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Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Recalls Bygone Era

Michelle Baumann

by , Walt Disney World Public Relations

The next resort in our Disney Parks Blog series, “Room with a View,” takes you out to the boardwalk — Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, that is. This turn-of-the-century-style resort is reminiscent of boardwalks from coastal cities like Atlantic City and Coney Island in their heyday. I can remember when Disney opened the doors to this deluxe property in 1996, completing the lakeside resort and entertainment district with the neighboring Yacht and Beach Club Resorts — all designed by Robert A.M. Stern. The entire boardwalk has the charm and nostalgia of an old-time boardwalk with modern day restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Today, let’s step inside room 3229 at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, an Innkeepers Club room that includes access to the concierge lounge. There’s vintage-like furnishings, brass lights, rich woodwork, and striped coverlets on two queen-size beds. Guests will enjoy the whimsical shower curtain decorated with Ferris wheels, drapes adorned with boardwalk scenes, plus period artwork and framed postcards from Asbury Park. The room has two flat screen TVs, a mini refrigerator, coffeemaker, double vanity, and a nice size sitting area with a pull-out couch.

The roomy balcony beckons to views of a bustling promenade where guests are strolling over to Epcot, sipping cocktails at BoardWalk Joes, dining at Trattoria al Forno, or taking in Stormalong Bay just across the lake. The boardwalk magically transitions from day to night with a lively spirit — street performers, midway games and twinkling lights. So come take a look for yourself at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.


  • Didn’t the Boardwalk rooms just get an upgrade which removed a lot of that decor in those images?

  • Maitry’s right, he is.

  • I believe Robert A.M. Stern is still alive.

    • You are correct – our apologies.

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