Why your family should visit Disney's Boardwalk Inn & Villas during the holiday season

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My family loves Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  We’ve talked before about the reasons we love this hotel.  So we highly recommend staying at this hotel.

But you know when a really good time to visit this hotel is?  The holiday season!  There are so many reasons that Disney’s Boardwalk Resort is the perfect choice for your family during the Christmas season.  Today, we’re going to go over five of them.

Reason #1: Christmas Decorations

I love seeing the Christmas decorations at the Boardwalk.  I especially love the huge Christmas tree outside the resort!

A picture of the Christmas tree at Disney's Boardwalk Resort in Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL

But that’s not all.  They also have a great gingerbread display at Boardwalk!  So that is definitely worth checking out.

Reason #2: Christmas Treats

And where there is a gingerbread display, you know there are Christmas treats nearby!  You can purchase some delicious Christmas treats.

You can also find some great Christmas treats over at the Boardwalk Deli.  They have great treats all year, but at Christmastime, you can find some special holiday-themed treats.

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Reason #3: Location

But perhaps one of the most special reasons why the Boardwalk Resort is great during the holiday season is its location.  You are within walking distance of both Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

Epcot is a wonderful place to visit during the holiday season.  You can visit the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.  This festival is a wonderful celebration of the season full of great festivities.  Though perhaps the best part of the festival is the Candlelight Processional, which we go into detail about here.

That takes place over in the American Pavilion in the World Showcase.  And the Boardwalk Resort is within walking distance of the World Showcase entrance of Epcot.  If you don’t want to walk, to, you could take a boat, which I think is a much better mode of transportation than a bus.

You can also walk to Hollywood Studios, and that’s great because the holiday decorations at Hollywood Studios are wonderful.

And this year there is a brand new after hours party at Hollywood Studios!  I am really excited about this party because the entertainment, fireworks show, and menu all sounds great; you can read more about it in our Jollywood Nights Guide.

If you go, I am sure you would love to be able to walk to and from the party.  I know when I was just at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, I had to take a bus back and it took forever for the bus to come.  And you wouldn’t have to worry about any of that if you were staying at Boardwalk.

Reason #4: Christmas Shopping

One of the fun things about Boardwalk is that it is located around Disney’s Boardwalk, which is a great entertainment district with lots of dining and shopping.

A picture of the shops at Disney's Boardwalk in Orlando, Florida

In fact, we’ve talked before about some of the dining options, like Boardwalk Pizza and Boardwalk Ice Cream.

But the shopping is what is of particular interest during the holiday season.  With all the shopping options, you could find that perfect gift for your friends and family!

Reason #5: Santa’s Dancing Lights Spectacular

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort are just a short walk away from the Boardwalk Resort.  They have some great Christmas festivities going on, too.  And one of those you can enjoy even as a guest at Boardwalk.

Just walk over to Swan and Dolphin and head to the fountains located on the causeway between the two hotels.  And then you’ll see a musical light display every ten minutes!  It really is beautiful.

How to Save at Boardwalk

So now you know you’d like to stay at the Boardwalk during the holiday season.  The question is, can you get a good deal on your stay?

Luckily, we know how to save a lot of money on a stay at the Boardwalk.  You can find out how in our tips for staying at Disney’s Boardwalk.