The Belle Vue Lounge

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One my favorite resort bars to hit after a day in the parks is the Belle Vue Lounge at the BoardWalk Inn.  Maybe I love it because my friends and I can stroll over to this watering hole after IllumiNations or because the BoardWalk is my favorite resort at the moment, but I find myself here on a regular basis ever since our stay at the BoardWalk.  If you are staying at this resort, be sure to keep the Belle Vue on your radar for a post park place to relax.  The bar is tucked away just off the main lobby on the main level of the resort.  Guests who are not staying at the BoardWalk may have a little issue finding it, but a cast member would be happy to point you in the right direction.

The decor here reminds me of the porch at a big, old beach house so it feels like home to me.  It’s cozy, inviting, and even has board games to play while you sip your cocktails (Candyland is not as cool when you are 27 as it was when it was when you’re 5).  There are also tons of Atlantic City and beach themed photos and nick nacks displayed to check out which are a ton of fun for those of us who frequent the Jersey Shore.  The sofas and chairs are wicker, fitting right into the atmosphere.  There is both indoor and outdoor seating with both sofas, game tables, and larger tables for groups.  The outdoor seating is located on a porch over looking the resort’s center courtyard and from the right angle guests can look out over the lake.  This is the sort of establishment where guests can settle in for a while in the comfy furniture, so make yourself at home.

As an added bonus, this location was offering a light breakfast menu in the morning during my stay in December.  Can anyone confirm if they are still doing this?  Additionally, guests can also refill their famous resort mugs at the bar throughout the day without having to go all the way down to the bakery.

I really like the Belle Vue Lounge for a place to linger and enjoy good company over a few drinks as I would at my shore house.   Every time I have gone to the Belle Vue I have chatted with other guests from all over the country.  It’s always fun to meet other Disney lovers and share a drink with them.  It must be something about the cozy setting that makes people open up.  I also like this spot after a night partying at the Atlantic Dance Hall or Jellyrolls as a way to unwind after more rowdy fun at one of the neighboring venues.  Maybe I just love everything about the BoardWalk Inn, but this is one of my favorite resort lounges on WDW property, and I highly recommend checking it out.

Next week I’m going to stick with the Boardwalk and boogie on over to the Atlantic Dance Hall…

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Posted on May 18, 2010

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