I’ve mentioned in the past that I used to live in New Jersey and we had our fair share of Boardwalks at all the different beaches by the Atlantic shores. During visits to Walt Disney World one of the last places we would have thought to visit was the Disney Boardwalk Inn (Resort) since it’s themed around Atlantic City New Jersey.
But now that we have moved out of New Jersey I find myself visiting the Boardwalk more often as I kind of miss it, and the Disney version is much cleaner and safer.
There are a few ways to visit the Boardwalk if you aren’t staying at the actual resort. Probably the easiest would be if you are over at Epcot you can use the International gateway between France and the UK pavilions, and is about a 10 minute walk. Or you can take the Friendship boats from Epcot or Hollywood Studios. When I heard that a new penny machine was available at the Boardwalk I was over at the Swan and Dolphin resort for lunch and just walked over.
The boardwalk during the day is pretty quite, and most of the restaurants aren’t open yet. But later in the day this place really picks up. They have carnival type games along the water, a dueling piano bar called Jellyrolls, and buskers performing all along the boardwalk.
On this visit to the boardwalk it was still a little early in the day before the real fun begins, but I had another mission any ways. Down near where the Friendship boat dock is located you can find the Screen Door General Store.
This is actually a couple of stores all connected inside. We started in the Screen door General Store that was just that and is where you can find bottles of soda, snacks and other miscellaneous food items. The next store has some t-shirts and your more common Disney souvenirs.
This is was the area that the penny machine was found just inside the middle set of doors.
This store is called the Character Carnival gift shop.
The machine has 8 designs and cost $1 for 1 design, or $5 for all 8. Pretty standard right now for these new style machines.
The designs on these pennies are off Classic Mickey and his friends including Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale. I was hoping they would have the Boardwalk logo on then, but that was not the case and just have the Disney logo.
After collecting this new set I was headed back to the Swan and Dolphin for a bit but was definitely happy I had the chance to visit the boardwalk for a bit. If you haven’t visited here be sure to check it out. There are some nice places to eat and plenty of entertainment for a relaxing day on vacation.