Guests staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort can drop anchor in Old Port Royale (also known as Centertown), the resort’s dining and shopping headquarters. 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.
Entree and snack selections
We’ve logged in over 100 nights at Disney’s Caribbean Beach. We never tire of the gorgeous resort grounds, activities or the food served in Old Port Royale. No matter what time of the day you visit their food court, you’re sure to find something that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds. 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.
If you plan on spending time at the resort during the lunch hour, you’ll want to try some of their specialities such as the made-to-order sandwiches, barbeque pork sandwich or the flavorful spaghetti and meatballs.
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.
Grab N Go
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.
Old Port Royale is considered a counter service restaurant and one quick service credit will be required when using the Disney Dining Plan. Many of the items are considered snack credits. Simply look for the DP on the menu or ask a helpful Cast Member.
How to Order and Seating
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!
Refillable mugs can be purchased and refilled in Old Port Royale. Microwaves and toasters are available for guests to use in the food court.
If you are looking for a table service restaurant but don’t want to leave the beautiful resort, book an Advance Dining Reservation at Shutter’s. Guests dining at Shutter’s will 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.
As the title says, Old Port Royale is not only the place to dine, it is also the place to go when you want to shop and play too! Goombay Games, the resort’s arcade, has a fairly large selection of games for adults and kids of all ages. Just inside of Goombay Games are arcade card machines where guests can purchase various denominations of cards and also recharge them should you wish to play more. The number of points required to play the games vary depending on the level of skill needed to play the game.
Now it’s time to talk shopping! Calypso Trading Post, the resort store, is divided into two areas. One side is located nearest the food court seating area and just through the doors leading out to the main pool. This section of the store sells swimwear, flip flops, sandals, sunglasses, pool noodles, pins, toys and snacks. One of the more unique items for sale are the coconut postcards that can be mailed to friends and family.
**DIStracted tip: Cast Members will be more than happy to help you mail this oversized postcard.
On the other side of Calypso Trading Post, you’ll find the more traditional Disney themed merchandise such as hats, Mickey ears, clothing, Vera Bradley bags and an assortment of charms and jewelry. Kids will enjoy the nice selection of toys, plush characters, dolls and kids’ clothing. If the big coconut postcards are a bit larger than you want to mail, there are many other postcards on the shelves at Calypso Trading Post. Those that like to scrapbook will be happy to hear that scrapbook stickers and kits are available for purchase too.
**DIStracted tip: Postage is kept behind the counter. The Cast Members are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to selecting the type of postage that is needed to mail the various postcards.
Sundries for Sale
If you get to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and realize that you’ve forgotten a razor, sunscreen or other such sundries, Disney has got you covered. Those type items are sold at Calypso Trading Post. If there’s something that you don’t see, be sure to ask a Cast Member and they’ll be more than happy to help you find what you are looking for. They also sell books, magazines and newspapers.
Our trips to Walt Disney World are between ten days and two weeks and we choose to order from Garden Grocer (you can find the link to their website on our home page). Those who don’t place an order for groceries can find most of what they need at Calypso Trading Post. In the cooler, there’s bottled water, milk, Coke products, beer, wine and other beverages. To satisfy your sweet tooth, donuts, cookies, candies are sold there too! If you want something savory or just want a peanut butter sandwich, you’ll find all those fixings there in the store.
I’ve covered the dine, the shop and the play but there are also two often overlooked services available to Guests in Old Port Royale. One is the concierge desk. Located near the entrance of the food court, the Cast Members at this concierge desk can help Guests with the majority of their needs with the exception being checking Guests in and out. They can check your dining credits, print dinner show tickets, assist you in calling a cab, etc. Before making the walk or taking the Internal Shuttle Bus to The Custom House, stop by the Old Port Royale concierge desk to see if they can help you.
The other is a Disney Vacation Club information desk. If you think that you might be interested in buying into Disney Vacation Club, stop by the Disney Vacation Club desk located to the right when entering Old Port Royale from the parking lot side.
Other activities that sometimes take place in Old Port Royale, especially if it is a rainy day, are limbo and dance contests. Though he/she isn’t there all day, a caricature artist does have a desk in Old Port Royale and, in my opinion, the price isn’t prohibitive for such a cute and unique souvenir.
That’s a Wrap!
Old Port Royale is truly the Centertown of the resort and it is all wrapped up in a pretty package! For those staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort or those just wanting to visit, Old Port Royale is fantastic place to dine, play and shop!