The Epcot Resort area is home to 7 Resorts. All but one, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, are Deluxe.
When the Walt Disney Company designed the Epcot resort area they really considered what guests might want from their Disney Vacation. Then they packed it all into this resort area to cater for pretty much every type of guest or vacation. The only thing this resort area doesn’t have is the Monorail. Instead it is connected to both Epcot and Hollywood studios by walking paths or by boats.
The resorts in the Epcot area are;
And the moderate resort;
The Swan and Dolphin are not Disney owned resorts, they are run by a third party, this means they get some but not all of the extras enjoyed at the other Disney resorts.
The resort area is centred around a ‘Boardwalk’. The theme is Jersey Shore living, if you combine the starting of Tom Hanks’ early works, Splash and Big, it will give you an idea of the style. This area is home to restaurants, shopping, entertainment and the acclaimed Boardwalk Inn. In the evenings there is street entertainment and in this location is housed Disney’s nightclubs. Atlantic Dance Hall has a DJ playing 70’s music, whilst Jelly Rolls has live duelling pianos which are accompanied by a raucous crowd. Both are open from 7pm to 2am for over 21’s only.
The Boardwalk has varied food offers; margarita, hotdog and pizza stands, the ESPN Club Sports Bar and Trattoria El Forno. The Flying Fish, a highly recommended venue, is the signature offer.
Deluxe resorts located in the Epcot area offer rooms with views of Illuminations fireworks. The best room views can be found at Swan and Dolphin.
All the hotels in Epcot, except Caribbean Beach Resort, are walking distance from both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Epcot is accessed through International Gateway. Those with tired feet can use the courtesy boats. For the energetic some of the best running tracks on property are found here.