When it comes to booking your stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, there are dozens of options to choose from and there is something for every budget. From Value Resorts like All-Star Movies and Pop Century to Deluxe Resorts like Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. For those who want something in the middle, there are options like Coronado Springs, Port Orleans, and Caribbean Beach, which whisks Guests away to the tropics and lets them live that laid-back island life.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach is one of the larger Resort hotels on property, mainly because it is so spread out. There are 5 distinct room areas of the Resort, each with its own tropical vibe — Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, and Trinidad. There used to be a Trinidad North and a Trinidad South, but those were combined into one when the hotel downsized to make way for Disney’s newest hotel — Riviera Resort.
It is in the Trinidad section of Caribbean Beach that Guests will find hotel rooms unlike any other on property — those themed after Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. The rooms have pirate ship beds, gold coin accented mirrors, barrel-shaped tables, and so much more. The pirate rooms haven’t been around all that long, but we are now learning that they will be discontinued and most likely remodeled into rooms that match the rest of the Resort.
The pirate rooms were designed in the hopes that they would be the most popular rooms at the hotel. However, they were pretty much anything but. The rooms are the furthest from the hotel’s main area, where the pools and restaurants are. The beds are also not very large, so they aren’t great at accommodating taller Guests. They are also typically the last rooms booked, as they cost more than a traditional room, but don’t have the convenience of the preferred rooms.
We have confirmed with Disney that they are planning to discontinue the pirate rooms by the end of the year. They are still available to book for trips coming up soon, but those trying to book a stay at Caribbean Beach for the end of the year will only have standard and preferred rooms to choose from. Disney is discontinuing both the standard pirate rooms, as well as the ones with a water view.
We do not know at this time when the rooms will be remodeled or how long it will take to change them and open them back up to Guests.