Kara Killen, August 14, 2018
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Quality Family Fun
Walt Disney World is pretty much the king of family entertainment. It's beloved world-wide and if you've been to the park before, you know it can get quite crowded. So, on the days that you and your family want a slightly slower pace but all the excitement of Disney, head over to Disney's BoardWalk.
This entertainment complex is a quarter-mile promenade of dining, shopping and exciting nightlife that evokes the feel of turn-of-the-century boardwalks full of charm and adventure. Stroll along the water's edge, play games and enjoy evening street performers. For couples and over 21s, dance the night away at a sophisticated lounge or dazzling nightclub. And shop until you drop. Get great souvenirs for all your friends back home at unique shops all along the BoardWalk. While there may be cover charges for some venues, self-parking (which is very limited) and admission are free. Valet parking is $25 and may be your only option other than a taxi service.
From a general store and sports shop to accessories and awesome Disney memorabilia, Disney's BoardWalk is the place to get all the souvenirs you need to complete your Central Florida vacation. Don't forget to pick up the perfect frame for the photo of your family's smiling faces.
After you've hopped and shopped up a hearty appetite, stop at one of a dozen places to satisfy your hunger. Nab a quick bite on the go, sit down and relax over a lingering meal, or hang out at a comfortable and sophisticated lounge to enjoy a refreshing and unique cocktail. The Boardwalk has your family – even the pickiest eaters – covered.
You've Got Game
For the sports lovers in your family, head over to Sports Central, located inside Disney's ESPN Club, the home of the ultimate sports broadcast experience. ESPN shows like Sports Reporters, Baseball Tonight and Up Close plus popular radio talk shows have been broadcast here. You may see famous athletes and watch their interviews taking place at the sports desk or in the radio booth. You may even get a chance to participate in them as well.
Atlantic Dance Hall
When the sun goes down, the sounds and lights go up in the elegant surroundings of this groovy Art Deco ballroom. Strut your stuff to the best hits of the 80s, 90s and today. Tip: at some point after dark, head up to one of the balconies to enjoy romantic views of beautiful Crescent Lake. 21 and older.
Let the good times roll at this jaunty piano bar with dueling pianos and audience sing-alongs. Sit back with your favorite cocktail as you enjoy the spirited music of two piano maestros on shiny black grands. These guys can play almost anything, so go ahead and make your request, even that old favorite of yours that you've not heard since the 70s. Then, sing along. It's showmanship galore! Get there early, though, as Jellyrolls is one of the hottest spots in the area. 21 and older.