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Walk from Boardwalk to Swan - have mobility issues

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  1. neuend1

    neuend1 Mouseketeer

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    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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  3. Maggie'sMom

    Maggie'sMom DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  4. katrina1122

    katrina1122 My Tag Fairy Tag went bye-bye :(

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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.
     
  5. tinka-belle

    tinka-belle DIS Veteran

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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!
     
  6. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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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.
     
  7. neuend1

    neuend1 Mouseketeer

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    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.
     
  8. cmesq61

    cmesq61 DIS Veteran

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    I would consider a scooter. The walk from the Boardwalk to the boat can be long depending on where in the BW your room is. And even the walk form the boat to the restaurants in the Swan can be long, especially after a long day in the parks.
     
  9. Piper

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    If you have difficulty getting from the Boardwalk to the Swan, how are you going to get around in the parks? That is a much, much longer distance. Even the walk from the bus to the entrance of many of them is long.
     
  10. blakelee

    blakelee Earning My Ears

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    Not only does the walkway zig-zag it has a "hill" when it has to bridge over a waterway when it meets the Swan. The boat docks are mid-way at the Boardwalk and mid-way between the Swan and Dolphin. Garden Grove will be at the far end of the Swan as you approach by boat.
     
  11. neuend1

    neuend1 Mouseketeer

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    i have no idea if I would have ANY difficulty getting from the Boardwalk to the Swan. I am just looking for the easiest and shortest route.

    I am able to walk from the Epcot parking lot, through the security area, to the ticket gates, and to the ECV rentals. I am also able to do the walks at Magic Kingdom from either the boat or from/to the monorail, through the security/ticket area and then to the ECV rental.

    I always rent an ECV to get around inside the parks.

    I just want to know what my options are.
     
  12. KPeveler

    KPeveler Moderator Moderator

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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.
     
  13. neuend1

    neuend1 Mouseketeer

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    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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