Family bicycles at the Boardwalk
  • On Apr 19, 2022
    Clare from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you walk around the Boardwalk without a dinner reservation or park ticket? Are there quick service places to eat?

    Hello Clare,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. June will be here before you know it and so will your magical vacation!

    Most guests know that Disney Springs is a fun way to spend the day or a free evening or two while in Walt Disney World. It's filled with delicious dining options, unique shopping venues, and entertainment that is fun for the whole family. In fact, it can get quite crowded, especially on weekends.

    If you're looking for a more low key place to spend an evening, Disney's BoardWalk might just be the place to go. You don't need a park ticket or dining reservation to enjoy this charming spot. While there aren't nearly as many dining or shopping options, it's perfect for some relaxing family fun. You can get sandwiches at BoardWalk Bakery, pizza (whole or by the slice) at BoardWalk Pizza Window, or head to Picabu at Walt Disney World Dolphin for a heartier meal. There are some wonderful dessert options all around the BoardWalk, from baked goods and funnel cakes to ice cream and gelato. 

    You'll also find plenty to do. Rent a surrey bike to ride around Crescent Lake. Check out the beautiful artwork and maybe even find a piece to take home at Wyland Galleries. Enjoy the street performers who dazzle guest with magic, juggling, acrobatics. You can even try your hand at some traditional carnival style games, although it does cost to play. 

    For guests over 21, you can dance the night away at Atlantic Dance Hall, or visit Jellyrolls and sing along with the talented dueling pianists. There is a cover charge for Jellyrolls, and it fills up quickly, so you'll want to plan ahead to make this part of your evening.

    Of course, one of my favorite things about Disney's BoardWalk is that you'll be able to see some of the fireworks from Harmonious at EPCOT. Of course, you'll want to catch the full show at some point, but it's still a nice treat.

    Hope this helps. Mickey can't wait to see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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