Disney's Boardwalk Walks
Epcot to Disney's Hollywood Studios Photo Walk Via the Walt Disney World BoardWalk 2017 w/140 Photos
We are updating our photo walk from Epcot to Disney's Hollywood Studios, via the Walt Disney World BoardWalk in 2 pages. This has long been one of my favorite walks on property, at about one mile. I think this was the first photo walk I ever posted, back in 2007 and then I posted new photo walks in 2012 and 2015 (at least once it was reversed, from DHS to Epcot). There have been changes along the BoardWalk since my last photo walk. This really is a "door to door" walk, so I am not going inside Disney's BoardWalk Resort, just walking by it. I photograph the entire walk first, and then time it. There are about 140 photos here.
We are starting at the International Gateway. To the right, guests can enter Epcot. To the left, there is a walkway to the BoardWalk area resorts and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
We are taking a quick look around the International Gateway before walking to Disney's Hollywood Studios. This is the view of the entrance to Epcot.
The sign for the International Gateway includes hours for all the parks.
The Epcot France pavilion can be seen from here, including the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Guests can also board a boat to the various resorts, but I tend to find walking quicker (due to all the boat stops) and more scenic.
This is the transportation sign.
We are starting our walk at 12:35 p.m. I photographed the walk in just over an hour and then walked back to time it. I walk at about 3 miles per hour.
We are walking up toward the Boardwalk.
Our path takes us throught the poles up ahead.
The walkway sign doesn't mention Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney's Beach Club Resort is the closest resort to Epcot, and will be up on the right hand side.
A Friendship Boat passes by.
We are walking up the hill and then will be turning left.
Disney's Beach Club Resort is now coming into view on the right.
We are heading to the left, which will take us past Disney's BoardWalk Resort. We turn here at 12:37 p.m., 2 minutes after we started.
The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel is in the distance.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is not owned by Disney, but I really enjoy staying there. The hotels are within a 10-15 minute walk of both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
This bridge is taking us toward Disney's BoardWalk Resort.
To the right, the lighthouse for Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts.
Here is a look at the lighthouse, with Disney's Yacht Club Resort in the background.
We are walking around the bend toward the end of the bridge.
The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel is in sight again.
This sign shows the way for the Walt Disney World BoardWalk.
Disney's Beach Club Resort as seen to the right.
Disney's BoardWalk Resort is becoming more visible.
Coming up on the right is Seabreeze Point, which is often used for weddings and vow renewals.
There are walkways up the gazebo, it was preparing for a wedding the first time I walked by.
To the right is the front of the gazebo, which is the largest gazebo at Walt Disney World.
Here is a look at the front.
A couple of hours later, the wedding was over and chairs were still here.
I love this location for photos of the resorts and Crescent Lake.
It is worth walking through for pictures if not in use.
Here is a view of the Walt Disney World Yacht Club Resort.
Disney's BoardWalk is now straight ahead, this is a great location for dining, shopping and just relaxing.
The ESPN Club is on the left hand side.
The BoardWalk Resort and more dining and shopping can be seen across Crescent Lake, we will be walking past all of it.
The Atlantic Dance Hall and Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort are getting closer.
The walkway changes here, looking more like a boardwalk.
Here is a wide view across the lake. The clouds were gorgeous that day.
There are tables and chairs along the water, allowing guests to take ice cream, sandwiches and more over for a nice view.
I pass by the ESPN Club at 12:40 p.m. It is 5 minutes since leaving Epcot.
Ample Hills Creamery is one of the newest additions. I finally tried it this past week, and I highly recommend sharing a 6-scoop flight to try a variety of flavors. It is handmade ice cream and each flavor was delicious.
"It's Always Ice Cream Weather Here". (almost)
The BoardWalk Bakery was refurbished a few years back and offers some nice sandwich items in addition to pastries and drinks.
The BoardWalk Bakery.
A sign outside of the bakery.
Boardwalk Joe's Marvelous Margaritas is on the right.
Looking up at the BoardWalk sign.
Trattoria al Forno replaced Kouzzina by Cat Cora just over two years ago in December 2014 - I can't believe it has been so long already! Prior to that, it was Spoodles. I haven't eaten here since it changed to the newest restaurant.
The BoardWalk Pizza Window has continued to operate through all the restaurant changes.
Trattoria al Forno is next to the newer AbracadaBar (which opened last year).
The AbracadaBar opened last year, we have an article about it here.
The door to the bar says "Open Sesame".
Ahead are more shops and restaurants.
A DVC booth is to the right. The BoardWalk Resort includes both regular guest rooms and DVC villas.
The Flying Fish is on the corner to the left, it was "reimagined" last year. I think it's been 20 years since I've dined at the restaurant.
There are kiosks for hair braiding and such on the right.
The BoardWalk Resort lobby entrance is to the left.
Surrey bikes have been popular for many years here.
This is the current price of the rentals, and there are also electric scooters and wheelchairs.
To the right is the Tasty Sensations Funnel Cake stand, and to the left will be more shopping, dining and entertainment.
To the right, Disney's Yacht Club Resort can be seen across Crescent Lake.
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort has the most extensive Disney-owned pool area of any Walt Disney World owned resort. It includes a lazy river and the pirate shipwreck slide (on the right).
We are getting closer to the Atlantic Dance Hall and Jellyrolls, where we'll make the turn toward Disney's Hollywood Studios.
The view to the right.
And on the left, the Screen Door shop. There are a series of shops here that are connected, essentially one store that has different sections and different shop names. It is like a small Emporium.
Walking past the shop.
Next up is Character Carnival.
And there is also Thimbles & Threads.
To the left, Big River Grille & Brewing Works is coming up.
Big River Grille was having some work being done around the entrance on this day.
This is a nice, casual option on the Walt Disney World BoardWalk for a meal.
Our walk continues on page 2!
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