The Old Port Royale and Centertown Market locations at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort have opened after a lengthy remodeling and renovation period. The changes at Caribbean Beach have combined the check-in area and the quick-service dining location into one main area at the resort.
The Old Port Royale check-in area now features high ceilings and plenty of open seating. The Centertown Market features a central ordering area, a grab-and-go section and a drink station.
At breakfast, guests will order their food and bring a pager to their table so they know when to return for their food. At dinner, the food will reportedly be brought to the guests at their table. Currently, Centertown Market is scheduled to be closed during lunch, but that’s subject to change.
The initial morning rush saw lengthy waits, but that may not be a surprise on the first morning of a new dining location. It will take time for all of the kinks to be worked out. Early reviews on the food being served have been mostly positive.
Overall, it’s nice to have a true main hub to anchor the resort. The theming looks nice, if not subtle, and it’s a welcome improvement over some of the aging and dated areas. However, it remains to be seen just how successful the quick-service location will be. With one main line for guests to use to order their meals, busy times at the resort could produce lengthy waits and headaches.
What do you think of the changes at Caribbean Beach?