Disney's CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT Information & Questions Thread-

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  1. mickeystoontown

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    Welcome to the latest edition of the Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Information & Questions thread! The thread that was started in November, 2014 can be found here.

    Many of us on The Dis have stayed at the resort multiple times and are more than happy to answer any questions which you may have regarding the resort. Having said that, you may very well find that your questions are answered by a look at the first few pages of this thread. However, all questions are welcome and I hope that you'll feel free to post them and we'll do our very best to answer them.

    I strive to keep the information updated and rely heavily on information posted on the Disboards to do so but, with the way that Disney is constantly growing and updating things, I may miss "new" information. Please let me know (whether that's by private message/conversation or tagging me) if you hear of changes or see that I need to make corrections and/or additions.

    The pictures that I post here are either my own or credit is given to the photographer.


    Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, or CBR for short, underwent a major refurbishment that began in May, 2014 and it is now complete. All standard and preferred rooms were done and along with the refurb came rooms that sleep five! The rooms with pull-down beds are scattered throughout the resort and are in all villages with the exception of the pirate themed rooms located in Trinidad South.

    After the standard and preferred rooms were updated, the pirate themed rooms were also refurbished. Thank you to Dave at yourfirstvisit.net for the pictures and review!

    Additional information and pictures of the rooms are below.


    This post will be updated with any "breaking news" regarding the resort.


    Now, on with the show!

    Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is a tropical paradise located near Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs and is considered an "Epcot Area Resort". Because of the resort’s central location, your ride, whether by taxi, your own vehicle or by Disney bus, to any of the four parks, two water parks or Disney Springs won’t be a long one.


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    The CBR, one of Disney's five moderate resorts, has 2,112 rooms and consists of thirty-three two story buildings surrounding a 42 acre lake. The resort has six villages: Martinique, Trinidad North, Trinidad South, Jamaica, Aruba and Barbados. Each of the villages has it’s own quiet pool, laundry facilities and bus stop. If you are driving, you won’t have a problem finding parking as each village also has a parking area. I’ll post more specifics and numerous pictures of the resort buildings, rooms, pools, views, etc. in the posts that follow.

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    Let’s start out by talking about the first place you’ll visit when you arrive on the resort grounds, then, I’ll move on to the villages, rooms, food court, amenities, etc.

    The Custom House

    The Custom House is where you will check-in for your reservation. If arriving by Magical Express, you’ll be dropped off under the portico at the Custom House entrance.



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    If you are driving, you will need to stop at the guard station, give them your name and show an I.D. after which time they will direct you to The Custom House. Parking is plentiful, shaded and right outside of The Custom House itself.

    Located within The Custom House are the check-in/out desks, lobby concierge, restrooms and airline check-in. There are separate lines and windows for standard check-in, online check-in and concierge and a separate area for airline check-in.



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    Large valuables can be left at The Custom House if they will not fit in the room safes. Ask for more information upon check-in.

    Just outside and to the left of The Custom House entrance, you’ll find Bell Services. If you need assistance in getting your bags to your room, stop there after checking in and they’ll be glad to help you. Large luggage is not allowed on the resort buses. If you arrive via Magical Express and have nothing but your carry-on, you have three choices: 1) use Bell Services to take you to your room; 2) you can catch an Internal Shuttle bus to your village. The bus picks up just to the side of The Custom House; or 3) walk to your village. How long it takes you to walk to your room from the Custom House depends on your room/building location.

    Bell Services will also assist you when you check out. If you are using Magical Express, it is best that you call or go to Bell Services the day/evening before your check out date. You can schedule a time for Bell Services to pick up you and your luggage and take you to The Custom House.

    **Please note that luggage is not allowed on the Internal Shuttle Bus


    Keep in mind that most guests will not need to go to The Custom House except at check-in, airline check-in and Magical Express pickup. Should you need assistance while at the resort, you can either take an Internal Shuttle Bus to The Custom House or go to the concierge desk located in Old Port Royale. The internal shuttle bus, which is clearly marked, stops at each village bus stop and loops around the resort.


    Check-in and check-out

    Check-in is at 3 pm, at the Custom House. There is a possibility that your room will be available to you prior to the official check-in time of 3 p.m. If your room is not available, you can leave your luggage with Bell Services and use any of the resort amenities. Once you are in your room, you can call Bell Services and they will deliver your luggage to you. If you arrive via Magical Express and you let them handle your luggage for you, your luggage will be delivered to your room.

