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Old 11-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Walk from Boardwalk to Swan - have mobility issues

I am wondering what the walk is like from the Boardwalk to Swan (and how many minutes) ? I have mobility issues and use a walker. I can walk but not very far due to arthritis and knee problems (I am 70 yrs old). I won't have an ECV and won't be renting one just for this dinner at the Swan.

So what is the walk like and how long is it from the Boardwalk to the Swan?
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The Swan and Boardwalk are sort of next to each other, separated by the waterway that goes to Hollywood Studios. How long the walk is really depends on where at the Boardwalk you start out at. You might want to consider taking the boat which goes from the Boardwalk to the Yacht Club/Beach Club, and then to the Swan/Dolphin (if I am remembering the order of stops correctly). That could cut down on the amount of walking required.
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As I remember it the walk was longer than it looked. You could easily take the boat though which is what we did for epcot, dhs, etc usually because my dad was in a wheelchair.
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The walk is longer than it looks because the paved walkway sort of zigs and zags back and forth, not in a straight line at all. The suggestion to take the boat is a good one!
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I agree.
Take the boat.
Besides the walk to just get from one resort to the other, you LSO have to consider the walk to get from the walkway to the actual resort entrance.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info

Thanks. I never thought of the extra walk. If I remember correctly the Garden Grove restaurant at the Swan is much closer to the back door and the boat landing than it is to the front door. I will just have to allow for the extra boat time to be sure I get to my 5pm reservation.
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Depending on when you go, you may not find an ECV rental at that time of day. Just something you may want to plan for.

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #8
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ECV rental

Our plans are:

(1)-Go to Epcot early in the morning, get an ECV, and tour the park. Then the boat over to the Swan for our 5pm dinner ressie. Then take the boat back to Epcot, getting our ECV (put it on hold at the International Gate) and see the rest of Epcot and hopefully, if not too tired, see Illuminations.

(2)- Go to the Boardwalk, use the valet service, and then take the boat to/from the Swan. Come back to the Boardwalk and enjoy everything there.

(3)-Take the DTD West side bus to/from the Swan.

Depends upon the weather and how we feel.
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