PHOTOS - Exterior refurbishment underway at Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Feb 01, 2016 in "Disney's BoardWalk Inn"

BoardWalk Inn exterior refurbishment
Posted: Monday February 1, 2016 12:39pm EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

An exterior refurbishment is currently taking place at the main building of Disney's BoardWalk Inn.

Along with scaffolding over the building, construction walls are up in the gardens between the lobby and the BoardWalk.

Along with work on the exteriors, rooms are being updated in the Villas section, and there are changes coming to the BoardWalk itself. Flying Fish Cafe will be closing soon for a major renovation, and Seashore Sweets is now closed. The ESPN merchandise shop and Yard Arcade are also closed to be replaced by a new un-announced experience.

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DizneyPryncessApr 04, 2016

Nice! Thanks for posting! We have a studio booked for September. My daughter will think that little pull out Dumbo bed is the cutest thing.

MansionButler84Apr 01, 2016

For those planning to visit, refurbishment of the studio villas is now complete. Images at are updated and room occupancy is now at 5. Yippie!

Gabe1Mar 07, 2016

We are looking at the beginning of September. Any word yet if the new shops, QS and restaurants will launch by then?

wdwmagicFeb 04, 2016

You should be good by Sep, although I don't have specifics yet on completion.

blueboxdoctorFeb 03, 2016

It's a shame how much they closed at once, but I guess they figure it's better to do it all at once. That's the con of having a full resort/theme park open all year. We ended up moving over to the Wilderness Lodge when the Polynesian was getting some big construction work and now the Wilderness Lodge is getting construction. But hopefully you all will still have a good vacation, after all it's Disney World, there will always be something to do, and I'd think most of the construction is during the day, when everyone will be out of the room and in the parks.

SpaceMountain77Feb 03, 2016

Is there an estimated date of completion? We are planning a September trip and I do not want to make a reservation at BWI if the exterior will be covered in scaffolding. Thanks! Jim

MinthorneFeb 02, 2016

Here is what i got - and my arrival date is after yours.

patch553Feb 02, 2016

No letter maybe it's because we are from the uk, we've been booked for over a year now just hope it doesn't interfere with our vacation too much

MansionButler84Feb 02, 2016

They didn't send you a letter? There's also a note about it here:

patch553Feb 01, 2016

I'm gutted didn't know bout this and we are staying there in just over a week:(

BoarderPhreakFeb 01, 2016

Wouldn't be Disney without a few walls. :)

MinthorneFeb 01, 2016

Got a letter about this last week for my May trip staying in BWV.