What’s New at Disney World Hotels: We Waited Over An Hour For A Mug

Things are always changing in Disney World and we’re here to keep you up to date on all the big news!

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts

While many people are interested in knowing what’s happening in Disney Parks, things can also get interesting in Disney World hotels. Let’s go over what’s new at Disney World hotels!

Polynesian Village Resort Construction Update

At the Polynesian Village Resort, construction is still underway for the new Disney Vacation Club villas being built on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort construction progress

We’ve been seeing more construction vehicles in the area and a large mound of dirt, and scaffolding on the edge of the construction area. We’ll be watching closely for more changes!

Click here to see the most recent construction updates at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

Polynesian Village Resort Merchandise Update

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

The Monstro Tiki Mug we previously saw in Disneyland made its way over to Disney World! We found it at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. We waited in line for around 75 minutes to get this unique mug!

Monstro Mug

There were two drink options to choose from and we went with the Whale of a Tale, made with Malfy Gin Originale, Plantation Pineapple Rum, Italian Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, and Orgeat, and garnished with an Orange Wheel, Charred Pineapple Wedge, and a Pineapple Leaf. We paid $50 for the mug and the drink.

Learn more about the Monstro Mug in Disney World here!

Art of Animation Merchandise Updates

Ink & Paint

At Ink & Paint in Art of Animation, we spotted a Cinderella Horse and Carriage Playset for $39.99.

Cinderella Horse and Carriage Playset

We also found a Glitter Princess Journal for $19.99

Princess Journal

…and an Aristocats Unlined Journal for $9.99.

Aristocats Journal

Let’s head over to the Caribbean!

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Caribbean Beach Merchandise Updates

Calypso Trading

At Calypso Trading, we spotted a Caribbean Beach Corkcicle Tumbler for $39.99.

Caribbean Beach Resort Corksicle Tumbler

We also came across these cute Halloween Baskets, which cost (from left to right) $75.58, $86.71, and $77.71.

Halloween Baskets

We’ve got a few more hotel updates to go!

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Swan and Dolphin Resort Construction Update

We noticed some construction being done on the exterior of the Swan and Dolphin Resort, including some of the windows.

Swan and Dolphin Resort Construction

The Swan and Dolphin Resort is conveniently located between EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, and it’s one of our favorite places to stay!

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Yacht Club Construction Update

Over at the Yacht Club, we noticed some construction. It looked like they were replacing some of the wood on the boardwalk.

Yacht Club Construction

Let’s head next door to the Beach Club!

Beach Club Construction Update

Over at the Beach Club, we noticed a map of the resort was back, just outside the entrance.

Beach Club Map

One more update to go!

Beach Club Merchandise Update


We found a Disney Vacation Club Halloween Spirit Jersey at both Character Carnival on the BoardWalk and Beach Club’s Marketplace store.

DVC Halloween Spirit Jersey

Head to either of those two spots to find them while supplies last!

And there you have it! Those are all the big updates from Disney World hotels. Stay tuned for more Disney news and updates!

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