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Today we woke up early to hit Epcot right at opening so we could experience Soarin' and Test Track once more. Once we were ready for the day we went down to the newly updated Boardwalk Bakery to have breakfast. They've done a fantastic job with the renovation! Still trying to eat light I had a yogurt parfait but how can one pass on a Mickey-shaped …
Today was a day we'd planned on sleeping in a bit. NOT! I was up well before the alarm so I spent some time on the balcony overlooking the quiet pool at Boardwalk. Once everyone was up and moving and ready to go we decided that we’d hit Animal Kingdom this morning. We’re not the biggest fans of taking the bus so we drove over to Animal …
I typically wake up earlier than the alarm on the disembarkation morning to the thrusters of the ship docking back at Port Canaveral and this morning was no different than prior cruises. I went out on the verandah to watch the ship dock and then we all got ready for the day as we had to be in the dining room at 6:45 am for breakfast. We had done a …
We were up bright and early this morning. Chris was told we’d be out of the hotel by 8:45am at the latest because Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens at 9am and it’s a popular park. I wanted to try and get the rides in we wanted before the place got too packed. It’s hard to get ahead of a crowd of families with youngsters though. …
I had a lot of trouble sleeping last night due to over-excitement. We are heading to Walt Disneyworld from Savannah, and a five hour drive meant an early start. I think I woke up every hour on the hour until the alarm finally went off and I pushed Chris out of bed for a shower....it meant I could have another 20 minutes shut-eye.
We were …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Disney's Boardwalk Inn Orlando
I have been to Disney several times, and this was definitely the best.
I have never had a bad time, though. My past visit was with my daughter, a friend of mine, and her daughter. The was a ton to do at and around the Boardwalk. The kids loved it too! In fact, we are going back again this August and staying at the Boardwalk again.
Great location, pretty hotel. Made you feel like you were at Atlantic city in the early twentieth century. Pool slide was awesome, but main pool was just a little too deep for my 8 year old. So we went to the quiet pools that were more awesome than the main ones. Very pretty gardens and landscaping at this hotel.
It took a little getting used to the restaurants on the boardwalk, not in the hotel, but that made it an adventure every night checking them out. I love the screen door gift shop!
Service was excellent and I liked the covered paths to the bus stops.
Location, Location, Location
Been to Disney a couple of times and this has been the best place. Its close to everything and I didn't feel like I spent my day in the shuttle going to places like when we stayed at the Port Orleans. Your in walking distance to Epcot and they also have a boardwalk there with some great restaurants and entertainment for the kids. It rained the whole time but we still had the best vacation there. The pool looked really neat with the clown slide and the set up was nice. It was so worth the extra money to stay here and wouldn't go back unless I could stay here again.
What has happened to Disney?
I have been to Disney 6 times in my life. I can only ask what has happened to the, "Disney magic"? The front desk staff did not know the time that people can check in. The staff did not know the difference between a reservation for dinner and preferred seating. The room was close to $500 per night for nothing more than a bed and a small writing table. The TV was very small. You would think that with the economy the folks at Disney folks would be trying even harder to convince people it was worth the cost. They have decided to take the opposite approach. It is a shame.
It's a Day Dream come true!
It's a Day Dream come true! im 14 and everyone there makes you feel so welcome and me and my friend could spent late hours shopping on the boardwalk, or when my parents just wanted a cocktail or were too tired me my friend and my sister could easily walk to epcot or MGM by ourselves! It is honestly our home away fom home! I love it!
Pretty darn fun!
My husband and I chose the Boardwalk because it looked to have a lot to do. We were right. It is a great place to stay and sooooo close to Epcot side entrance. I would love to go again. The only issues that we had was rental features like a small fridge and microwave were an extra charge per night and the FREEZING hallways. Even though we went in the last week of October - November 2002, it was still 95 degrees for the first couple of days. So when you step into the air conditioned hallways, bring a sweater!Our room was on top of the restaurant Spoodles! Our balcony was right behind the sign over the doors so we had a lot of people watching activity!We would go again but only to enjoy more of Epcot and the Boardwalk!
It's perfect. Our home away from home.
What a great place to stay. We went for Christmas and the lobby and grounds holiday decorations were gorgeous. Its a short walk into the back entrance of Epcot (easy to get back to the resort after the incredible fireworks) and not much further to walk to MGM (easy to get back after Fantasmic). You will walk a lot, and it will be worth every step.
I cannot say enough about this beautiful, well-kept hotel. I researched for HOURS before we chose Boardwalk Villas and I am so glad we chose this place. It was clean, our room was stunning...like an apartment...everything the website said it would be. The staff bent over backwards to please us. Check-in and check-out was smooth and fast. The pool was a blast. It was so much fun and relaxing to walk on the boardwalk in the evenings. We tried the pizza place and another place whose name I forget, both on the boardwalk, and they were top-notch and reasonably priced. Another HUGE plus---you can walk into the back of Epcot Center--an hour before it opens to the general public. It's a 10-min easy walk. You get the place all to yourself! (Don't take the ferry...it takes 4 times longer than walking, and its longer in crowded conditions.) I've stayed in Disney World's Contemporary Resort (dated), Polynesian Village, and several other resorts in the area, and I would return to the Boardwalk Villas in a heartbeat!
Paradise with everything at your footsteps!
The Boardwalk hotel is by far my most favored Disney resort destination. From the seacoast architecture, the well appointed rooms, top level service and the inviting pools and jacuzzi's You can't go wrong staying here.
From the boardwalk it's only a short walk to the rear entrance of Epcot. Other parts of the park are all reachable via the WDW bus shuttle service, or check out the boat service that leaves from the dock.
A walk along the boardwalk just outside the hotel just adds to the excitement. From the stage performers entertaining, to the fantastic restaurants, all just steps away!
I simply can't recommend this hotel enough!