BoardWalk Villas Refurbishment Update - June 2024

BoardWalk Villas

Finishing touches are still being completed on the wholesale interior and exterior refurbishment which began in 2023 at Disney's BoardWalk Villas

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Back in September 2023, crews began the process of renovating the interior and exterior of the villa wing at Disney's BoardWalk Inn & Villas. The project was said to run through "spring" 2024, and it appears they're going to run right up against that deadlines. The most obvious work is taking place in the "Crest O The Wave" section of the buidling, where hydraulic lift vehicles are omnipresent as the building exterior is still being refreshed. 

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Sadly that hasn't kept the resort from actually assigning guests to many of these rooms. During a recent stay, we were assigned to a lovely room in this area, which unfortunately had workers on a lift completing repairs to the room just beneath ours. 

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Work was limited to daytime hours and the overall disruption was minimal. However, it was difficult to enjoy coffee on the balcony one morning. Even the room we occupied was still in need of some coats of exterior paint around the balcony door frame before the project could be considered complete. 

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Work in this area prompted a closure to the Disney Vacation Club preview room. Nearby the former home to Big River Grille sits empty with no signs of a new tenant forthcoming. 

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Elsewhere the news is better. The last series of room interiors are being renovated, about a dozen villas on floors 1-4 in the wing closest to Disney's Hollywood Studios. On each floor, a door with signage similar to the above blocks guests from accessing the active construction area. 

Renovated rooms feature a variety of updates including charming themed artwork and the popular pull-down convertible sofa beds as pictured below. 

Disneys Boardwalk Villas 1BR Sofa

This is the most significant update to Disney's BoardWalk Villas since its opening in 1996. Elsewhere you can see our progress report for Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs and The Cake Bake Shop. All of the hotel rooms in Disney's BoardWalk Inn have been similarly updated, along with the relatively recent addition of Carousel Coffee in the resort's lobby and the conversion of the former bakery to BoardWalk Deli