    If your room is not ready, you can leave a mobile number with the castmember who checks you in and you will receive a text when your room is ready. Having said that, some report that they never received the text message. If you are on the resort grounds and do not receive a room ready notification, you can go to the concierge desk in the Custom House or in Old Port Royale.

    Online check in, options and requests
    Once you are 60 days out from your arrival date, you will get notifications in your My Disney Experience account that you are able to do online check in. You are not really checking in when you go through the online check in process. They really should call it online pre-registration as that is what you are actually doing.

    You will verify your personal information, add a credit card for charging privileges to your room and you can also add room requests. You will also add an estimated arrival and departure time.



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    Please keep in mind that requests are just that, requests, and are not guaranteed by Disney. I usually have my requests noted on my reservation at the time that I make the initial reservation. I then call approximately two weeks prior to our arrival to make sure that they are still noted. When making requests, it is best to place them in the order of importance to you.


    There is no set restriction on how many requests a guest can make. But, that doesn’t mean that you can go crazy with the requests either. As a general rule, you should limit your requests to your top three. You’ll want to be sure to list your preferences in the order of importance to you. For example: 1) The XYZ section of the resort; 2) Ground floor; 3) Near the resort food court/restaurant. If you overwhelm the room assigner with your requests, they won’t know what is most important to you and may just choose one over the others.

    For more information about making requests. click here.

    For more information about where to find things at the resort during your stay, click here.
     
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  2. mickeystoontown

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    Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is made up of six villages that are almost mirror images of the other. The exceptions are the colors of the buildings and their booking category.

    Trinidad North:
    All the buildings have rooms classified as either Preferred, Water View or King.

    Martinique:
    Buildings 24, 25 and 26 have rooms classified as either Preferred, Water View or King.
    Buildings 21 and 22 have rooms classified as either Standard, Water View or King.
    Building 23 has rooms classified as either Standard or King.

    Barbados:
    Buildings 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 have rooms classified as either Standard, Water View or King.
    Building 16 has rooms classified as either Standard or King.

    Aruba:
    All the buildings have rooms classified as either Standard, Water View or King.

    Jamaica:
    Buildings 41, 42, 43, 44 and 45 have rooms classified as either Standard, Water View or King.
    Building 46 has rooms classified as either Standard or King.

    Trinidad South:
    All the buildings have rooms classified as either Pirate Standard or Pirate Water View.

    Bookable room categories at the CBR are:

    Standard view: Your room view would overlook a parking lot, courtyard or other landscaping. .


    Water view: Your room view would overlook either a swimming pool or the lake. Water view rooms are scattered throughout the entire resort.

    Preferred: Your room will be in one of the Trinidad North buildings or Martinique building 24, 25 or 26. Views will vary. See notations above.

    King bed: Your room could be in any of the villages with the exception of Trinidad South. Views will vary. See notations above.

    Pirate standard room: Your pirate themed room would overlook a parking lot, courtyard or other landscaping. All pirate themed rooms are in the village of Trinidad South. See notations above.

    Pirate water view room: Your pirate themed room would overlook either a swimming pool or the lake. All pirate themed rooms are in the village of Trinidad South. See notations above.

    The only difference between standard and preferred rooms are location. The decor and size are the same.

    Buildings are not considered preferred or standard, only rooms are. See notations above.


    Martinique:

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    Trinidad North:
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    Jamaica:
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    Aruba:
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    Barbados:
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    The following are just a few pictures representative of the room views. These are just examples and all views are not the same.


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    Water view room:
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    Standard view room:
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  3. mickeystoontown

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    The majority, if not all, of the courtyards are designated smoking areas. Not all rooms with a courtyard view will be effected by the DSA; however, if you or someone in your party is allergic to smoke, you may ask that you not be placed in a room facing a courtyard.

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    The two story buildings at the resort do not have elevators and those who can not use stairs should put in a request for a downstairs room for medical reasons. Please be aware that all requests are just that, requests, and are not guaranteed.

    The number of stairs and their configuration vary in the buildings. For example, this set of stairs in Aruba have a small set of steps, a landing and then another set of steps.

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    These stairs are in one of the Jamaica buildings and are one set of steps.


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    Drink vending machines are in every village. Ice machines are in every guest room building.
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    Before moving on to discuss the standard/preferred rooms, I'd like to address special requests and accessible rooms.

