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BoardWalk Inn

Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Last updated: June 20, 2024

Overview

The BoardWalk is a detailed replica of an early-20th century East Coast beach boardwalk hotel, with facades of hotels, diners, and shops to create an interesting waterfront skyline.

Cost Range

$641 - $4,702

Lodging Area

EPCOT

Category

Deluxe

Transportation

Boat, Bus, Skyliner, Walk

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 190 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Our Overall Rating

Room: A-

Pool: C-

Lighting: C

Pillows: B

Room Quality
Check-in Efficiency
Quietness of Room
Park Transportation
Hotel Pool
Staff
Food Court
Resort Strengths

Walking distance to EPCOT's International Gateway and Disney's Hollywood Studios

Excellent staff/service

Unique garden suites

Vast selection of dining options for adults

Fitness center is larger than Yacht & Beach Club's

Carnival pool is whimsical

Resort Weaknesses

Limited quick-service dining options suitable for kids

Not as many rooms overlook the BoardWalk as you might think

Bus service to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, water parks, and Disney Springs is shared with other EPCOT resorts

BoardWalk Villas have fewer baths per bedroom than newer DVC/DDV properties

What Readers Are Saying About Disney's BoardWalk Inn

When staying at Boardwalk, the wing closest to the path to the Studios is also the farthest to the lobby.

S

Steve B

April 30, 2022

We stayed at the BoardWalk, and we fell in love with the ferry service for both EPCOT (Food and Wine Festival!) and Hollywood Studios. Our bus rides to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom were on-time, and we got to sit down

C

Cherie

September 19, 2021

The location of Boardwalk inn was brilliant, it was easy to get to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, however it is a long walk to the front of EPCOT.

J

Johanna W

July 21, 2019

We loved the pull-down daybed in our BoardWalk room. All deluxes should offer this!

R

Rachel H

March 16, 2019

BoardWalk Inn was clean, quiet and friendly. They short walk to both EPCOT and HS was wonderful. The food choices were very limited and overpriced.

S

Sonia G

June 22, 2018

Rooms

Rooms measure 371 square feet each. Decor includes yellow- and white-striped wallpaper, green carpet, and blue curtains. There seems to be more closet space here than at other resorts.

  • Room with Queen Bed(s) and en-suite bathroom
  • Balcony or patio
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

Most rooms have a balcony or patio, although balconies on the standard upper-floor rooms alternate between large and medium.

Boardwalk Inn Standard Room

Boardwalk Inn Standard Room

Boardwalk Inn Standard Room

Boardwalk Inn Standard Room

Boardwalk Inn Couch, TV, and Dresser

Boardwalk Inn Couch, TV, and Dresser

Boardwalk Inn Desk and Chair

Boardwalk Inn Desk and Chair

Boardwalk Inn Standard Room

Boardwalk Inn Standard Room

Boardwalk Inn Standard Room Closet

Boardwalk Inn Standard Room Closet

Boardwalk Inn Coffee Maker

Boardwalk Inn Coffee Maker

Boardwalk Inn Bathroom

Boardwalk Inn Bathroom

Boardwalk Inn Bathroom

Boardwalk Inn Bathroom

Boardwalk Inn Room 4227 View

Boardwalk Inn Room 4227 View

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Dining

Plenty of dining options are on the boardwalk, from cakes and sweets, to pizza, Italian, and bars. Room service is also available.

The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers Offers sweet and savory meals and treats, plus afternoon tea service.

Flying Fish A mainstay of Disney World’s fine-dining roster, Flying Fish impresses with its upscale food and attentive service. The kitchen can sometimes force a slower-paced meal here, but the food is always worth the wait. Enjoy a fancy night out on the BoardWalk with an aperitif at neighboring AbracadaBar before settling into the Flying Fish dining experience. This restaurant is listed on the OpenTable website and app. On OpenTable reservations are often available when they are not on the Disney site. There is also no cancellation fee with OpenTable.

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Trattoria al Forno The kitchen makes mozzarella cheese and rolls out fresh pasta daily. The wines represent Italy’s major regions, with more than 30 available by the glass or quartino. Breakfast is one of the best on Disney property.

BoardWalk Deli

Boardwalk Ice Cream Serving ice cream along the Boardwalk.

Carousel Coffee Coffee shop featuring Joffrey's Coffee and specialty drinks, plus various cookies, breads, and pastries

Pizza Window The aptly named Pizza Window is a spot on the BoardWalk to grab a quick slice of pizza that, if we're being kind, is mediocre. If you are walking by and really want a piece of pizza go on then, but you'd be better served elsewhere.

AbracadaBar Located next to Flying Fish, in the former Seashore Sweets locations, this lounge promises cocktails and magic. The theme is that Abracadabar is an old-time magic hangout, but the decor is understated and classic. Looking around you can find lots of mention of magic and magicians and what happened to them, but regardless of your curiosity level it is an enjoyable bar to explore.

