PHOTOS - Old Port Royale now closed at Caribbean Beach Resort as preparations for demolition begin

May 11, 2017 in "Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort"

Old Port Royale closed and temporary dining at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

The main restaurant and shopping area at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Old Port Royale, is now closed to guests, along with Barbados and half of Martinique.

Crews are are in the process of installation chain-link fencing around the areas of the resort that will see major demolition and construction, including Port Royale, all of Barbados, and around half of Martinique.

Actual demolition has not yet begun, but crews are emptying rooms in barbados of all furnishings ahead of the building removals.

The updated resort map now shows empty areas in the former Barbados and Martinique areas, along with an under-construction notice for Old Port Royale.

Disney has not yet released much information on the project, but we do know that Caribbean Beach Resort will be reimagined with new additions to the resort's current marketplace, Centertown, including new waterfront dining and retail shopping areas. The 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.

The project is expected to be completed in 2019.

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Article Posted: May 11, 2017 / 5:49am EDT