by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
When Old Port Royale reopens at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort this fall, Guests will be able to check in and embark on their island-inspired vacation with new places to gather, dine and relax, including the newly expanded Centertown Market. Designed as an indoor street market-style quick service restaurant, Centertown Market is full of colors and details from the Caribbean.
Imagineers researched the variety of festivals found throughout the Caribbean islands and these celebrations served as the inspiration for the colorful, hand-painted mural found at the heart of Centertown Market. We caught up with some of the Imagineers as they were bringing this mural to life. Check out these sneak peeks below!
According to Walt Disney Imagineering, you may find a mural like this in a local marketplace building in the Caribbean. The mural depicts a street parade complete with music, dance and lavish costume pieces made from feathers and colorful hand-cut and fringed crepe paper.
Don’t forget to visit the all-new table service restaurant, Sebastian’s Bistro, for additional colorful details, including a screen of hand-painted fishing floats at the restaurant’s entrance.
Read more about these spaces in Gabriel’s blog post and be sure to check back for more details about Old Port Royale and the new food and beverage menus as we get closer to opening!