Disney's BoardWalk Resort is a hotel and entertainment complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. First opened in 1996, the BoardWalk Resort lies alongside Crescent Lake and is situated between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
You can park at, and visit the BoardWalk for free. To get there by car, you need to let the security guard know that you are visiting the BoardWalk and they will let you in. It is also a quite enjoyable way to enter Epcot from the side of the Word Showcase. Considering the free parking, this probably one of the good ways to visit the Showcase if you will be focused predominantly on this area of Epcot. The entrance is between the pavilions of England and France.
BoardWalk Inn offers decor inspired by the seaside districts of the Northeastern United States in the 20th century. The BoardWalk entertainment district lies along a 1/4-mile long authentic boardwalk, reminiscent of Coney Island, New York. It was built to be reminiscent of the boardwalks that were famous along Atlantic City and Ocean City, New Jersey in the 1920s-1940s.
Guests can rent pedicabs or bicycles to travel around the Epcot resorts, enjoy classic midway games and street performers, go dancing at the Atlantic Dance Hall or enjoy a "dueling pianos" show at Jellyroll's.
The BoardWalk is a short walk or FriendShip launch ride from the other resorts around Crescent Lake, as well as Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. The boats provide free transportation between the BoardWalk and Epcot.
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Free Things to Do in Orlando:
- Big Tree Park
- Disney's Boardwalk
- Downtown Disney Marketplace
- Lake Eola Park, located in the heart of the city - a small park
- University of Central Florida Arboretum
Free Things to Do in Orlando. National Geographic.
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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts around the world - Telegraph.