Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is making construction progress as it rolls towards completion, hopefully by early fall 2018. The original timeline called for August, but I am now hearing September / October. The wait will be worth it as the changes are going to be beautiful and a much needed update for the resort.
Here is what’s going on:
- Old Port Royale (Centertown) is coming along with new building construction. The new area will contain eating facilities, shopping and the main lobby and registration area. The Custom House, which is the current registration area will be moved to this new centralized area.
- The current entrance to the Caribbean Beach will close once construction is finished. The new entrance will run off of Victory Way, which is where the Art of Animation and Pop Century are located.
- Disney’s Riviera Resort is progressing along as well.
- The Disney Skyliner towers are in place near Trinidad South as well as the main loading and transfer station.
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Centertown is making progress and will contain the new Shutters Restaurant, Banana Cabana Bar, new lobby area and shopping.
Here is some concept art for the new Centertown entrance and Shutters restaurant.
Some areas through Jamaica are blocked off for the Disney Skyliner towers installation.
Here is the concept art for the skyliner approach to the Caribbean Station as well as how that new station will look. I think it blends in perfectly with the Caribbean theme. Can’t wait to see it finished.
The current entrance for the Caribbean Beach will be converted into the new Riviera Resort entrance. The new Caribbean entrance will now run off of Victory way, which is where Pop Century and the Art of Animation is located.
Disney’s new Riviera Resort will make for beautiful views from the Caribbean Beach. The new resort is moving along quickly and is scheduled to open in Fall 2019.
Disney has utilized various corner rooms at the Caribbean Beach to accommodate some quick service options. You can find a variety of drinks and snacks without having to walk a great distance around the resort.
Hope this update helps you with your travel or just simple curiosity. The Caribbean Beach is so beautiful and remains that way even through the construction. The changes are going to make it even more attractive in the long run.
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