Disney BoardWalk Checklist Walt Disney World

Disney BoardWalk Checklist Walt Disney World

We’ve shared a lot about the Disney BoardWalk at Walt Disney World. Mainly because as a FREE Disney experience, we find it to be one of the best places across Walt Disney World Resort to relax, grab food, dip our toes in the sand, window shop, and watch the classic boardwalk entertainment. For us, heading to the BoardWalk makes any Disney trip feel more like a vacation and less like a giant checklist. That said, there’s no harm in making sure you don’t miss a thing. Here’s our Disney BoardWalk Checklist for you to peruse, so you can add a few things to your next Disney vacation. 

Everything to Do at the Disney BoardWalk

No matter when your next visit to Walt Disney World is, get started with this list of attractions, restaurants, touring plans, and more. Everything you need to build the perfect Disney Vacation. 

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Can you go to the Disney BoardWalk for Free?

Yes. Disney’s Boardwalk just outside the gates of EPCOT Park is FREE to visit and includes a variety of resorts, restaurants, and attractions unique to that area! Themed to the early 20th-century Atlantic coastline you can expect to find all sorts of nods to Coney Island, NY, and the Jersey shore. From the crumb cake at the BoardWalk Deli to the carousel horses at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn to the beaches surrounding the lagoon, there is plenty to do, see and eat here. 

What’s the Best Day to Visit Disney’s BoardWalk?

The best time to visit the Disney BoardWalk is during the week. While this area doesn’t get crowded, weekends are naturally busier. That said, if you’re planning on dining at a restaurant on the Disney Boardwalk, be sure to make Advance Dining Reservations. While these restaurants are some of the easiest to make Last Minute Disney Dining Reservations, at certain times of year find reservations harder to get. 

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Disney’s BoardWalk Dining

The atmosphere of the BoardWalk lends to easy breezy, coastal dining options at the Beach and Yacht Club while honoring the American, Italian, and Jersey shore cultures you’d find in the northeast states. Check out all the Best Restaurants at Disney’s Boardwalk so you can find your new favorite place to eat. Read the Reviews: Disney Boardwalk Restaurants 

Where to Find the Best Snacks on Disney’s BoardWalk?

Disney’s BoardWalk is filled with places to find snacks at Walt Disney World. The BoardWalk Deli has a New Jersey crumb cake that is to die for, Beaches and Cream has a plethora of elaborate milkshakes, and the shops inside the resorts often feature season cupcakes, cookies and more. Check out our New Snacks at Disney post for even more snacks to try. And if you’re up for savory snacks, we’ve pulled together the Best Non-Dessert Snacks at Disney too. 

Disney Boardwalk Transportation

How Do Get to the Disney BoardWalk?

If Driving: Just park! While the Resorts at Disney’s BoardWalk do require you to be a guest or have an advanced dining reservation at one of their resort restaurants, the Disney BoardWalk itself actually has a small parking lot, and it’s free to park there. 

From EPCOT Park: If you’re visiting EPCOT Park you can leave through the back gate of the park, the International Gateway, and head to the Boardwalk, which loops the lagoon. 

By Bus From Any Park: If you’re trying to get to the Disney BoardWalk from a Disney Park, you can simply take a bus going to any of the following resorts, which all open out onto the Boardwalk; Beach Club, Boardwalk Inn, Yacht Club.

By Skyliner: The Disney BoardWalk is accessible via the Skyliner stop at the International Gateway. Once you exit the Skyliner, simply turn right towards the BoardWalk, instead of left, towards EPCOT. 

Disney Restaurant Guide

GUIDE LEGEND: ( TS)= Table Service, Reservation Recommended (QS) = Quick Service, Walk-Up Counter. (S) = Snack 

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Disney BoardWalk Resorts

The BoardWalk area resorts all have one thing in common; they are Disney Resorts Within Walking Distance of EPCOT Park and Hollywood Studios. These resorts offer a great place to take a break at Walt Disney World, you can also find that each has its own theme, atmosphere, and restaurants. 

▢Beach Club
Boardwalk Inn
Swan Reserve Hotel
▢Yacht Club
Swan Hotel
Dolphin Hotel

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Disney BoardWalk Restaurants

▢AbracadaBar (QS)
▢Big River Grille & Brewing Works (TS)
BoardWalk Deli (QS)
▢BoardWalk Ice Cream ( QS)
▢Joes Marvelous Margaritas ( S)
▢The Cake Bake Shop Bakery (QS)
▢The Cake Bake Shop Restaurant (TS)
▢Flying Fish (TS)
▢Funnel Cake Cart (S)
▢Pizza Window (QS)
Trattoria al Forno (TS)

NOTE: Additional Restaurants are located inside the resorts that surround the BoardWalk.

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Resort Restaurants

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Disney BoardWalk Attractions and Shows

▢Atlantic Dance Hall
▢Jelly Rolls Dueling Pianos


▢Street Performers
▢Midway Games
▢Surrey Bikes

Disney Boardwalk Resorts at Walt Disney World

Disney BoardWalk Shopping

Shopping on the Disney Boardwalk is clumped into one area just near the Disney BoardWalk Inn. Shops here include apparel, accessories, snacks and more. 

▢Disney’s Character Carnival
▢Screen Door General Store
▢Thimbles & Threads
▢Wyland Galleries of Florida

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Disney BoardWalk Details

While we think you could spend days getting to it all if you’re more pressed for time you can tackle our Top 10 Things to Do on the Disney BoardWalk. Looking for your next Disney photo op? For Up to Date Hours and Event Schedules check out the  Disney BoardWalk Hours and Calendar.

READ MORE on the Disney BoardWalk page.

Walt Disney World BoardWalk Checklist

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