    Special Requests

    For those with respiratory, allergy or immune system issues, the Walt Disney World Resort offers a free VIP room cleaning upon request. Your request can be made by calling (407) 939-7675. Please keep in mind that this is for special needs only. If this is not the case for you, please do not ask for VIP room cleaning.

    If you have more than one room booked and the travel party consists of more children than adults, Walt Disney World Resort will do everything that they can to assign connecting rooms. You will need to let the Disney cast member know that there are more children than adults on the reservation and need a connecting room for that reason. Please note that this is a request and Disney cannot make any guarantees. Although it’s not a guarantee, it is rare that you hear of this kind of travel party not getting their request of connecting rooms.



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    If you are traveling with more than one party and you would like connecting rooms (rooms that are connected by an interior door) or adjoining rooms (rooms next to each other), you should ask that the Disney cast member “link” your reservations as well. This will let the room assigner know that you are all traveling together. You will need to have all reservation numbers and the names and contact information of the primary guests handy when you make the phone call to (407) 939-5277. When and if you and the other parties do online check-in, make sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to making requests and that each make the same requests. We have traveled with multiple parties and our request for adjoining rooms was granted each time.


    There are connecting rooms scattered throughout the resort.

    Accessible Rooms
    If someone in your party has a need for an accessible room due to medical reasons: This may have been a bookable category when you made your reservation. If you have an accessible room reservation, you shouldn’t have to make any other requests. If this was not the case, you can call (407) 939-7675. For more information, visit the Walt Disney World Special Needs page.


    lovethattink and her family stayed in an accessible room and the pictures below were all taken by lovethattink.


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  6. mickeystoontown

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    While the other moderate resort rooms are 314 square feet, the rooms at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort are a little larger at 340 square feet. Standard and preferred rooms have two queen size beds. King beds have, of course, king size beds.

    Provided in the room are a magnifying mirror, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffee maker (coffee, sugar and creamer packets supplied), shampoo, soap, ice bucket and refrigerator. There is an in-wall safe in all rooms. Bed rails, extra blankets, pack-n-play cribs and extra pillows are available upon request.

    Should you not get your daily supplies or need additional items, simply call housekeeping from your resort room phone and they will deliver them to your room.

    If you do not wish for mousekeeping to come into your room and do their daily cleaning, you can put the Do Not Disturb tag on the door and they will leave your daily supplies at your doorstep.

    The window size in a non-corner room is 37 3/4" x 59". The exterior doors are metal.


    Standard and Preferred Rooms without a pull down bed


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    See post below for additional standard/preferred room pictures.
     
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    Standard/Preferred Rooms without pull down bed continued

    It has been reported that not all refrigerators have a small "freezer" compartment. In the rooms without a pull down bed, the refrigerator is located in the dresser.

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    Coffee maker, coffee and cups:

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    Sink/Closet Area:

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    See post below for additional standard/preferred room pictures
     
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    Standard and Preferred Rooms without pull down bed rooms

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    Sliding doors


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    Standing in the sink/closet area looking toward the door

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    Corner rooms are set up in the same way as the other rooms with the exception being that they have two windows. Having two windows means that there is no large mirror hanging above the table in the room.

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    In-wall safe

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    As you can see, we were able to fit our standard size laptop, medication, wallets and additional keys in the safe.

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    The following video demonstrates how to use the safe.
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    Standard and Preferred Rooms with pull down bed

    All of the following pictures were taken by Bama-C

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    I am in the process of making a list of the rooms with a pull down bed. And, thanks to @SPOERLX3 for the help in compiling the list from fellow Disers who post their room numbers. So far, the following rooms have been reported as having them.

    Rooms with Murphy beds at CBR

    Trinidad North:
    3155
    3161
    3219
    3239
    3247
    3253

    Aruba:

    5153
    5243
    5251
    5331
    5515

    5529
    5537

    5555

    Jamaica
    4113
    4121
    4123

    4133
    4151
    4153
    4156
    4159
    4355
    4356
    4359
    4363
    4405 (corner room) & 4406 (connecting too)
    4407
    4421
    4423
    4461
    4529 & 4530 (connecting too)
    4535
    4537
    4553
    4603
    4627 (accessible room)



    Martinique
    2119
    2133
    2153
    2232
    2238
    2240 (corner room)
    2247
    2255
    2311 (has a pull down bed and connects to 2312) standard view

    2325

    2343
    2359
    2407
    2415

    2437
    2439
    2527
    2629
    2637 (has a pull-down and connects to 2638)


    Barbados
    1245 & 1246 (connecting too)
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    1415
    1416
    1435
    1553
    1557
    1619
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    Pirate themed rooms all of which are located in Trinidad South
    Pirate themed rooms have all of the amenities that the standard and preferred rooms have. Beds are full size.

