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    Exclamation New Building Planned for at Disney's Caribbean Beach; Demolition Underway On New Site

    6/25/17

    Large sections of Disney's Caribbean Beach resort have permanently closed as construction expands across the area.

    As part of a larger project, the entire Barbados Village section of the resort has been razed including the foliage and landscaping. Several of the buildings (but not the full section) of the Martinique Village section are in-process of similar demolition.

    This razed area corresponds with the construction project to add a new multi-story building revealed in permits earlier this year.

    Despite this massive and very noticeable change, the resort has only officially announced the much smaller construction for shopping and dining changes coming to the Old Port Royale area of the resort.

    2/16/17

    The Walt Disney World resort has announced part of the expansion shown in the plans below.

    The announcement has confirmed that the new buildings shown in the Old Port Royale area will be part of an expansion and new offerings:

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney World Resort
    Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be reimagined with new additions to the resort’s current marketplace, Centertown, including new waterfront dining and retail shopping areas. This centralized location will offer the resort’s guests more convenient access to services, amenities and dining.
    The multi-story building shown replacing the existing Barbados Village in the same plans has not yet been announced.

    1/18/17


    A new multi-story building is planned for Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.

    The plans first became evident with height balloon tests conduced in September 2016:

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    Rumours of the Disney Vacation Club coming to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort are beginning to gain some support. Guests and Casts recently spotted construction height test balloons being used at the resort near the existing Barbados Village section.
    Plans appear to have moved forward with the filing of permits on January 17, 2017 with the South Florida Water Management District:

    Quote Originally Posted by Application #: 170117-29 Permit#: 48-00714-P

    Project Name: Project 88/Caribbean Beach
    Project Acres: 60.58

    The Project proposes to construct building, parking lot and roadway modifications within the project area
    The location and footprint of the new multi-story building has been shaded below in blue:

    Quote Originally Posted by Application #: 170117-29 Permit#: 48-00714-P
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    The location in the construction permit and the height balloon test both indicate the main addition of the construction to be in the current Barbados Village section.

    With these developments, rumours of a Disney Vacation Cub expansion persist, however; these developments could also indicate a non-time share expansion to the resort.
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    My money's on it being a new DVC resort.
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    It just seems a bit strange, to me, that this construction permit is for an area that already has buildings / rooms / amenities for guests. There is a large unused area just to the west of the marked area that would be usable.

    Is Caribbean Beach that underutilized that they could/would/should remove currently available lodging?
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    So, I think we talked about this on a podcast a while back and it definitely is on the rumor list. It does seem to break the mold though as far as it being a moderate resort. Would the buy in be less and the point cost be less to stay there? How exactly would it fit? Inquiring minds want to know.

    And if it was less, wouldn't people like me looking to stretch their points want to utilize staying there?

    Seems a little odd. Even if you put luxury rooms at a moderate resort - the amenities otherwise wouldn't match that of the other DVC properties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    And if it was less, wouldn't people like me looking to stretch their points want to utilize staying there?

    Seems a little odd. Even if you put luxury rooms at a moderate resort - the amenities otherwise wouldn't match that of the other DVC properties.
    I totally agree that it would break the current DVC mold. It would be a great option if you were a bit short on points from splurging elsewhere, but it also opens DVC to a whole new level of value (or moderate not to confuse terms) minded consumers. Likewise it would open the door for DVC locations. I could see them converting POFQ to all DVC as an option if they go this route.
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    So we are staying at CBR in Feb, and we got a notice that there was going to be construction on new amenity / dining areas being built. I'll look for the email and see exactly how they phrased it....

    Here you go....

    "We are delighted you have chosen to stay with us at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort!

    In an effort to continually improve the Guest experience, we often refresh our offerings and atmosphere. In preparation of your upcoming stay, we would like to make you aware of Resort refurbishment work that will be taking place during your visit.

    We are pleased to share that we are working to enhance our Resort with the addition of a new food and beverage location. During your stay, it is possible you will see and hear construction in progress specifically around the pirate-themed rooms in the Trinidad South region of the Resort. Though some disruption may be unavoidable, we are making an effort to minimize the impact on your experience. As a result, any work most likely to cause a noise impact will not begin until 9:00am.

    Additionally, the Trinidad South Pool will be unavailable due to refurbishment. During this time, we invite you to make a splash at any of our five other leisure pools and our Fuentes del Morro Pool featuring a waterslide!

    Please know that we are working to ensure that your stay is both comfortable and enjoyable. If you need assistance with your reservation, please contact your original booking agent as listed on your confirmation letter."
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    This is exciting, we loved staying at CBR last trip. DVC or Family Suites, I think this is great news.
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    With the new shopping and Dining, the rumor about a sky way linking POP and AoA to CBR makes more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy1998 View Post
    With the new shopping and Dining, the rumor about a sky way linking POP and AoA to CBR makes more sense.
    I think a sky way is unnecessary, they could easily (and much more economically) create a pedestrian walkway that links CBR to Pop. For those with mobility needs (or just when it gets too hot to walk!) they could make a moving walkway (People Mover, lol) like in airports. They have them in Vegas and Venice, it could be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BriarRose0708 View Post
    I think a sky way is unnecessary, they could easily (and much more economically) create a pedestrian walkway that links CBR to Pop. For those with mobility needs (or just when it gets too hot to walk!) they could make a moving walkway (People Mover, lol) like in airports. They have them in Vegas and Venice, it could be done.
    But then they can't justify price increases at those resorts.

    Seriously, though, if they want to make DVC at the CBR, there needs to be an incentive to buy points there since it's not a "Deluxe resort" like the other DVCs.

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