7 Reasons Why You Will Love Staying At Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk Inn is a charming waterfront resort that transports you back in time to the classic Coney Island days. Spread across a themed boardwalk, you will find a fun whimsy atmosphere with plenty of unique dining and activities. This pastel confection is a deluxe resort themed to 1940’s perfection. So go ahead…take a whirl down the water slide, a ride on a surrey bike, and a few handfuls of salt water taffy. Here are 7 reasons you will love staying at the Disney’s Boardwalk Inn.

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7. All the Snacks

Everyone loves a good carnival snack. Honestly it is my primary reason for going to the fair. At Disney’s Boardwalk Inn you will find all your favorite classic carnival snacks at your fingertips! From saltwater taffy to cotton candy, the boardwalk sweets are plentiful. Find a to-go cart and go wild!

6. Variety of Room Types

The resort has a total of 371 guest rooms with a mix of standard and water views. Even a standard guest room can sleep up to 5 people. Larger suites are also available. This makes it a perfect choice for larger families or guests who like some extra space!

5. Great Restaurant Choices

The location of the resort is very convenient to Epcot & Hollywood Studios. The benefit of staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is that you are close to so many different restaurants. Even your on-property restaurants feel as if you are dining off-property because of their waterfront Boardwalk location. Tired of dining on the Boardwalk? Walk on over to Epcot and dine at one of the many unique choices. The Beach Club or Yacht Club resorts are also very walkable and offer great restaurant choices. The possibilities are endless!

4. Fun Pool

The resort offers one of the best water slides at any Disney resort. The Luna Park pool is of course carnival themed. It features a water slide reminiscent of an old wooden roller coaster. Kids will delight in the splashing elephant fountains and their very own kiddie pool. The resort also offers two leisure pools with whirlpools for a more relaxing swimming experience.

3. Charming Theme

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn has one of the most charming themes of all Disney resorts. Take a stroll through one of it’s many courtyards or down the waterfront Boardwalk. Guest’s really are transported back to the simpler times. The Boardwalk entertainment and recreational amenities are a big draw for this location.

2. Walkable to Epcot & Hollywood Studios

A great advantage to staying here is that it is walkable to both Epcot & Hollywood Studios. The resort does offer bus, boat, and even Skyliner transportation. Sometimes it’s nice to just stretch your legs and walk to the parks. A 10 to 15 minute walk to both parks make this resort an excellent choice for those looking for a central location.

1. Boardwalk Entertainment

Daily you will find old fashion fun up and down the boardwalk. From card tricks to juggling shows, street performers will delight you with their carnival skills. The resort also offers bike rentals, classic midway games, a marina, and movies under the stars. Guests over the age of 21 can enjoy live music at Jellyrolls, a dueling piano bar or dance the night away at the Atlantic Dance Hall. Sports fans can catch a game at the ESPN Club. Whatever your age, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn has a lot to offer every guest.

About Lauren Young

My name is Lauren Young.  My first trip to Disney was as a toddler before I could even remember Mickey and Main Street.  We've celebrated family reunions to first dates in the happiest place on earth! Fast forward to today where I enjoy seeing the magic of Disney World through the eyes of my three kids. I'm a proud Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer wife, stay at home mom of three under the age of 5, wannabe domestic goddess, a writer, and a southern Georgia peach thru and thru! Before my kiddos took over my 9 to 5 (or shall I say MY ENTIRE LIFE), I happily worked in the travel industry.  My days were filled with planning corporate retreats & beach weddings at a beautiful resort on the Oregon Coast.  Well I tossed the sand filled high heels and have fully embraced the spit up stained loungers life.  But a girl still has to make time for her other loves, right?  So in those spare minutes of the day you will find me blogging on my travel website, Swoon Me Away (  I also enjoy trying to be crafty, planning fabulous parties and daydreaming about my next Disney vacation!