• On Jun 20, 2017
    Katelin from MS 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.

    Planning our next trip for Feb. 2018. We're debating on booking the Caribbean Beach resort. We like the location of the Caribbean Beach, but are concerned with the construction. How much does this impact the experience?

    Hi Katelin,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I can imagine the excitement in your household as your trip date inches closer!

    Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is one of our favorite moderate resort hotels. Although construction is ongoing, cast members are making every effort to minimize the disruption to resort guests. Our favorite restaurant, Shutters at Old Port Royale, along with the Old Port Royale Food Court, Banana Cabana Pool Boar and Calypso Trading Post will be closed for renovations. Guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner at Centertown Buffet as well as island markets in Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique. 

    When I called to get additional information, the cast member with whom I spoke indicated that pools will be available and most construction will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. So, if you are at the parks during the day, the impact of the construction on your experience will be minimal. As you get closer to your visit, you can call to get updates at 407-939-1822 or send us another question and we will be happy to check the construction status.

    On a related note, I do hope you have considered your room location. Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is expansive. My favorite villages are Martinique, Trinidad North and Jamaica (Building 45) because they are close to the main food court and pool area. Building location is also important for bus pick-up and drop-off when heading to and from the parks. Since bus service can change, as you near the time of your visit, check back with us or call 407-934-3400 to check on bus pick-up order. Try to choose a building that is early in the pick-up order when heading to the parks but not last in the drop-off order when returning! 

    Katelin, I am sending pixie dust your way hoping for a peaceful visit!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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