Change is underway at Disney’s BoardWalk. Themed elements on the closed ESPN Club restaurant are currently being removed ahead of a transformation of the space. Disney announced in March 2022 that The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers will replace the old ESPN Club.
A crane is positioned on the BoardWalk and recently removed the giant weights.
DO NOT DROP WEIGHTS.
Crews continue removing themed elements from the former ESPN Club at Disney's Boardwalk. pic.twitter.com/zSNhlVRSzf
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) July 15, 2022
The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers will contain a bakery and table-service dining. The official website for The Cake Bake Shop says they expect to open in Walt Disney World in 2023.
Disney also announced more info on the new BoardWalk Deli that’s replacing the existing BoardWalk Bakery.
Opening this summer at Disney's Boardwalk: BoardWalk Deli, a Northeastern-style deli with a brand-new menu that will include fresh deli sandwiches, fresh baked breads, and a selection of bakery items. Stay tuned for more on Disney Parks Blog for all the delicious details! pic.twitter.com/9T52NaK34s
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Disney hasn’t provided any specific dates for their changes to the resort’s lobby and rooms. Their original announcement said the changes will unfold over “the next few years.”