Is The BoardWalk... Boring?

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Is The BoardWalk... Boring?

I was scrolling through old posts and found one from 2008 that asked the question, "Is the BoardWalk boring?" It's a great question, and one that still begs to be answered. While the BoardWalk concept is fantastic and really offers Disney a wonderful stage for all sorts of activity, when I've visited there usually hasn't been much going on. I guess I figured it was just my timing, but now I wonder myself if the concept and the execution of the entertainment portions are living up to their potential.

What do you think? Have you caught any recent entertainment while strolling the BoadWalk? Does Disney do enough to bring this area to life?

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I think the boardwalk really comes to life at night.

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Everytime we've walked the Boardwalk there has always been a lot of activity (magicians, jugglers, etc), granted we generally walk through there in the evening. Even when there is no activity I don't find it boring AT ALL. There is a great view, great restaurants, great carts. I love the Boardwalk.

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Not much seems to go on during the day but I love that! It makes for a very peaceful lunch break from the parks. We stayed at the Boardwalk Villas last September and more went on in the evenings with buskers mickey

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OK - I've only been during the afternoon. I guess I've missed the buskers.

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I don't think its boring at all. It was our DVC home resort for a long time and the one I have stayed at the most. There is usually always something going on there are a lot of weddings there so you get to see beautiful brides. The boardwalk itself has a lot to do with the bakery and the other little Kiosk like places. At night time it really comes to life and there is usually magicians or jugglers or something going on. The Espn Club lights their big screens up and will serve beer on a cart outside.

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In the evening it is fantastic! The bar in the Boardwalk hotel has a balcony that over looks the activities and has great drinks and wine by the glass. Another time to go is very early in the morning the setting is great. Get a coffee, breakfast sandwich, or pastry and enjoy.

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We love the Baordwalk Inn and everything around it. The evening shows are fantastic and having a room facing the actual boardwalk and water is even better. Hmmm, might be time to stay there again! wink

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I love the Boardwalk too - must walk it nearly every day I am there. Crescent Lake is just beautiful, day or night. Offers a nice repose from the busy theme park hustle and bustle.

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I'll be able to answer that when I visit in October...!

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I'm a fan of the Boardwalk as a place to stay, but i only occasionally seek it out when I'm staying elsewhere. i do enjoy the street performers and i love to ride bikes, so i'd be up for that, but Benn doesn't ride. I love the fried mac & cheese at the boardwalk food stand and i think that the general store is one of the best shops on property for merchandise variety.

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Only steps away from the Food and Wine Festival... Need I say more.... awesome clapping We'll be there in 6 short weeks. We love the Boardwalk, especially at night when it really comes to life. It's very peaceful in the morning and I like that when I'm wanting to take a morning stroll before heading into the parks..

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I guess I have walked the Boardwalk about 60 times. Never found it boring.

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We stayed there last month and having a room with a boardwalk view is awesome.

It's not Disney Springs, but you could spend an evening there if you included dinner at one of the restaurants and then Jellyrolls or one of the other entertainment venues to end the evening. Even during the day, when less is going on, I enjoyed walking along the boardwalk just looking around.

Just don't get pizza from the pizza window. It's not horrid, but it's also not very good.