Disney World Begins Destruction of 26-Year-Old Resort Venue

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After a long run at one of Disney’s most popular Resorts, one building is now being completely destroyed and demolished.

Disney's BoardWalk at night
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You heard that right, as part of a massive, multi-year project at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, one popular building is now being demolished. Communications Manager, Lesley Harris, shared the exciting news that the Resort would be reworked to Disney Parks Blog earlier this year. The announcement included many projects that Walt Disney World intends to implement at the popular Resort:

Waterside strolls will be extra special with storybook sweet treats and dreamy desserts at The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers, a new table service restaurant and bakery that’s sure to delight. Expected to open in 2023, this restaurant will offer both savory and dessert menus, along with afternoon tea service, in a whimsical atmosphere that complements the magic of the idyllic charm of Disney’s BoardWalk that guests know and love.

disney's boardwalk inn lobby
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The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers is set to become the Resort’s premier bakery hotspot, “And with this new sweet spot on the horizon, the BoardWalk Bakery will become a new sandwich shop for guests to enjoy a bite along the water’s edge, joining other current food and beverage locations like BoardWalk Ice Cream.”

And now, another piece of Disney history is slowly being removed. The specific building used to be the ESPN Club. The destruction was confirmed in a tweet from Reporter Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) which is linked below:

Crews are now dismantling portions of the ESPN Club at Disney’s Boardwalk. The venue opened in 1996 and permanently closed earlier this year.

It is expected that The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers will take hold of this area once demolition and construction are complete. Disney describes the BoardWalk as follows:

Experience the timeless charm of Disney’s BoardWalk, a quarter-mile promenade of exquisite dining, unique shops and exciting nightlife. Stroll along the water’s edge, play afternoon midway games and discover evening street performers. Evoking turn-of-the-century boardwalks in such coastal cities as Coney Island and Atlantic City, Disney’s BoardWalk is a short stroll to Epcot and a breezy boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at night
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This is just the latest development at the ever-changing and improving Walt Disney World Resort. Recently, EPCOT received a brand-new attraction in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the Park’s first-ever roller coaster. in 2019, Disney’s Hollywood Studios saw the opening of the massive Galaxy’s Edge expansion, transporting Guests into the world of Star Wars.

This is also just another beloved Disney property to be destroyed as we recently saw the fan-favorite Tower of Terror sign completely removed. This sign has been a roadside staple for Guests since the 90s and we hate to see it go.

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