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Planning a Resort Day at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort

While everything might have changed in the world in 2020, Walt Disney World has done an amazing job reopening as much as possible on property in the safest manner in order to be able to welcome guests back. Phased reopening has been an intricate and somewhat complicated process for many guests as it can definitely be confusing figuring out just what experiences are open and available to guests, which are modified, and which are not available in any capacity. Luckily, even with phased reopening, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort is welcoming in guests for an absolutely perfect stay and offering plenty of activities and experiences to keep them busy. Here is the perfect way for guests to enjoy a day at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort during phased reopening in Walt Disney World.

  

1. Early Morning Stroll on the Boardwalk

One of the absolute best things about staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort is the ambiance and beautiful exterior areas including the boardwalk itself. Guests who are lucky to enjoy a stay at the Disney Resort, even during phased reopening, can head out early in the morning to enjoy a stroll around the boardwalk and take in all of the beautiful sights. Situated around Crescent Lake, guests can enjoy a walk through Disney’s Boardwalk Resort area which includes lots of restaurants and cute store fronts, then past Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort where white sand beaches and a beautiful lighthouse can be found. This leisurely stroll around the boardwalk area is a great way to begin a relaxing resort day at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort!

2. Breakfast at the Boardwalk Bakery

After an enjoyable stroll around Crescent Lake on the boardwalk, guests can head to a great quick service option conveniently located on the boardwalk itself for breakfast. The Boardwalk Bakery is open early each morning and throughout each day and features a convenient walk up counter where guess can order up everything from pastries and coffee to sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is a great time to stop by the Boardwalk Bakery as guests can indulge in breakfast sandwiches such as the Butter Butter Sandwich or Everything Everything Sandwich or opt for sweeter items including Crumb Cake, Croissants, Muffins, Banana Bread, ad Brioche Boston Cream Doughnuts. After choosing the perfect breakfast option, guests can then have a seat on a nearby bench and enjoy their meal with beautiful views of Crescent Lake.

3. Relax at the Luna Park Pool

After a leisurely morning, guests can continue to enjoy a day at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort by heading to the main pool area for some relaxation. The Luna Park Pool evokes the festive amusement of New York’s Luna Park on Coney Island and guests love the feel of the 1920s theming. With plenty of comfortable seating and lounge chairs spread in safe intervals for social distancing, guests can relax and enjoy all that Luna Park Pool has to offer while soaking in the sunshine.

Disney’s BoardWalk Pool

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4. Light Lunch at Leaping Horse Libations

After a relaxing few hours at Luna Park Pool, guests are sure to be both thirsty and hungry and the nearby quick service location offers up some great light options and beverages for guests to enjoy. Leaping Horse Libations serves up some delicious lunch options including a Frankfurter Pretzel Dog, Poolside Salad, Greek Salad Sandwich, and Power Bowl. Guests who visit the quick service location can also choose from small bites and snacks such as a Mickey Pretzel or Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade Cup in addition to a full bar menu including lots of specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. A light lunch from Leaping Horse Libations is the perfect accompaniment to time spent relaxing at the Luna Park Pool.

5. Ride Disney’s Skyliner and Enjoy the View

After a morning and afternoon spent relaxing and exploring Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, guests can continue their wonderful Disney Resort day by using a new and unique form of transportation to enjoy some stunning views. A short walk on the boardwalk will bring guests to the International Gateway which offers up both an entrance into Epcot as well as a boarding location for Disney’s Skyliner. Guests can board at Epcot and enjoy a leisurely ride over the newly created area of the France Pavilion before soaring over Disney’s Riviera Resort and on to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. There, guests can decide whether to transfer and continue enjoying the ride on a different line to Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort or turn around and head back to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.

6. Drinks at AbracadaBar

After a relaxing day at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, guests are sure to be ready for a night of indulging in both delicious cocktails and dinner, and both can be conveniently found right there on the boardwalk. AbracadaBar is a great location to enjoy for an immersive experience with unique drinks on the boardwalk. The history behind the location involves a mysterious story where a popular group of magicians mysteriously disappeared one evening over drinks. Guests who stop by can enjoy the atmosphere as well as small bites like Abra Fries and a Charcuterie Plate as well as inventive cocktails including The Sour Assistant, Hoodunit’s Punch, Collin’s Double, Pepper’s Ghost, and Seashore Sweet. In addition to the themed cocktails, guests can also indulge in beer, wine, champagne, and a full bar menu.

7. Dinner at Trattoria al Forno

After some delicious cocktails at AbracadaBar, the perfect way to end a day at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort is with a full service dinner at the absolutely wonderful Trattoria al Forno. Situated on the boardwalk facing Crescent Lake, Trattoria al Forno welcomes guests into a classic Italian eatery with charming exposed brick, dark wooden accents, vaulted ceilings, and comfortable seating. Once seated, guests can dine on traditional Italian dishes including Calamari Fritti, Pizza Margherita, Oak-Grilled Strip Steak, Pasta alla Bolognese, Parmigiana di Pollo, and Lentil Risotto. While the main courses are wonderful at Trattoria al Forno, guests should be sure to leave room for desserts including Tiramisu and Gelato as well as beer, wine, cocktails, and more. Dinner at Trattoria al Forno is the perfect way to end a relaxing and enjoyable day spent at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort during phased reopening.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.