Crescent lake is the center piece of the Epcot area resorts, so you spend mega time on it, around it, or crossing it! The biggest advantage to staying at the Boardwalk Inn is its proximity to Epcot and the restaurants of all The Hotels, which are open for you to enjoy. All of the restaurants around the lake are open to the public for anybody to get some yummy foods. The Boat Dock taxi gets busy once in a while, but generally because they're so many Boat Taxis going back and forth, there will be no waiting. Just to the right is the Espn Club, a short walk away. Crescent Lake Is Fantastic and always busy with boat traffic. From where this photo was taken, in just less than five minutes you can walk to a total of five disney resorts. During your stay it's a great opportunity to check all of them out and then that way you can pick a different location for your next Orlando roller coaster vacation. All of the hotels get the benefit of being right near crescent lake and part of the Boardwalk area. This is a park your car in the parking lot type of place. Being in the center of everything opens up the availability for fun, and provides a wide range of dining and recreational options without ever entering a motorized vehicle or taking the Disney buses.