Thoughts on my visit to Boardwalk Inn--- I didn't know how this whole trip was going to go, since I was taking my Mother, with moderate Alzheimer's. It was also the first Disney trip we have taken (and we started in 1973), with just the two of us. Family or friends have always gone with us, but this time I was unsure how things would go because of her disease, and didn't want to slow anyone else down. The people at Boardwalk are totally amazing. Anita, Linda, Lorenzo (those 3 especially), Jackie, Pete---every last one of them. They are all so pleasant and "real". They really do make you feel at home, and as if you are all part of a family. My grandkids want me to take them to Poly next year---I'll compromise, and give them a Poly/BWI split stay. I could not stand being here and not staying at Boardwalk. Had a wonderful boardwalk view, and this trip is the first where we spent a lot of time out on the balcony. Some people complain about the size of the balcony, but the two of us comfortably spent hours out there. Loved watching the EPCOT fireworks from the club balcony---and could see the Magic Kingdom fireworks from my own balcony! (had a 4th floor room) Who in heavens name was complaining about Disney cutting down the amount of food offered in the lounges? Breakfast is always oatmeal, 2 kinds of cereal, croissants, fresh fruit, 2 kinds of bagels, pastries (at least 2 kinds), and muffins. Those chocolate chip muffins and the blueberry muffins were delicious! Afternoon snacks were fishy crackers, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered raisins, 2 types of cookies, and the home made chips, along with canned drinks and lemonade and iced tea. Evening appetizers were fresh veggies with dip, humus, pita bread, crackers, cheeses, 3 types of Greek salad, and 2 different hot offerings. I have no idea what some of the hot things were, but---I am not an adventurous eater, and I loved them. The pot stickers were fabulous. Evening desserts? I know there were 3 types of wine and 3 types of beer offered. Food varied from rice krispie treat, the caramel apple things, cookies, cheesecakes (the key lime was to die for), delicious chocolate cupcakes, canoli, chocolate covered strawberries, and some other types of chocolate. Plenty of choice. Someone once said that the staff members watch and make you uncomfortable to get too much food. Not here! Rooms were always clean, and housekeeping did a wonderful job replinishing everything. I always like turndown service, with the taffy and the card left on the pillow, and all the dirty towels replaced, trash emptied, etc. Big River Grille seemed to be having plumbing problems a couple of days when we were there, and was closed. Used Boardwalk to Go kiosk once, and the food was surprisingly good. Went to the quiet pool on the Inn side a couple of times---no one there but me, which was wonderful. Transportation was much better this time than last---before , we often made stops at Swan, Dolphin, Yacht and beach. This time, it was just Swan/Dolphin, and on the return trips, Boardwalk was always the first stop. It did surprise me that the "A" was burned out on the huge "The Boardwalk" sign that burns over the Villa side, and was never fixed. Must be something major. Everything else in the hotel and on the boardwalk was pristine and working. Disney was doing computer updates while we were there, so there were plenty of managers and suits running around on the floor. I made sure to praise the staff members whenever I could. Although Mom and I made it to all the parks, and did most of the park things I wanted to do, I did plan a lot of resort time this trip--in fact, this is the most time we have spent just staying at the resort. I enjoyed it so much, and I know she did as well. Very relaxing, great environment, special people. I miss them already.