New Magic Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Hotels in 2023

Haven't stayed at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel in a while and wondering what's new? A visit to Walt Disney World lets you leave reality behind and step into stories both familiar and new! And nothing beats coming back to your home base after a long day at the parks to fresh lobby scents, amenities, and relaxation. 

Disney's Boardwalk Hotel

Disney's Boardwalk Hotel is evolving into something very special. This year has kicked off a series of refurbishments for the resort, with new furnishings and the start of delectable dining enhancements such as a new Northeast-inspired deli and a lobby café–Carousel Coffee—coming very soon for those craving a specialty latte and pastry.

Disney's Boardwalk Hotel

Construction is also underway for The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers, a whimsical table service restaurant and bakery expected to open in 2023.

Disney's Grand Floridian Spa & Resort

2023 will also be a momentous year for Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as it celebrates its 30th anniversary on July 1! The resort has been receiving some grand touches that weave familiar storybook charm into the Victorian elegance of this flagship resort. 

Photos via Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Guest rooms are currently being updated as we speak with more to come as the beloved Grand Floridian ushers in its third decade of magic. The ongoing renovation will also include an upcoming refurbishment of the lobby, which will maintain the classic theming you know and love with some fresh new enhancements.

The story doesn’t end there, as guests can dine underneath the lovely London sky at Citricos, inspired by “Mary Poppins Returns” … and maybe bookend their evening with a shimmering sip at Enchanted Rose Lounge, inspired by “Beauty and the Beast.” And our beloved Victoria & Albert’s – the culinary crown jewel of Walt Disney World Resort and AAA Five Diamond Award winner – reopened its doors this year to rave reviews featuring a renovated interior. 

Disney's Contemporary Resort

One of the originals: Disney's Contemporary Resort has received thoughtful enhancements that truly tie together the best of retro-modern charm. Within the walls of its a-frame architecture, the lobby now features the flair of color stylist and designer Mary Blair through new murals that complement a lovingly curated collection of modern art and historical photography of the resort’s construction. 

Check out the pics below! Do you love it? 

Disney's Contemporary Resort

Just as the sleek monorail system runs through this hotel, the retro boldness travels into refurbished Guest rooms where one can find some super touches from Pixar Animation Studios’ “Incredibles” films. Check it out below!

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Across the Seven Seas Lagoon, similar updates have graced the shores of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, where Disney has spent special attention merging the heritage and charm of the South Seas with modern touches and even patterns and textures from the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana” in guest rooms. We're obsessed with the update!

Nearly all elements of this resort have been refreshed in the past few years, from an open and inviting lobby, to dining locations, outdoor spaces and more!

Disney's All Star Resorts: Movies, Music, and Sports

Over at the Disney's All Star resorts which include Disney's All Star Movies, Disney's All Star Music, and Disney's All Star Sports, all three of these resorts are finishing up their refurbishments and are welcoming guests with FRESH rooms and open inviting lobbies! Plus, these resorts just FUN with larger-than-life icons, engaging pool areas and plenty of activities to enjoy.

Photos via WDW News Today

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

And last but not least, how could we forget about these *fin-tastic* new designs of guest rooms in the Trinidad area of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. 

And don’t forget about Hey Disney!, our magical new voice assistant that will roll out in phases across Disney Resort hotels. Whether one dreams of a campsite or treehouse nestled in nature, a bungalow or cabin along the water, our resorts are refreshed and ready to make “sweet dreams” come true.

Reach out to us or your Magical Memory Maker today to book your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation today!