Does Disney's Boardwalk Inn Resort have a Playground? - 2021 Full Review

If you’re wondering if Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort has a playground…the answer is YES!

Disney's Boardwalk Resort Playground

In this article, we’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Boardwalk Inn playground.  The playground is called the Luna Park Crazy Play Area or the Crazy House Playground.  Our aim is to offer the most comprehensive review.

If you’re like us, whether or not a Disney resort has a playground can be a deciding factor in picking a Disney resort.  We were surprised to learn that most Disney World resorts don’t have a playground!  For the resorts that do have playgrounds, there is very limited information to be found anywhere about them before you arrive. 

Where is the Playground at the Boardwalk Inn?

Disney Boardwalk Inn Front

After arriving at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and parking, you can most easily access the playground through the main resort entrance.  This is the same entrance where the guest check in is located.  From there, the Luna Park Crazy Play Area is located to the left outside on the far end of the Luna Park Pool area. 

The Luna Park Crazy Play Area (aka the Disney Boardwalk playground) is identified as letter “U” on the map below:

Disney Boardwalk Inn Map

2021 Review of the Boardwalk Inn Playground

We visited Disney’s Boardwalk Inn playground in 2021.  The playground is called the Luna Park Crazy Play Area on the map but the sign on the playground area itself calls it the Crazy House Playground.  We took our 2 1/2 year old.  However, once we got there, we saw that this playground is for children ages 5 through 12.  

As you’ll see below, some parts of the playground seem like they would be for kids younger than 5, while some parts of the playground are definitely geared towards older kids. 

Our 2 1/2 year old still got a lot of enjoyment out of the playground. However, use parental discretion on whether or not this playground is suitable for your child.  There are some high, open ledges that could be very dangerous for young children.  Our 2 1/2 year old knows to steer clear of these, but not all children this young may act the same way.  Hence the age 5 recommendation on the sign.  

Disney's Boardwalk Resort Playground Sign

Parental supervision is definitely required due to the specific location of the playground equipment and its proximity to a small shallow pool.  The shallow kiddie pool is located next to the playground equipment but not gated or totally fenced in.  Children playing on the playground will always have free access to the kiddie pool. 

The proximity to the water made us feel uneasy and seems like quite an oversight, especially for Disney. (Another side note – this pool was not supervised by any lifeguard!).

About the Playground at Disney's Boardwalk Inn

Below you’ll find some pictures of the playground at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort.  

The playground at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is nicely themed and brightly colored.  It actually has two separate sets of playground equipment.  One set is designed for older children and there is another the second set that is lower to the ground and more suitable for younger kids. 

But first, here’s a breakdown of the features of the Boardwalk Inn playground:

  • 5 slides total
    • 2 pairs of wavy slides on large equipment 
    • 1 tunnel slide on smaller play set
  • Climbing incline with chain rope
  • Multi level stairs
  • Lookout window
  • Balcony
  • The play area between the two play sets has a set containing a panel to make music, a mirror and set of gears to turn.
  • Rubber playground flooring around the entire floor surface
Disney Boardwalk Inn Large Playset
Boardwalk Inn Small Play set
Disney Boardwalk Inn Climber
Boardwalk Inn Playset

Tips for Visiting Disney's Boardwalk Inn with a Preschooler

If you’re visiting the Boardwalk Inn playground with a preschooler, check out these tips to make the most of your visit:

  • Plan to stay awhile
  • Bring food and water
  • Bring some toys (a doll or cars)
  • Be on the look out for wildlife (we saw some birds in a nearby tree!)
  • Watch the boats
  • Walk along the river
  • Look for Disney characters painted on the sides of Disney buses
  • Visit the gift shop

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Disney's Boardwalk Resort Playground
Disney's Boardwalk Resort Playground