PHOTOS: Lobby Refurbishment Begins at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

A lobby refurbishment has begun at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, as crews aim to refresh the turn-of-the-century theming with “light and airy touches”.

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Walls have been erected within the lobby as work begins on the refurbishment. The planned refresh, which is expected to also include guest rooms, was announced in the spring of 2022. A barricade within the central section of the Guest Services Counter reads, “Please pardon our appearance. This area is being refurbished for your future enjoyment”.

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The sconces are lit, but no one is home. “Warning: Construction Personnel Only Beyond This Point” warns a sign affixed to a barricade at one of the guest services counters within the lobby. Plastic screening and temporary walls hide the progress behind the plastic safety barricade.
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Guests are seen lining up to meet with Cast Members at the far left of three Guest Services Counters. This counter is currently the only one open, as the middle is walled off and the far right is barricaded.
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The lobby is the latest refurbishment project to begin at the BoardWalk Inn. Carousel Coffee has opened up nearby and The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers will soon be taking over the former ESPN Club building. These new additions will join the BoardWalk Deli, which opened during the summer of 2022.

The resort is modeled after turn-of-the-century boardwalks in such coastal cities as Coney Island and Atlantic City and Disney has stated they intend to keep this theme.

Are you excited about the lobby refurbishment at the BoardWalk Inn or are you worried that theming may become less scarce with the ongoing updates? Let us know in the comments below!

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