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My nieces and nephews loved the Disney Boardwalk so much last year, I suggested we go again during our family trip to Central Florida. Our villa rental was about 15 minutes from the Disney theme parks, so travel time was a breeze. If you’ve never been, here are some fun things to do on the Disney Boardwalk.

Watch Street Performers

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Disney Boardwalk Performer

Jugglers, comedians, magicians, and musicians often come out to perform. Each act lasts about 10-15 minutes and they even pull out participants from the crowd.

Eat at the Restaurants

There are a number of chain and private restaurants on the Disney boardwalk as well as vendors selling snacks and treats. If you don’t plan on eating lunch or dinner there, get the kids some cotton candy, funnel cakes, or candied apples.

Visit the “Beach”

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The beach at the Disney Boardwalk

Outside of the Beach and Yacht Club Resort is a man-made “beach” with lots of sand. You are not allowed to go swimming in the lake, but you can build castles and play in the sand at your leisure. There’s even a section where you can play on the swings.

Watch a Movie

Similar to NYC’s Free Summer Movies in the park, there are several areas to sit and watch a movie. If you are a guest at one of the resorts, movies under the stars are complimentary services. Children under 18 are not allowed to be there by themselves, so grab a blanket and have a nice night out with the family.

Roast Marshmallows

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Roasting Marshmallows on the Disney Boardwalk

By the beach, there is a bonfire available to roast unlimited marshmallows. We missed it this time around but had an amazing time last year. It was my niece and nephew’s first time roasting marshmallows and they had a blast. It’s a simple, but fun activity for all ages.

Play Carnival Games

How can you go to the boardwalk and NOT play any carnival games? Shoot hoops, pop a balloon with a water gun, toss a lobster into the pot with a hammer and leave with a prize. These are all available for a small fee. You can even get a caricature picture of yourself drawn.

Watch the Sunset

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Sun setting on the Disney Boardwalk

No matter how many times I’ve seen it, watching the sunset is one of the most beautiful things to see. If you’ve never seen one, go! It’s a peaceful sight. Our trip to the Disney Boardwalk wore the kids out and with an exception of buying margaritas and other drinks, everything was free!

Have you been to the Disney boardwalk?

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  1. I have yet to go with my family yet, I went to disney in high school for a class trip but we are planning one for the near future, and this post gave me lots of great ideas

  2. The last time I went to Disney, my daughter was about 3 and when she got tired, I ended up having to carry her EVERYWHERE…SLEEPING. But we had fun nonetheless, especially staying at the resort. I’m looking forward to taking her back now that she’s much older and can appreciate it without being scared of the costumed characters!

  3. I haven’t been to Disney since I was a young girl. I know we’ll take our kids when we ahve them and they get old enough. Hopefully we’ll be able to afford the price.

  4. I haven’t been back to Florida since I’ve had the 2 little ones but you’ve been making me nostalgic all week lol. I haven’t visited the Disney boardwalk though, looking forward to checking it out next time! Definitely can’t wait for my whole family to experience it, most likely next year

  5. I have never been but now you have me wanting to go! I may need to take my nieces and nephew and do all of that because it looks fun! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I still haven’t been to Disney but I aim to get there one day. I love that you can do the marshmallows like that so fun and something the kids would enjoy

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