It oozes old-school glamour
Modelled on the glamour of the early 20th century, BoardWalk Inn is one of the of the most ‘grown-up’ hotels of the Walt Disney World Resort. You’ll feel like you’re on Coney Island in the 1920’s as you stroll along the waterfront in front of the hotel’s vintage seaside façade before entering into the hotel’s decadent lobby. A huge chandelier modelled on a carousel attraction dominates the entrance of the hotel, and you’ll check in surrounded by leafy plants, plush furnishings and oh-so-grown-up décor.
You can walk to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The Boardwalk Inn is ideally located within 10 minutes’ walk of both parks, meaning you can get up at 7:30am and still be in one of the parks for Early Magic Hours at 8am (JUST! – but you might want to schedule in some time to grab some delicious breakfast as well). It’s also great to be near the parks as you can pop in for a few hours and then come back to your hotel for a snooze by the pool in the afternoon while the park is at its busiest. Then, when the crowds have gone, you can walk back over and enjoy the stunning Illuminations fireworks by the lake at Epcot, or ride Tower of Terror in the dark at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Exclusive dining and shopping
The Boardwalk area of the Walt Disney World Resort boasts some of the best and more exclusive dining and shopping options in the whole resort. We love the Trattoria al Forno, where heaving piles of delicious pasta are served ‘family-style’ in a traditional Italian restaurant which wouldn’t be out of place in Venice or Rome. Make sure you also have a browse of the shopping options on BoardWalk – Wayland Galleries offers beautiful Disney-inspired artwork for sale while Screen Door General store is home to more traditional souvenirs with a classy twist.
One of the most unique entertainment options on the BoardWalk is to hire Surrey Bikes to take in your surroundings. A family of between 2 and 6 people can all pile onto one bike for a nostalgic trip around the lake on one of these iconic 1920’s-inspired bikes. It costs around $25 for a half hour trip and the full loop of the lake is 7/8ths of a mile – so nothing to strenuous when you’re on holiday! Even Goofy gives them his seal of approval…
…and one seriously cool pool
Modelled on an old-time amusement arcade, the main pool area, the Luna Pool, is an amazing place for little kids and big kids alike to explore. The main feature is the clown waterslide which is free for kids of all ages to use and bursts out into a crystal-clear swimming pool at the bottom with a splash! Nearby the main pool, there is also a jacuzzi for the adults and two smaller, quiet pools where you can have a relaxing dip away from the madness of the amusement arcade!
To find out more about The BoardWalk Inn and its facilities, click here.
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