfy beds, vintage artwork and marble accents. Select rooms include private balconies with seating so you can enjoy this waterfront Resort at Walt Disney World.

BoardWalk Inn Standard Room

A Standard room can include two Queen beds and one daybed to sleep five. You can also request a one King bed Standard room, or a one King Standard room that includes one daybed.

BoardWalk Inn Garden Room

A Garden room can include two Queen beds with or without a daybed to accommodate up to five guests. You can also request a one King Garden room, or a Garden room that includes one King bed as well as one daybed.

Disney BoardWalk Inn Room

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BoardWalk Inn Water Room

Water view rooms at BoardWalk Inn can include two Queen beds with a daybed, or a room with either one King or two Queens only.

The bathrooms in BoardWalk Inn offer two sinks and a large soaker tub. You’ll love the convenience of having a tub/shower combo for getting everyone refreshed during your Disney World vacation!

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Review - Amenities

As with all Disney World Resorts, there is top-notch Disney service at every turn. In-room amenities at BoardWalk Inn include the following:

  • In-room celebrations - Let Disney help you celebrate special occasions such as a birthday or anniversary.
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Hairdryer
  • 1 Junior-Size Daybed in Select Rooms
  • Soaker Tub
  • Coffee Maker
  • Telephone with voicemail - You can choose to have complimentary Character wakeup calls during your vacation.
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Mini-refrigerator

Resort-wide amenities invite guests to spend time relaxing and getting refreshed for another day in the Parks. Take advantage of the recreation and memory-making activities at BoardWalk Inn.

  • Pools - BoardWalk Inn is home to the playful Luna Park Pool as well as two separate lounge pools. Luna Park Pool includes a 200-foot water slide that is reminiscent of old-school wooden roller coasters on beach side boardwalks. Elephant statues serve as fountains and you’ll feel transported to the 1920s fair as you swim and soak up the sun at Luna Park Pool. There’s also a hot tub and poolside eatery, Leaping Horse Libations, nearby. One leisure pool is located south of Luna Park by Community Hall, while the other is across the Resort to the east.

Disney BoardWalk Inn Pool

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  • Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf - You can book advance reservations to golf 18 holes at BoardWalk Inn. The two 18-hole courses feature scenes from Fantasia, and are suitable for families and beginner golfers. 
  • BoardWalk Campfires - S’mores around the campfire evolve into a movie night under the stars at BoardWalk Inn. Check with the front desk regarding dates and times.
  • Surrey Bike Rentals - What better way is there to explore the boardwalk than on a bike? You can rent surrey bikes that seat up to four, or go a more traditional route with a regular bicycle. It’s a fun way to cover more ground in less time while on vacation.
  • Fishing - A vacation to Florida wouldn’t be complete without some time spent on the water. Experience guided fishing excursions at BoardWalk Inn and spend up to four hours bass fishing.
  • Arcade - BoardWalk Inn has Side Show Games for all ages, operated by purchasing game points. The Game Cards are rechargeable and can be used at arcades located at other Disney World Resorts.
  • Spa & Fitness Center - If you’d like to include some workouts in your Disney vacation, you can visit the complimentary fitness center onsite. Additionally, there are jogging trails, tennis courts and even yoga on the lawn. After all that, consider an appointment at the spa to relax and unwind. For little guests at BoardWalk Inn, visit the onsite playground for swinging, climbing and sliding fun.
  • Merchandise Delivery & Pickup - Disney knows it’s much more fun to enjoy the Parks when you can send your souvenirs back to the Resort. With their complimentary merchandise delivery and pickup services, you can make purchases and know they’re waiting for you at the designated pickup spot at BoardWalk Inn.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Review - Dining

There are many delicious dining options at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, and you'll feel like you're spending a day beach side as you stroll by all the restaurants and to-go counters.

  • Flying Fish - This is a fine, signature dining option at BoardWalk Inn. Enjoy seafood and steak menu items, as well as desserts and kids-friendly meals. There is a dress code for Flying Fish, and it is open for dinner only.
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works - For casual, family-friendly dining, head to this restaurant and microbrewery. For lunch or dinner, you’ll find nachos, soup, salad, seafood, burgers and more.
  • ESPN Club - This themed pub is for sports lovers! It’s open for lunch and dinner, and serves up appetizers, entrees, desserts and specialty drinks.
  • Trattoria al Forno - Reserve Character Dining at Trattoria al Forno and rub shoulders with Disney Characters for Italian-inspired breakfast items. This dining option is also open for dinner (without Character Dining).
  • BoardWalk Bakery - For a selection of quick-service treats, salads, sandwiches and drinks, stop by this bakery at BoardWalk Inn.
  • BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas - Grab a specialty drink or Mickey-shaped pretzel from Joe’s.

Disney BoardWalk Inn Dining

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  • Ample Hills Creamery - On Disney’s BoardWalk you can get a taste of Brooklyn at this creamery. Whether in a cone or a cup, you can enjoy flavors including peppermint, cotton candy, dark chocolate, mango and more.
  • Funnel Cake Cart - A trip to the BoardWalk wouldn’t be complete without funnel cake! Enjoy original, or add toppings such as chocolate or ice cream.
  • Pizza Window - Along Crescent Lake you can enjoy a slice of pizza from this quick-service food vendor.
  • The To-Go Cart - Hot dog, hot hog, hot-diggity-dog! This quick-serve option serves more than just hot dogs, so order up a burger, fries or a milkshake from To-Go.
  • Belle Vue Lounge - Visit the 1930s in this lounge at BoardWalk Inn. Serving breakfast, wine, cocktails and beer, it’s open in the mornings and again for late-night drinks and games. 
  • AbracadaBar - Adjacent to Flying Fish, this bar pays homage to magicians and illusionists of the past.
  • Room Service - If you’d like to enjoy a night in, feel free to order room service during your stay at BoardWalk Inn. Available from 6:00am until midnight, you can order breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Review - Location 

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort is located on the south shore of Crescent Lake. It sits across the Lake from Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, and is within walking distance to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For transportation from Orlando International Airport, catch Disney’s Magical Express. This bus requires advance reservations, but it is complimentary for guests staying onsite at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

Once you’re at your Resort, you can take advantage of complimentary transportation such as Disney Skyliner or Disney buses. When you walk over to Epcot from BoardWalk Inn, you’ll find a Skyliner stop. From there you can “soar” over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios (by way of a couple other Disney World Resort Hotels). Disney buses offer complimentary transportation from the Resort to the Parks, as well as Disney Springs. When you book with Get Away Today, ask a travel expert about the most direct route you can take from BoardWalk Inn to the Parks.

Lyft Minnie Vans are another transportation option, but they come with an additional cost. You can learn more about Walt Disney World transportation in this blog article HERE.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Review - Overview

When you book any 2-night or longer Disney World vacation that includes an onsite Resort hotel, you can take advantage of complimentary Walt Disney World concierge services from an expert! Our travel specialists can manage your My Disney Experience account, making reservations and FastPass+ requests for you. We also offer automatic price-monitoring so if a discount on your vacation becomes available it’s automatically applied. Learn more about Get Away Today concierge service HERE.

We love Disney’s BoardWalk Inn for all that we’ve outlined, and hope you’ll consider it for your next Disney World vacation! You can book online, or call a travel specialist directly at 855-GET-AWAY.


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