What’s New at Disney World Hotels: ‘Encanto’ Arepas, Lily Pulitzer Merchandise, and a SNACK REVAMP

There’s a LOT going on in Disney World — and we’re not just talking about in the theme parks.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

You might be SHOCKED at the number of food, construction, and merchandise updates we spot at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Don’t worry though, we’re taking you through EVERYTHING NEW we’ve spotted over the last few days!

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Food Updates

Over at All-Star Movies, there’s a stellar new breakfast offering, and it’s inspired by Encanto! We KNOW you were jealous of the Madrigal family when they got to snag a bite of Julieta’s arepas.

A fun way to start your day!

Well, now you can try out Chorizo Arepas at World Premiere Food Court!

Click here for our FULL REVIEW of the Chorizo Arepas!

Also at this spot, they celebrated the lucky holiday with a St. Patrick’s Day Mickey Mousse treat.

St. Patrick’s Day Mickey

If this one is still around, you’ll find it for $5.99.

Want to see more of this treat? Click here!

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Food Updates

Nearby, Intermission Food Court at All-Star Music ALSO had the St. Patrick’s Day Mickey Mousse treat.

Mickey hats ARE fun

Construction Updates

A few spots of construction were taking place at All-Star Music with some concrete replacement on the walkway near Calypso Pool and some pressure washing in this section as well.

Power Washing

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Food Updates

Heading over to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Landscape of Flavors had the Luck of the Green St. Patrick’s Day dessert for $5.79.

Luck of the Green

Warning, this DID dye our tongues green.

To see what we thought of this treat, click here!

Construction Updates

There were a few construction updates here as well, including some painting at the Righteous Reef Playground and the floors getting refinished in the main lobby.

Playground Construction

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort

Merchandise Updates

Thimbles & Threads had some merchandise from the VERY high-demand Lily Pulitzer and Disney collab.

Lilly Pulitzer for Disney Apparel in Disney Springs

Looks like you can still find some pieces of this collection if you know where to find them! We also spotted some items from the collab at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom, Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs, Curiouser Clothiers at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa, and Buena Vista Gifts in Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Click here to see more of the Lily Pulitzer collection!

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Food Updates

We’ve got ANOTHER green treat at Caribbean Beach Resort’s Centertown Market.

Lots of green minty things this week!

We tried out the Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake for $5.49.

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

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Food Updates

We hope you’re not tired of the St. Patrick’s Day treats yet! For $5.99, you can pick up the St. Patrick’s Day Vanilla Cupcake at Contemporary Resort if it’s stuck around after the holiday.

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake from Contempo Cafe

Just head on over to Contempo Cafe to snag it.

To see more of this treat, click here!

A smaller but still exciting food update: Bayview Gifts has started selling packaged Butter Bars!

Construction Updates

There is still some construction going on around the front desk on the first floor of Contemporary, so we checked in on the progress.

Front Desk

We also spotted that this resort has a Herstory photo backdrop set up for Women’s History Month. Similar backdrops were found at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and more.

Herstory photo backdrop

Merchandise Updates

Bay View Gifts still had much of the Lily Pulitzer collection, including leggings, dresses, shorts, and a v-neck.

Lily Pulitzer collection

And another POPULAR merchandise collection is available here too.

Mickey Mouse The Main Attraction Space Mountain collection

That’s right, it’s the Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction Space Mountain collection!

Want to see more of the Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction series? Click here!

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Food Updates

During our stop at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, we had a meal at Crockett’s Tavern, so keep an eye out for a REVIEW of the snacks and drinks we tried!

Crockett’s Tavern

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Food Updates

Over at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the Grand Cottage Easter treats stand was getting set up in the lobby.

Grand Cottage

Spoiler alert! It’s now open!

To see more of the Grand Cottage, click here!

Construction Updates

This resort still has some construction walls around the outer building, near the main pool.

Grand Floridian Construction

Merchandise Updates

The Basin location at Grand Floridian has lots of St. Patrick’s Day and Easter specials like we’ve spotted in Disney Springs!


Curiouser Clothiers, another shop in this hotel, only had the Lily Pulitzer leggings left of that collection, and a Cast Member said there was a line of people waiting for them at 6AM!

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Food Updates

There’s been a BIG change to the Gurgling Suitcase menu at Old Key West Resort.

Are they as good as their predecessor?

The classic Conch Fritters have been replaced with SHRIMP FRITTERS…and they were pretty delicious.

Click here to see our review of the Shrimp Fritters!

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Food Updates

You thought we were done with lucky green treats? Not quite.

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake

Some locations at Polynesian Village Resort had their own version of a St. Patrick’s Cupcake for $5.99.

Want to see more of this cupcake? Click here!

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Construction Updates

There’s a bit of construction going on in the walkways at Pop Century Resort.

Pop Century Pathways

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Construction Updates

The Kids’ Splash Play Area has been closed for a while at Wilderness Lodge, but it’s reopened now!

Kids Play Area

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort

Food Updates

And our last stop is the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, where the Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale & Compass had a Bailey’s Chocolate Cupcake that they break out for fun holidays!

Bailey’s Chocolate Cupcake

Construction Updates

There’s still a bit of construction going on near the Stormalong Bay pool, and some of the windows were getting some TLC on the Yacht Club side.


And that’s all of the latest updates from the Disney World hotels! As always, keep an eye on DFB so you don’t miss ANY Disney World news!

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