For anyone that has traveled or considered traveling to Walt Disney World, one of the biggest decisions is where to stay. The Affordable Mouse has several articles to help provide you with all the insight to make a decision. My husband and I have stayed at every level of resort from value to deluxe studio. The Boardwalk Villas were our most recent destination.
From the moment you pull up, you get the feeling of an Atlantic turn of the century seaside resort. I loved the circular drive. We were greeted by a cast member with an IPad who was able to quickly get our keys and paperwork since we had done online check-in.
Even though we didn’t need to spend a lot of time in the lobby, there would be plenty of items to explore. There were models of roller coasters, pictures, paintings, and a chandelier. And some rather interesting/creepy decorative chairs that I think only kids would be able to fit in.
Each resort has numerous pools, and Boardwalk is no different. The main pool, the Luna pool, recent underwent renovation and reopened while we were there. I’m sure some people find this clown charming, but I am not one of them! Unfortunately, it wasn’t warm enough in March to even think about getting in, even though the water is usually heated.
I loved walking through the hallways and looking down at the carpets with all the ferris wheels and scenery. There were a lot of not-so “hidden” Mickeys. If it could keep me entertained during our long walks to our room, I’m sure kids would have a blast.
We had a wonderful view overlooking Epcot and the Boardwalk entertainment area and spent some time just sitting out on the balcony.
Adrienne is originally from the Chicago area but lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. She went to Disneyland when she was 7, which started her love of Disney. She even named one of her dogs after her favorite princess, Aurora. She and her husband celebrated their honeymoon at Walt Disney World in 2007 and have returned for every anniversary. They have stayed at variety of resorts on property and traveled with friends and family. Adrienne and her husband bought into DVC in May 2011 and rewarded themselves with their first fall trip for some of the special events. Adrienne and her husband consider WDW their “second home” and have become the go-to people for any Disney related questions and advice from friends, families, and acquaintances.