Boardwalk Inn Club Level, Monsieur Paul, and Brown Derby – A Luxurious Easter Weekend at WDW!

For most people, a ten day stay over spring break at Walt Disney World would give them a good fix to last a lifetime! Good thing we aren’t most people… 😉   We ended up getting a great deal to return to WDW over Easter weekend, so we celebrated the special holiday on Palm Sunday with our kiddos, and then sent them off for their own fun weekend at Shadow Ridge with the grandparents! Meanwhile, Mr. CT and I flew back for a quick 56-hour visit at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, and enjoyed the Innkeeper’s Club Lounge for the first time!

The Innkeeper’s Club Lounge has lots of great stuff! 

After our recent stay at Beach Club Resort, where we had a wonderful club level experience and service, it was so much fun to stay across the water at Boardwalk Inn. We enjoyed lovely views of our beloved Beach Club pool, including a massive egg-hunt in the sand on Easter morning!  We also had great views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks each night! For having so much dining and so many entertainment venues, the Boardwalk is a remarkably quiet area – especially (and surprisingly) at night. We loved watching the boats, the people, the tranquility of the lake, and all of the magic that takes place at the Resort on a daily basis.   Our room was clean and well-furnished, and looked almost identical to our room at Beach Club just a few weeks before. The only difference was the size of the amenity containers, and of course the theming itself. It was a very quiet room, and we had no complaints! It was lots of fun to visit Walt Disney World on Easter, as we enjoyed some awesome decorated eggs down in the lobby, and even got to see Goofy in his Easter best posing for photos and hanging out in the lobby with Guests!  

From great rooms to amazing views to character sightings and an incredibly convenient location, the Boardwalk Inn was an awesome place to stay! 

We loved the Innkeeper’s Club Lounge!  This was by far the best club experience we’ve had as far as food is concerned.  Though significantly smaller than the Beach Club lounge, they pack a lot of food and luxury into a small space!  A chef was there Saturday night with beef and hot food fixings, while another came Sunday morning to cook up fresh eggs and Easter ham! The egg dishes were especially welcome as in most cases, the breakfast options are purely pastries or “continental.”  They had some sandwich options, lunch meats, and other snacks out during the day, plus grab and go options for the kids, and of course always plenty of sweets and treats. What a treat for Guests – and a huge savings of time and money without having to go into the parks or restaurants for breakfast!  Coffee, water, soda, beer and snacks/refreshments were plentiful, and wine/champagne was often put out but if not always available upon request. The staff were top notch – and we noticed a large number of loyal “regulars” who were even booking their next stay at Boardwalk during their visit! This was a fun and intimate club experience I’d highly recommend if you are looking for luxury and outstanding service in the Walt Disney World area!  

Lots of goodies in the club lounge! 

When we weren’t stuffing ourselves silly or enjoying our beautiful balcony, we took advantage of some nicer dining options we hadn’t gotten to try yet that were definitely ideal to experience without the kids.   We loved checking out some more of the food options over at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival that we had missed during spring break, and loved the beautiful Butterfly Pavilion as well! This is well worth the visit in itself during this season!  For Easter dinner, we dined at the lovely Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion. We had dined here eleven years prior for our 2-year anniversary, when the restaurant was an entirely different name and theme.  Now, as we approach our thirteen-year anniversary and are missing beautiful France from last year, it was lots of fun to return.  The meal was leisurely paced (a welcome respite in WDW), had delicious courses and lovely wine pairing options. The service was superb, and we felt like we were back in Paris! This restaurant has a great ambience and authentic feel, and I’d definitely recommend it for a finer dining option in the Epcot area!

So very much to love about Epcot –
the food, the culture, the butterflies, and restaurants like Monsieur Paul! 

On Monday before we had to head home, we were able to hit the Hollywood Brown Derby for lunch.  This staple of Disney’s Hollywood Studios has the dimly-lit Hollywood steakhouse feel, and reminded us on many levels of our beloved Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel.  We had a nice meal here, which has a fun ambience with actors/actresses visiting tables as Hollywood locals, and an extensive detailed cocktail menu like none I’ve ever seen at Disney in my life!  In general, we thought this was a pretty casual and standard dining establishment for the price and hype it gets, but it was still overall a positive experience especially for a respite in the midst of a busy theme park day.  

Hollywood Brown Derby has a cozy ambience,
fun atmosphere, and amazing cocktails! 

What is your favorite hotel at Walt Disney World? Dining experience? With all that we’ve done, we still have plenty more to try! Contact me with questions or to plan your stay! 🙂 

 

 

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