Aside from being a delightful waterfront resort hotel, Disney’s BoardWalk is also home to a wonderful 1930’s style Atlantic beach village. Disney’s BoardWalk is designed after the boardwalks that were famous during the turn of the 20th century along such coastal cities as Coney Island, New York and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The area is filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment options – simply stroll around or you can rent a Surrey Bike built for the whole family to pedal simultaneously!
Take a gander at the Wyland Galleries, home of the world’s most influential marine painter. You can also find all the ‘mousey’ merchandise you could ever want at BoardWalk Character Carnival, or pick up a new swimsuit at Thimbles & Threads.
After all this shopping you’ll work up an appetite – so why not dig in right here! Those seeking an upscale menu should check out the tasty Flying Fish and peer into the on-stage kitchen. Talented chefs use the freshest of ingredients to create succulent specialties that may include blue crab bisque, plancha-seared Hokkaido scallops and wagyu filet mignon – deelish!
Take your taste buds on a tour of Italy at Trattoria Al Forno with a tempting array of regional specialties and crowd-pleasing classics. Showcasing an artisanal menu, this warm ‘n’ cozy trattoria celebrates the diversity of Italian cuisine with authentic ingredients and recipes hailing from Milan to Rome.
More casual options include the sports themed ESPN Club and our favorite, Big River Grille & Brewing Works – a working micro-brewery with some amazing hand crafted ales. Enjoy handcrafted drafts and mouth-watering fare at the only working brewpub on Disney property. Chow down on sumptuous twists on American pub grub classics, like barbequed ribs served with garlic mashed potatoes.
Walk on the wild side with a frozen concoction form Boardwalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas, including margaritas, piña coladas and the Captain’s Seaside Sensation – a pineapple smoothie with a naughty shot of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum!
For nighttime entertainment bop on over to Jellyrolls which features the now standard dueling pianos and the vocal stylings of the whole audience. Raise a glass as you enjoy the rollicking music of 2 piano maestros. No request is too obscure, no artist beyond mimicry. These guys can play just about anything. Go ahead—try to stump them! The raised, mirrored stage enhances the lightshow as the pianists take turns dazzling the audience with their stunning showmanship and wacky rapport.
Atlantic Dance is a very stylish venue featuring everything from swing to samba to house – it just depends on the night of the week. When the sun sets, the sounds of the 80’s and 90’s come to life in the elegant surroundings of a stunning Art Deco ballroom.
There is no admission charge to Disney’s BoardWalk, however, Jellyrolls & Atlantic Dance do have individual cover charges.
Location & Info
Location: 1145 East Buena Vista Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32830
Telephone: (800) 934-7639 or (407) 824-2222