All if you have a partial day at Disney World, especially the first day you arrive or the day you depart, it can be hard to know what to do with your time. You may not want to spend your money on the full price of admission on a Disney World ticket to get into the parks since you will not be able to take full advantage of it.
Things To Do
Many people enjoy seeing Disney Springs. It’s a great thing to do. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and fun activities for the whole family. But what can you do for a few hours at Disney World that goes beyond Disney Springs?
Something that many people overlook is Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. The Boardwalk is modeled after the boardwalks of the northeast United States, like those in Cape May or Atlantic City, New Jersey. But like all Disney versions of things, this one is very family friendly, clean, and fun.
Much like downtown Disney, Disney’s Boardwalk offers restaurants and shops. They are clustered along crescent lake which is very picturesque. In the evening you can see street performers doing everything from magic to juggling.
Rent A Bike
And other fun thing you can do at the Boardwalk is rented a Surrey Bike. Surry Bikes are designed to accommodate between one and six people, and come in two different versions – with either one bench seat that can accommodate up to three people, or two bench seats that can accommodate up to six people.
The bikes are available for rental between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM each day. The cost is either $20 or $22 for each 30 minutes, depending on whether you get a single bench model or a double bench surrey bike. During a 30 minute rental you will be able to ride around the Boardwalk and Crescent Lake two or three times. Generally speaking it is not a strenuous ride, except that you will go over a hill that makes for a bit of a challenge.
If you find that you enjoy a renting Surrey Bike, you can also rent one at two other locations:
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge rents Surrey Bikes. The riding path is covered from the sun and goes through some forested areas where you may see some wildlife.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — Riverside rents Surrey Bikes too. The riding trail follows the Sassagoula River in is also shaded, with just a few small hills.