(For the first page of this review of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, click here.)
AMENITIES AT DISNEY’S BOARDWALK INN
There are currently 8 official Disney owned and operated deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World.
In their recommended order for first time family visitors, they are
Many of these also offer Disney Vacation Club (“DVC”) studios and villas, all for rent to the general public–here it’s the BoardWalk Villas. See this for more on the Disney Vacation Club resorts.
You enter the BoardWalk Inn into a lovely multi-storied lobby that serves both it and the BoardWalk Villas. Here you’ll find check-in, bell services, concierge services etc. There’s also a small shop. A much bigger shop is downstair and outside.
The lobby has fun chandeliers…
…and amusement park models.
One of the larger gift shops associated with a Disney Resort is entered from the BoardWalk, on the Big River Grille side.
More from the shop, known as “Thimbles and Thread.” Lots of food here, handy especially for the BoardWalk Villas with their many full kitchens.
Here also is the boat service to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can also walk to either–if walking to the Studios, save a few minutes by cutting past the main pool and picking up the path there.
The Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney and the water parks are served from the bus stop out front. Buses typically are shared with other resorts and take a bit. (Note that of the two self-parking lots at the BoardWalk Inn, the one near here–drive past the bus stop and turn right–is a much shorter walk.)
Near the Yacht Club boat dock across Crescent Lake (take the boat there) you can find watercraft for rent..
And lovely beaches are within walking distance on the near side of the Beach Club.
The lowest floor of the BoardWalk Inn has a gym.
There’s two quiet pools at the BoardWalk. One is nestled within wings of the Villas…
…and you’ll find the other among the courtyards at the Inn.
But most families will find themselves at the main pool, the Luna Park Pool.
THE LUNA PARK POOL AT DISNEY’S BOARDWALK INN
This review continues here!
PAGES IN THIS REVIEW OF DISNEY’S BOARDWALK INN
- Summary and overview of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
- Theming and Accommodations at the BoardWalk Inn
- A Photo-Tour of a Standard Room at the Boardwalk Inn
- Amenities at the BoardWalk Inn
- The Luna Park Pool at the BoardWalk Inn
- Dining at the Boardwalk Inn
OTHER KEY PAGES FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- Where to stay–the Basics
- Where first-timers should stay
- Reviews of all the Disney World resorts, based on my 160+ stays in them
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What time frame is the Boardwalk Inn’s gym available for workouts?
Diane, Disney’s website says it’s open 24 hours: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/spas/boardwalk-inn/muscles-and-bustles-health-club/
What a beautiful resort. With so many dining options. And so close to the parks.