Old Port Royale at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will finally reopen on October 8, 2018! The resorts central area closed for a lengthy refurbishment last year to totally reimagine the area.
When it reopens Old Port Royal will tout a newly reimagined quick-service restaurant “Centertown Market”. In keeping with the feel of the rest of the area, Centertown Market will be an enclosed space with a modern open market feel. The quick-service spot will also have some grab and go items available for those in a hurry.
Sebastian’s Bistro, an all-new table service restaurant that will take the place of Shutters will also open on October 8.
New shopping areas and the Banana Cabana Bar will also make their debut.
Good news for those arriving via the Magic Express! When the area reopens, the Magic Express drop off/ pick up as well as the drop off/pick up for Disney Cruise line will move from its current location to Old Port Royal putting you right in the middle of the fun!
During construction, several grab and go food spots were opened throughout the resort. There seems to be no plan to close those when Old Port Royale reopens. This is exciting as these additions make it much easier to grab a quick snack whenever hunger happens to strike no matter where your room is located.
New name changes will also take place. After the shopping and dining hub reopens, Trinidad North will become Barbados, Trinidad South will simply be known as Trinidad.
With a majority of construction wrapping up those looking forward to a stay here can once again enjoy the laid back natural beauty of this fantastic resort. Though most of the construction in the guest areas will be done, construction on the Skyliner and the brand new DVC resort Rivera will be ongoing. It is possible guests will see and hear construction from these projects well into 2019.