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The Crescent Lake Resorts - The Boardwalk and the Beach Club


The Boardwalk and the Beach Club are two of Disney World's most popular resorts, both with good reason. Located just a short walk from Epcot, these resorts offer a variety of amenities and activities for guests of all ages. The Boardwalk and the Beach Club are relaxing and family-friendly options for those looking for the proximity to Epcot. Both resorts offer stunning views of Crescent Lake and the surrounding area.


The Boardwalk is a recreation of a classic Coney Island amusement park, with a boardwalk, restaurants, games, and shops. The Beach Club has a slightly more upscale feel, with a nautical theme and a private 3 acre water park area. Both resorts offer a variety of dining options, including quick-service restaurants, casual dining restaurants, and fine dining restaurants.


The Boardwalk is a great place to stay if you're looking for a lively and fun atmosphere. The Beach Club is a great place to stay if you're looking for a more relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere.



Convenience of Epcot


The Boardwalk Villas and Beach Club Villas are located just a short walk from the International Gateway entrance to Epcot. This means that you can easily walk to Epcot and avoid the hassle of taking a bus or monorail. The walk is approximately 5-10 minutes depending on how fast you walk.


There are several benefits to staying close to Epcot. First, you will be able to avoid the crowds and long lines that are often associated with the parks main entrance. Second, you will be able to take advantage of the early morning Extra Magic Hours that are offered to Disney resort guests without having to get up even earlier to catch transportation. Third, you will be able to enjoy the convenience of the short walk to the International Gateway and stopping in one of the countries for an impromptu quick snack or drink during downtime at your resort.




Skyliner Stop at the International Gateway


The Boardwalk Villas and Beach Club Villas are also home to the Skyliner station at the International Gateway. The Skyliner is a gondola lift that connects Epcot to Hollywood Studios and the Riviera Resort and offers a bird's-eye view of these areas. This means that you can easily take the Skyliner to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or the Riviera Resort. The Skyliner ride from the International Gateway to Hollywood Studios takes about 15-20 minutes. The Skyliner is a great option for those who want to avoid the crowds and long lines that are often associated with the bus and monorail.




Stormalong Bay


The Beach Club Villas has their own private 3 acre water park area called Stormalong Bay. Stormalong Bay is a large, aquatic playground with a variety of water slides, pools, and other attractions. It is a great place for kids of all ages to spend a day splashing and swimming and to cool off on a hot day.


Adults will also enjoy relaxing in a lounge chair and grabbing a bite and drink from Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill. Unfortunately due to its overwhelming popularity, there is definitely no pool hopping allowed at Stormalong Bay though so only Guests staying at the Beach Club (and the neighboring Yacht Club) are allowed to enjoy this major perk.




Friendship Boats to Epcot and Hollywood Studios


Both the Boardwalk Villas and Beach Club Villas are also served by the Friendship Boats. The Friendship Boats are a fleet of boats that provide transportation to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. This means that you can easily take a boat to Epcot or Hollywood Studios without having to take a bus, walk, or take the Skyliner if you don’t feel like it.


The Friendship Boats are a great way to get to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The boats are comfortable and offer a great view of the water. The boats also operate frequently, so you don't have to wait long to get to your destination.




Walking Path to Hollywood Studios and Epcot


Both the Boardwalk Villas and the Beach Club Villas are located on a walking path to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. This means that you can easily walk to both parks without having to take a bus. It takes about 20-25 minutes to reach Hollywood Studios and 5-10 minutes to Epcot.


Walking to Epcot and Hollywood Studios is a great way to get your group going in the morning and to enjoy the scenery along the way. The walking path is well-maintained, well lit for walking in the evening, and is a good way to avoid the crowds that can be sometimes associated with the other modes of transportation.




Dining


The Boardwalk Villas offers a variety of dining options, including a bakery, a themed bar and restaurant, a fine-dining restaurant, and an Italian restaurant. The Boardwalk Deli is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat, while the AbracadaBar is a fun and festive place to enjoy a drink and some light fare. Flying Fish is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious seafood meal, and Trattoria al Forno is a great option for those who are in the mood for some Italian food.


The Beach Club Villas also offers a variety of dining options, including a buffet restaurant, a casual dining restaurant, and an American cuisine restaurant. Cape May Cafe is a great place to enjoy a hearty breakfast or dinner buffet, while Ale and Compass is a casual and relaxed place to enjoy a meal with friends or family.

Both the Boardwalk Villas and Beach Club Villas offer a variety of dining options to suit every taste and budget. Whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat or a leisurely meal, you're sure to find something to your liking.




The Beach Club and the Boardwalk are located right next to Epcot and include a charming area with a variety of shops, restaurants, and other amenities. Both resorts are located on the shores of Crescent Lake, a beautiful lagoon that offers stunning views and convenience to two parks. Ultimately, whether choosing to stay at the Beach Club or Boardwalk, guests will be immersed in an unforgettable experience that ensures a truly unforgettable stay no matter which option they choose.




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