Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Babies Blog and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail. Today we are discussing fun options outside of the Disney Parks.
One of our favorite places to visit on a non-park day or when we just need a break is Disney’s Boardwalk. I fell in love with the BoardWalk Inn but you don’t have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the fun that the BoardWalk offers. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Hang Out at the ESPN Club
I am an ESPN junkie. I listen or watch Mike and Mike almost every morning and Sportscenter is pretty much the only “news” I watch on television. Needless to say, I love the ESPN Club. We stopped by one afternoon when the rain set in to watch the Atlanta Braves and have lunch.
We had a great time. There are televisions everywhere (even the bathrooms!) and it was a fun atmosphere since there were fans of both teams watching the game. The menu has everything you could want for game day. Drew loved the wings and I was a fan of the cheese fries. While it wasn’t too crowded the day we stopped by it can fill up fast. If there is a game you want to see make sure to show up early or take advantage of the ESPN Club VIP Premium Club Seats. Seats are available for $50 per adult and $25 per child, and include all food and beverage orders up to those amounts. You can make a reservation by calling 407-WDW-DINE.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Like beer? Then Big River Grille & Brewing Works, the only working brewpub at Walt Disney World, should be on your must do list. While the food isn’t outstanding, Big River Grill offers handcrafted ales and lagers brewed on the premises. You can choose one (I recommend the Sweet Magnolia American Brown Ale if you are visiting during the winter months) or order the beer flight to try them all. You can also watch the onsite brewmaster floor-to-ceiling glass windows. And if it’s not too hot you can sit on the patio and enjoy the atmosphere.
Big River also has tapping parties throughout the year to celebrate the debut of their seasonal brews. You can sign up for emails to see of one is happening during your trip. If you don’t want to sign up I recommend following Eating WDW. Sarah always posts the tapping party info.
Sports and beer? That covers everything, right? 🙂 The BoardWalk also offers live entertainment on Thursdays thru Saturday evenings. You can find a juggler, balancing acts, or street musicians. There are also Carnival games or you could rent a surrey bike. There are so many great options that there really is something for everyone.
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Two Moms and a Mouse.
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