Take Me To: Boardwalk

March 25, 2019


It's officially spring break, y'all! Unfortunately, that means absolutely nothing to me. Zero, zip, zilch, nada - because I work full time (for teax season, anyway) for a CPA firm and am essentially chained to my desk from mid-January to April 15th. But that doesn't stop me from planning my next three Disney trips! Clearly I'm taking full advantage of the remaining 6.5 months of my annual pass.

When I was a kid, we often went to Disney as a family during spring break. Though I would NOT recommend it now (crazy busy), I do have some fond memories of those trips, and one of my favorite memories is when we would resort hop to the Boardwalk, rent a surrey bike (which I would then not pedal, heheh), and stuff my face with sweet treats. Boardwalk is such a unique resort, so obviously it had to have a sport in my resort-hop-series. 


Like every Disney resort, the Boardwalk has its own theme and story. It was inspired by the vibe of Atlantic City & Coney Island in the 1920s and 30s. This resort is just bursting with an incredibly high level of detail and one of the most (if not THE most) stunning and unique lighting fixures in all of WDW - the Hippocampus Electrolier. Honestly, I had no idea that's what it was called until I googled the official name, but if you've ever stepped foot inside Boardwalk, you know what I'm talking about. It's that gorgeous gilded horse/mermaid chandelier in the lobby. Did you know it weighs one and a half tons!? But I'm getting ahead of myself.

This post is brought to you by Kristen, and if you're not following her (@kristeninthekingdom), you definitely should! So let's get into it and see what she has to say about this beautiful resort.


When my friend Shell asked me to be a part of the resort hop series, I knew instantly that I wanted to cover the Boardwalk Inn.  Not only is this resort breathtakingly beautiful and charming, but it also holds a special place in my heart.  Back in 2014, my now-husband surprised me with a weekend stay at the resort and ended up proposing during that trip.  We loved the resort so much that we ended up taking our engagement photos there.  We are even considering a babymoon/anniversary trip here in the spring! Needless to say, whenever I think of the Boardwalk, I am overcome with happy memories. 


One of my favorite things about this waterfront resort is the location.  It is walking distance to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios, but Disney also provides boat transportation to these.   You can also rent a surrey bike to explore the Boardwalk if you don’t feel like venturing to the parks.


 The Boardwalk is also surrounded by plenty of dining and entertainment options.   You can sit down for a meal at one of four restaurants along the Boardwalk (not including the restaurants within the resorts themselves) or grab a quick bite to eat from one of the snack carts.  And if you are 21 or older, no night on the Boardwalk is complete without a trip to Jellyrolls, an amazing piano bar where you can belt out your favorite Disney tunes with good company.   If you haven’t been to the Boardwalk before, I definitely recommend that you put it on your “must do” list!

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How cute is Kristen's Boardwalk inspired look? The jumpsuit & romper trend is still going strong, and I love how this red & white jumpsuit plays off the color scheme of the resort. The hat is both cute & practical (I'm always getting sunburned on Disney trips, despite my efforts!) and when you're wandering Epcot or strolling the Boardwalk, it's kind of a must because there isn't a whole lot of shade. Kristen topped off this casual Boardwalk look with a round straw crossbody, which you can find here. Crossbody style bags are always my go-to for the parks; they're functional, stylish, and leave your hands free for that perfect #disneygram. 

Jumpsuit: similar here (save) & here (splurge)  | Crossbody: Bali Harvest | Hat: Avigor | Earrings: Knotted Tassel Earrings



Boardwalk offers so much to see & do, night or day. Personally, I prefer the nightlife. I've been known to enjoy a good cocktail (or three) and Boardwalk offers so many options. We had a fun Rock the Dots themed night on the Boardwalk and started our journey at Joe's Marvelous Margaritas. But if margs aren't your thing, try Abracadabar for one of their magical concoctions & to take in the really cool atmosphere. 


And I'm just going to jump in here & echo Kristen & say that Jellyrolls is a must-do!  It's incredibly lively and so much fun to belt out some tunes with friends, and it's not just Disney songs here. We heard everything from American Pie to Spice Girls (& of course some Disney sprinkled in there as well, obvs). There is a cover charge but it's well worth it. Trust me. And if you aren't of age, definitely still make a plan to swing by the outside of Jellyrolls for a 'gramworthy wall. 


Then continue on your way down the Boardwalk for some icecream at Ample Hills Creamery and pop into a few of the shops. Pay attention to your surroundings, too, if you're people-watching.  We definitely spotted Joanna Garcia (in an incognito attempt, but it was 100% her), and she is much smaller in person! It's Disney and you never know who you might see!

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