The Pool at Disney's BoardWalk Inn
  • On Jun 3, 2024
    Lauren from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Need 4-day Disney plan (Fri-Mon) Arriving Fri 9AM, staying at Boardwalk Inn. We want to do all 4 parks, we have a 3-day park hopper ticket. Must-dos: Storybook Dining, MK fireworks, Disney Springs dinner (Sun night). Flight at 3 PM Sun (no park Sun)

    Welcome back, Lauren!

    We're so glad you've returned to planDisney with another phenomenal Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. As you gear up for a jam-packed long weekend at The Most Magical Place on Earth, I'm sure you're eager to finalize those last few planning details. I'd be happy to help you prepare for a magical and memorable Walt Disney World Resort experience!

    A long weekend at The Most Magical Place on Earth... what could be better!? First of all, I'm very excited to hear you'll be staying at Disney's BoardWalk Inn. (Even after many years of Walt Disney World Resort vacations, it's one of the few Disney Resort hotels I have yet to check off my list!) It's in the perfect location near EPCOT and allows you access to a myriad of complimentary transportation options. For your partial arrival day, I recommend starting at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park as early as you can upon arrival. Also, I encourage you to purchase Disney Genie+ service and, at 7:00 a.m., begin "stacking" Lightning Lane entry selections at Disney's Hollywood Studios for that afternoon. Spend a few hours exploring Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, then head back to your Resort hotel for a rest and to unpack. In the afternoon, hop over to Disney's Hollywood Studios to redeem all of your Lightning Lanes, capping off the day with a viewing of Fantasmic!.

    On your first full day, arrive at EPCOT bright and early to take advantage of early theme park entry. Try to hop on the most popular attractions during that first 30-minute window in the theme park, and I recommend tackling half of World Showcase in the morning. When you're ready for a mid-day break, hop on a Friendship Boat and head back to Disney's BoardWalk Inn. Then, tackle the other half of World Showcase in the afternoon. From there, catch a bus to Disney's Wilderness Lodge to enjoy your meal at Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White! After dinner, catch a ferry over to Magic Kingdom Park to watch Happily Ever After and enjoy the theme park after dark.

    The next day, I encourage you to "rope drop" Magic Kingdom Park. There's nothing like an early morning stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., so soak up all those whimsical theme park feels during early theme park entry! Enjoy your dinner at Disney Springs that evening, and then pop back over to EPCOT to view Luminous The Symphony of Us. On your departure day, check your bags with Bell Services at Disney's BoardWalk Inn and head back to Disney Springs for shopping, dining, and entertainment!

    Lauren, I hope you find these suggestions helpful and I wish you a magical and memorable stay at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any more questions before your long weekend of fun, you can always stop back by planDisney again! We're all ears.

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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