Lou Mongello / Friday, September 21st, 2007
- Located just a short walk from Epcot’s International Gateway, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort is a Deluxe Resort with 378 guest rooms. It lies just across Crescent Lake from the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, nestled between Epcot and the Disney-MGM Studios. From any of these hotels, guests can see the nightly Epcot fireworks displays.
- A collection of antique postcards found at an Atlantic City bookstore was used to create the patterns of the draperies in the Boardwalk Inn’s guest rooms. In fact, during construction, a carpenter noticed a postcard dating back to 1933 written by a young man to his girlfriend. Oddly enough, the man and woman from the postcard are the carpenter’s aunt and uncle! It’s a small world after all!
- The ESPN Club, which opened in 1996, is the 13,000-square-foot, interactive sports entertainment facility is located at Disney’s BoardWalk, anchored by the Boardwalk Inn and Villas Resorts. The world-famous club includes an interactive entertainment center including 90 TV monitors and big-screen displays, TV and radio broadcast facility, an arcade of interactive sporting games and a full-service restaurant. Often, guests can witness live interviews with popular sports figures or catch live demonstrations of golf or billiards. Even the restrooms have TVs in them so you don’t miss a second of the action! The club is divided into three main areas: Sports Central (the main dining area, themed to look like a sports arena), The Sidelines (lined with 40 monitors, a bar, and interactive video games), and The Yard (designed to look like a city playground, it features interactive sports games, and a merchandise shop).
- The rolling chairs that travel along Disney’s Boardwalk cover more miles every year than the distance between Coney Island, NY and Atlantic City, NJ.