PHOTOS: Main Street Confectionery & The Chapeau Now Closed for Lengthy Remodeling and Expansion Project as Part of Magic Kingdom’s 50th Anniversary

Yesterday, the Main Street Confectionery and The Chapeau had their final day of operations before closing for a months-long refurbishment in preparation for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary “World’s Most Magical Celebration”.


While the lights outside the Main Street Confectionery remain on, the shop itself is now shuttered for the refurbishment. According to Disney, the Confectionery “will receive a fresh new look, expanded layout with more room to shop and interactive opportunities to customize your confections like never before.”


Meanwhile over at The Chapeau, the sign and exterior lighting also remain illuminated, even as the windows are covered.


Posters on the building exterior direct Guests over to the Main Street Cinema, which is serving as the temporary home for pre-packaged treats during the refurbishment. Disney has not given a timeline for the Main Street Confectionery’s reopening, but we have been told it should be complete by October 1st.


Windows and doors have been covered with black felt to prevent Guests from peeking inside the establishment while the refurbishment goes on.


Meanwhile at The Chapeau, banners direct Guests over to Box Office Gifts in the Town Square Theater across the street, which offers headwear and embroidery, including for the iconic Mickey Mouse ear hats.

Details on the extent of The Chapeau’s refurbishment have also not been released, but we suspect it will be handing over some (if not all ) of its space to The Confectionery.

If you already miss the Main Street Confectionery and The Chapeau, you can take a photo and video tour right here on WDWNT! Be sure to let us know in the comments whether you’re excited for the Main Street Confectionery’s massive overhaul, and stay tuned to WDWNT for the latest updates on this project.

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