Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort offers a Taste of Americana

Disney Imagineers are known for their attention to detail, and the theming throughout the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels is no exception. Every nook, every cranny of a resort is meticulously put together in order to transport you to another time and place. You thought your were going on vacation to Florida in 2012? No way, at Disney's Boardwalk Inn Resort you'll be transported through time and space to the iconic days of 1940's where the masses along the eastern seaboard flocked to the shore to visit the attractions of Cape May, Coney Island and Atlantic City.

Masters of theme, the Imagineers created Disney's Boardwalk Inn as a Deluxe Resort that captures the charm, and imbues it with extreme Americana in a Red, White and Blue color palate highlighted with orange and yellow. With whimsy and elegance this resort offers a love letter to the America that captured the imaginations of the world.

Elaborate Miniature CarouselElaborate Miniature Carousel
When you enter the resort you'll find yourself surrounded by intricate carvings full of fantastical touches. The sprawling resort offers a comfortable living room highlighted by amusing knick knacks such as the elaborate miniature carousel and the spectacular sculptural carousel horse chandelier above. Carnival like decor includes fun small chairs and an enchanting elephant over the fireplace.

Spectacular Chandelier DetailSpectacular Chandelier Detail
The halls are filled with paintings of seaside days gone by, and antique games and amusements that would keep guests entertained as they would in the 1940s. Every nook and corner is filled with details that transport your mind, the sights, sounds, and even smells convey the Atlantic Seaside.

Vintage Amusements Line the HallsVintage Amusements Line the Halls
Disney's Boardwalk Inn offers both standard guest rooms and Disney Vacation Club Villas. Guest rooms at the Boardwalk have the feeling of a romantic cottage near the Atlantic shore with cherry-wood furniture and grand views of Resort and white picket fence-enclosed patios. The main pool named "Luna Park" even takes you on a journey offering a wooden "rollercoaster" water slide and Leaping Horse Libations.

Luna Park PoolLuna Park Pool
Sitting along a boardwalk, which rims Crescent Lake lights twinkle and guests bustle along the wooden planks, packed with amusements. Just like the Boardwalks of old, a stroll along the shore at Disney's will offer you shops to buy souvenirs and trinkets, postcards to send, sweets to tempt yourself with. There are surrey bikes to rent, photo booths to make some memories, caricature artists, and music. It is home to the ESPN Zone

The BoardwalkThe Boardwalk
Thanks so much to the Disney Food Blog for use of their exclusive use of the Luna Park Pool Picture. Do you love the theme at Disney's Boardwalk Inn Resort? Have you stayed here? What's your favorite detail? Leave a comment and let me know!

The Cookie Crumbler wrote on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:16:

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I love the exterior of the buildings. They remind me of photos from Asbury Park that my grandmother has from the 1940s. It's also cool how the pool is named after Luna Park, though that clown looks terrifying!

Sarah M. wrote on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 13:14:

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I am so excited to stay here for the first time in September! I absolutely LOVE the theming...except for the clown slide. That creeps me out a bit ;)

rhul wrote on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 14:09:

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The reason why I decided to not stay there is the creepy clown pool. (shudder)

Phil wrote on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 20:54:

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The clown pool isn't near as creepy as those funky chairs in the lobby. Things of nightmares, those are.

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:46:

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LoL! The carved chairs with the faces on them? I thought I had added a picture of them to the post, guess not. You might be able to see this picture on each side of the fireplace.

Lobby Details Include a Cheerful Carved ElephantLobby Details Include a Cheerful Carved Elephant

salejune wrote on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:14:

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I'm looking forward to staying here in the future. The clown does creep me out as well..... but I have to hand it to Disney, they can put you right back in that particular time with all the intricate detail. I can't wait!

JeffC wrote on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:59:

I just love the whole feel of the Boardwalk Inn. We always take a stroll through and around. It just feels...sooo....comfortable and relaxing and welcoming!

And I never even noticed those chairs until our 7th trip, in 2010! I really like them.

But I think I would be more creeped out by the Clown Face at the pool! Haha.

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