There’s been a lot of new stuff in the parks lately between World Princess Week and Halloween-time, but what about all the hotels? We’re heading to several Disney World hotels to see what’s changed this week.
Let’s start with some EPCOT-area Resorts.
BoardWalk Inn Food Update
Over at the BoardWalk Inn, the BoardWalk Ice Cream stand is now serving milkshakes! We tried a couple of different flavors, including this Cookies and Cream Currents one.
Other flavors included Vacation Vanilla, Strawberry Riptide, Coastal Chocolate, Plant-based Vanilla Cyclone, and Plant-Based Chocolate Cyclone. All the milkshakes on the menu were $5.49.
On our way, we noticed some construction going on.
BoardWalk Inn Construction Update
Outside the shops at the BoardWalk, Cast Members were hard at work replacing the pebbled walkways.
The area where you can usually find bike rentals was walled off for this construction.
We’ll be back soon to see what the finished product looks like!
BoardWalk Inn Merchandise Update
We stopped in the Screendoor General Store to check out any new merchandise. We found this Abracadabar hat for $27.99, which is themed after the Bar and Lounge on the BoardWalk.
There was also a new beach bag, which had a basket bottom and cute stripes on the fabric.
This bag was $64.99 at Screendoor General Store.
Yacht Club Construction Update
We headed over to the Yacht Club to see if anything new was going on there! Sure enough, there’s a lot of construction going on to update the exterior of the rooms.
We saw teams working outside on scaffolding for touch-ups to the paint and other repairs around the building.
Let’s go check out the merchandise at Yacht Club as well!
Yacht Club Merchandise Update
In the Marketplace, we found new Yacht Club-themed clothing by Vinyard Vines, including this blue polo shirt with “Disney’s Yacht Club Resort” embroidered on the front.
The shirt was $99.50. There was a new jacket as well, also by Vinyard Vines with embroidery on the front.
You can get the jacket at the Marketplace for $128.
Riviera Food Update
The cheesecake was on a tart base with a lemon curd inside. The dessert was $6.99 at Le Petit Cafe in the Riviera Resort.
Riviera Merchandise Update
After we enjoyed our Belle cheesecake, we stopped by the gift shop to see if there was any new merchandise. We found a new Riviera-themed ornament with a hidden surprise inside — Mickey and Minnie!
You can get this ornament at the Riviera Resort for $29.99.
Polynesian Food Update
It was a Vanilla Cake with Coconut Mousse, filled with Vanilla Buttercream. The details on top were made of White Chocolate.
Saratoga Springs Food Update
This cupcake had a spiced apple pie filling inside and was topped with Caramel Buttercream, Red Chocolate Fondant, and a Red Bow made of White and Milk Chocolate.
Saratoga Springs Merchandise Update
While we were there, we stopped in the gift shop and found these cute new Disney character pens! There was one for Groot…
…and Darth Vader.
Each pen was $12.99. We also noticed a display in the hallway of Saratoga Springs, which was a Cast Member Canoe Decorating Contest! We stopped to check out some of the entries, including ones themed for the resort…
…a classic one for Moana…
…an intricate diorama with a Luca theme…
…and a super cute canoe for Anna and Olaf from Frozen II.
That’s it for our tour of what’s new at the Disney World hotels! Keep following DFB for more updates around the theme park.