Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Look at Disney's BoardWalk Area


Disney's BoardWalk area contains more than 90,000 square feet of shops, restaurants and nightclubs. It encompasses Crescent Lake and is "a village on the water" near many Disney Resort hotels in Walt Disney World Resort. This quarter-mile entertainment, dining and shopping area is also conveniently close to 2 Disney Theme Parks.
With sherbet-colored building facades, striped awnings, rising columns and archways, Disney's BoardWalk is designed after the boardwalks that were famous during the turn of the 20th century along such coastal cities as Coney Island, New York and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Stroll along Disney's BoardWalk during the day to explore the unusual shops and restaurants. When the sun cools down, the nightlife heats up with street performers, food vendors, midway games and lots of live entertainment.
Guest Services
Guest Services at Disney's Boardwalk addresses such topics as what to wear, where to find certain merchandise and how to make a special dietary request at a Walt Disney World Resort restaurant.
Entertainment
Entertainment at Disney's Boardwalk ranges from a dance hall to piano bar to sports-themed club Specialty Cruises. There is no admission to Disney's BoardWalk area—where live evening entertainment can usually be found— but some venues may have a cover charge.
Dining
Dining at Disney's Boardwalk covers a wide spectrum: bakeries, a sports bar, an upscale restaurant. Disney's BoardWalk also has coffee carts, funnel cake kiosks and hot dog stands. Dinner ranges from $15 to $60 per person; breakfast, lunch and snacks can be from $15 USD and less per person. Ranges based on average Guest check, not including alcohol, tax and tip.
Shopping
Shopping at Disney's Boardwalk includes stores that specialize in Disney character merchandise, ESPN and sport-themed apparel, souvenirs, swim wear and Wyland art.
Transportation
Transportation to and from Disney's BoardWalk is available via bus and boat throughout Walt Disney World Resort, and is complimentary for Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests. For Park Guests choosing to drive, complimentary self-parking is also available. Disney's BoardWalk is walking distance to the International Gateway to Epcot theme park.