    All pictures are courtesy of yourfirstvisit.net

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    See post below for additional pirate themed rooms
     
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    Pirate themed rooms all of which are located in Trinidad South
    All pictures are courtesy of yourfirstvisit.net
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    As previously stated, each of the villages have their own quiet pool, beach, laundry facility and bus stop. The beaches are swept clean each evening and have plenty of beach chairs and hammocks for the guests to enjoy.

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    Quiet Pools
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    Restrooms and laundry facilities are located near each village's quiet pool.

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    Doing laundry while on vacation is not number one on your list of things that you want to see and do. However, given the unpredictable Florida weather and the airline baggage fees, Guests may find that they have no choice but to take time away from park touring to do a load or two of laundry. Disney realized that Guests would like to be able to do something while they were doing their wash so, at many of their resorts, the laundry facilities are located next to the main swimming pool or the quiet pool(s). At the CBR, the laundry rooms are located next to each of the village quiet pools. Knowing that I am able to swim while washing clothes does seem to take a little of the sting out of the fact that I am doing chores while on vacation.


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    The laundry rooms received an interior makeover and have been outfitted with internet-connected machines. The new machines require the use of a debit card (one that does not require a PIN) or credit card. The cost for one load is $2.50 per washer and $2.50 per dryer. The new machines also offer quicker cycles that reduce wash time and increased capacity for larger items. I did notice that I was able to put more items of clothing into the machines and I only had to use one dryer cycle for our clothes, even the load with the heavier cargo shorts.

    **Some have reported that the cost in some villages is $2.50 while others are $3.00. I am assuming that the cost in all villages will go up to $3.00 and not all laundry rooms have changed to the new cost yet.



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    Once your selections have been made, you place your clothes in the washer or dryer number that you selected. The machine numbers are clearly marked:
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    Detergent vending machines are in each laundry room.

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    Once you have started the machine(s), you can log onto the www.laundryview.com/disneyworld site and immediately check the status of your wash. Once you are on the laundryview.com site, you find your resort and click on the laundry facility that you wish to use. For example: There are six laundry rooms at the Caribbean Beach Resort, I clicked on Caribbean Beach Resort and the drop down box lists all six villages. Click on the appropriate village and it will show you something very similar to the picture below. I took a screenshot of the status check that I made after logging on. You may also notice in the screenshot that you can see what washers and dryers are open prior to even going down to the laundromat.

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    If a Guest wants to go back to their room to take a quick nap or shower, they can check the status from their phone or laptop. It’s easy as can be!
     
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    Bus service to all four theme parks, the water parks and Disney Springs runs approximately one hour prior to park opening and one hour prior to park closing. At least that’'s the official word. I’'ve seen them run earlier and later than those times. Buses run approximately every twenty minutes but are generally more frequent. Depending on your destination, you should budget between 45 minutes to an hour total travel time. This includes waiting on the bus, riding to the destination and walking to your destination after arriving.

    The buses at the CBR take two different routes. If the buses arrive at the resort via the main entrance near The Custom House, the first stop would be Martinique, followed by Old Port Royale, Trinidad North, Trinidad South, Jamaica, Aruba and, lastly, Barbados. If they arrive via the side entrance, Jamaica will be the first stop followed by Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, Old Port Royale, Trinidad North and, lastly, Trinidad South.

    It has been reported that during busier times, two buses will enter the resort at one time. One bus will service one side of the resort and the other bus will service the other side of the resort. For example: Two Magic Kingdom buses enter the resort at the same time. One will pick up in Jamaica, Aruba and Barbados and then leave the resort. One will pick up in Martinique, Old Port Royale, Trinidad North & Trinidad South.

    The order of the stops may be slightly different than the example but the number of stops is less than a complete loop around the resort.


    Each resort village has their own bus stop. There are a few benches in each stop along with a drink vending machine, trash and recycling cans, signage, a phone and an emergency defibrillator.

    Bus stops:

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    Let’s move on to talk about the resort itself.

    Surrounding the 45 acre lake is a 1.4 mile promenade which is great for jogging, bicycling or just a quiet stroll. The majority of the promenade is made of concrete but there are a couple of sections which are made of wood which fits in with the scenery it takes you through.

