Published: June 6, 2013 at 5:31 PMIt looks beautiful. You can't beat club level rooms in a deluxe hotel if you can afford it. As always, nice interesting article.
Published: June 6, 2013 at 6:19 PMMs. Jenkins' written work for TPI is extraordinary. What a wonderful, wonderful contribution.
Published: June 6, 2013 at 6:58 PMMy first time to the Yacht club was a couple weeks before you. We didn't stay there but enjoyed the wonderful seafood buffet at the Cape May Cafe! It reminded me of summers growing up on Nantucket. I am a travel agent and asked the desk if I could possibly inspect some rooms. Castmembers here were SO wonderful and welcoming compared to requests made at other WDW resort to see rooms. As a foodie, I am hoping to head back here for Epcot in the fall, finger's crossed. We did talk to guests while there for dinner that had the same experience with transportation as you did. Next trip, it's all about the food and Epcot is a short walk. If I was staying here and heading to other parks, a rental car would be a must.
Published: June 6, 2013 at 8:37 PMThat's pretty awesome. Though I've always questioned why people won't rent cars if they're willing to drop the kind of money they do on Disney World tickets/reservations.
Published: June 7, 2013 at 1:10 AMI second TH - I'm not normally into trip reports, but Amanda's are always a nicely-balanced, vicarious pleasure. Looking forward to many more.
Published: June 7, 2013 at 4:51 AMSo this is how the upper 1% lives! Nice! =)
Great stuff again, Amanda. When are you heading to Disneyland? I need some of your reviews for that resort as well!
Published: June 7, 2013 at 5:43 AMGreat article. I stayed at the Boardwalk last October and will be there again this October in a two-bedroom suite as we enjoyed it so much the first time. You can not beat the location and ambiance.
Published: June 7, 2013 at 9:33 AMAnother awesome article from Amanda Jenkins!!! I never thought about staying at Boardwalk because it was too intimidating to me. It felt like where the fancy folk stay, not for someone like me who is just a poor person. But I think this column made it look approachable to me. I might have to save up a bit but I think I would love to have as nice a time there as Amanda had. Thanks for opening up my horizons a bit!
Published: June 7, 2013 at 9:42 AMThe Boardwalk definitely has a strange layout, but it is a great looking resort, and captures that turn-of-the-century Atlantic City theme perfectly. They even have street performers on the lake side, I just could never bring myself to pay the nightly rates to stay there since we rarely spend any time in our hotel room when taking a Disney vacation.
Published: June 7, 2013 at 10:07 AMThank you everyone for your remarks concerning my articles. It means a lot to me.
James, I am hoping to go to Disneyland for the first time next year. What I am trying to convince my husband, is that we need a Griswold type of vacation and actually see as much of the western half of the U.S. as we can and end it at Wally World...I mean Disneyland.
Eric, Typically we do rent a car. Since we were anticipating doing most of our trip at Epcot and DHS, we didn't see the need for one. Next time we stay here, we probably will rent a car.
Brandon, we were park hopping and did think about walking through Epcot and riding the monorail. We did walk over to DHS and caught a bus to the TTC and then got on a monorail. Still faster than waiting on a bus from the Boardwalk to the Magic Kingdom.
Published: June 7, 2013 at 10:35 AMAmanda, I am taking that trip in September.... head west, a few stops along the way, visit the real mountains, conquer Magic Mountain, relive old memories of Knotts, dip our toes into the Pacific, admire the redwoods, and finally, ultimately, crash into Disneyland.
Got the family truckster revved up and ready to rumble!
Published: June 7, 2013 at 12:02 PMI prefer to stay club level at the grand flo, but I might reconsider after seeing how nice boardwalk is!