PHOTOS: The Cake Bake Shop Begins Installing Duct Work, Concrete Refurbishment at Jellyrolls & More Construction at Disney’s BoardWalk

Toni Ferrigno

Disney's Boardwalk

PHOTOS: The Cake Bake Shop Begins Installing Duct Work, Concrete Refurbishment at Jellyrolls & More Construction at Disney’s BoardWalk

As construction continues around Disney’s BoardWalk, we got a look at the latest updates being made to the Walt Disney World destination.

Thimbles & Threads at Disney’s BoardWalk

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Concrete work at Disney’s Boardwalk is making progress outside of Thimbles & Threads, with crews spotted working behind the rolling planters during a recent visit.

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Inside of Thimbles & Threads, guests were met with a sign asking to pardon the pixie dust and to use a different exit.

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Next to Thimbles & Threads, crew members were working on the foundation.

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A pile of stacked bricks can be seen behind the rolling planters.

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Plastic sheeting was put up on the building as the work was done.


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Rolling planters surround the exterior of Jellyrolls.

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We saw crew members working on the entrance to the dueling piano bar. It has remained open during the construction.

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When we visited again later in the same week, we saw that the rolling planters had been moved.

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Despite the concrete getting some TL, we spotted quite a bit of chipped paint that could use a touch-up.

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Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

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During our recent visits, we also saw crews working inside one of the buildings for Disney’s BoardWalk Villas.

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While we were there, the entirety of the BoardWalk smelled of construction dust and paint — not ideal for dining al fresco.

The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers

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Construction on The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers has made progress since we last visited. The BoardWalk’s new dining location will replace the former ESPN Club, which closed in 2022.

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Window boxes are taking shape and more tin has been added to the roofing.

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Some wiring is visible along the roofline.

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Upon closer look inside the framework of the building, you can see air ducts have been installed.

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Originally announced to have a 2023 opening timeframe, The Cake Bake Shop’s Facebook page now says they’re scheduled for an early 2024 debut. When it opens, it will be both a table service restaurant and a quick service bakery, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, desserts, and cocktails.

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