On our last trip to Walt Disney World, I wandered over to the Boardwalk for my first time. I can't believe it was my first time visiting this charming area. Located behind Epcot, and accessible through the International Gateway, the Boardwalk transports you to another time, the Mid-Atlantic coast at the turn of the century to be exact.
The wooden walking path along the waterfront facing the Beach Club Resort and the Yacht Club Resort is lined with several eateries and entertainment.
The Boardwalk eateries include the Boardwalk Baker, the ESPN Club, the Pizza Window, and a few others. Two that we were drawn two were the AbracadaBar and Ample Hills Creamery.
AbracadaBar is truly a unique and well-themed spot. It is clearly for the adults in the group as it centers around the bar area. But the theming of this lounge is spot on! Immersed in turn of the century magician and illusionist props, the lush darkness of AbracadaBar is as intoxicating as the alcohol. Ourselves, we went with a classic French 75 which was made to perfection. We did not eat here, although I wish I had now! But the menu looked amazing featuring charcuterie and cheese plates.
Ample Hills Creamery
We headed to the Boardwalk area with Ice Cream in mind! With both Ample Hills and Beaches n Cream located in the area, it was a tough choice, but Ample Hills won out pretty much only because of its proximity to AbracadaBar. The atmosphere of the creamery compared to AbracadaBar couldn't be more opposite! Instead of dark and lush, the creamery is bright, fresh, and cold. It was also extremely cheery and I adored the cartoons and descriptions of the ice cream flavors. I highly recommend getting the Ice Cream Flight which allows you to choose 6 different ice creams and get two mini scoops of each. This was perfect for us as we could not decide on flavors!
I will definitely be heading back to the Boardwalk during our next trip! But perhaps I'll give the Bakery and Beach and Cream a try! Really you can't go wrong!
Tara is a Disney-obsessed Mom of two active boys!