ESPN Club removal continues at Disney's BoardWalk

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ESPN Club themeing removal - July 21 2022
Posted: Monday July 25, 2022 7:37am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

All of the theming elements have now been removed from the exterior of the ESPN Club on Disney's BoardWalk.


No significant changes are expected to be made to the structure of the building as it is converted into The Cake Bake Shop restaurant.


Disney has announced that a new table service restaurant and bakery, The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers, will be taking over the space. Learn more about the BoardWalk updates.

ESPN Club opened at Walt Disney World in July 1996 and offered classic American pub cuisine, sports entertainment and shopping, along with live tv coverage of sporting events. The club closed along with the rest of Walt Disney World during the pandemic and did not reopen.

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James Alucobond2 days ago

Not sure why they didn’t just throw a decorative glyph between the words or something if they didn’t feel like adjusting the original text. 🤷‍♂️

eddie1042 days ago

I’m not the one to usually complain about stuff like this but it does look centered wrong. The word Deli would be probably much better approach considering we already know it’s at the Boardwalk.

UNCgolf2 days ago

Not that I was expecting much, but this is just so cheap. Remove the word bakery and throw up deli.

trainplane32 days ago

Nice centering.

LSLS2 days ago

I'll bet you say pretty much the same thing with the interior too.

dreday32 days ago

If I didn't know about this change, I would see this picture and think everything is exactly the same as 2014. 😄

DCBaker2 days ago

bhg46917 days ago

Are they actually making them to order though?? I assumed it would be a pre made situation like starbucks.

eddie10417 days ago

A smaller menu helps control quality in my opinion.

ToTBellHop17 days ago

I, for one, am thankful that this is a rather modest update. I liked Boardwalk Bakery. This will be very similar but, at least on paper, an improvement. But, the world needs to know, are they parboiling and then baking the bagels?!

larryz17 days ago

At these prices, you have to sell off half your liver and bite your tongue to enjoy them.

larryz17 days ago

A veggie muffaletta???? Central Grocery just shook.

larryz17 days ago

It's not just a cake--it's a celebration!