Boardwalk Villas

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I am a native New Yorker and so for me, that meant spending lots of time enjoying my summer at the New Jersey Shore. The Atlantic City/Cape May area was a frequent stop for many years and became like a second home to me. As a DVC member, with home resorts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Bay Lake Tower, we decided to try something new. We stayed at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas. When we arrived there, I knew I’d get the usual “Welcome home!” that all DVC’ers get(which I love), but I truly felt like I was “home”. The entire resort, as well as boardwalk area is designed with a theme of old time Atlantic City. As we walked through the lobby, I was reminded of things from my past, like Lucy the Elephant or the replica of the old wooden roller coaster displayed in a glass case. (this became a bit of a fascination for my son!) One of the greatest things that I think Disney does best is to transport you to another place and time, so much so, that I had to remind myself I was in Florida and not New Jersey! This resort has now become our favorite place to stay!

Disney’s Boardwalk Villas are conveniently located right on a boardwalk that encircles 25 acre Crescent Lake. The jogging trail around the lake is .8 miles. Each morning I would get up and enjoy my much needed mommy alone time jogging around the lake while everything was quiet and the sun was coming up. This became a favorite part of my day, so much so, that I wished I could live there so I could do that every morning! Then after a nice morning jog or workout in the Muscles and Bustles Health Club, I’d walk over to the Boardwalk Bakery and get my morning cup of joe. Ah, to be there right now!

Heading to Epcot for the day? Take a VERY short walk over the bridge to Epcot’s World Showcase. Want to walk a little bit further? Head in the opposite direction to Hollywood Studios. Or you can take a boat there. Just want to lounge by the pool? Take a dip in the large themed Luna Park pool with the Keister Coaster waterslide (a favorite of my 4 year old daughter!). Make sure you’re around for the games at the pool and you might win a cool prize. There are also quiet pools if you need to unwind.

Hungry? The boardwalk area offers everything from Mediterranean inspired food from Iron Chef Cat Cora to a burger and fries at ESPN zone. (my hubby’s favorite was their reuben!) Thirsty for a tall one? Head on over to Big River Grille & Brewing Works which boasts that they are the only on-site brewery in all of Walt Disney World.

Resort Basics
Atlantic City boardwalk theme throughout the resort
Lobby
Front desk/Guest Services/Concierge Services
Key to the World cards (KTTW)
Babysitting and Child Services
Self Parking and Valet
Handicapped Accessible
In-room Laundry and Refrigerator
Kitchenettes/Kitchens
Guest Laundry Facilities (if not using in-room)
Store
Mousekeeping


Room Types
Studio
One Bedroom
Two Bedroom
3 Bedroom Grand Villa
All rooms come equipped with an in-room safe, pack and play, hairdryer, alarm clock.

Location
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas are conveniently located near both Epcot Theme Park and Hollywood Studios Theme Park.

Dining
All of the restaurants listed below are located at either Yacht Club or Beach Club
Kouzzina by Cat Cora
Chef’s Menu at CoraNation Room
ESPN Zone
Big River Grille and Brewing Works
Flying Fish
Flying Fish Chef’s Wine Tasting Dinner
Boardwalk Bakery
Seashore Sweets
Boardwalk Joe’s
Pizza Window
Belle Vue Lounge (makes a mean blue tini)
Room service from 6am to 12 midnight


Recreation
Muscles and Bustles Health Club
Luna Park pool area and quiet pools
Side Show Games
Community Hall
Bike Rentals
Jogging Trail
Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf
Playground
Tennis
Golf


Transportation
Disney resort transportation is free for all resort guests. Epcot and Hollywood Studios is within walking distance. Watercraft can also take you to both theme parks. Buses will take you to other destinations within Walt Disney World.


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All Disney Resorts are smoke-free with designated outdoor smoking areas.