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Old 07-20-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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What exactly is the Boardwalk besides a hotel?

I know this thread is out there somewhere but I can't find. Can someone tell me what the Boardwalk is besides a hotel? I keep hearing about entertainment and shops and food, but this is the first I have heard about it even though I've combed these boards daily for two and half years! Help...
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It's a Boardwalk, minus the beach part! And all the touristy games and T-shirt shops, but there are a few Disney versions of those as well.


Restaurants, a few stores, a piano bar, a dance hall, some entertainment at night (usually magician, a juggler, that type of thing).
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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The hotel wraps around a body of water but in between the hotel and water is the boardwalk (hence the name ). On the boardwalk there are lots of food stands and restaurants such as ESPN Club and Flying Fish. There are also shops with very unique items so look at. When times get busy, there are usually street performers that come out and perform such as a magician and etc. There is also is dance hall for great night life. It is our favorite hotel because of what I just said and because of it being walking distance to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Hope this helps!
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:54 AM   #4
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Outside the hotel, there is an actual Boardwalk that faces Crecent Lake. There are several restuarants (Kouzzina, ESPN Club, Big River Grille, Flying Fish Cafe), there's also an ice cream/candy store, bakery, pizza window, a To Go Cart with hot dogs and chicken, a coffee stand and maybe a couple of other food options.

There's an arcade attached to the ESPN club. In the evenings, there are carnival style games (basketball, ring toss, etc) and some entertainment (jugglers, magicians, etc). You can rent surry or regular bikes.

There is a string of gift shops that has everything from beverages & groceries to housewares to apparel to souveniers.

Jelly Rolls and the Atlantic Dance Club are also located on the Boardwalk - they are both 21 and over.

That's pretty much it in a nutshell.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:57 AM   #5
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shopping at the Screen Door General Store
entertainment such as magic tricks & jugglers
dining at ESPN.. BoardWalk Bakery.. cat cora's Kouzzina.. big river..Pizza Window
clubs There's Jellyrolls, with its uproarious sing-alongs and dueling piano players. Or if dancing is more your thing, then visit Atlantic Dance, which features live bands on certain nights
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I have to share this video of the Boardwalk and Crescent Lake area
that I just found.
Have you ever seen such a gorgeous sunset?
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:40 PM   #8
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Awesome! I knew I could count on you guys. And the map rocks Robo, as always.
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