• On Apr 1, 2018
    Trisha from NJ 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.

    I was wondering what the connection/history there is between Walt Disney/Disney World and the New Jersey shore specifically Cape May? I read that the boardwalk is designed to be a replication of the boardwalks along the shore

    Hey, Trisha! Thank you for visiting us with your question.

    As a Jersey girl myself, I grew up visiting the boardwalk in Wildwood, Seaside Heights, and Ocean City. It was our summer, with sounds of the ocean, prize bells at the games, and people shrieking and laughing all around. And the smells - oh my goodness! The pizza, Johnson's caramel corn, and zeppoli mixed with the salty air and made you hungry for a little taste of everything, as long as you topped off the night with a Kohr's Brothers ice cream.

    Disney's BoardWalk Inn captures some of my fondest childhood memories. While there is no definitive proof, there are stories that Walt Disney visited Coney Island back in the early 1950's while planning to build Disneyland, and he loved the boardwalk atmosphere. It was pure Disney Imagineering that brought you this trip back to Atlantic City of old in the incredibly themed resort, but as a kid from Jersey, it stirs memories from generations of trips "down the shore."

    Guests here can recreate so many of the Shore's BoardWalk activities. You can rent a surrey bike for an early morning ride to the BoardWalk Bakery for breakfast, or play some boardwalk style games while you grab a funnel cake at night. They may not be Walt's memories, but this resort certainly captures some of OUR memories as kids at the Jersey shore.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Trisha. If you get a chance to visit the BoardWalk Inn, even if you are not a resort guest, take a walk around and enjoy.

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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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