What’s New at Disney World Hotels: Pool Closures, ‘Encanto’ Snacks, and Aulani Merchandise!

Do you have a favorite Disney World hotel?

The pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

We spend a lot of time at Disney World hotels, checking in shops, restaurants, bakeries, and more to see what’s new. So, if you’re keeping up with all those updates, too — we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything new we’ve found at Disney World hotels this week!

Art of Animation Merchandise Updates

Ink & Paint Shop

First up we’re stopping by Ink & Paint Shop at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort where there’s a new Art of animation rash guard for $49.99


We also found a Kids Little Mermaid Swimsuit with Rashguard for $49.99.


If you’ve got a kid that loves frilly ruffles, they will love this Minnie Mouse dress for $44.99.

So frilly

There’s also a Baby Minnie Mouse Dress with a Matching Headband for $34.99.

Isn’t this precious?

Check out this Toy Story Sensory Friendly Sweatshirt for kids for $29.99.

Sensory friendly shirt!

We found a couple of cool new Art of animation items, including a Tie dye t shirt for $25

Tie Dye is SO in.

…a blue Dip-dye t-shirt for $25

Fun Art of Animation shirt

…and a Mug.

Who doesn’t need more mugs?

The mug is $14.

Check Out The Art of Animation Minnie Ears

Art of Animation Food Updates

The Drop Off Pool Bar

We got to sip on a St. Patrick’s Day-themed drink called the Good Luck Charm. It’s made with Svedka Vodka other Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur, blended with vanilla ice creamand topped with freshly whipped cream other cookie ears for $14.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Let’s just say that this drink made us forget that the Shamrock Shake ever existed. We are in LOVE.

Read Our Full Review Here!

Art of Animation Construction Updates

If you’re hoping to spend some time at the pool when you’re staying at Disney’s Art of Animation, you’re in luck! the Schoolyard Splashground has reopened after being closed for refurbishment.

It’s open!

However, over in the cars– themed section of the hotel, the Cozy Cone Pool has closed for refurbishment. This pool is set to be closed through mid-April 2022.

It’s NOT open

Squirt’s Righteous Reef is also closed right now, so you’ll want to keep that in mind if you’re staying here anytime soon!

Everything You Want To Know About Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Pop Century Resort Merchandise Updates

Everything POP

Over at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, we stopped into Everything POP to do some shopping and found a new colorful one To The Max Pop Century Resort Tee!


This t-shirt is $25.

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Caribbean Beach Merchandise Updates

Calypso Trading Post

At Calypso Trading Post at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, we found a new Caribbean Beach Resort Mug.

Iceland vibes

This mug is $14.

Learn More About Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort!

Caribbean Beach Construction Updates

Construction is impacting the pool over at this hotel too! Right now, the Martinique Pool is closed for refurbishment. It is also expected to reopen in mid-April 2022.

Another closed pool

It’s also important to note that the Fuentes del Morro Play Area is closed at this time and is set to reopen at the end of this month.

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Riviera merchandise updates

La Boutique

Time to head over to Disney’s Riviera Resort! Need a suitcase? We found this large Riviera Suitcase!

Rep the Riviera while you travel.

The other side has a huge Riviera logo on it.


The suitcase is $200.

Learn More About Disney’s Riviera Resort

All Star Movies Food Updates

World Premiere Food Court

Who’s up for some Encanto-inspired treats? We ARE! There’s a Mirabel Cupcakewhich is a Cinnamon cupcake stuffed with custard and topped with coconut buttercream and toasted coconut, and Mirabel-inspired fondant garnishes for $5.79. It’s super delicious and kinda’ reminded us of coffee cake!

Mirabel Cupcake

There’s also a Luisa Push Up Cake Pop made with Layers of vanilla cake and tres leches pastry cream, all topped with a donut “boulder.” This treat, which costs, $5.29was delicious, but it’s kinda weird in push-up cake form. Kids will love it, though!

Luisa Push Up Cake Pop

Finally, we tried the Encanto Cholado for $6.99. This treat is made with Crushed ice topped with sliced ​​fresh fruit, sweetened condensed milk, and shredded coconut. It’s VERY refreshing AND it looks really cool. Lake?

Encanto Cholado

All of these treats are available for a limited time RIGHT NOW, so be sure to check them out!

Read Our Full Review of These Snacks Here!

Contemporary resort merchandise updates

Bayview Gifts

In Bayview Gifts at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, we found this cool new Joy Mug that we previously only saw at Disneyland here! It’s $19.99

How about a cup of Joy?

And, if you love Chef Mickey’s, you’ll want to get this Chef Mickey’s Hat ASAP. Just look at it with its Mickey ears!

Boss Mickey Hat

Grab this awesome hat for $19.99.

Click Here To See More Photos of This Hat

Polynesian merchandise updates

Moana Mercantile

There is a TON of new Aulani merchandise available at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, including a Sunset Wonders Mug…

Hawaii vibes

…and a Colorful Friendship Mug. The mugs are $18 each.

Colorful Friendship

We also found an Aulani Phone Case for $30

Cutest phone case ever?

…at Aulani Phone Dock for $30

Fun phone dock!

…at Aulani Pen Set for $20


…at Aulani Notebook for $20

Sunny days are what it’s all about

…and on Aulani Luggage Tag for $10.

Luggage tag

We also saw these items at the BouTiki store!

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Beach Club Merchandise Update

Beach Club Marketplace

At Disney’s Beach Club, there’s a new Believe In Magic Sweatshirt.

We DO Believe in Magic

The sweatshirt is $30.

Learn More About Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Thimbles & Threads

And, in another store at the resort, you can find the Alex and Ani Cinderella Castle Earrings.

It’s the castle!

The earrings are $30.

Check Out Our Review Of A Cupcake We Had At Beach Club

Coronado Springs Merchandise Update

Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries

We found some new souvenirs at Panchito’s, including a Coronado Springs magnet for $9.99

New Magnets!

…a Villa Del Lago T Shirt for $24.99

Villa Del Lago tea

.. and a Villa Del Lago Wine Glass.

Wine glass

The wine glass is $14.99.

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Grand Florida Food Updates

Gasparilla Island Grill

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we’re trying out all the green treats at Disney World, including one shaped like a Hat from Gasparilla Island Grill! the St Patty’s Day Hat is made with a shortbread cookie topped with a hat made from Caramel-Irish Cream mousse and chocolate cake, covered in milk chocolate with a white chocolate ribbon and shamrock!

How fun!

Not only is it adorable, but it’s also quite delicious — try it for yourself for $7.99.

Read Our Full Review Here

Those are all the updates we have for now, but we’ll be back soon with more, so stay tuned to DFB!

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