Disney's Boardwalk Inn

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Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is one of our favorite resorts at Walt Disney World. There is just so much to love about the place! We have stayed there four times and each one has been special, relaxing, and fun. Here are a few reasons why we think the Boardwalk Inn is a great choice for your Disney vacation.

Disney's Boardwalk Inn

Location and Transportation

We love the location of the Boardwalk Inn because it’s close to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We also like that there are more ways to get to a few of the parks other than a bus. The Friendship Boats go to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. It’s a nice relaxing ride and the boats are wheelchair accessible.

Friendship Boats

You can also walk to both parks. It’s a short walk to Epcot and the International Gateway. You can also walk to Hollywood Studios. It’s a longer walk but it can be faster than the Friendship boats.


Boardwalk Inn Lobby

Disney describes the Boardwalk Inn as having “the charm and whimsy of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City at this waterfront Resort hotel. Make a splash at Luna Park Pool and delight in a massage at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Discover carnival games, unique dining and exciting nightlife on the Coney Island-style boardwalk.”

Boardwalk Inn

Having never been to Atlantic City, I will have to take their word for it. But I absolutely love the atmosphere of the resort and the Boardwalk. At times you can forget that you are in the middle of a theme park in Florida.

Boardwalk Bakery

Stopping by the Boardwalk Bakery on your trip starts feeling like you are visiting your local bakery. It’s the quick service location for the resort so you can stop by for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, grab a dessert or snack, fill up your mug from the Dining Plan, or grab an espresso.

Boardwalk Bakery Pastries

We tend to visit multiple times when we stay here. Breakfast is my favorite meal at the bakery. There are so many yummy pastries to choose from but our favorite is the cinnamon roll.

Boardwalk Bakery Cinnamon Roll

You can get a bread bowl with scrambled eggs, potatoes, and bacon, biscuits and gravy, or a breakfast sandwich.

Boardwalk Bakery Bread Bowl

And make sure to stop by for dessert. The chocolate peanut butter bar cake is delicious. So is the key lime tart, cannoli, cupcakes, and pretty much everything else you see in the pastry case.

Boardwalk Bakery Case

Belle Vue Lounge

The Bell Vue Lounge is also one of our favorite lounges on property. In the mornings you can stop by for a continental breakfast but we prefer to stop by and relax in the evenings. It is themed a 1930’s sitting room with lots of comfy chairs and tables. There are even board games you can grab to play.

Belle Vue Lounge

I love that they play radio programs from the 30’s. Our last trip was during the holidays so the programs had a Christmas theme. We had so much fun sitting there with our Moscow mules enjoying the show and the ambiance. There is also a verandah if you want to head outside to see what’s happening out on the Boardwalk.

Holiday Decorations

BoardWalk Christmas - Rolling with the Magic

I love the Boardwalk Inn the most during the holidays. The decorations are beautiful and the holiday spirit just adds another layer of awesome to your stay.

BoardWalk Christmas - Rolling with the Magic

There is a gingerbread display in the lobby that is cute and smells amazing. It’s also a shop that sells gingerbread cookies and houses.

Have you stayed at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn? What was your favorite part of the resort?
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  1. inthedisneybubble on September 3, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Great photos! Love the Boardwalk – we ate dinner outside at the Big River Grille and Brewing Works and got to see the Fantasmic fireworks from Hollywood Studios AND the Illuminations fireworks from Epcot both in one night!

  2. melanie on August 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I absolutely loved staying at Boardwalk. The Belle Vue Lounge is one of my favorites- so charming and the bakery for breakfast is a nice consolation when I can’t make it to Les Halles in Epcot in the morning. Great post!

  3. Mary on August 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    There is one downfall to this resort. The hallways!! You can walk forever to get to your room. But the view of the Boardwalk makes up for it.

  4. Jennifer Kaufman on August 8, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Yes yes yes! I wrote a similar post because there is just so much to love about the Boardwalk Resort (and the whole area). Have you done the Ballyhoo Tour? It’s so much fun, and free! 🙂

  5. DisneyMamaLin on August 1, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Boardwalk Inn is one of our WDW Bucket List Resorts. I can’t wait to stay here!

  6. Lisa @home is where the mouse is on July 31, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    We’ve stayed at the BoardWalk twice and loved it! We loved starting our morning at the BoardWalk Bakery plus walking the BoardWalk at night. My only gripe is that there isn’t as big of a quick service location there as there is at other resorts.

  7. FamilyTravelEscapades on July 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I love your pictures and descriptions of The Boardwalk Inn. We have never stayed there. We have stayed across the lake at The Beach Club and The Yacht club, but this is really pretty and I think I would like it. Those pastries look mouth watering! It looks like it would be like The Beach Club; so much prettier during the holidays. Now that we are DVC we don’t get to stay in the hotels but I know Boardwalk has villas too; wouldn’t be the same as the hotel I know. Great post that makes me want to stay there.

  8. Mike Ellis on July 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Another resort that we haven’t stayed at yet. Great post, Melissa! I really enjoy the Boardwalk area, so it’s only a matter of time before we stay at one of the resorts in that part of Disney!

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