After an extensive refurbishment, the Boardwalk Bakery reopened today (April 26, 2013) – and I was impressed. But before I show you the great work the Imagineers did, I'll show you a few “before” pictures.
This first photo shows the old exterior. Notice there is only one door into this shop.
This next picture shows the small display case featuring the Boardwalk Bakery’s offerings.
Here we see the pay station which sat directly next to the display case. This was a small and cramped area that did not accommodate more than a handful of people at any one time.
This final picture of the old Boardwalk Bakery is of the show-kitchen, which was relocated to make room for the upcoming improvements.
Now let’s take a look at the new and improved Boardwalk Bakery. As you can see from these next pictures, a second door has been added to the left side of the shop.
Outside the Boardwalk Bakery are two sandwich board signs, one in front of the old door and one in front of the new entrance.
When entering the new door on the left side of the shop, guests are treated to the greatly improved Boardwalk Bakery. Gone is the small display case and cramped quarters in which to pay. These have been replaced by a store-length display case and a large queue to keep guests organized.
Take a look at some of the mouth-watering selections offered.
The menu at the Boardwalk Bakery has also been revamped and improved. Besides the traditional breakfast rolls and muffins and the gooey desserts, upscale lunch and dinner options are now available. Take for instance, Quiche of the Day, Maine Lobster on a Roll, Oak Grilled Salmon, Herb Pork Loin, Spinach Salad, and Apple Mixed Greens just to name a few.
After making your selections, a spacious area with two cash registers is available for payment.
Beyond the pay station are condiment areas and a fountain stand for drinks.
The original shop door located on the right of the Boardwalk Bakery takes guest directly into the condiment/fountain area. It is here that those with refillable mugs can get a refill while strolling the promenade.
There is no indoor seating at the Boardwalk Bakery, but plenty of tables can be found nearby outside.
Ask any cast member and they will tell you that it’s a great honor to be on the opening crew of a new attraction, shop, or restaurant. Take a look at the smiling faces I encountered at the Boardwalk Bakery today.
The Boardwalk Bakery has always been a busy spot in the morning. Many resort guests rely on this shop for their morning sugar and caffeine. Because of this, the Boardwalk Bakery was often crowded beyond belief as guests were preparing to go to Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios. Although I was not there in the early hours today to witness the improved service now offered, it is obvious that these expanded quarters will greatly speed things along for those wishing to grab a quick bite.
Well done, Disney!
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