Boardwalk Villas Guide

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2101 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Phone: (407) 939-5100
Fax: (407) 939-5150

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Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Classification
Located in the Epcot resort area
Check In: 4:00 p.m. / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

The BoardWalk Villas resort is at the heart of Walt Disney World, between Epcot and the Disney’s Hollywood Studios, on the promenade along Crescent Lake. This Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, while primarily a Disney Vacation Club property, is available for booking directly through Walt Disney World as well, at nightly rates. Guests at the BoardWalk Villas have the best of all worlds: a location within easy walking distance of Epcot, beautiful accommodations, numerous shopping opportunities close at hand, and fantastic dining and entertainment options right in the neighborhood. The pool, shared with the BoardWalk Inn, has one of the best slides on Disney property. For those seeking a calmer setting, the resort quiet lounges are full of comfy chairs and an assortment of board games- there’s something for everyone.

The BoardWalk Villas, like all Disney resorts, are smoke-free. Designated outdoor smoking areas are indicated on the Resort Map.

Resort Refurbishment

Check our Rehabs and Closures schedule for any refurbishments or work taking place at the Boardwalk Villas during your visit.

Resort Theme

Disney's BoardWalk Villa

BoardWalk Villas are a Disney Vacation Club and Disney Deluxe Villa property with a 1940’s Atlantic City theme, complete with a real boardwalk promenade and midway games.

Resort Rooms

The BoardWalk Villas have 532 separate accommodations, ranging from Studios to Grand Villas.
All rooms have either a balcony or a patio.
Disabled accessible villas available.

Each villa has:
Alarm Clock
Ceiling Fan
Coffeemaker & setup
DVD player (except in studios)
Hair dryer
In-room wall safe
Iron and ironing board
Telephone with voice mail
  ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
Complimentary wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) (click link for specific details)

Room Layout

Resort amenities include:
Self service laundry facilities
Valet laundry service
Salon/barber services
Valet parking

Available upon request, subject to availability
Bed Boards/Rails
Crib: Pack ‘n Play
Electric Mixer
High Chair

Sleeps up to four plus one child under three.
Has one queen bed and one double sleep sofa.
412 square feet
Studio kitchenettes have:
Mini-Refrigerator, Microwave, Sink,
Toaster, Wetbar
Views: Standard or Preferred (BoardWalk or Garden/Pool)

One-bedroom Villa:
Sleeps up to four plus one child under three.
Has one king bed and one queen sleep sofa.
814 square feet
Views: Standard or Preferred (BoardWalk or Garden/Pool)
Living Room
Whirlpool Tub
Kitchen has:
Full-size Refrigerator, Microwave,
Stove, Oven, Toaster, Blender,
Dishwasher, Glasses, Flatware,
Plates, Cookware, Sink, Tea Kettle

Two-bedroom Villa:
Sleeps up to eight plus one child under three.
Has one king bed, one queen bed, one queen sleep sofa and one double sleep sofa.
1226 square feet
Views: Standard or Preferred (BoardWalk or Garden/Pool)
Living Room
Whirlpool Tub
Kitchen has:
Full-size Refrigerator, Microwave,
Stove, Oven, Toaster, Blender,
Dishwasher, Glasses, Flatware,
Plates, Cookware, Sink, Tea Kettle

Grand Villa (three bedroom):
Sleeps up to twelve plus one child under three.
Has one king bed, four queen beds and one queen sleep sofa
2142 square feet
View: Preferred- BoardWalk
Living Room
Whirlpool Tub
Kitchen has:
Full-size Refrigerator, Microwave,
Stove, Oven, Toaster, Blender,
Dishwasher, Glasses, Flatware,
Plates, Cookware, Sink, Tea Kettle

Boardwalk Villa Studio Room
Bed Bedroom
Bathroom Kitchen

Resort Dining

Big River Grille & Brewing Works brewpub
ESPN Club sports café
Flying Fish (Signature Dining location)
Leaping Horse Libations pool bar
Belle Vue Room lounge
Seashore Sweets for coffee, ice cream and candy
BoardWalk Bakery
BoardWalk Pizza Window

In-Room Dining is available 6am – midnight.
Refillable mugs are available for purchase at Leaping Horse Libations, Seashore Sweets, and BoardWalk Bakery for $15.49 plus tax.

