NEW: Details Emerge About Dining at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Some much needed food offerings are coming to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort this fall. As construction continues on the grounds of what is usually one of WDW’s top Moderate Resorts, there’s been somewhat of a clusterfuck to enjoy food on site. From makeshift food tents to the converted hotel room being used to sell sundries (literally they tell you to go to room 2509). Guest experience in this regard has been lacking and that’s being nice. Well, that’s all about to change in the next couple of months due to some dining projects coming to a close.
From the Disney Parks Blog:
In just a few months when the reimagining of Old Port Royale is complete, the former Shutters table-service restaurant will open in an all-new location as Sebastian’s Bistro!
Located along the Old Port Royale waterfront, Sebastian’s Bistro will feature beautiful views, warm island hospitality and a menu that blends Latin and Caribbean flavors from market-fresh ingredients.
When you arrive at the casual, family-friendly restaurant, you’ll see a blue shiplap marquee where everyone’s favorite red crustacean invites you to dine on island time. Inside, you’ll feel as though you’ve just stepped into a tropical beachfront home.
As you can see, every detail celebrates the natural beauty of the Caribbean – from coral patterns and kelp filigree, to lure-inspired art and nautical designs. All around the restaurant, you may even notice abstract artwork and – dare I say – under the sea landscapes featuring Sebastian and friends.
On a related note, we have new visuals showcasing the resort’s quick-service dining location, Centertown Market.
As previously shared, Centertown Market will be expanded to create an indoor street market vibe.
You’ll enter the space under a large palapa-like structure, accented with glowing, colored light pendants made from glass bottles. The market will feature open shutters, wooden light posts, awnings, ornamentation and unique seating areas. You will also have access to the Grab n’ Go market for specialty coffee and quick bites.
Obviously we’ve yet to see a menu for Sebastian’s, but the concept art looks to fit in with the current trajectory of Disney “theming” meaning there really isn’t any. While it looks clean and more modern there’s not a whole lot of beachy feel to it. Hopefully the food can compensate for that. With the lack of individual theming coming with all of the recent remodeling Disney is doing at their resort hotels it’s becoming harder and harder to distinguish one property from another, but that’s a topic for another time. As far as Centertown Market is concerned it looks like Imagineering still had a few fucks to spare and put some Caribbean vibe into that shit. While we don’t have any updated food offerings released for this refresh, I don’t expect it to stray far from what was offered previously.
Staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort soon? What are you thoughts on these changes? Let us know in the comments below.