Our little family had such a lovely stay at Disney’s Boardwalk Villa’s on our most recent trip. Today, I’m going to talk about the planning involved during the lead up to our visit, and our amazing room we stayed in once we got there.
Since joining the Disney Vacation Club back in 2014, we have been so caught up in spending time at our favourite home resorts, we often forget the many other great resorts Walt Disney World has to offer. We had been looking to pay Boardwalk another visit for a while , so at the 7 month window opportunity, we swapped our Animal Kingdom Lodge stay over for a trip back to the Boardwalk Villas. You may remember me talking earlier about our last stay at Boardwalk during our first Welcome Home stay. This was prior to the room renovations that have now taken place and I was so excited to see the results.
Before we leave the UK, we like to put a room request in at the resorts we will be staying at during the trip. I love to plan ahead (me? never haha!) and I feel that we spend so much time and money organising our stay, we may aswell request a room/floor/location which we would like to stay in. For this stay, we booked a Boardwalk view studio and spent what felt like forever studying and deciding on the perfect room! You just never can tell when we will ever get that opportunity to stay at a non home resort again,so it is totally worth it! DVC are usually really good at allocating your room request and we could’nt have been happier with ours this visit.
We had already checked in online and received our room number via email , so upon arrival we stopped at the front desk to collect our Magicband’s and headed straight to our room. I forgot how long the Boardwalk’s corridors were and the suspense was killing me as we walked and walked! Finally we reached room and true to tradition, our Little Peter Pan opened the door. I almost cried when I took a couple of steps inside and saw Spaceship Earth shining gloriously through the curtains. I got an instant fashback to our lake view room at the Villas at Grand Floridian that looked straight on to Magic Kingdom. Our favourite room that we have ever stayed in to date!
The refurbished room was so bright and pleasant, a total opposite to what it once was. It looked so fresh and the addition of the fold down sleeper was a great addition for our family, as it meant we didn’t have to make up the sofa for Quinn to sleep on each night. He tells us they are so comfortable and the adorable design varies at each resort, Dumbo being the theme at the Boardwalk Villa’s. Although the balcony’s at the resort are quite small, its amazing to sit and take in the atmosphere of the busy Boardwalk, with its restaurants, stores and evening entertainment. Disney’s Yaucht and Beach Club Resort and Epcot was also in view, which meant we could see Illuminations;Reflections of Earth and also Happy Ever After from afar!
Hopefully we won’t leave it too long until our next stay at Boardwalk Villa’s, next up is our stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge over Christmas and Bay Lake Tower over New Year’s.