Lately my wife and I have been staying at the Disney BoardWalk Inn Resort next to Epcot. We love it because it is close to Epcot our favorite park and either by boat or a medium distance walk to Hollywood Studios. It is also quitter than the BoardWalk Villas which are attached by an enclosed walkway off of the main reception area.
My wife received a call from Disney a couple days prior to our arrival asking if it would be OK for them to upgrade us to a two-story cottage because it has steps. Oh and by the way it comes with club access. You probably guessed my wife response which was, YES please!
I must admit I get overly excited the morning we leave for any Disney trip but this one I wanted to leave at the crack of dawn so not to miss a minute of this unexpected treat! After the hour and a half drive, which seemed like an eternity, we arrived. As we had checked in online the night before we got a text in route that our room was not ready but with club level rooms you have 24/7 access to the club so decided to check it out while waiting for our room.
Other resorts you need to use your magic band to access the club level floor but at the Inn that is not the case. We knew from previous stays that the club was on the top floor so after reaching the floor and walking down the hall we saw a door in front of us leading to the club level rooms and the club itself. Using our Magic Bands the door magically opened to a very small “lobby” and the concierge. She welcomed us and after going over the details of our stay she give us directions to the club which was a short walk further down the hall.
The club’s many windows and high ceilings give it a light and airy feeling. Cast members were scurrying around cleaning and rearranging as it was between breakfast and “lunch”. Other than the cast members we had the room to ourselves. There are comfortable chairs and varies size tables scattered around so we found a table for two near a set of French doors dropped our bags and wait for the text that our room to be ready.
I found a set of French doors that led out to a porch that went around the club. While I could only see the top of the Eiffel tower in Epcot over the trees I thought this would be a good spot to watch the evening fireworks. As I went back inside I noticed a very nice sofa in front of a TV with the Disney channel on in the corner of the room. Perfect area to keep the kids occupied.
I decided to check out the snack offerings as my wife can attest I can always nibble. A long buffet had all kinds of snacks like chips, pretzels, popcorn, corn chips & salsa, fresh veggies and small sandwiches. There was also a candy and cookie station nearby. A drinks station had coffee, tea, Coke products (or POP if you are from the mid-west) and my favorite a Nespresso maker. I made a plate of course with a couple cookies went back to our table to enjoy the beginning of another fun Disney trip and started to wonder about our Disney cottage.