Major exterior work begins at BoardWalk

While crews continue in-room renovations at Disney's BoardWalk Villas, resort work has expanded to the building exterior.

Seashore Sweets

Seashore Sweets' is now closed

As previously announced, Flying Fish Cafe at Disney's BoardWalk closed on February 1, 2016 for an extensive eight month refurbishment.  Added to the chopping block are Seashore Sweets', ESPN's merchandise shop and the Yard Arcade, all of which are now permanently closed.  

Disney has not announced how it plans to utilize space following the closures.  Rumors suggest that the former Seashore Sweets' location may become home to a bar or lounge, given its proximity to Flying Fish Cafe and Trattoria al Forno.

Elsewhere, large sections of the BoardWalk resort are surrounded by construction walls and scaffolding as crews work to repair and paint the building exterior.  The Village Green to the rear of the resort's lobby is significantly impacted by work, with many sections walled-off and the main building tower surrounded by scaffolding.

Photos of the area can be found in a recent post at WDWMagic.com.

In-room refurbishment on Disney's BoardWalk Villas continues.  The vast majority of the villas are complete, but some rooms are still awaiting updates.  No specific project completion date has been disclosed. 

Reader Comments
Re: Major exterior work begins at BoardWalk -- denlo
2016 Feb 05 11:08:28 AM
That kind of exterior remodel will definitely affect using your balcony. Hopefully people will know in advance to expect no view and less privacy and probably noise issues too during the day.
Re: Major exterior work begins at BoardWalk -- bbarnett
2016 Feb 05 02:44:31 PM
denlo wrote:
That kind of exterior remodel will definitely affect using your balcony. Hopefully people will know in advance to expect no view and less privacy and probably noise issues too during the day.

According to some on the boards this should have no affect on your experience Denise. The construction noise and commotion is just a part of the overall vacation experience while at WDW and you should be happy to pay for it.
Re: Major exterior work begins at BoardWalk -- 4boyz
2016 Feb 06 08:59:51 PM
Wow...this is disappointing news because that was the best place to get ice cream. Huge portions, a reasonable price and a DVC discount. A much better value than Beaches & Cream. A real shame.
Re: Major exterior work begins at BoardWalk -- bakerworld
2016 Feb 07 07:06:47 AM
IMO the last thing that area needs is another bar :confused24:. I wonder if they're incorporating the ESPN store into the restaurant. Seems like we picked a good year to give the area a miss. Everything will be refurbished for our 2017 vacations :thumbsup2:
Re: Major exterior work begins at BoardWalk -- twoehr
2016 Feb 08 06:49:45 PM
bbarnett wrote:
.... The construction noise and commotion is just a part of the overall vacation experience while at WDW and you should be happy to pay for it.

:thumbsup2:

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