Belle Vue Lounge Offers breakfast (pastries, muffins, coffee, etc.) in the morning and libations in the evening. If you are wandering through the Boardwalk Inn and Villas, cross through the lobby and head toward the elevators, but don’t get in one. Instead, look across the nearby staircase where you’ll see a large sitting area. While it looks very much like a comfy miniature waiting area, it’s actually the Belle Vue lounge. The area is truly comfortable, inviting, and surprisingly secluded for a spot so close to the lobby. What’s deceiving is that it is far from an overblown waiting room with a bar, but one of the more enjoyable resort lounges in which to relax. The abundance of cushy furniture, the large plants, and the dark wood floors lend an air of relaxed sophistication as it mimics an east coast hotel from the late 1930s. Like many of the Walt Disney World lounges, the Belle Vue arranges their furniture into small groups so that you and your companions can have a little privacy. All around the room are knickknacks and souvenirs from the 1930’s, and scattered in the alcoves are a few board games, the first of which you know quite well: Monopoly. It was mass produced for the first time in 1935 and Monopoly’s “properties” are all Atlantic City streets, thus fitting the room’s theme as perfectly as can be. Another game is 1936’s Go to the Head of the Class, where the goal is to answer questions about Language, Science, Art & Music, Math, History, Literature, and Geography to move to...well, the head of the class. The board game that you are sure to notice is the one with the shocked face printed on it. That is Eddie Cantor’s Tell it to the Judge, which also came out in 1936. The goal of this game is to move cars around the board by playing cards representing traffic signals. The man whose face is on the game, Eddie Cantor, was a comedian, dancer, singer, actor, and songwriter who was quite popular in the 30s and 40s and has nothing to do with the game except for allowing his face to be put on the board (marketing!). There are many additional items that you will find around the room, but we will leave them for you to find (although one thing you will not find is a television...because it’s 1940). If a drink is what you are really searching for, the Belle Vue bar is fully stocked, although the menu is only the standard Disney bar menu with its typical selection of wine, beer, and cocktails. There are several Scotches, Bourbons, Ports, Tawnys, and Cognacs available if you are feeling really fancy. There is no food available here once breakfast ends, but the boardwalk is steps away for a pre-lounge meal.

Leaping Horse Libations Located next to the main pool at the Boardwalk Inn and Villas, Leaping Horse Libations is one of the more heavily-themed pool bars. The entire pool area has a carnival theme with the pool slide representing a roller coaster, and the bar as a carousel. This carousel motif is easy to spot because it includes a large red and white striped tent roof and depictions of carousel horses. A word of warning however: If you’re leery about giant, orangehaired clown faces spitting children into a pool, you may not want to pick a chair facing the pool slide. Unfortunately, looking like a carousel is the best thing about Leaping Horse Libations. There is nothing particularly wrong with it, but there is nothing special either. Only snacks are served so this is definitely not the place to come if you are hungry. The drinks are equally unspectacular as they come exclusively from the Disney standard pool bar menu. If your family is spending time swimming, here the bar is nice looking and well located directly next to the pool. It also has some large, comfortable chairs. Other than that, there is little reason to choose Leaping Horse Libations as your go-to bar with so many better choices nearby.

BoardWalk Joe's Marvelous Margaritas

Dundy's Sundries

The Screen Door

Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs Building on the popularity of a Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs location at Downtown Disney in California, this Florida outpost replaces Boardwalk To Go along Crescent Lake. Expect a simple-but-tasty menu.

Funnel Cake Kiosk

Boardwalk Private Dining

Refillable Mugs Allows guest self-service soft drink refills from quick-service locations in hotels (NOT in theme parks) for $21.99 for the length of stay.

Amenities

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3 Pools

BoardWalk's main pool is the Luna Park Pool, with pictures of 1920's-era Mickey Mouse and friends all around. There's also a 200-foot water slide. In addition, the resort has two quiet pools on the south and east side of the resort.

Arcade

Side Show GamesArcade arcade is near the Luna Park pool and features relatively recent video games of all kinds.

Outdoor Movies

Free Disney Movies Under the Stars are shown most evenings, weather-permitting, at the Village Green, on the lawn at back side of the resort.

Fitness

The Muscles & Bustles has weights, treadmills, and other equipment for your workout. Hours are typically 6 AM to 9 PM. Joggers will enjoy the 0.8-mile loop around Crescent Lake too.

Campfire Activities

The BoardWalk Inn hosts marshmallow roasts around 5:30 PM nightly near Community Hall. It's really great during the cooler months of the year.

Playground

The Luna Park Crazy Play Area playground, with slides and other play structures, is near the pool area in the back of the resort.

Early Theme Park Entry

Disney resort guests get into each theme park 30 minutes earlier than off-site guests, every day.

Buy Individual Lightning Lane Early

Those staying at Disney's Deluxe and Deluxe Villa hotels can buy Lightning Lane via Individual Purchase at 7:00 a.m. each day. Others cannot make that purchase until the official park opening time.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours

Disney's Deluxe and DVC resort guests get two extra hours in select theme parks on certain days of the week. The schedule changes, so check with the front desk.

Resort amenities at-a-glance
Disney-owned
Early Theme Park Entry
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
Book Lightning Lane access via Individual Purchase Early
Suites
Club Level
Room Service
Wireless Internet
Fitness Center
Water Sports
Marina
Tennis
Biking
Transportation to Parks
Beach
Airport Transportation

Practical Matters

Check In/Out Time
Online Check-In
MagicBand
Theme Park Tickets
Dining Reservations
Laundry
Lost and Found
Shopping
Child Care

Transportation

Driving to the Resort
Getting to the Parks
and Disney Springs
Getting to Another Hotel from BoardWalk Inn
Getting to Universal Orlando

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