Check-In Day at the Under Construction Caribbean Beach Resort
These posts are relatively brief compared to the usual posts on this blog. However, we are live blogging from Walt Disney World. I wanted to do a live update during Check-In Day at the Under Construction Caribbean Beach Resort. We will be staying for the Ultimate Disney Christmas Vacation.
Are you used to the idyllic drive on the magical express into the Walt Disney World Resort? Where you pass through the Disney World gates do you coast into your resort and sigh with relief at the gorgeous atmosphere?
On the map, the green area directly below the check-in area translates to muddy cesspool. Unfortunately, the resort area directly between the security kiosk on the road and the Caribbean beach is a torn up mud pit. It’s impassable. You must take an internal bus from check-in to your room. The next few posts will have photos of this construction.
On the map, the green area directly below the check-in area translates to muddy cesspool.
The Caribbean Beach Resort is scattered. Thus, the main area of Caribbean beach is located a distance from the check-in area. Centertown houses the feature pool and major dining, and is accessible by the Old Port Royale bus stop.
Activities at the Under Construction Caribbean Beach Resort
Centertown is torn up, but the main swimming pool (Fuentes del Morro Pool) and Caribbean Cay Island are not under construction. There are a variety of activities at the Caribbean Beach Resort remaining. The movies under the stars continue Sunday to Thursday and feature a few Holiday related favorites, like the Santa Clause, the Nightmare Before Christmas, and the Muppet Christmas Carol.
I found Beauty and the Beast as a holiday selection to be confusing. Frozen obviously is significant to the winter season. There is snow in Beauty and the Beast when Belle travels through the woods and the wolves attack. What other holiday aspects are in the 1991 Disney Classic? It absolutely feels like a stretch when there’s favorites like Mickeys Christmas Carol!
The campfire crackles (Monday to Thursday) on the island, the pool party is still jammin’ at the main pool, and the Sunset Festival celebrates every weekend night at Old Port Royale beach!
The huge change is with the dining, drinking, and shopping in the main Centertown area. If this was our first Walt Disney World experience, it would be lackluster. The construction is massive and hampers the overall atmosphere. However, the Caribbean Christmas music humming from the speakers in the landscaping really set a festive holiday mood.
The walking paths and overall resort is as gorgeous as ever.
Up next, the Walt Disney World Food Trucks at the Caribbean Beach Resort.