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PHOTO TOUR: BoardWalk One-Bedroom Villa

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Disney World’s BoardWalk Resort’s location can’t be beat – it’s within walking distance of two of Walt Disney World’s four theme parks. The Villas at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort were last renovated in 2016. They share many of the characteristics of more recent room updates, like those at Saratoga Springs, such as the removal of carpeting in the living room area and all white bedding. There are, however, a number of features that already feel dated.

Here’s a tour of what to expect at a one-bedroom BoardWalk villa.


There are ample bedside outlets and USB ports, the artwork and soft goods are light and modern, and there’s a large flat screen TV; however, the dark, embellished dresser, feels out of place with the clean-lined bed and nightstands.


Here too the dark, detailed dresser feels incongruent with the white beach-style lounge chair and the faux bamboo white dining chairs. The most glaring difference between the BoardWalk and more recently updated resorts is the presence of the pull-out couch rather than a pull-down bed. The mattress is old-style – relatively thin, with a cross-bar support that can be felt while sleeping.


The appliances and kitchenware here are similar to those at other DVC resorts and are fully functional for preparing full, if simple, meals.


The bathroom has two sub-rooms. One has a large tub with whirlpool jets, plus a sink and vanity. The other includes the toilet, shower stall, and another sink. Of interest to many guests is that there are still single use containers of body wash, shampoo, and conditioner, rather than the multi-use wall-mounted containers that are now the norm. There is also a standard shower head rather than a rainforest fixture.


There are two storage closets and one closet contains the unit’s washer/dryer.

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Have you stayed in a BoardWalk villa? How did you think it compares to other villas? What’s more important to you, location or room decor? Let us know in the comments.


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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

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