Disney releases details for updated Caribbean Beach Resort

By Ashley Carter, Attractions Insider
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 06, 2017, 2:57 PM EST

Walt Disney World has shared new concept art, showing the changes coming to Caribbean Beach Resort.

  • Caribbean Beach Resort undergoing transformation
  • Disney released new concept art of the resort
  • Lobby, market and restaurants revamped

The reveal was part of a “12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas” post on the Disney Parks Blog.

The remodeling project has been underway since May with the closure of Old Port Royale.

Centertown Market, Shutters Restaurant, Banana Cabana outdoor bar and Calypso Trading Post will also undergo a transformation.

Old Port Royale will be reimagined at a “port of entry” where guess can access services, amenities and dining, according to Disney. It will also serve as the place where guests check-in before starting their vacation.

An expanded Centertown Market will offer quick-service dining and feature a street market vibe.  A large palapa-like structure accented with glowing light pendants will serve as the entryway.

“The market will feature open shutters, wooden light posts, awnings, ornamentation and unique seating areas,” according to the Disney Parks Blog post.

The market will also be enclosed.  

Shutters, located on the waterfront of Old Port Royale, will offer waterfront dining. The restaurant will feature leaves and floral décor. At nearby Banana Cabana, seating areas will be flanked with cabana-style drapes. Re-purposed steel drums will serve as lights around a central communal table.  

The changes are scheduled to debut late summer 2018.

Disney’s Riviera Resort—announced during the D23 Expo—is set for the area adjacent to Caribbean Beach Resort.   


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