Looking for Cheap or Completely FREE things to do during your down days at Disney? Ready to stop battling it out with the crowds in the parks like the Hunger Games? If you answered, “Yes” to either of these questions, then you’re in the right place!
Disney’s Boardwalk is THE hidden gem of the Walt Disney World property and will have you rejuvenated for your next day at the parks in no time! Parking is free and easily accessible, there are minimal crowds, the dining is delicious, and you’ll find plenty of magical Disney fun!
Don’t miss this list of Cheap, FREE, & totally awesome things to do at Disney’s Boardwalk with kids!
Surrey Bike Ride: Get a bit of exercise while letting the littles enjoy the sights on one of the Surrey Bikes at the Boardwalk! For only $25, you’ll be able to take a 4 seater bike around the boardwalk for the entire family!
Street Acts: Once the evening rolls around, you’ll see comedians, jugglers, magicians, and other fun acts on the boardwalk for FREE!
Watch the Fireworks: If you hang around late enough, you’ll even be able to see the firework show from Epcot!
Arcade and Midway Games: Feeling lucky?! Head over to the Arcade at the Boardwalk Inn for some virtual fun or try your luck at some of the Midway games on the Boardwalk!
Order the Biggest Ice Cream Sundae of Your Life: Head to the Disney Beach Club Resort and stop in at Beaches & Cream! There, you’ll find the Kitchen Sink Sundae big enough to serve 4 (or 5 in our case)! This is one for the books so, make sure to have your camera out and ready once it hits the table!
Check Out an Awesome Shipwreck: Also at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a totally rad pool designed to replicate an old shipwreck! Only resort guests of DBC or Disney’s Yacht Club Resort can lounge in this pool and use it’s slides but, there’s nothing that states you can’t sit and stare at it’s awesomeness!
Dig Your Toes in the Sand: The “beach” at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is easily one of the most relaxing places you’ll find on Disney Property! Swimming is not allowed but, the sand is free and fun for kids of all ages!
Take a ride on a Friendship Boat: The Friendship Boats are completely FREE and take visitors to Epcot and Hollywood Studios but, if you’re just looking for a nice & quiet, breezy boat ride, hop on and enjoy the scenery on this FREE relaxing ride!
Jump in a photo booth for a super cute and cheap souvenir: You should never turn down the chance for a fun family photo so, jump in one of the photo booths on the Boardwalk and keep your photo strip as a souvenir from your trip!
Have a picnic under the gazebo: When doing anything on Disney property, we always make sure to carry snacks or packed lunches! Disney’s Boardwalk has a beautiful gazebo that is more often than not, a ghost town! Pack a bag and have a picnic as you people watch and feel the lakeside breeze!
Dance to the tunes in front of Atlantic Dance Hall: You’re sure to hear awesome tunes as you come over the bridge near the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Don’t lose this moment to have your own private dance party!
Pose for a Beautiful Family Photo: Like I said, you should never pass up the opportunity to take a good family photo! Grab a passerby and ask if they’ll lend a hand in taking a family photo of you while you’re not in a crowded place and the kids are detoxing their brains from all the commotion inside the parks! You won’t regret this one!
Peak inside the Lighthouse: The boys love lighthouses, big or small it doesn’t make a difference so, one of their favorite things at the Boardwalk is the beautiful little lighthouse at the end of the pier! Take a stroll to the end and see it’s majestic beauty!
Well guys, that’s all I’ve got for you! Our family loves Disney’s Boardwalk and at times, find it’s simplicity and relaxing atmosphere a total necessity during our stay! So, if you’re looking for a way to detox the park craziness out of your trip, mark off a few of the things on this list and don’t forget: if you’re a sports fan, you can always take a peak inside the ESPN Club and check on the scores of your favorite team in the latest game!
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