Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk is a deluxe resort located in the Epcot Resorts area. Its key benefit is being within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This resort guide showcases the resort and includes our articles related to it.
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Address:
2101 N Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
- Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.
- Check Out Time 11:00 a.m.
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is a deluxe resort at Walt Disney World. Its design was inspired by turn-of-the-century Atlantic City and other New England beachside towns. Disney’s Boardwalk is a charming resort, and the attention to detail does not go unnoticed.
While Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is a resort, the Boardwalk is also a destination. Guests visit the Coney Island-themed Boardwalk for its restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment.
Below, you’ll find a fact sheet related to the resort. However, if you would like an account of our experience, you might want to try our review of staying at Disney’s Boardwalk. It will share more intimate details of our latest trip, including the things we love and the issues we had during our stay.
A Note on Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Disney’s Boardwalk is divided into two hotel areas: the Inn side and the Villas. Disney’s Boardwalk Villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). Disney Vacation Club members will have first access to reserve these rooms when reservations become available. However, Disney also makes these rooms available to regular guests.
In the room section below, we provide a detailed list of each room at the resort. Villas will have features that standard guest rooms do not offer. If you’re looking for a room type that has upgrades like a kitchenette or a full kitchen, multiple baths, or a laundry area, you might consider one of the villas.
Below we’ll discuss the various room types at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn.
Boardwalk Inn Rooms
Standard Resort Rooms–Traditional guest rooms at Disney’s Boardwalk sleep up to five guests. They come with the following setup:
- 1 king bed and a day bed
- 2 queen beds
- 2 queen beds and a day bed
- 1 king bed
*If you are a party of five, you should automatically receive a room with two queen beds and a day bed. It is the only standard room type that will accommodate that many guests.
Additionally, standard rooms come with the following view types:
- Standard View-view of Disney’s Boardwalk Inn gardens, leisure pool, or parking area
- Resort View-view of Disney’s Boardwalk Inn gardens, leisure pool, or parking area
- Water View–View of Disney’s Boardwalk or Crescent Lake
Club Level Rooms
The following room types are available with club-level rooms.
- Resort View (Standard Guest Room)
- Deluxe Room (Sleeps up to six adults)
- Garden Room with Club Level Access (Sleeps two adults)
- Two Bedroom Suite (Sleeps up to nine adults)
- Sonora VP Suite (Sleeps up to six adults)
Boardwalk Villas Rooms
The following room types are available at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas:
Deluxe Studio–These rooms sleep up to five adults and come with a queen-size bed, double-size sleeper sofa, and a single pull-down bed. View options for this room type are standard, Boardwalk view, or garden/pool view. These rooms have a small kitchenette with a sink and microwave.
One-Bedroom Villa–This room sleeps up to four adults. It has a king-size bed in the bedroom and a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living area. This unit offers a full kitchen and laundry area.
Two-Bedroom Villa (Lock-off)–This unit sleeps up to nine guests. One bedroom has a king-size bed, while the secondary room has a queen-size bed and a double sofa sleeper. An additional queen-size sleeper is in the unit’s living room. This unit has two large baths with three tub/shower areas.
Three-Bedroom Grand Villa–This unit sleeps up to twelve adults. Sleeping arrangements include a king-size bed in the primary bedroom, two queen-size beds in the second bedroom, and two queen beds in the third bedroom. Like the one and two-bedroom units, the living room offers a queen-size sleeper sofa and a single pull-out sleeper chair.
One of the charms of staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort is the actual Boardwalk. Each evening the promenade comes to life with midway games, performers, and other forms of entertainment.
Shops on Disney’s Boardwalk include the Screen Door General Store, The Promenade Art Gallery, Disney’s Character Carnival, and Thimbles and Threads. We have an overview of the shops at Disney’s Boardwalk that includes photos of the merchandise you can expect to find.
Those who enjoy nightlight might prefer to check out the Atlantic Dance Hall or Jelly Rolls, where they have dueling pianos each evening. These venues are located on the end of the Boardwalk closest to the Swan and Dolphin Hotels. They are for guests ages 21 years and older.
When it comes to Disney’s Boardwalk restaurants, the venue has a considerable number of table service options. Unfortunately, the counter-service options are not the hotel’s strongest suit. Below we have a brief overview of each restaurant.
