Construction update from the Cake Bake Shop at Disney's BoardWalk Resort

18 days ago in "The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers"

The Cake Bake Shop construction - February 1 2024
Posted: Friday February 2, 2024 10:18am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is a latest look at the construction progress on The Cake Bake Shop on Disney's BoardWalk.


Construction has been moving at a leisurely pace, and the restaurant missed its planned 2023 opening. Disney says, "The Cake Bake Shop will bring exquisite dining, delicious Afternoon Tea, delectable desserts, marvelous champagne and fanciful cocktails for an extraordinary and whimsical experience. "

While we still don't have an opening date, the current progress looks like we won't see it open until at least the summer.

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mastromjm12 hours ago

Opening day Magic Kingdom began construction in May 1969 and opened October 1971. Cake Bake Shop began construction December 2022 and had to delete the "early" from its already multiple-times-delayed 2024 date. Wow. Anybody wanna ask Gwendolyn what's up?

UNCgolf1 day ago

ESPN Club and Big River Grille were both significantly cheaper (burgers between $15-20 and kid's menu items for less than $10) -- Cake Bake Shop is basically on par with Trattoria al Forno. The biggest benefit will be that it's open for lunch, since Trattoria and Flying Fish aren't, but I don't think it will fill the niche the original poster was looking for.

TrainsOfDisney1 day ago

I’m not sure any sit down place at the boardwalk would have better prices than that.

UNCgolf1 day ago

Items, potentially yes, but prices, not so much. Their burger costs $25. A side order of fries is $11. Even a grilled cheese off the kid's menu is $14. And that's assuming they don't increase the prices because it's at Disney.

TrainsOfDisney1 day ago

It might - the menus look like they could fit the bill.

LSLS1 day ago

LOL, this has to be trolling at this point.

KDM310911 day ago

I feel like Boardwalk needs a good middle of the road priced restaurant or a true quick service. Trattoria is nice, but not exactly inexpensive and a small menu. Flying Fish is pricey. The Boardwalk Deli is pretty limited. They need an accessible, moderate option. Cake Bake doesn't seem like it's going to fill that.

bpiper1 day ago

They should have saved some later effort and just put "Late 2024" in now.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

I'm looking forward to when it says "Fall 2024."

DCBaker1 day ago

The Cake Bake Shop website has been recently updated and has removed the word "early" from the target opening timeframe in 2024 Here's a before and after screenshot.

ToTBellHop3 days ago

It will be.

NeedMoreMickey3 days ago

runDisney 10k is set to race the Boardwalk next Saturday so it will be nice if isn’t full of construction walls

Smiley/OCD3 days ago

I think it needs a Tiana mural on the wall..and while they’re at it, put Splash’s weathervane up there too…

TheEPCOTHistorian3 days ago

Funny enough there’s motivation for the longer timelines too. Ratatouille sat completed and ready to go for months, and TRON gave them financial breaks during COVID. I don’t think motivation is the issue. Intention is.