The moment you step through the doors at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas, you are transported to the days of yesteryear along the Shore. From the exquisite chandeliers to the decorative finishes in the lobby, each and every whimsical detail has been perfectly placed.
I have been fortunate enough to stay at both the Inn and the Villas, and must admit that this is my absolute favorite resort on property for a number of reasons.
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas exude the whimsy of a luxury Seaside resort. Each detail is thought out…from the hidden nooks to seating areas. The fabrics, paintings and decorative touches are seamless.
The rooms in the Inn are gorgeous. The colors are soft, the beds comfy and the balcony is lovely. The Villas offer Studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom villas, as part of the Disney Vacation Club properties and are currently undergoing a much needed refurbishment.
One could spend a week at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and never need to leave the resort. There is so much offered for kids and adults alike. The feature pool is the Luna Park Pool which includes the Keister Coaster waterslide, spouting elephants, Luna Park Crazy Play Area, a kiddie pool and Leaping Horse Libations. There are also two quiet pools with whirlpool spas.
There is a Community Hall that provides activities for children throughout the afternoon. Kids can play video games, board games or watch a large screen television with Disney shows running. There are also hands on activities like crafting, art, and games. There may be a fee for crafting activities (making picture frames or travel mugs).
Along with all the above, additional fun includes the Side Show Games Arcade and Muscles and Bustles Fitness Center. Plus, each night a campfire and movie under the stars are offered.
I love the proximity to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the atmosphere of the BoardWalk, the dining and entertainment.
There is nothing like walking outside and watching a street performer, or grabbing a drink and soaking up the vibe. Whether catching a game at ESPN Club or watching the dueling pianos at Jellyrolls, there is fun and entertainment within steps of your room.
A short 10 minute walk to both Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Epcot is prime. Tired of walking? Take a ferryboat to either of these the parks. There is also bus transportation available for guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort.
- If you have mobility issues, ask for a room near the elevator. The hallways are LONG and there is only one bank of elevators for each side of the resort (Inn and Villas).
- If you miss the ferryboat for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, walk over to the Swan and Dolphin Resorts and catch it over there.
- Bring coins for the pressed penny machines. There are quite a few both inside the resort and on Disney’s BoardWalk.
- There is no quick service restaurant within the resort but there are many excellent dining options on the BoardWalk itself. Consider bringing breakfast foods (or ordering from Garden Grocer) for a quick bite before the parks.
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