General construction at Caribbean Beach Resort is basically finished, with the main amenities having reopened late last year. However, this doesn’t mean the area is free from construction noise yet! The new Riviera Resort, which is being built adjacent to the existing Caribbean Beach Resort, is well on its way to its goal of completion this Fall. The Skyliner system also will have two stations on this property, and they too should open in the Fall.
Riviera Skyliner Station
These nice little artistic details should complement the main Riviera building, as well as the Epcot Skyliner station that this line leads to.
I’m glad I don’t have that room right next to the Skyliner pole. What a view.
You can see where the Skyliner station is in relation to the Riviera Resort.
This is a far cry from the original view this beach had, but I have a feeling it will look quite nice when it’s finally finished.
The whole of the building is covered in scaffolding still. Insulation has been installed, but the outside walls are still awaiting paint and other details.
They’ve installed some interesting brick and concrete walls along the shoreline. What’s odd is that I don’t see these anywhere in the concept art.
I’m also not sure what this large steel support is. Possibly related to the pool?
They’re finishing the details on the top-floor shingles. The whole project is looking really nice so far.
Caribbean Beach Skyliner Station
The station for Caribbean Beach Resort is, oddly, at the other end of the property (near the Trinidad and Jamaica blocks of rooms).
The design of this station mirrors the island feel of the rest of the resort. Steel framing is still in place for many of the details.
You can see some of the gondolas here (wrapped in white tarp), not on the line but currently resting to the side. The cables continue from here to Disney’s Art of Animation.