Where To Stay At Disney World
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is in the higher price category for Disney World Resorts but it has a lot to offer. The ambiance of the resort reminds you of those classic Atlantic Beach Boardwalks and the rooms have a feel of luxury. Well appointed, the accommodations come in studios, one and two bedroom suites with balconies that look out over courtyards or the boardwalk itself and the lake.
Boardwalk resorts at Disney World have a lot of appeal, first for the location but also for the feel of the resort. Like most of Disney’s resorts, Boardwalk has a unique character with all the feel and flavor of a seaside resort. Stroll the boardwalk in the evening as entertainers put on shows, play carnival games and eat funnel cake. You can walk around Crescent Lake, take a boat ride, rent a peddle carriage and dine in over a dozen restaurants. And best of all you can walk to the entrances of Epcot and Disney Studios.
The Crescent Lake neighborhood features five resorts each with a selection of restaurants along with a classic Atlantic Dance Hall, a dueling piano bar called Jelly Rolls, boardwalk games of skill, treats, and three restaurants on the boardwalk itself along with the ESPN Sports Bar.
Restaurants in the neighborhood include: Shula’s (steaks), Tod English’s Blue Zoo (seafood) at the Dolphin Resort. Kimonas (sushi) at the Swan, Cape May Seafood Buffet at The Beach Club Resort, The Yachtsman Steakhouse, at Disney’s Yacht Club, Flying Fish (seafood) and Trattoria Al Forno (Italian – of course) , Big Rivery Brewery (American favorites & beer!) on the boardwalk. There’s also an old fashion ice cream parlor called Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club Resort along with Hurricane Hannah’s a poolside hut that serves great burgers, coconut shrimp, hummus, and a variety of other meals and snacks at Stormalong Bay, the swimming area at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Hurricane Hannah is also located just outside the pool area with access for anyone.
Getting to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is just a short walk along the water or you can catch a boat to the parks from a couple of docks on Crescent Lake. There is also a Sky Car station near the Epcot entrance that connects to several additional resort areas. The rest of Disney World is only a bus ride away with frequent service