The Beach Club and Yacht Club have dining opportunities within easy walking distance:
Cape May is a Table Service buffet-style restaurant at the Beach Club which hosts a character breakfast in the morning and a clam-bake themed dinner in the evening.
Beaches and Cream is a casual Table Service location at the Beach Club.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop To Go Menu
Beach Club Marketplace sells Quick Service meals, snacks and a limited selection of groceries.
Hurricane Hanna’s pool bar serves Quick Service meals and snacks.
Martha’s Vineyard Lounge serves appetizers, wine and drinks.
Rip Tide Lounge serves drinks and snacks.
Captain’s Grille table service location serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Yachtsman Steakhouse Signature Dining location is open for dinner.
Ale and Compass Lounge serves drinks and snacks.
Crew’s Cup Lounge serves drinks and snacks.

Resort Recreation

Luna Park pool with water slide themed as a wooden roller coaster
‘Quiet’ pool
Two whirlpool spas
Luna Park Crazy Play Area Children’s playground
Side Show Games arcade
Jellyrolls dueling piano bar
Atlantic Dance Hall
Tennis (Yacht Club)
Bike rental
Jogging trail
Midway games
Movies under the stars nightly by the Luna Park Pool
Muscles and Bustles Fitness health club
Massage/spa services: call 1-407-939-2370 for reservations
Community Hall with activities, games and DVD check-out

Resort Shopping

Dundry’s Sundries stocks BoardWalk and DVC logo merchandise, books, magazines, snacks and a limited selection of apparel and gifts, located off the resort lobby.
Screen Door General Store for grocery basics, including beer, wine, tobacco, as well as film, stamps, Disney books and videos.
Thimbles and Threads stocks Disney merchandise and souvenirs.
Disney’s Character Carnival for Disney character merchandise and general souvenirs, located on the BoardWalk promenade.
Wyland Galleries features original artwork, sculptures and jewelry, all with a marine theme collectables, located on the BoardWalk Green.
ESPN Club for ESPN logo merchandise.
The nearby Yacht and Beach Clubs have additional shopping venues.

Resort Transportation

Disney’s bus service is available to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom, as well as Downtown Disney and the Disney water parks. Water launch transportation is available to the Epcot International Gateway entrance, to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and to the Yacht and Beach Clubs. The Beach Club, Yacht Club and Epcot’s International Gateway entrance are within walking distance.

The bus stop is located to the left of the main lobby, as you exit the front of the building. The water launch stop is on the dock straight ahead as you exit the main lobby toward Crescent Lake.

Transportation Times Between Boardwalk Villas and Disney Destinations

These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.

Magic Kingdom – 18 minutes by bus, 30 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot International Gateway – walking 10 minutes, 15 minutes by boat, 15 minutes by car (to front gate)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – walking 18 minutes, 24 minutes by boat, 15 minutes by car
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 20 minutes by bus, 19 minutes by car
Downtown Disney – 18 minutes by bus, 12 minutes by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 20 minutes by bus, 13 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 16 minutes by bus, 10 minutes by car

Resort Childcare

Resort Childcare is not available at the BoardWalk Villas. The nearby Beach Club has a child care facility:
Sandcastle Club
Hours: 4:30 pm to 12 midnight
Reservations: (407) WDW-DINE
Free play, arcade games, Sega/Nintendo, board games, Disney movies, “play” kitchen and living room area, dolls and stuffed animals, arts and crafts, and much more!! Charge is $11.50 USD per hour per child, with a two-hour minimum.

Sandcastle Club provides a complimentary dinner for children that is available at 6:00 p.m., 7:00p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Club. Reservations required.

