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Review: Bland Carousel Coffee shop opens at Disney Boardwalk

by Tharin White

If you are staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, there is a new fast service location waiting for you in the lobby. Carousel Coffee offers coffee, tea, ready-to-go items, and signature pastries. But, don’t go out of your way to rush here, as the specialty food and shop’s design are a bit bland.

Carousel Coffee shop opens at Disney Boardwalk.

This new, small quick-service location is just feet from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn’s lobby, making it a convenient place to grab-and-go on your way out to the parks.


Carousel Coffee shop drink menu.

Compared to other theme park resorts, the pricing at Carousel Coffee is fair and our drink items were made fairly quickly, especially since there was a rush of bloggers and theme park guests all there at 8 a.m.


'Dumbo' inspired Cast Member costumes are the biggest pop of color at this new Carousel Coffee shop.

The overall design was quite plain, with the biggest pop of color coming from the cast member costumes. The space is mostly white, tan, and beige, with a few Disney photos scattered throughout. As mentioned, both the space and its food items are a bit bland, but for a quick coffee or bagel, it serves its purpose.


NEW Carousel Coffee Shop Opens at Disney's BoardWalk Inn – Tour and Food Review

Disney has posted the full menu and hours online. They highlight the Crunchy Raspberry Danish and the New Jersey Crumb Cake items. We tried both and were not super impressed. The Crunchy Raspberry Danish does live up to its crunchy name, but you can find better items elsewhere. As for the New Jersey Crumb Cake, we didn’t even finish it.

Carousel Coffee is new and can change and improve in the future, but for now, it is simply a new lobby coffee shop.


Photo taken 1/15/2023.

Update 1/17/2023: Disney has added more decorations to the Carousel Coffee location.

The seating area, located just outside of Carousel Coffee has added new decorations to the walls.

New photos and frames have also appeared inside of the actual Carousel Coffee shop. These used to be classic and modern photos of the Mad Tea Party attraction of the Magic Kingdom.

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