Disney's BoardWalk Resort

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Disney's BoardWalk
Disney's BoardWalk logo.svg
Location Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S.
Coordinates 28°21′55″N 81°33′17″W / 28.36529°N 81.55484°W / 28.36529; -81.55484
Theme Outdoor hotel and entertainment complex
Owner The Walt Disney Company
Operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Opened July 1, 1996
Operating season Year-round
Website Official website

Disney's BoardWalk Resort is a hotel and entertainment complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. First opened in 1996, the BoardWalk Resort lies alongside Crescent Lake and is situated between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. The resort is owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The Inn, Atlantic Dance Hall, and other features of the boardwalk were designed by Robert A.M. Stern.[1]

Disney's BoardWalk[edit]

The BoardWalk, as seen in January 2007.

The BoardWalk entertainment district lies along a 1/4-mile long authentic boardwalk, reminiscent of Coney Island, New York. Guests can rent surreys or bicycles to travel around the Epcot resorts, enjoy classic midway games and street performers, go dancing at the Atlantic Dance Hall or enjoy a "dueling pianos" show at Jellyroll's.

The BoardWalk features a wide range of restaurants. The Big River Grille & Brewing Works is the only microbrewery at Walt Disney World, and serves American cuisine along with its unique selection of beers. ESPN Club is a modern sports bar presented by the Disney-owned sports network, complete with broadcast facilities for special events. Kouzzina by celebrity chef Cat Cora [2]offers Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast and dinner; Prior to 2009, Kouzzina's location was occupied by a restaurant named Spoodles.

Disney's BoardWalk Inn[edit]

One of Walt Disney World's "deluxe resorts," the BoardWalk Inn offers decor inspired by the seaside districts of the Northeastern United States in the 20th century. The Inn is a short walk or FriendShip launch ride from the other resorts around Crescent Lake, as well as Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Disney's BoardWalk Villas[edit]

Part of the Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World, the Villas feature larger multi-bedroom suites for the benefit of DVC members. These units can also be rented by non-DVC members when not being used by members.


Coordinates: 28°22′02″N 81°33′23″W / 28.36722°N 81.55639°W / 28.36722; -81.55639