First, I need to get this out of the best way proper off the bat. I’m a Polynesian loyalist and actually really feel that from employees, to rooms, to eating choices, to whole ambiance, that the Polynesian Resort is that uncommon mixture of the right household resort and the right resort for couples staying with out youngsters. I’m additionally satisfied that the Polynesian Resort is the truest type of Walt’s authentic resort conceptualization of his Florida Mission. I used to be so certain of this truth, that I by no means thought that another resort may make me doubt this. After which Michele and I stayed on the Boardwalk Villas, and it admittedly shook my religion.
How may this occur, you ask?
For Disney requirements, it is a considerably secluded and quiet resort through the day with a bustling nightlife because the solar goes down. They’ve what stands out as the most underrated restaurant on property in The Flying Fish. We truly loved our first night time dinner there a lot that we canceled our reservation for the third night time of our journey for the California Grill (I can hear the gasps now) to dine on the Flying Fish a second time.
Kurobuta Pork Stomach with Gala Apples and Cherry Gastrique
From what could possibly be the best Kurobuta pork stomach that I’ve ever tasted and a surprisingly excellent artisan cheese board for our appetizers to our entree choices of the Chilean Sea Bass and Waygu Filet Mignon, the meals was actually improbable. On our second go to, I branched out and tried the Sardinian Seafood Pasta, which was equally distinctive.
Sardinian Seafood Pasta
Couple that with the attentive and pleasant service, the meticulous ambiance and an expansive wine choice and this makes for a actually an excellent culinary expertise.
However the Boardwalk was not only a one hit marvel. Forgoing dessert on our first go to on the Flying Fish, we took a stroll down the boardwalk after dinner, having fun with on the best way a tremendous and interactive avenue efficiency that entertained each youngsters and adults alike, to the on-site ice cream parlor, Ample Hills Creamery.
Having the ability to stroll down a waterfront scene paying homage to house, having fun with an ice cream, taking photos in an 80s type photograph cubicles, and wandering via a excessive finish Disney impressed artwork gallery (the Wyland Gallery), this made for lovely night time.
But when a low key night time will not be your type, the Boardwalk provides some nice nightlife choices, from the magically themed Abracadabra if traditional cocktails are your factor, to the Atlantic Dance corridor for those who and your accomplice are within the temper to bop all night time, to the amazingly entertaining dueling piano bar, Jelly Rolls. It doesn’t matter what you might be searching for in your Disney nightlife outdoors of the parks, The Boardwalk is there to provide it to you higher than another resort.
Once more, The Boardwalk didn’t simply carry nighttime leisure. Whereas their predominant pool is pretty full of life through the day (with a clown face slide that’s the form of factor that nightmares are manufactured from) their quiet pool is simply that, quiet. We loved a day at this pool, which is simply steps from the principle pool (and simply off of the trail to Hollywood Studios) with lower than a dozen different company, all simply stress-free and having fun with their favourite drinks held inside refillable resort mugs. A few hours at this pool after which strolling the boardwalk for some micro-quick serve kiosk treats and what could also be one of many higher margaritas on property from Margarita Joes, and this resort provides a day outdoors the parks that makes you overlook about work, payments, and stress and simply permits for some high quality time along with your accomplice.
As for proximity to the parks, The Boardwalk provides not solely boat service to each Epcot and Hollywood Studios (each favourite parks for grownup Disney aficionados), however it’s actually inside strolling distance to each parks. With only a 15 minutes journey time to each the principle gate at Hollywood Studios and the again entrance to Epcot, which leads you immediately into the world showcase (immediately between France and the UK), you might be shut sufficient to the parks to get pleasure from it and much sufficient away to not really feel overwhelmed.
Now admittedly there have been some blemishes. Whereas I’ve heard that the one bed room villas have been up to date and are lovely, our expertise included a keep in one of many studios, that are prepared for a facelift and full toilet renovation. We additionally made the error of attempting the Pizza Window adjoining to Trattoria Al Forno, which rivals Pizza Rizzo’s for essentially the most angrily thrown collectively and unloved pizza in historical past.
That being stated, this was probably the most pleasing stays at a DVC resort due to all the treasures that the Boardwalk has hidden round their property.
If anybody else has ever accomplished a couples keep on the Boardwalk Villas and had an equally pleasing keep, I’d love to listen to about it!