Carousel Coffee-This coffee shop is located off the resort’s second-floor lobby. They serve specialty coffee and pastries. Unfortunately, this location has limited hours. On our last visit to the Boardwalk, it was closed by 3:30 p.m. They open at 7:00 a.m.–expect a line for early morning coffee. We have a separate article with photos of what’s available at Carousel Coffee.
Boardwalk Deli–Formerly the Boardwalk Bakery, the Deli is located on the Boardwalk and serves as the resort’s primary quick service. This location is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have sandwiches, salads, desserts, and pastries. For more details, try our Boardwalk Deli Review.
Pizza Window–Pick up a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza at this walk-up window on the Boardwalk. However, from our experience, far better pizza options are available at Epcot or via a delivery service.
Boardwalk Ice Cream–If you’re looking for ice cream, Boardwalk’s Ice Cream Shop has you covered. They have an array of flavors, sundaes, shortcakes, and other cold treats.
Boardwalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas—This stand sits on the Boardwalk and serves various flavors of margaritas. You can also pick up an order of nachos, a Mickey pretzel, and the famous jalapeno-cheese stuffed pretzel at this location.
Leaping Horse Libations–This is the poolside bar at Disney’s Boardwalk. They serve Disney’s standard cocktail menu that includes wine and beer. As far as food goes, they have a flatbread pizza, hot dogs, and premade salads.
Abracadabar–This magician-themed lounge is located on the Boardwalk. They serve small plates and a variety of signature elixirs (cocktails).
Belle Vue Lounge–Belle Vue Lounge is the Boardwalk’s formal lounge off the resort’s second-floor lobby. Guests can use the lounge throughout the day. Cocktail service is available between 4:00 p.m. and midnight.
Big River Grille and Brewing Works–Big River Grille is one of our favorite hidden gems at Walt Disney World. This table service restaurant serves casual items, offers kids’ meals, and has a microbrewery. We have an entire review of Big River Grille at Disney.
Trattoria al Forno–This Italian restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Both meal periods tend to get rave reviews that include a nod to the restaurant’s reasonable pricing.
Flying Fish–Flying Fish is one of Disney’s most popular signature dining locations. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended for this fine dining location on Disney’s Boardwalk. Flying Fish specializes in seafood and has an ever-changing seasonal menu.
- The Cake Bake Shop
- Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs
Disney’s Boardwalk is home to three pools. Most guests like to spend their time at the resort’s feature pool, the Luna Park Pool. This pool features the Keister Coaster, a water slide designed to look like an old-fashioned wooden roller coaster.
Additionally, the resort is home to the Community Hall Pool, which sits on the villa side of the resort. Another quiet pool is available to guests on the Inn side. We have a separate article with multiple photos of all the pools at Disney’s Boardwalk if you want to learn more.
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn also has a tennis court that doubles as a pickleball court. It’s located along the walkway to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Boardwalk also has a gym, Muscles and Bustles Health Club, which is located near the resort’s feature pool.
The following forms of transportation are available at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn:
- Friendship Boats
- Disney Bus Service
- Walkway to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Boardwalk’s bus stop is located on a walkway in front of the resort. Depending on your room’s location, several pathways lead to it. You can take a bus to the following theme parks and destinations:
- Magic Kingdom
- Animal Kingdom
- Disney Springs
- Water Parks
Disney’s Friendship boat dock sits in the center of the Boardwalk. Guests can take it to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, and Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotels.
Guests also have the option to walk to Epcot’s International Gateway for entry to Epcot. A separate path on the opposite side of the resort leads to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
We have a guide that focuses on the specifics of using transportation at Disney’s Boardwalk.
Planning a Visit
- Walking from Hollywood Studios to Epcot via the Boardwalk
- Disney’s Friendship Boats
- Disney Skyliner Hours and Tips
- Parking at the Disney World Resorts
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Additionally, the Boardwalk Inn is included in the following articles:
- Best Pools at Disney World
- Best Character Dining Locations at Disney World
- Top Disney Resorts to Visit at Christmas
- Jogging Trails at Disney World
Here are a few more photos of Disney’s Boardwalk: