The Pool at Disney's BoardWalk Inn
  • On May 6, 2024
    Megan from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I have a trip planned for the end of September at the Boardwalk Villas. Will the construction on this part of the resort be completed by now? Also, is there an opening date for the Bake Shop?

    Welcome to planDisney, Megan!

    September is a fantastic time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. The weather is a little cooler, and the crowds are a little smaller since everyone is headed back to school. You’re going to have a blast!

    Your choice of Disney Resorts Collection hotels is also fantastic, not that you can go wrong with any choice, as Disney’s BoardWalk Villas are a personal favorite of mine. So much so, that I not only enjoyed a stay there this past February, but I booked a few nights for my family and I there just after the new year! I love the resort's ambiance, late evening strolls around the boardwalk when it is lit up at night, and the ability to walk to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    Unfortunately, the Cast Member I spoke to on your behalf said that the completion date of the refurbishment is still to be determined for both the BoardWalk Villas and The Cake Bake Shop Bakery by Gwendolyn Rogers. As for the resort update and refurbishment, I can tell you from my personal experience that there was minimal impact on my stay. All the work is done during the day when Guests are typically at the Theme Parks, Water Parks, Disney Springs, or resort pool. Aside from the occasional walking path being blocked for Guests' safety, I wouldn’t have known that so much amazing work was being done during my stay. As it pertains to the Cake Bake Shop, it seems to be "getting closer and closer every day." We had initially anticipated it being open in late 2023, but our current information says “Coming Soon.” Hopefully, a little Disney magic will work in your favor, and you can be one of the first Guests to experience this highly anticipated bakery and restaurant.

    If the Cake Bake Shop isn’t open during your visit, I recommend you enjoy a leisurely stroll around Disney’s BoardWalk to visit Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Right in the middle of the two is Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, an old-school soda fountain/diner with great food and even better desserts!

    Let me know if you have any other questions about your upcoming stay or would like more dining recommendations. I would be happy to share more of my favorite spots so you can have an incredible dining experience while visiting The Most Magical Place On Earth!

    See you real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Brent, Maryland

Welcome to planDisney! I'm Brent, a husband, father, coach, and dog dad from Annapolis, MD, with a mind on a permanent Disney vacation! I specialize in crafting unforgettable trips to the Walt Disney World Resort but when it's my turn to vacation, you can catch me indulging in the food options of EPCOT's World Showcase, ascending Disney Mountains, and lounging poolside at Stormalong Bay with a delicious treat from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! Learn More About Brent

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