Mom And Daughter Vero Beach Poolside
  • On Jun 7, 2013
    Jennifer from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    First time staying at Boardwalk Villas. I have an 8am ADR w/DD at HS. How early does the boat start running? Also, when will the schedule be out for the F&W celebrity chef events? Thanks, this panel is so helpful!

    Howdy Jennifer!  You will love staying at Disney's BoardWalk Villas!  It's such a great resort!!  Lively atmosphere, beautiful rooms and location, location, location!  It's so nice to be so close to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Regarding your breakfast reservation...the boats generally run 30 minutes before the parks open.  I would recommend that you either walk or take a bus.  The buses typically begin running one hour before the parks open.  I know that logistically it makes more sense to take the boat but given your reservation time, I would plan to take the bus if you are not up for the walk.  We had 8:05 AM reservations at Hollywood and Vine last month and we made sure to be at the bus stop bright and early that morning (7 AM).  We arrived in plenty of time for our reservation. 

    The Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival is fabulous!!  I know you will love every minute of it!!  At this time, there are no firm dates regarding when announcements will be made about the event.  If you have not done so already, please be sure to check the Epcot Food and Wine Festival facebook page for updates at  This will be your best source of current information.

    Thank you so much for your fantastic questions!!  Please let me know if you need anything further and have a magical day!
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