Welcome to the 2015 7 in 7 series where we will be visiting 7 Walt Disney World resorts in 7 days. We will be sharing our experiences through blogs, photos and videos from our time at these resorts. We will also be publishing a daily video where we talk about our thoughts after visiting each resort. Check back daily to see where we went next.
Day 6: Today we got to enjoy the Boardwalk Inn and Disney’s Boardwalk Villas. This is a resort I have passed through but had never stayed at. The resort is just a short walk away from the International Gateway in Epcot. This resort, conference center, and Villas will remind you of the era of Atlantic seaside resorts in the early 2oth Century. You feel like you are strolling the Ocean Boardwalk when you stay here. There is plenty to see and do on the Boardwalk. Here you will also find a bakery, a number of great restaurants and a Dance Hall.
This resort opened in 1996. It also has the second Disney Vacation Club project on Walt Disney World property. You will find rooms in the Conference Center named St. James Place, Park Place, and Marvin Gardens that will remind you of the board game Monopoly.
The transportation choices at the Boardwalk are the Disney bus system, Friendship boats to the Swan/Dolphin, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There is also a walking path to Disney’s Hollywood Studios if you would like to get your exercise.
The room types you can reserve at the Boardwalk Inn are Standard View and Water View. This resort also has concierge level rooms. You can reserve a standard or deluxe room or they have a number of suites available in concierge.
I have been in this resort a number of times and was surprised by the things I had missed. The main pool area is very richly themed. I am not a big fan of clowns but really enjoyed the pool area. The pool has the Keister Coaster which is a 200-foot water slide that will remind you of a old-time wooden roller coaster. You also have a great pool bar and are close to the arcade and fitness center.
You can rent bikes to ride around the Boardwalk. If you rent the Surrey bikes be aware there are a couple of hills in the circle around the Boardwalk. Your legs will get a workout as you try to pedal the Surrey Bike up the hills.
There are plenty of shops around the Boardwalk. You can stroll and eat if you like or enjoy one of the sit down restaurants along the way.
The resort also has lots of places to just sit and relax for awhile. I appreciated these areas just to enjoy the resort and watch the people rushing past on the way to a theme park.
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