Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World has been undergoing a massive transformation and today, the Disney Parks Blog has shared some additional details on what we can expect to see when the new enhancements make their debut in the late summer of 2018.
Old Port Royale is being reimagined to the “port of entry” where guests will check in prior to beginning their “island vacation.” The central location is described as a place that will offer guests more convenient access to the resort’s services, amenities, and dining locations.
“Centertown Market will be expanded and enclosed, creating a quick-service restaurant with an indoor street market vibe. Guests will enter the space under a large palapa-like structure, accented with glowing colored light pendants made from glass bottles. The market will feature open shutters, wooden light posts, awnings, ornamentation and unique seating areas. Guests will also have access to the Grab n’ Go market for a specialty coffee and quick bites.”
“Shutters, a Caribbean-inspired table-service restaurant, will be located on the waterfront of Old Port Royale, transporting guests to a beachfront home in the tropical islands. Large open shutters will allow the sun to cast a warm light into the space adorned with handmade items that appear as they’ve been found on the islands. Leaves and floral design motifs will fill the space, celebrating the natural beauty of the Caribbean.”
Banana Cabana, the resort’s island-style pool bar, will immerse guests in the Caribbean island vibe. “Cabana-style drapes will flank seating areas and re-purposed steel drums will illuminate a central communal table made from a wooden boat.”
The resort’s import and export facility, Calypso Trading Post, will have Disney merchandise and other vacation essentials for sale.
Source: Disney Parks Blog