What’s New at Disney World Hotels: So. Many. Treats. and…Baby Birds?

Life moves pretty fast at Disney World, if you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you might miss something!

Polynesian Village Resort

between new Mother’s Day treats, supply shortagesand big changes coming to EPCOT, there’s a lot to keep track of! And now it’s time to take a look at what’s new at the Disney World resorts this week. We have a lot to go over from baby birds to Crocs charms, so let’s get started!

Let’s get started at Disney’s Old Key West Resort!

dolphin pool

the Dolphin pool near the main pool at the Old Key West Resort has officially been filled! You can’t swim in this little pond but it’s good to see these little guys splashing around again.

Old Key West Resort Pool

Now, let’s take a look at all the new merchandise you can find at Old Key West!

Conch Flats General Store

A few weeks ago these little beauties popped up in Disney World and now the Butterfly Minnie Ears have made their way over to Old Key West!

Loofah Ears!

They give off some major Lisa Frank ’90s vibes with pink and purple tulle ears and a sparkly rainbow veil. You can pick up a pair for yourself for $29.99.

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Spring has sprung, and we couldn’t help but notice that these baby Purple Martin birds were poking their heads out of their nest at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort!

Baby birds!

So cute! Make sure to keep an eye out for these babies when you’re at Caribbean Beach.

Calypso Trading Post

We found a couple of new items over at the gift shop at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, like this Pirates of the Caribbean Red Accessory set. Now you can dress up like the iconic pirate from the ride for $24.99.

Pirates of the Caribbean accessories

This Animator’s Collection Princess figurine set what’s new at Caribbean Beach for $29.99.

Animator’s Collection Princess Figures

That’s everything we found at Caribbean Beach, so let’s head over to Pop!

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Over at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, we spotted these Disney Parks-themed Crocs Jibbitz for $17.99. They have a Mickey Pretzel, Mickey Ice Cream Bar, a Disney Croc, Fanny Pack, and the castle!

Disney World Jibbitz

So, now you can deck out your crocs with all the Disney essentials — including, of course, CROCS!

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Landscape of Flavors

Mother’s Day treats have rolled into Disney World and we stopped by Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to try the new Strawberry Bliss Cupcake from Landscape of Flavors. it is a yellow cupcake filled with strawberry boba topped with strawberry buttercream other white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils.

Mother’s Day cupcake at Art of Animation

This cupcake is available at Landscape of Flavors only until May 11th for $5.79.

Click here to read our Full Review of the Strawberry Bliss Cupcake!

The Big Blue Pool

Though The Big Blue Pool is still open to guests, your photo with Crush might be a little obscured by fencing! When we stopped by, the area around the larger-than-life character was blocked off and crews were busy cleaning.

Crush Construction!

That’s everything we found at Art of Animation, let’s head over to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

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Pineapple Lanai

May the 4th came to Disney World, meaning that the Millennium Falcon Soft Serve Cup what BACK at Pineapple Lanai for a limited time! it has Galactic gray vanilla soft-serve with chocolate cream cookie crumbles, chocolate drizzle, white chocolate pearl stars, brownie asteroid pieces with stardust sparkles, and a Millennium Falcon chocolate accent piece.


It costs $5.99 and was only available on the 4th.

Click here to read our Full Review of the Millennium Falcon Soft Serve

A lot of changes are coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort with more Disney Vacation Club Villas being added soon so expect to see some construction when you make your way around. For example, we spotted some new construction walls outside of one building…

Poly Construction

…and the landscaping and irrigation project at the hotel is currently blocking this path to the beach.

Poly Construction

But, one thing that is back to looking normal is over at the marina — the net fencing was removed!

Poly Construction

That’s all for the Polynesian Village Resort! Let’s check out the Boardwalk!

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Belle Vue Lounge

You can celebrate Cinco de Mayo all month long over at Belle Vue Lounge with three SPICY new margaritas! There’s the Pina Picante for $15 which includes Herradura Resposado Tequila, Contreau Liquor, Habanero, Pineapple juice, and Lime juice and is garnished with pineapple and jalapeno, and had a Tajin rim.

Pina Picante!

Also available is the Fiesta de Mango for $14 which is made with Lunazul Resposado Tequila, Habanero, Mango smoothie, Lime juice, and Seagram’s Club Soda and is garnished with pineapple, orange, pineapple, and jalapeños! This also had a Tajin rim.

Fiesta de Mango

And, lastly, there’s the Dia de Fuego for $15 that is made with Herradura Resposado Tequila, Grand Marnier Liqueur, Blood Orange Purée, Lime juice, Lime Sour mix, and Habanero and is garnished with a Tajin rim and jalapeño slices.

Dia de Fuego Cocktail

These drinks were super yummy and PACKED some serious heat, so try them before they’re gone at the end of May!

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The Marketplace at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace

For Mother’s Day, both The Marketplace at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace are featuring the Sweeter than roses dessert from May 5th through May 8th. it is a Raspberry mousse and chocolate cake with a ruby ​​red raspberry center and chocolate and fondant decor.

Sweeter Than Roses

This treat was available last year too, but it got a MAJOR upgrade for 2022! You can give it a try while it’s available for $5.99.

Click here to read our full review of the Sweeter than Roses Dessert!

As we made our way around Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, we noticed that one area of ​​the BoardWalk was blocked off by construction walls. It looked like some work was being done on the floor panels here.

Additional Yacht Club construction

There’s still plenty of room to make your way around though!

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Over at Swan Reserve, the main pool was closed for refurbishment when we stopped by. No reopening date has been announced yet, but check back for updates!

The Swan Reserve Pool is currently closed.

That’s all for the Swan Reserve, now let’s check out the All-Stars!

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food court

Each All-Star Resort’s food court currently is featuring a new dessert right in time for the premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! the Cherry Cheesecake of Madness is made with a Cherry cheesecake on a layer of chocolate cake covered in a cherry & chocolate glace with wafer shard pieces and it’s filled with a cherry compote.

Doctor Strange literally on a cupcake

This cheesecake was delicious, and the cherries in the center were the star for us! This was a great snack for a hot day, so check it out at the All-Star Resorts if you need a sweet pick-me-up for $6.49.

Click here to read our Full review of the Cherry Cheesecake of Madness!

We also tried the Mother’s Day Dessert from the All-Stars and its deceptively simple name does not do this snack justice. it has Strawberry mousse with Strawberry compote other Lemon curd, and is decorated with a Passion Fruit Candy Crisp!

Mother’s Day Dessert

This fluffy mousse was light, refreshing and delicious — but, its only available until May 11th for $5.99.

Click here to see our Full Review of the Mother’s Day Dessert!

We also found a ton of Doctor Strange merchandise at the All-Stars Resort gift shops! We spotted this Multiverse of Madness shirt for $24.99 that features Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Wong, and America Chavez.

Doctor Strange shirt

This Doctor Strange has with the Eye of Agamotto on it was also at the All-Stars for $29.99.

Doctor Strange Hat

If you like collecting action figures, we also spotted this Doctor Strange figure for $54.99.

Doctor Strange Figure

This Doctor Strange hoodie was also at the All-Stars, and it has the Eye of Agamotto on the front for $64.99.

Doctor Strange Jacket

And, we also spotted this Doctor Strange Light Portal toy for $39.99, so if you’ve ever wanted to open portals like Doctor Strange, then now is your chance!

Doctor Strange Portal

Many of these items are also available in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and other parks, so you don’t have to head to the resorts to pick them up necessarily!

And, that’s it for everything that’s new at the Disney hotels this week! Be sure to stay tuned to DFB for more of the latest updates!

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