Accessible Room at Disney's BoardWalk Inn | Rolling with the Magic

Our stay at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn was the first time I’ve stayed in a wheelchair accessible room at Disney that didn’t have a roll in shower. It was only for one night so I was willing to give it a try to see if I liked it and if it fit my needs. I was pleasantly surprised.

We love the Boardwalk and it’s become one my favorite resorts at Walt Disney World. We added on a night to our recent vacation and wanted to stay at the Boardwalk Inn since it’s so close to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and we were visiting during Star Wars Weekends. The only accessible room available had a tub instead of the shower.

We hadn’t been back to the Boardwalk Inn since the rooms were renovated in 2014. The carpet and a few of the details were different. I loved the new shower curtain and drapes and some of my favorite details like the lamp and desk chair remained.

BoardWalk Inn Details

BoardWalk Inn Details

The room itself had a lot of space. The hallway coming into the room was wide and there was room to store my suitcase in front of the door to the connecting room. It also had a button to open the door automatically.

Accessible Room at Disney's BoardWalk Inn | Rolling with the Magic

There was also plenty of space between the ends of the bed and the entertainment center.

Accessible Room at Disney's BoardWalk Inn | Rolling with the Magic

Next to the television is cabinet with a small refrigerator inside. The coffee maker sits on top so both were easy to access.

Accessible Room at Disney's BoardWalk Inn | Rolling with the Magic

Accessible Room at Disney's BoardWalk Inn | Rolling with the Magic

The beds were a little higher than ones that have been in rooms with roll in showers but I was still able to get in and out myself. There was only one nightstand but the desk was close enough to the other bed to use it.

Accessible Room at Disney's BoardWalk Inn | Rolling with the Magic

The balcony was really nice. It was a little larger than some of the other around us and had a beautiful view of the courtyard. It was so nice and peaceful I wish we could have spent some more time there.

BoardWalk Inn - Wheelchair Accessible Balcony

BoardWalk Inn - Wheelchair Accessible Balcony

Like I said at the beginning, our room didn’t have a roll in shower but instead it had a tub. If you need a shower bench, like me, just call housekeeping and they will bring one to your room. They brought ours over really quickly. The shower itself has the shower head and a handheld sprayer that you can adjust the height or completely remove it.

Wheelchair Accessible Tub - Boardwalk Inn

Wheelchair Accessible Tub - Boardwalk Inn

I didn’t have any problem using the shower bench since that is what I use at home. I didn’t get a photo but the one below is what was delivered to our room. I don’t know if it’s the same one everyone gets.

Moen Shower Bench

The rest of the bathroom had plenty of space and I really liked the sink. It was a good height and I could use the mirror easily. The make up mirror was a little high but I was still able to use it if I tilted it down.

Wheelchair Accessible Sink - Boardwalk Inn

Boardwalk Inn is one of our favorites and we really enjoyed our one night here. I didn’t think I would like a room with a tub instead of the roll in shower but I did. I would even consider it for a longer stay in the future. If you have any questions just leave a comment or use the contact form above.

Disney's Boardwalk Inn - Wheelchair Accessible Room



  1. Annette on January 18, 2016 at 11:42 pm


    • Melissa on February 5, 2016 at 10:50 am

      I went back through my room alert texts and I believe it’s room 2272. It is not too far from the elevators and on the same level as the main lobby.

  2. jen on July 1, 2015 at 7:59 pm


    Thanks for info.. I’m staying here in 2 months. I don’t want an accessible room because I like smaller rooms so I can walk better in them. I will need a shower bench because I can’t stand too long so are you saying the benches don’t fit in a non accessible room bath tub?

    • Melissa on July 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Hi Jen! I have never stayed in a non-accessible room with a tub but I think the shower bench would work. We were able to get one in a few non-accessible showers at the DVC resorts and it would probably be easier with a tub.

  3. Belinda on June 30, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Hi Melissa, We are going to Disney next January and very excited. I am using your blog a lot (Husband is t3) to plan. I was so excited to see you post about the shower bench. My question is this: at home, we use a cut out bench for bowel. Are these flat across? Do they have a cut out?
    Thanks for all posting and your response!

    • Melissa on June 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Hi Belinda! The two that I used did not have a cut out. I don’t know if there is a way to request one like that. There are also medical supply companies in the area that will deliver equipment to the resorts. There is a company that a friend of mine used that she recommends. I would be happy to send you the info if you want to check into it.

      • Belinda on June 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm

        That would be great! Thanks so much!

        • Melissa on July 3, 2015 at 11:53 am

          I would get in touch with CARE Medical Equipment in Orlando. They would deliver and pick up anything you need.

  4. Crysta on June 23, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I am very happy to know that you can ask for a shower bench!! Do you know if you can ask for one for any room, even if you have a shower? Just wondering. Back in 09 we stayed in Old Key West and I can’t remember if the shower has a bench or not. I know the showers at the pool did not.

    • Melissa on June 23, 2015 at 9:48 am

      You can! We have stayed in a couple of DVC rooms that were not accessible but we requested a bench for the shower. You might have to take one of the legs off to get it in and out, depending on the shower, but my husband didn’t have any problems fixing it.

  5. Aly Durlock on June 22, 2015 at 8:48 am

    thank you so much for going into such detail. Since accessible for one person does not have the same explaination for the next your posting is the most helpful I have found.

    • Melissa on June 23, 2015 at 9:44 am

      So glad this was helpful!

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