What’s New at the Disney World Hotels: Goodbye Magical Express And EXCLUSIVE Merchandise!

Disney World is a pretty happenin’ place!

Polynesian Village Resort

It seems like there’s ALWAYS something new going on around the parks and the hotels are no different. We don’t want you to miss anything so we’re bringing you everything new in food, construction, and merchandise from the Disney World hotels!

Various Resorts

We’ve got a few updates that applied across many of the hotels! For one, Magical Express signage has been replaced with general Airport Shuttle signage at all of the hotels.

Airport Signage

And Christmas decor is down too. Goodbye, Grand Floridian gingerbread house!

Bye, house!

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Art of Animation Merchandise Updates

At Ink and Paint Shop at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, we spotted a new-to-us Beauty and the Beast Window Mystery Pin Set for $17.99.

Beauty and the Beast Window Mystery Pin Set

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Beach Club Merchandise Updates

For $29.99, you can snag a new Beaches & Cream Hat from Beach Club Marketplace.

Beaches & Cream Hat

This spot also has a Wicker-bottom Tote Bag for $64.99.

Wicker-bottom Tote Bag

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort

BoardWalk Inn Merchandise Updates

We spotted this Blue Boardwalk T-shirt at Dundy’s Sundries for $36.99.

Blue Boardwalk T-shirt

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Caribbean Beach Construction Updates

There was still a bit of construction on the bridge by the pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

Construction at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contemporary Construction Updates

Bay View Gifts had some construction on the doorway too.


Contemporary Merchandise Updates

At Fantasia Marketplace around the holidays, we spotted a Nightmare Before Christmas “13 Days of Christmas” book for $12.99.

Nightmare Before Christmas “13 Days of Christmas” book

Bay View Gifts also had some new-to-us Contemporary merchandise. There’s a Contemporary Baseball Tee for $36.99

Contemporary Baseball Tee

…and a Contemporary Hat for $29.99.

Contemporary Hat

This spot also had a cool Holiday Puzzle for $24.99.

Holiday Puzzle

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Old Key West Merchandise Updates

Old Key West had some new-to-us resort merchandise too. Take a look at the Old Key West Magnets for $19.99

Old Key West Magnets

Old Key West Coasters for $24.99

Old Key West Coasters

…and Old Key West Mug for $14.99.

Old Key West Mug

We also spotted a new-to-us Dole Whip Patch for $19.99.

Dole Whip Patch

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Polynesian Village Food Updates

We had a few food updates at the Polynesian! For New Year’s Eve, we spotted the Stroke of Midnight Cupcake.

Stroke of Midnight Cupcake

This treat had changed but it was still pretty tasty!

Click here to see our review of this cupcake!

Over at Pineapple Lanai, there’s a special treat for the Walt Disney World Marathon.

Blue Hawaiian Float

Check out the runDisney Blue Hawaiian Float!

Want to see our review of this treat? Click here!

Polynesian Village Merchandise Updates

And Polynesian had some new merchandise at BouTiki too! There’s this Polynesian Ornament…

This is SO cute!

…(that was a little late to the holiday festivies).

Click here to see more of this ornament!

And a Hawaiian-style 50th Shirt for $115!

Hawaiian-style 50th Shirt

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Riviera Merchandise Updates

La Boutique had a new-to-us Riviera Resort Picture Frame for $24.99.

Riviera Resort Picture Frame

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Saratoga Springs Merchandise Updates

At Saratoga Springs, we spotted a Pink Earidescent Spirit Jersey — DVC edition for $119.99

Pink Earidescent Spirit Jersey — DVC edition

…a Saratoga Springs Magnet for $12.99

Saratoga Springs Magnet

…and a Saratoga Springs Tee for $24.99.

Saratoga Springs Tee

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Wilderness Lodge Construction Updates

At Wilderness Lodge, there was some more construction going on by the geyser. It looked like workers were adding some gravel!

construction going on by the geyser

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Yacht Club Merchandise Updates

And our final stop is Yacht Club Resort! Ale & Compass Marketplace had a new Trinket Dish for $19.99

Trinket Dish

…and a Branded Tote Bag for $64.99.

Branded Tote Bag

And that’s the latest from the Disney World Resort hotels! As always, stay tuned to DFB for the latest Disney World updates!

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