Designed after an old-fashioned swing dance club of the 40s, inside this massive dance hall you'll find a huge dance floor, three bars (though only one is usually open), ample seating on the first floor and an outdoor patio. The second floor is only open on the rare occasion or for special parties. A giant video screen over the dance floor shows the music video for the song playing. You'll find mostly Pop, Top 40, Rap and some old-school favorites being spun by the live DJ. The DJ takes requests, so go ahead and ask.
The major downside to this dance club is the massive, expansive, and too brightly lit dance floor. Since the club usually only has a handful or two of people in it (and even fewer out on the dance floor), it feels like you are on display, dancing for everyone else to watch. I've seen more people dancing in the darker, more intimate seating areas than on the dance floor on some nights. The best chance for big crowds will be on a Saturday night after about 11pm. Go any earlier and the place will be all yours.
On the upside, admission is free so stop in and see what you think. We haven't visited since the $5 cover change. Is it worth the $5? Probably not, but if you're in the mood to dance, this is your only option in the Board Walk area.
PTTP has spent many a "I don't want to go home yet" nights here (back when it was free) after a long day at Epcot. Now that this is the only place you can dance on Disney property (well, at least without looking like a weirdo), we are starting to see a slightly larger crowd on the weekends. Plus, by the time most people get here, it's after an afternoon of Drinking Around the World, so they don't care about the atmosphere and just want to dance! The more friends you can bring to have your own little group bustin' a move on the dance floor, the better.
Oh, and one more important thing: we highly recommend you stick with beer here and skip any mixed drinks. Trust us...unless you like paying $12 for a small glass of Coke. Plus, keep in mind that all drinks are significantly more expensive here than at the theme parks.
Just for fun: Not a clue what this photo is from or about, but I love it. Is Iron Man spying on the women's room? You'll find it near the restrooms on the first floor if you want a closer look. Does anyone know what this is about? Let us know in the comments.
2101 N. Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Stylized with the old-fashioned charm of 1940's boardwalks of Atlantic City, you'll find an assortment of restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Drop by at night when the area really comes to life with live entertainment in the form of magicians, jugglers and carnival games. Relax at table on the boardwalk and enjoy the view of Cresent Lake and all the sights and sounds of the area
Epcot is only a short walk away, or you can also take one of the Friendship Boats to Epcot or Hollywood Studios. There is a walking path over to the Studios which is about a 10 min brisk pace walk, which can be significantly faster at times than taking the boat.
You can also find select beer and wine at the Screen Door General Store. You are paying for convenience here, so don't expect reasonable prices.