CONCEPT ART: First Look at New Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Shutters, Centertown Market, Banana Cabana Lounge, Lobby, ETC.

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Hiding in the hallway to the restrooms in the Customs House, guests will now find several pieces of concept art for the reimagined Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, a massive project scheduled to be completed by Late Summer 2018. The Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, Banana Cabana Pool Bar, and Calypso Trading Post at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort all closed May 1st, 2017 to begin the project.

The board features nine pieces of concept art that we have not seen before. Sadly, Spy Glass Grille was not included.

A reimagined outdoor courtyard area should be rather pleasant to stroll around.

The new new food court, Centertown Market, will feature indoor and outdoor seating. It will take up most of the space that was the old Shutters restaurant.

The interior will be quite the departure from the old look.

The Porte Cochere and lobby are moving to Old Port Royale, with the Customs House set to be demolished once the new check-in area is complete.

It should be nice to finally have everything in one building here.

The lobby cuts through what was the Calypso Trading Post store.

Shutters is moving to an entirely new location on the waterfront which should offer fantastic views. Banana Cabana Lounge will act as the bar for the dining venue.

The interior of Shutters does leave a little to be desired as the exterior is just way more vibrant.

The interior of Banana Cabana looks pretty fun.

The reimagined Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is set to open Late Summer 2018, with the Disney Skyliner and adjacent Disney’s Riviera Resort (also part of this project) coming online sometime after that.

To relive what Centertown Old Port Royale once was, be sure to check out our tour of the area from just before it closed:

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • I’m actually a bit disappointed that the check-in lobby area is moving to Old Port Royale. It was one of my favorite things about this resort–no incoming or outgoing guests wheeling around luggage trying to figure out where they’re going or crowding all the seating areas in the dining room or lounge waiting for the airport shuttle like the other resorts.

  • These designs looks great! But they should find a new name for Shutters since this will be a 100% new restaurant, and the name Shutters has been known as one of the worst table service resort-wide!