In-room child care is available at all resorts.

Resort Rates

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Tips From TheMouseForLess Members

TheMouseForLess Interesting Facts About the Resort

Quick 5-10 minute walk to Epcot. Share stores/restaurants with a connecting resort (Boardwalk Inn). Which in turn offers more than just your average hotel. – Sara King

TheMouseForLess Room Request Tips

Upon check in put in a request for an upgrade to pool view room (If available). – Sara King

TheMouseForLess Hidden Treasures

Quick and easy access to International Gateway at the World Showcase in Epcot and fairly quick boat ride to MGM. Because so many other hotels are so close you have lots of restaurants and shops at your fingertips. Check out the hidden Mickeys and the goofy prints in the rugs in the hotel and the silly circus type mirrors outside near the boat launch on the Boardwalk. – Sara King

Disney Vaction Club members can attend a special “Welcome Home Wednesdays” show most Wednesdays inside the Atlantic Dance Hall on the Boardwalk from 2-3 p.m. Hosted by two “long-lost relatives” (the quick-witted cousin you never knew you had and the bubbly niece you always wish you had) and staged in a backyard-picnic setting, the re-imagined show invites Member families to participate in a variety of home-spun games inspired by Disney Vacation Club Resorts and experiences. From “Surfer Says” to “Dress Like a Scotsman,” the games are designed to be as family funny as they are family friendly. Refreshments are also served. As the show schedule is subject to change, be sure to visit the special events page (link to WHW page) on the DVC web site to see if and when the event is taking place during your next Walt Disney World vacation.

TheMouseForLess Tips for Romance

You can spend some time on the lake with a Pontoon Boat, Canopy Boat or Mercury WaterMouse or take a specialty cruise. (Extra fee). Just a leisurely walk around the lake at night is so romantic – Sara King

TheMouseForLess Tips for Families

The Boardwalk offers lots to do from swimming, carnival type games, free entertainers (some nights in the evenings) such as magicians, jugglers, etc., surrey bike rentals, boat rentals, bird feeding, fishing (catch and release only), hair braiding, games and activities in the pool area, 2 arcades (one at the hotel & one at the ESPN club), etc. Or just a leisurely stroll around the lake. GREAT place for the whole family. – Sara King

TheMouseForLess Tips for Large Travel Groups

Try to book rooms together. Easier to plan things. So much to do here that everyone in the group should be happy. Rent the Grand Villa and share the cost. One of only (I think) 3 hotels that offer this. – Sara King

TheMouseForLess Tips for Guests with Special Needs

Boardwalk is easy to maneuver if you have a wheelchair or crutches. Smooth surface. – Sara King

TheMouseForLess Tips for WDW Newbies

Great way to get to know the layout of Disney and check out the other resorts (lobbies, restaurants, shops, pools). Then you will know what place you would like to stay at next time. – Sara King

Beware of credit card scammers! Several scams have been perpetrated on unsuspecting tourists staying at hotels or resorts in the Orlando area in recent years, including Disney resorts. The first involves a phone call to your resort room in which you are informed that there is a problem with the credit card info you provided the hotel; you are then asked to give your card information again, including name and address. If you receive such a call, inform the caller that you will talk to the front desk personally about the problem and hang up. If you are convinced the call may be legitimate, call the front desk from your resort phone or visit the front desk to inquire. The second scam involves flyers left on your resort room door advertising cheap pizza for delivery. Those who call the number and give the requested credit card info with their order soon find that not only does no pizza arrive, but a huge string of unauthorized purchases show up on their credit card.

TheMouseForLess Tips for Budget Travelers

Bring a collapsible cooler and stop at a grocery store on your first day. You do have a wide variety of eating establishments close by but all with the hefty Disney prices. Bringing in your own snacks and drinks can save you a bundle. Nice to always have something in the room to nibble on. – Sara King

TheMouseForLess Tips for Luxury Travelers

Book a rejuvenating massage treatment. – Sara King

Disney's BoardWalk Villas


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