Worth going to Boardwalk at Night?

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  1. skater

    skater <font color=blue>Change sometimes stinks.. doesn't

    Jul 11, 2005
    If I were looking for something fun to do between 8 and 11 p.m., would it be worth going to the Boardwalk resort?
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  3. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

    Feb 11, 2009
    I'm interested in the responses you get too. I'm thinking there is more to do at DTD. We have done the boardwalk but it was in the afternoon so it was dead. I've read that its more lively at night, but the main place - Jellyrolls - doesn't get off the ground until after 9pm. Aside from the bars, not sure what else goes on...
  4. nalajms

    nalajms DIS Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    Yes, worth it. There are performers on the boardwalk near the Flying Fish to the Screen door. There are also carnival type game booths (basketball shoot, etc). And there are food stands spread through out.

    Plus you can watch the Epcot fireworks there. There's also the bike rentals there. Lots of people eat outside the pizza, bakery, ice cream stores if the weather's nice.

    I've never been to Jellyrolls, but DH did when he was younger. There's also a dueling piano bar across from Jellyrolls.
  5. jimmysmom74

    jimmysmom74 DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2008
    Worth it, great restaurants, fun bars, great for sports fan, and street performances. I think better than DTD.
  6. mm1971

    mm1971 DIS Veteran

    Aug 30, 2011
    Depends on what you are looking for. There are several restaurants and places to grad something to eat or a cocktail. You can walk along the lake and there is a small park area. The only "entertainment" is the few Midway games there and just enjoying the weather and atmosphere. We usually go for dinner there one night and then take a short walk. Not much else (of course there is an ice cream parlor that we tend to visit).

    My suggestion to you with a 3 hour chunk of time is to head to DTD and enjoy the shops and activities there.
  7. Siriusblack

    Siriusblack Mouseketeer

    Jun 21, 2013
    I adore the Boardwalk, we have stayed there many times, but I don't think I would make a special trip there unless I had dinner reservations nearby. DTD offers much more activity.
  8. ArwenMarie

    ArwenMarie DIS Veteran

    Apr 10, 2013
    I agree. Not worth a separate trip. If you are staying around there or have a dinner reservation, it is pretty to see at night.
  9. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    Depends on what you want to do.

    If your evening includes dining then Boardwalk is a good choice because of all the different restaurants there or at the nearby hotels like the Swan/Dolphin and YC/BC.

    If you're just looking for an evening's entertainment, then you'll be sorely disappointed. IMHO, after about 30 minutes you'll have seen all there is and will then be wondering where to go next.
  10. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    As pp's have said, the boardwalk is nice to visit as it's very pretty at night and there are performers that are fun to watch and it's nice to visit and explore the resort, as well as visit the BC and YC. I think DTD is better as far as more things to see and do (just my opinion), but the boardwalk is nice if you just want to stroll around and check things out.
  11. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    The problem with going to the BW in the evening could be transportation. There is no direct transportation from the resort to the BW. So you have to drive or take a cab or a bus to and from DTD to get to the BW and your resort.
  12. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

    Oct 26, 2000

    where are you staying?

    if closer to DD would go with it
  13. jimandami

    jimandami DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2007
    Jellyrolls is the dueling piano bar.

    OP: there is definitely more to do at DTD. We love the BW area, but DTD has more to offer.
  14. pepe of ohio

    pepe of ohio DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2001
    Been there, done that, stayed across the pond at Y&B.... really not much as others have stated... Jellyrolls cover charge us enough to turn us away plus the price of drinks...

    Given the choice and curiosity, I'd visit on an EPCOT evening, countries get a little boring, just mostly shops and exit out the gateway, stroll around the lake doing the resorts and head back into EPCOT to finish...

    Personally, we find DTD more appeasing, interesting and more fun to be had...

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