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    Seating along the promenade:
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    As you can see from the map posted in post #1 (and posted again below), Martinique, Old Port Royale, Trinidad North and Trinidad South are on one side of the lake, Barefoot Bay, and Jamaica, Aruba and Barbados are on the other.

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    In the center of the lake is Caribbean Cay, an island complete with a play ground, picnic area, hammocks and other seating. There is a footbridge that connects one side of the resort to the other and you will walk through Caribbean Cay where, if you listen closely, you can hear steel drum music playing.

    I would like to say that I've made the walk around the resort at all times of the day and night and have always felt comfortable. The pathway is well lit and easy to follow.



    Footbridge as seen from the Old Port Royale side of the resort:

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    Playground on Caribbean Cay:
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    Video of my walk through Caribbean Cay



     
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    OLD PORT ROYALE


    Old Port Royale is the main resort activities area.Themed as a bustling Caribbean marketplace complete with cobblestone streets, Old Port Royale boasts five food stations: Bridgetown Broiler, Grab-N-Go Market, Old Port Royale Burger Shop, Montego’s Deli and Royale’s Pizza and Pasta Shop.

    Old Port Royale features the food court which is typically open from 6 am to midnight, with more limited hours for some of the counters. During the breakfast hours, Mickey waffles, pancakes, omelets and the Bounty Platter are surefire ways to get you fueled up and energized for a day in the parks.

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    If you plan on spending time at the resort during the lunch hour, you’ll want to try some of their specialties such as the made-to-order sandwiches, barbeque pork sandwich or the flavorful spaghetti and meatballs.

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    During the dinner hours all five stations are opened including Bridgetown Broilers which is open for dinner only. One of the items on the menu at Bridgetown Broilers is the delicious baked chicken which comes with a piece of cornbread and two sides. As you can see from the picture, the portions are large and could actually be shared between two people.

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    Other food items served during both lunch and dinner are the fresh-tossed salads, vegetable wraps and the fresh baked goodies in the Grab-N-Go station. The Grab-N-Go station is open for all three meal services and serves a wide variety of drinks, ready-to-go salads, sandwiches and, as I said, lots of fresh baked pastries. A fan favorite is the Monkey Cupcake: Chocolate or Vanilla cupcake with creamy filling and sliced bananas in the middle.

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    Ordering is quite easy, simply go to the station of your choice, order your food, take your items to a central cashier and then find a table in the large seating area. At Old Port Royale, you’ll dine to the sound of whirling woven fans and classic Calypso music. Here, you can sit back, relax, have a good meal and either plan your day in the park or talk about how many times you and your kids are going to go down the pool slide!

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    Refillable mugs can be purchased and refilled in Old Port Royale.
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    Microwaves and toasters are available for guests to use in the food court.

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    Blue Runner Pizza delivery is also available. Pizza delivery cart:

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    Blue Runner Menu
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    See the post below for additional pictures of the food court area of Old Port Royale
     
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  17. mickeystoontown

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    Old Port Royale continued

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  18. mickeystoontown

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    Shutter's at Old Port Royale
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    Delight in a menu that includes American favorites with a Caribbean twist. Embark on your tropical dining getaway which may include fish tacos, herb-crusted beef ribeye, Mahi Mahi or bone-in carved pork served with jalapeño corn pudding. One can’t forget about the desserts! Tres leches and no-sugar-added mango custard provide a sweet ending to your retreat, as do an assortment of cocktails for Guests 21 years of age and older.

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    Walk through Old Port Royale video
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  19. mickeystoontown

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    Food court continued:

    Items available on the long counter near the drink station in the food court:


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    One of the microwaves available to guests. Also on the long counter near the drink station in the food court:


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    One of several mustard, mayo, ketchup dispensers on the long counter near the drink station in the food court:

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    Toasters and another condiment dispenser on the long counter near the drink station in the food court. At the very end of the counter just past the dispenser is a mug wash sink/station.

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  20. mickeystoontown

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    Drink options available

    Hot cocoa:
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    Gold Peak Teas:
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    Coffee:
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    Decaffeinated coffee dispensers:
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    Other drink options:
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  21. mickeystoontown

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    Some of the items available in the grab-n-go section of the food court:

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    Just a sample of some of the items that are available as a snack plan credit. You can see some of the DP symbols near some of the items in the pictures above and below:

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