Being a Disney lover, I decided to visit Disney’s Boardwalk. Admission and parking are free of charge, and I always enjoy a pace to walk around and enjoy the outdoors.
Disney describes the area on their website as, “containing 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.”
I have to admit, it sounds lovely, but I found it to be slightly disappointing. In true Disney style, there are shops and restaurants to visit…which are all grossly overpriced. The “entertainment” consists of weak magicians and similar performer like acts. The quarter-mile is a small area to walk as it is, but the Boardwalk is disconnected and leaves you retracing your steps to exit.
If you would like, you can rent a family cycle to get you around. There isn’t a lot of room as it is, so navigating the cycle may be difficult…or entertaining, depending on how you look at it (and if the people you hit are injured or not).
If you do decide to venture to the Boardwalk and check it out, I definitely suggest you go at night as that is when it is active, and also brilliantly lit. One thing I did enjoy was the romantic aura that is present in the evening. Additionally, the coastal atmosphere does make for a calming walk, which helps to elongate the short quarter-mile.
Overall, if you have some disposable income and want to try something new, then the Boardwalk may be a place for you. If you don’t have money to burn and would rather have your attention held for more than an hour, you will most likely just be left bored.