Disney's BoardWalk

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.

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Atlantic Dance Hall

Open Tuesday - Saturday • 9pm - 2am
$5 cover • Ages 21+ only

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.

Updated 7/2014 


Jellyrolls Dueling Piano Bar

Open every night at 7pm. Dueling pianos begin at 8pm. Open til 2am
$10 cover • Ages 21+ only

This lively, dueling piano bar is a huge favorite of Disney fans. Drop off a request for your favorite song to the musicians, (it helps if there's a $1 or $5 attached, wink wink) and sing along! Seating fills up fast, so if you require a table because you don't want to be standing all night, get there early. You'll find restaurant-style tables on the main floor right in front of the entertainment, and a few chairs and high-tops at the back of the building near the bar. The bar itself has ample seating as well.

Don't come here hungry though, unless you planned on a liquid dinner! They usually have a drink special of the night, like Long Islands or Alabama Slammers that come served college-style in a giant red plastic cup. Regular drinks here are more expensive than you've been paying out in the theme parks, so the special of the day can be a decent deal. While we wouldn't call this "family-friendly" (obviously since it's 21+), it's not nearly as rambunctiously adult as Pat O'Brien's Dueling Piano Bar at CityWalk can get. We think $10 per person is pretty steep for just one bar, so whenever we do go we're making a night of it since you aren't allowed to leave and come back later. They should consider an annual pass option in the future... (Just for reference, CityWalk is $12 for admission to 7 different clubs.)

Lots of great times to be had here and the performers always do an excellent job at putting on a fun and entertaining show!