Disney’s Boardwalk

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Disney’s Boardwalk

Did you know that Walt Disney World has its own boardwalk? That’s right! It’s a fun spot that not many people know about or have visited. Modeled after turn-of-the-century boardwalks in the Northeast, it is similar to that of Atlantic City and Coney Island. It’s a quarter mile of dining, shopping, and exciting nightlife! Here are some fun things to do at Disney’s Boardwalk!


Dining

From food stands to fine dining, Disney’s Boardwalk has got you covered! Grab some delicious treats from the Boardwalk Bakery, indulge in sweet ice cream from Boardwalk Ice Cream or grab a slice of pizza at the Pizza Window! The Boardwalk has all the classic “boardwalk” food plus so much more.

Images by Boardwalk Ice Cream (left) and Pizza Window (right)

Looking for something more casual? Head to Trattoria al Forno for a nice, sit-down Italian meal. For the adults in your party, there’s AbracadaBar. It’s a cool place that is filled with magical memorabilia and mystical drinks!

Images by Trattoria al Forno


Recreation

Cruise down the boardwalk in the beautiful Florida sunshine on a Surrey bike built for four people! Surrey bikes are for two to four people and is a must do! There are also midway style carnival games to play such as skee-ball, basketball, and more! The games are an extra charge, but you can win a fun souvenir! After you’re done winning some boardwalk games, come watch the street performers sing songs, perform magic tricks, and even juggle. Feel like winding down after all of that fun, come sit and relax and watch a movie under the stars- no hotel reservations are required! There are so many fun things to do for the entire family!

Image by Disney (Surrey Bikes)


Nightlife

Jellyrolls is perhaps one of the most famous and popular places to visit on Disney’s Boardwalk. It’s a dueling piano bar that will take you on a fun and magical journey every night! The performers rotate and take requests throughout the night. The crowd is always encouraged to engage and sing along. Please keep in mind that Jellyrolls is for guests 21 and over and there is a cover charge that is collected upon entry. There is also the Atlantic Dance Hall. It’s Disney’s only remaining nightclub. The Atlantic Dance Hall has a 1940’s feel but plays modern music. Most nights there is not a cover charge, but it is still best to check on Disney’s website before heading there.

Image by Disney (Jellyrolls – Disney’s Boardwalk)


Shops

There are a couple shops here that have your Disney needs covered! There’s the Screen Door General Store that has a lot of great Disney merchandise including jewelry, plush, magnets, pens, and more! There is also a mini market in this store in case you forgot to pack anything. There’s also a Disney bakery section to satisfy your sweet tooth! Thimbles & Threads & Pin Station sells Disney clothing and accessories, and they also have a Pin station with a great selection of pins. Wyland Galleries has gorgeous art on display including plenty of Disney-inspired art. You can purchase many of the pieces of art here.


Fireworks

Did you know that you have a pretty good view of the fireworks from Epcot’s Harmonious from the Boardwalk? Along the quarter mile stretch of boardwalk, there are plenty of great spots to see the fireworks. The crowds are minimal and there is no park reservation required to view the fireworks from the boardwalk! How great is that?

Image by Orlando Date Night Guide


Overall

Disney’s Boardwalk is the perfect way to spend the day (or night)! There’s so much to see or do. Come grab a slice of pizza, play some skee-ball, do some shopping, and take in the sights and sounds of the scenic views of the beautiful boardwalk. It’s a short walk from Epcot and Hollywood Studios or if you prefer to drive- there’s free parking! It’s also a great place to enjoy some fireworks without being in a large crowd of people. 

Have you ever been to Disney’s Boardwalk? What is your favorite thing to do or see here?

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