What’s New in Disney World Hotels: Housekeeping Is Slowly Returning To Normal

Staying in a Disney World hotel means you’re getting so much more than a place to sleep.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

You’re getting fun Disney-themed activities (including many you might not even know about), Disney food (which you KNOW we love), Disney theming, Disney shopping, and more! So what’s been going on with Disney World hotels recently? Let’s find out!

Polynesian Village Resort Food Updates

Kona Cafe

We tried an OUTRAGEOUS snack at Kona Cafe. It’s the Dad’s Favorite Snacks Tart, which is a Chocolate Tart with Coconut Macadamia Topping, Dad’s Favorite Snacks (Potato Chips, Snickers, Popcorn, and M&M’S), Rum Chocolate Caramel Sauce, and a Chocolate-Dipped Bacon piece on top. Yeah, there was a lot going on there.

Dad’s Favorite Snacks Tart

But regardless of all that stuff on the tart, it was absolutely delicious! It had all the makings of a classic sweet and salty snack. It’s no longer available, but it was $6.29 — maybe they’ll bring it back for Father’s Day next year!

Read Our Full Review

Polynesian Resort Other Updates

Check out this cool PhotoPass 50th Anniversary sign — you can get your photo with it at the Polynesian!

Fun Photo Op!

Also, we asked about housekeeping at the resorts. For the suites, housekeeping is now being done every day, while it’s every other day for all other rooms.

You can read more about the current state of housekeeping in Disney World here!

Grand Floridian Food Updates

Enchanted Rose Lounge

For the moment, both Amor and Envy are off the menu because Disney can’t get the alcohol from the distributor.

Current menu

The good news is that new menu items will be coming soon!

Read Our Latest Review Of Enchanted Rose Lounge!

Grand Floridian Merchandise Updates


There’s a new bath bomb in town, it’s the North Shore Bath Bomb and it’s almost too pretty to use.

Isn’t it pretty?

This bath bomb is $8.99.

Read This Before You Stay at a Disney World Hotel in 2022

Grand Floridian Other Updates

We attended a media event to celebrate the grand opening of the new Disney Vacation Club Villas and Resort Studios at the Grand Floridian! We checked out the new rooms and everything!

Housekeeping is now being done every day at the Grand Floridian

We asked about housekeeping at the Grand Floridian, too. Housekeeping is now being done every day at the hotel.

See More Photos Of The NEW Rooms

Contemporary Cafe Food Updates

Contempo Cafe

Contempo Cafe has a special menu item for Pride Month: Chef Gina’s Lemon Grass Chicken Banh Mi.

Sounds yummy!

It’s a Toasted Baguette with Lemon Grass Chicken, Sriracha Aioli, Pickled Carrots, Daikon, Jalapeno, and Cilantro served with Cucumber Ribbons and Edible Flowers for $11.99.

Contemporary Resort Merchandise Updates

BVG Gifts

There’s a new 50th Anniversary Contemporary Resort Pin available for $12.99.

Pin collector alert!

We also found a Blue Long Sleeve Disney Magic Shirt.

Disney MAGIC

This shirt is $39.99.

Tour A Fireworks View Room at the Contemporary!


There’s a cute new Stitch Backpack here.

For you Stitch fans!

The backpack is $29.99.

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Looking to stay in a Disney World hotel, but don’t know where to start? We’ve got loads of information that could help, whether you want a hotel with a great view or one good for a large group, or just need to see how we rank every Disney World hotel!

If you haven’t been to Disney World in a while, you also might want to read this before you book your next trip — a LOT has changed and things that were once free with hotel stays are no longer free (like MagicBands).

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