• On Jan 19, 2019
    Diane Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are looking at booking Caribbean Beach but concerned that Old Port Royale doesn't seem to have reopened yet. When will it be completed please?

    Hello, Diane, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am super happy to report that Old Port Royale is newly reopened and better than ever. I was there in November and again in December, and the new "port of entry" at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is absolutely breathtaking. From the vaulted ceilings to the gorgeous island-inspired color scheme, you'll feel both relaxed and energized in this awesome space. There's a grab-and-go spot adjacent to the updated Centertown Market that has a dedicated self-service ice cream freezer (with Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bars!), and the Calypso Trading Post has a fabulous array of souvenirs and necessities from collectible pins to sunscreen. With comfortable seating facing huge bay windows and looking out onto a dazzling three-tier fountain, the main lobby would be a great spot to rest your feet after a long day at the Theme Parks or even cozy up with a good book!

    One of the newest spots at Old Port Royale is Sebastian's Bistro: a restaurant offering delectable fare such as Caribbean Pull-apart Rolls with Guava Butter, Mango Chutney, and Jamaican Jerk Oil; Jerk Chicken or Butternut Squash; and a Banoffee Tart with Banana Custard, Chocolate Ganache, and Caramel Sauce. I'd make the trip just for those Rolls; they're DIVINE!

    And if you're visiting after fall 2019, Guests at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort will also have access to Walt Disney World Resort's newest transportation option: Disney Skyliner, linking you to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios!

    So never fear, Diane--you'll want to kick off your shoes and put your toes in the sand as soon as you arrive in this island paradise!

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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