The Pool at Disney's BoardWalk Inn
  • On Mar 30, 2024
    Anne from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Would like to have an Epcot visit, closest hotel, one day visit, one night spending.

    Hiya Anne!

    Welcome to planDisney! You have come to the right place for some help Anne! I have been trying to figure out my 2025 family vacation to Walt Disney World Resort and we decided that we wanted to stay very close to EPCOT this year. 

    I have narrowed down my EPCOT area resort choices down to the three best options which I will share with you. They are Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Yacht Club Resort, and Disney's BoardWalk Inn. All three of these Resorts are within walking distance to EPCOT's International Gateway entrance which will drop you right between the United Kingdom Pavilion and France Pavilion. This means that you will be moments away from Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and the World Showcase. These Resorts are also located so close to EPCOT that taking a midday break back at your Resort is easy and convenient.

    Disney's Beach Club Resort and Disney's Yacht Club Resort are beautifully designed and share access to the famous Stormalong Bay. This is a huge sand-bottomed pool with a lazy river!  Now, not to be dismissed so easily, Disney's BoardWalk Inn just renovated their pool and it boasts a 200-foot-long waterslide as well as being located right on Disney's BoardWalk which is a lovely promenade great for exploring. You stated that you are planning on enjoying only one night at these Resorts but did you know that you can not only enjoy the amenities on the day of your check-in as well as your check-out? That means that even if you didn't get a room assigned to you yet or if you checked out early you can still enjoy the whole day at the Pool. Each of the pools has shower areas if you want to clean up for your travels. You can also leave your luggage at Bell Services if you plan on enjoying more time in Walt Disney World and get them back when you are finally ready to leave the magic. Don't forget that the Cast Members at Bell Services can accept gratuities if you wish to thank them for their great service. 

    If spending only one day in EPCOT and you want to make the most of it I would strongly consider purchasing Disney Genie+. It is something that you can buy on your My Disney Experience Mobile App each day you wish to use it. The price varies each day but it lets you book reservations time to let you enter the Lightning Lanes of so many rides. This means less waiting in line and more time enjoying the attractions. 

    I hope this helps and if you have any more questions please feel free to let me know

    Happy Planning!
    -Nimmy 
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Meet the Panelist: Nimmy, New York

Hey, it's Nimmy from New York! Just like my guy Jiminy Cricket I am your wisecracking and helpful guide to making the best decisions for your Disney vacation! My husband and I work very hard to journey to our favorite place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort, as much as we can. We have traveled as just adults, with babies, kids, teenagers, and senior citizens. We have seen so many characters, eaten at amazing places, and consumed a ton of Dole Whips. So "give a little whistle" and let me be your guide! Learn More About Nimmy

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