If you don’t know where Crescent Lake is in Walt Disney World, there is a waterway canal located under the bridge that connect the UK Pavilion and the France Pavilion. If you follow that canal it leaks into a larger body of water called Crescent Lake. You have 5 resorts located on Crescent Lake, the Yacht & Beach Club, the Boardwalk, and the Swan & Dolphin Resorts.
Me personally I have never stayed at the Swan or the Dolphin since they are not owned by Disney, but are still located on Disney property. I have walked through them but haven’t stayed there, but while staying there you can still enjoy all that he Crescent Lake area offers.
I have stayed at the Boardwalk resort a few times. This restart is modeled after early 1900’s Atlantic City, not the current dump Atlantic City is now. The boardwalk has a number of fantastic dining options and entertainment options available. I love going to the ESPN Club for a lunch or casual dinner. I also love going here to watching a sporting event like the NCAA Tournament or Sunday football. I suggest getting there early on sundays during football season, it gets crowded quick. There are 3 other main restaurants there which are all very good, first is a restaurant not talked much about when talking Disneydining, and that’s he Big River Grille and brewery. This is a good stop for regular American style bar and grille food, and you have floor to ceiling glass windows so you can watch the beer brewing in action.
Flying Fish is a signature restaurant located on the Boardwalk which has some great seafood dishes, as well as some land options like rack of lamb and Filet Mignon. This is a signature restaurant so things can get pricey if you are on a tight budget, so be careful.
If you are looking for some good Italian food head over to Trattoria al Forno. Get some classic Italian dishes for dinner. The Lasgana and Ravioli are very good but I have not had a bad dish here. There is a character Bon Voyage breakfast featuring Rapunzel and Ariel also if that is your thing. If you have a young one who loves either one this may be something to try.
The Boardwalk is located right on Crescent Lake and is a short walk to the World Showcase entrance to Epcot, or can be a short boat ride on one of the Friendship fleet boats. For those who tend to lean towards going to Epcot or Hollywood studios more this resort can be the perfect one for you.
On my next post, I’ll go over my personal favorite, the Yacht and Beach Club.