• On Aug 5, 2020
    Steven from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My wife and I will visit WDW at the end of August from California since DL is not open. We’re staying at Boardwalk and have tix, 4 park reservations and 4 dinner reservations. Any tips to get the most from our 4 day trip? It’ll be a lot different than past

    Welcome to planDisney, Steven!

    You must be so excited for your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World. It looks like you've taken care of the biggest details, too. Well done!

    My family and I love a nice, luxuriously long vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth, but the type of trip you're planning is a favorite for my husband and I. You're going to love it!

    Calling Disney's BoardWalk Inn home during your stay was a smart move, as it centers you between two of the four theme parks, making touring those locations a breeze. You'll have access to the back door to EPCOT, via the International Gateway meaning your entrance to the park will be much quicker. Nice!

    In addition, there is a Disney Skyliner station just outside of that EPCOT entrance, giving you a birds-eye view as you easily travel to Disney's Hollywood Studios via aerial gondola. Should one of your dining reservations happen to be at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera, located at Disney's Riviera Resort, the Disney Skyliner can get you there, too. Of course, you can always opt to use the easy, paved waterside walking path to get to Disney's Hollywood Studios as well. 

    If it is your first time staying in this location, prepare to be wowed by Disney's BoardWalk. Some of our favorite restaurants are there, including Trattoria al Forno (Advanced Dining Reservation required) and Boardwalk Bakery (a great Quick Service location), and you really must make a stop at AbracadaBar--it's so fun!

    Just a quick walk from your resort is Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, which is located at Disney's Beach Club Resort. If you have room in your schedule for a casual--but delicious--Quick Service lunch, dinner, or snack, this is also a must-do. Advanced Dining Reservations are required, and I promise you that their sandwiches, onion rings and any one of their shakes, sodas, or sundaes are worth the visit. (Okay, now I'm craving all of them... :-) )

    Bonus: because you're visiting this August, you'll get the treat of experiencing Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival--a truly special event!

    Finally, to pack the most pixie dust into your visit, I would focus on attractions that you can't experience in Disneyland. Look at each park's list of options and plan to try those that are not available in California or that were not yet opened when you last visited Walt Disney World. There's always something new to try, so have fun with it!

    As you craft your perfect getaway, be sure to send more questions our way, Steven. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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