Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Boardwalk Inn


Good morning and Happy Sunday and Happy Memorial Day! Welcome back to the seventh week of Sunday Showcase. Each week we take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s resorts. This week we will be taking a look at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. If you haven’t checked out last’s week’s article, you can do so here.

Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

“Experience the charm and whimsy of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City at this waterfront Resort hotel. Make a splash at Luna Park Pool and delight in a massage at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Discover carnival games, unique dining and exciting nightlife on the Coney Island-style boardwalk. Strung like saltwater taffy along the shimmering Crescent Lake, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is located within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.”

Brief History

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn was also designed and built by the Robert A.M. Stern Architects firm. As the third resort hotel in Disney’s Boardwalk Area, this resort opened to guests on July 1, 1996. This resort is themed after the 20th Century Atlantic City and Ocean City architecture. Disney definitely knew they had a great resort with lots of opportunity as they opened a Disney Vacation Club section at the same time. This resort is home to one of Disney Vacation Club’s showrooms, featuring a few of the different room options available.

Rooms and Facilities

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is currently configured with over 370 guest rooms, 6 suites and over 500 villas (on the DVC side). Guests choosing Club Level accommodations at the Innkeeper’s Club receive personalized concierge service and lounge with continental breakfast, midday snacks and evening wine, hors d’oeuvres, cordials and desserts. In a recent announcement, these Club Level accommodations will be available for booking beginning on September 23, 2021.

Dining at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Table-Service Dining

  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works — Try the handcrafted beer sampler – along with soups, salads, and entrees – at this working microbrewery.
  • ESPN Club — Get all the game-day action – on nearly 100 TV monitors – and feast on a full menu of pub-style offerings.
  • Flying Fish — Experience soaring spirits once you see the excellent menu offerings at this sustainable seafood eatery.
  • Trattoria al Forno — Enjoy a charming eatery featuring Italy’s culinary classics – and a Disney Character breakfast for the kids!


  • Boardwalk Ice Cream — Bring your sweet tooth to this “cool” ice cream parlor located at Disney’s BoardWalk, featuring ice cream and sundaes to go
  • BoardWalk Bakery — Stop in here for a sweet – or savory – snack. Satiate yourself with freshly made pastries, desserts and more!
  • BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas — Craving a refreshing frozen cocktail? BoardWalk Joe’s has a marvelous margarita with your name on it!
  • Funnel Cake Cart — Get your sugar-fix – piled high with all the toppings, of course – by way of a fresh, hot funnel cake!
  • Pizza Window — Order a hot slice or a whole pie at the window and dine alfresco-style on the patio alongside the BoardWalk.
  • The To-Go Cart — Grub out on hot dogs, foot longs, cheese dogs, corn dogs, burgers, subs, sandwiches and more!


  • Bus Service to Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks, Water Parks and Disney Springs®
  • Water Launch service to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and select Disney Resort hotels
  • Disney Skyliner station at Epcot’s International Gateway is a short stroll away. Disney Skyliner provides transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at select Disney Resort hotels.


Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee. As to which this fee will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

  • Parking for Disney Deluxe Resorts is $25 per night.
  • Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this Resort.

In conclusion, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn offers its guest with a fun and exciting getaway steps from the International Gate at EPCOT. With its close proximity to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, this resort makes it an ideal option for those whom spend most of there time between those parks.

Thank you for checking out this week’s iteration of Sunday Showcase. Have you stayed at this resort? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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