Fun Things To Do On The Disney Boardwalk

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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 in 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’s a list of fun things to do on the Disney Boardwalk.

Watch Street Performers

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 is 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”

Disney Boardwalk kids

The Disney Boardwalk is built around a lake. 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

Similarly to NYC’s Free Summer Movies in the park, there are several areas on the Disney Boardwalk to sit and watch a movie. If you are a guest at one of the resorts, movies under the stars are complimentary service. 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

Disney Boardwalk Marshmallows

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 nephews 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 at the Disney Boardwalk for a small fee. You can even get a caricature picture of yourself drawn.

Watch the Sunset



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!

What are some of your favorite things to do on the boardwalk?

17 thoughts on “Fun Things To Do On The Disney Boardwalk

  1. Kita

    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


    1. Joanna E

      It was really fun. I was upset we missed it this year


  2. Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green

    We went to Disney five years ago but we didn’t have enough time. I want to go back in a couple of years once my daughter is a bit older. I want to plan it out so that we have the most fun possible.


    1. Joanna E

      I didn’t think there was a lot of planning to do, but it REALLY was. WE had a great time though.


  3. Myeshia

    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!


    1. Joanna E

      It’s loads of fun. Hope you guys get to go. 🙂


  4. Carin Kilby Clark

    We really enjoyed Disney when we visited a few years ago. However, we didn’t have enough time to check out the boardwalk. Definitely on my list for next time!


    1. Joanna E

      It’s not as crowded as the other areas, so it was a plus.


  5. Frugal Flirty N Fab

    Thanks for sharing this post with us! I really had no idea there were so many things to do on the BoardwAlk! Great Post!


  6. Tyra

    I haven’t been to Disney in ages but this seems like a fun location for all ages. Great ideas!


  7. Ayanna

    Some great ideas for a fun time! Thanks!


  8. Kara

    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


  9. Chasing Joy

    I’d never heard of the Disney Boardwalk before. Sounds like a fun place to visit.


    1. Joanna E

      I did a simple search last year and it came up. It’s not a crowded as the parks and it works for any age.


  10. Melody

    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.


  11. Julian (@BoldFearless1)

    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!


  12. Nancy

    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


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