New Enhancements, Dining Options Coming to Disney’s BoardWalk

Dizknee_Phreek

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I'm Gen-X and I love the new looks of the hotels. Contemporary being my least favorite, but the rest look great! :D
My husband is also Gen X (he's on the brink of Gen X and Millennial being born in 1981...depends on the graph where he falls) and mostly likes the aesthetic. He doesn't really understand my problem with it. So maybe it's more of a Gen X thing.

In response to the now ongoing generation discussion...my point was it seems to me people tend to associate Millennials with online Tik Tok influencing 20-somethings. Nothing ever comes up about Gen Z. But I wholeheartedly agree it's mostly now Gen X and still some Boomers calling the shots. For the most part people my age are certainly not in the higher positions that are able to make final decisions.
 

dreday3

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My husband is also Gen X (he's on the brink of Gen X and Millennial being born in 1981...depends on the graph where he falls) and mostly likes the aesthetic. He doesn't really understand my problem with it. So maybe it's more of a Gen X thing.

In response to the now ongoing generation discussion...my point was it seems to me people tend to associate Millennials with online Tik Tok influencing 20-somethings. Nothing ever comes up about Gen Z. But I wholeheartedly agree it's mostly now Gen X and still some Boomers calling the shots. For the most part people my age are certainly not in the higher positions that are able to make final decisions.

I mean, Millennials are in their early 40s at this point and Gen-X - the last of us - is about to turn 50 or close to it.

I sure hope Millennials are at this point in the positions that make management decisions or something is very wrong there. Heck, I think Michael Eisner was around 42 when he was CEO of Disney? If I'm wrong, I imagine I will be corrected shortly. 😄
 
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Dizknee_Phreek

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I mean, Millennials are in their early 40s at this point and Gen-X - the last of us - is about to turn 50 or close to it.

I sure hope Millennials are at this point in the positions that make management decisions or something is very wrong there. Heck, I think Michael Eisner was around 42 when he was CEO of Disney? If I'm wrong, I imagine I will be corrected shortly. 😄
*Some* Millennials are in their early 40s. But the majority of us are in our 30s.

From my experience (granted, it's not much) people my age are not higher level executives. Managers, maybe. But lower level. The older generations are putting off retirement longer. I work at a nationwide corporate bank and mortgage company. There are several levels of management. Upper management (the decision makers) are in their 50s and 60s. MAYBE late 40s at best. Millennials also have the added challenge of fighting the stigmas of being "entitled and lazy", which makes it even harder to move up the corporate ladder.
Eisner became Disney CEO in 1984. Times were very much different in every way. I'd say he was also an exception seeing as he was already in higher level positions prior to becoming Disney CEO. There's always those exceptions that break into upper management at younger ages through luck or connections or what have you. But for the most part, I'd be shocked if Millennials were the ones making the big decisions because that is not what I'm seeing where I work or with my school peers who are now working outside of our smaller community.
 

UNCgolf

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True boomers are 69-77. I doubt too many of them are heading up design teams.

The generations are defined the way they are (and the defining line is pretty arbitrary, but it is what it is); there's no separate "true" version of those generations. Someone born in 1982 is considered a millennial, as is someone born in 1995 -- those two people had childhoods that were so wildly different that it seems silly to act as though they have any kind of shared cultural experience that groups them together.

I'm sure there are some millennials heading up design, but the majority are likely Gen X. And most higher executives who are giving final sign-off are even more likely to be Gen X (or the youngest Boomers).
 
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Ayla

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Hey guys!

Ran across a video of the refurbished cottages at Boardwalk. We've never stayed there, but thought some of you might like to see the updates.


When we stayed at Boardwalk, our room overlooked the little cottages and I thought they were adorable. Fun to see inside one of them. :)
 

DCBaker

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The refurbishment at Trattoria al Forno has been extended until late June 2023.

"Please note: Trattoria al Forno will be closed from June 11 to late June 2023 as it undergoes refurbishment. No dinner offerings will be available. However, Trattoria al Forno will provide a limited breakfast menu during those dates, with Guests who book breakfast being directed to dine in the Flying Fish dining room."

It appears the refurbishment at Trattoria al Forno is complete - reservations are available again for dinner beginning today.

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Bocabear

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If it is as good as Corn Dog Castle at DCA, then it will be a win all around!
I am not sure why they never put one of those in the Circus Area in Fantasyland...would be a perfect fit.
 

Disney Analyst

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If it is as good as Corn Dog Castle at DCA, then it will be a win all around!
I am not sure why they never put one of those in the Circus Area in Fantasyland...would be a perfect fit.

That would make too much sense. How does Disneyland have the iconic Corn Dog cart, and Mk doesn't?

I was pretty confused by the lack of Corn Dogs when I did my ICP summer stint at MK back in 2013. The Corn Dog Nuggets were my saving grace.
 

dreday3

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Okay, I may have been wrong? I didn't think the cake-bake shop would have a decent menu for actual food, but if it follows this menu from their other locations, I can definitely see eating here for lunch or dinner if staying in the area. The sandwich/entrée prices really aren't much pricier than other restaurants.

 

jinx8402

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Okay, I may have been wrong? I didn't think the cake-bake shop would have a decent menu for actual food, but if it follows this menu from their other locations, I can definitely see eating here for lunch or dinner if staying in the area. The sandwich/entrée prices really aren't much pricier than other restaurants.

You're forgetting the Disney tax on top of those prices. Add like $5-6 on each item lol
 

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