Disney confirms Caribbean Beach Resort redevelopment

Feb 16, 2017 in "Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort"

Disney has today confirmed plans to redevelop its Caribbean Beach Resort hotel, but stopped short of offering any specific details.

Part of the Coronado Springs Resort expansion announcement, Disney indicated that the Caribbean Beach Resort will be reimagined with new additions to the resort’s current marketplace, Centertown, including new waterfront dining and retail shopping areas. This centralized location will offer the resort’s guests more convenient access to services, amenities and dining.

Permits have already been filed for the expansion project, with the addition of 7 new buildings that will include one large multi-level building, which appears to be home to a large number of guest rooms.

Plans show that the new large building will occupy land that is part of the existing Barbados village of the resort, which will presumably be demolished for the expansion. Disney has confirmed that Martinique and Barbados islands will be unavailable from May 2017.

Along with new construction, there are also changes planned for the roadways and retention ponds.

Work is expected to begin in 2017, with completion in 2019. It isn't clear yet whether Disney Vacation Club villas will be part of the development

Height test balloons were spotted over the resort in September 2016, leading to heightened speculation that a new development was imminent.

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Article Posted: Feb 16, 2017 / 4:50pm EST