Monday, December 17, 2012

Blogorailing Favorite Resort!


Welcome to those of you joining me from the  2nd Stop ~ YourFirstVisit.net  and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd on our Magical Blogorail Teal!

My favorite Disney resort is one I love to visit, yet have never seen the inside of a room.  I have no immediate plans to stay there, either.  But, I adore Disney's Boardwalk Resort.

The Boardwalk is unique for several reasons:
  • It's design is modeled after early 20th century Atlantic City (Boardwalk Empire, anyone?)
  • It has both a hotel and DVC property.
  • It has no interior dining
  • Aside from several outstanding dining opportunities, it also has a dance hall and a sports bar/club
The entrance is amazingly welcoming:

The lobby is adorned with beautifully ornate furniture and a miniature carousel.  Walk down the halls towards the lounge (which I've heard is a wonderful place to spend time.. if you're there not pregnant or with children, which I never have been) and you'll find several of the old penny arcade turn-the-wheel movies.  I remember watching those on Main Street, U.S.A. as a child and I was incredibly excited to know they're still around!

There are two entrances - underneath that awesome entrance are the doors inside the resort, but along the side are steps to my favorite part:

Disney's Boardwalk!


 And along that Boardwalk is one of my favorite restaurants:



If you don't like Greek food, this might not be the place for you, but if you're a fan of moussaka, hummus, and spinach pie, step right up!  Oh, and the Avgolomeno (lemon soup) is ridiculously amazing.  I've tried making it at home, tried it at other restaurants, and never found anything like it!
A big bowl of lemon soup.  Yum!!
After a nice dinner, it's always fun to walk around the Boardwalk and take in the entertainment!  One of our traditions is to step into a photobooth and get pictures together.  Or, walk down towards Jellyrolls, the piano bar, or The Atlantic Dance Hall and stop to play some Boardwalk style arcade games.

Also at the Boardwalk: an art gallery, a brewery, the ESPN Club (you won't miss a minute of that important game - toilets in the restrooms), a ginormous store with everything from groceries to clothing, bikes, entertainers, and more!

The Boardwalk is a short boat ride away from Epcot and Hollywood Studios, but also has standard bus routes!  

Make sure to stop by the Boardwalk on your next trip!!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Pursuing the Magic.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Loop should you happen to have tomake a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Capturing Magical Memories
2nd Stop ~ YourFirstVisit.net
**3rd Stop ~  The Disney Babies Blog** You are here**
Final Stop ~ Pursuing the Magic


3 comments:

  1. We spend a lot of time walking along the Boardwalk, but have yet to actually walk inside. I will be adding that to my "must do" list for my next trip!

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  2. Like Beth, we enjoy strolling along the boardwalk, but have never actually stepped INSIDE the resort area. We've always visited during the day, too, and I think it has a bit less appeal than it probably does at night. I think this is low on my list of resorts I hope to stay at, simply because we visit the real Jersey Shore each summer. LOL

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  3. Jenn, I love the BoardWalk, especially the interior rooms in the BoardWalk Inn!

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