Construction walls down in the lobby at Disney's BoardWalk Resort reveal only minor changes so far

24 days ago in "Disney's BoardWalk Inn"

Disney's BoardWalk Inn lobby refurbishment - March 1 2023
Posted: Monday March 6, 2023 11:41am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The construction walls have been removed in the BoardWalk Inn resort lobby, revealing a largely unchanged interior.

Work has been limited to the check-in desks, which are now slightly separated into pods rather than a single line of desks.

It isn't clear yet if this is the extent of the lobby refurbishment, or if more changes will come later.

Elsewhere at the resort, the lobby area restrooms are currently closed for refurbishment, and the Concierge Lounge at the resort will be temporarily closed from March 11 through the end of April 2023.

Discuss on the Forums

Follow WDWMAGIC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for more Walt Disney World news and updates

View all comments →

Rteetz1 day ago

The "tower" is shorter than it was previously.

Bocabear1 day ago

Holy crap! Could they not have just moved in and redesigned the interior? If they have gone all the way back to the structural steel, they are spending way too much money for a cake shop...shame they did not spend the time and care on the design for the Crepe shop in

DCBaker1 day ago

Workers have begun reinstalling steel beams today on the upper portion of The Cake Bake Shop.

Weather_Lady2 days ago

They may not be adding extra furniture to these rooms, just to keep things consistent with the regular-sized room amenities, although that dead space is certainly distracting! On the other hand, it does appear that @Dr.GrantSeeker's room might not have been quite complete -- or else that there are intentional differences between it and a "standard" rectangular room. Notice the darker finish (I think, unless it's a photo exposure issue) on the coffee area/closet area in his second photo, with two closet sections. Photos of standard-sized refurbished rooms show a lighter finish, mirrors on the doors, and three closet sections instead of two (example below) -- so part of the trade-off for more floor space may be less closet space.

FigmentForever9611 days ago

Ohhhh I really like it

MinnieM12312 days ago

It does appear as though there's (dead) space in one area only of the room, waiting for more furniture. Wondering if the furniture (desk, or whatever) hasn't arrived yet. Anyway, I really like the large guestroom space.

Dr.GrantSeeker12 days ago

Just checked into the Boardwalk for a quick weekend getaway. We are staying in a newly refurbished room. I will say I am pleasantly surprised with how they turned out. We have an oversized garden view room and it appears either they haven't put the desks in the room or maybe they wont be including desks in the renovated rooms. There is some awkward dead space since it is larger than a regular room. But here are some pics! Oh yeah the bathroom is exactly the same as it was prior, which is odd? Looks like all they added was the glass shower door.

UNCgolf23 days ago

I think the long desks look better at most hotels (much better, really), but I understand the easier movement aspect and it's not a huge deal. If it makes things easier for employees (and guests, in some cases) it's an okay tradeoff because the desks are a minor part of the design.

Ayla23 days ago

I can, thanks. 😂

castlecake2.023 days ago

Nope she doesn’t need help she can figure it out on her own

ToTBellHop23 days ago

“Can you show me how to do X on the MDE app?”

castlecake2.023 days ago

You might not, but other guests sometime do 🤷‍♂️

Ayla23 days ago

I don't need a CM to stand next to me to help me.

castlecake2.023 days ago

From someone who actually works in these locations, it makes things easier for the cast (front desk anyway, never had a role where I could sit)