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I asked the guys of WDW Today how long they thought two college students, too young to drink, would probably spend on the Boardwalk and what they would do. The guys said we could spend a few hours at most, and we would mostly just walk around, enjoy the sights, and that's about it. And that was pretty accurate. I'm not sure what I was expecting, maybe something more like Downtown Disney, but Disney's Boardwalk was just what it said it was - a boardwalk. There were some street entertainers that were quite interesting, but none took very much of our time. We strolled in and out of some of the stores and such, but that didn't take much time either. And we took lots of pictures and enjoyed the atmosphere. It really was beautiful and very romantic as it started to get dark, but it certainly wasn't a huge attraction in itself.
Overall, I think Disney's Boardwalk is a nice area, especially if you're staying at one of the Epcot resorts. It's nice to visit, to take pictures, and to enjoy the atmosphere. It's not somewhere you can spend copious amounts of time, however, if you're looking for something very stimulating. It's sort of relaxing, and I can certainly see staying for quite a while if you were having dinner or spending time at Jelly Rolls or the Atlantic Dance Hall, but the guys of WDW Today were right. We spent about an hour on the Boardwalk, and then we moved on to Hollywood Studios. It was a nice experience, but it wasn't super exciting.
What do you think of Disney's Boardwalk? Do you make it a point to visit every trip or just if you have a reason to be in the Epcot resort area? Do you spend a lot of time there, or do you just spend an hour or two taking in the sights like James and I did? Or have you never been to the Boardwalk area at all? Let me know what you think in a comment, on Twitter (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook!
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