Is Disney's BoardWalk Open To The Public? | Simply Explained

The first question you might have when planning a visit to Disney's BoardWalk is probably if you'll even be allowed to enter!

With much of Disney requiring tickets and reservations for access, we're here to breakdown exactly what to expect when trying to enter Disney's BoardWalk.

Questions We'll Answer About Disney's BoardWalk:

  • Is Disney's BoardWalk Open To The Public?
  • Do You Need A Ticket For Disney's BoardWalk?
  • Do You Need Reservations For Disney's BoardWalk?

 

Stairway entrance to BoardWalk

Is Disney's BoardWalk Open To The Public?

Disney's BoardWalk is open to the general public 365 days a year. 

Anyone can access the BoardWalk, but the parking lots which provide direct access to the BoardWalk are not always open to the public.

Disney's BoardWalk has multiple parking options, though some will close to the public during some of the busier times of year unless you have a reservation at one of the BoardWalk area hotels. 

If the parking options directly connected to the BoardWalk are off-limits, then you'll need to head to Disney Springs parking and take a bus from there to the BoardWalk which is always available to the public. 

Entrance to BoardWalk Inn

Do You Need A Ticket For Disney's BoardWalk?

Unlike the Disney theme parks, there is no ticket or any sort of paid admission required to access the BoardWalk.

Depending on where you park your car, enjoying Disney's BoardWalk can be 100% free

Walkway connection Swan and Dolphin Resorts

Do You Need Reservations For Disney's BoardWalk?

Reservations to a theme park, hotel or restaurant are not required to enter Disney's BoardWalk. There is also no way to "reserve" access to Disney's BoardWalk either.

While no reservations are needed to enter Disney's BoardWalk, the parking lots with direct access to the property may be restricted to those with dining or hotel reservations. 

If parking access to Disney's BoardWalk is being restricted, then you'll either need to head to Disney Springs or one of the theme parks and take a bus to the BoardWalk.

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