News: Caribbean Beach Resort Restaurants Closing this Spring for Refurbishment

Last week we broke the exciting news about new dining updates coming to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Now we’re learning that the upcoming construction projects mean the temporary closure of the restaurants at Caribbean Beach Resort.

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

Guests with reservations at Caribbean Beach Resort this spring – with arrival dates beginning  around May 1 – have been receiving emails from Disney notifying them that a resort refurbishment is taking place during their stay and that Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, Banana Cabana Pool Bar, and the Calypso Trading Post will be closed.

The email also states that during the closure breakfast and dinner will be served at Centertown, and grab-and-go options will be available at three “island markets” located in Aruba, Jamaica, and Martinique.

Banana Cabana is closing during refurbishment this spring.

Banana Cabana is closing during refurbishment this spring

The construction project at Caribbean Beach will bring waterfront dining and more retail outlets to the resort.

Updated February 25: According to the an email guests are receiving, during the closure a Caribbean-style breakfast buffet will be served in Centertown, with a la carte options available for dinner. As mentioned above, grab-and-go meals will be available in three “island markets” in Aruba, Jamaica, and Martinique (however, Martinique and Barbados villages will be unavailable for rooms beginning in May). In-room pizza delivery will also be available. Freestyle Coke machines will be available at the resort for refillable mugs. And, a new quick service walk-up window is slated to open in Trinidad this summer. Additionally, Disney is reportedly providing guests with a $25 Disney Gift Card (per room) for each night of their stay.

Updated February 28: Disney has posted additional information regarding the restaurant closures at Caribbean Beach Resort. The closures begin in May and during the closures Centertown will serve a Caribbean-style buffet at breakfast and a la carte options at dinner. Grab-and-go meals will be available in the island markets located in Aruba, Jamaica, and Martinique. In-room resort dining will also be available, and the Disney Dining Plan will be accepted for all of these options. Guests staying at Caribbean Beach during this refurbishment will receive a $75 Disney Gift Card per room for each night of their stay at check in (this is more than the amount stated above). The gift cards can be used at participating food and merchandise locations at Walt Disney World.

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Caribbean Beach Resort Restaurants Closing this Spring for Refurbishment

Do you have an upcoming reservation at Caribbean Beach Resort that will be impacted by these closures? Let us know in the comments.


  1. says

    Elizabeth — We just did a full photo tour of the construction dining updates. Here’s the link. Cast members gave no indication to us during our questions that the buffet is only available to guests of Caribbean Beach Resort, but we’ll update everyone if we find that’s the case.

  2. Deborah hunter says

    I have 3 rooms booked for 12 people for the week of july 16 thru 23. I have alredy paid over $8000 in advance now im very nervous its our first trip to disney . I hope this dont mess up my grandchildrens first experience there

  3. Daniel Maia says

    I´m staying in a Disney hotel for a first time… Nov 26 – nov 30. There´s any hint to be less affected from constructions? A better room that I should request?


  4. says

    Daniel — We know mostly of the construction at Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts currently. There’s really no way to know what else might happen. You may want to discuss with Disney directly to see if they can share details with you.

  5. Lamar says

    I have a reservation on July 16 at Caribbean Beach. They did not say about getting anything about a $75 gift card for food. Do you know if this is till being done?

  6. says

    Lamar — You needed to have made the reservation prior to March 19, 2017, for arrival May 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. If you qualify according to those dates, give Disney a call.

  7. Jenna says

    Aww I’m gutted I definitely got duped by my travel agent :(
    I booked on the 3rd April as soon as the dining plan offer and flights got released for 2018 in the U.K. and was swayed to go to cbr over Coronado and Port Orleans , no mention of the renovations as I would have gone to one of the others and only just seen this.
    Literally going to be like 2 weeks out of the booking period as everything/flights get released later in the uk. Gutted!

  8. Laurie Rodriguez says

    I booked it for June 13-19, 2018. Will construction be over by then??
    I seriously care more about the dining options than I do about noise.

  9. DFB Sarah says

    Barbie, it’s possible, but we haven’t heard an official Disney timeline for the project. Some unofficial sources online speculate the renovations could be complete by summer 2018, while others say late 2018.

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