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Old 05-14-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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Question POP vs. CBR? HELP!! please

Hey howdy hey!,
So I've been planning a trip to disney for the past 6 months now, looking at every resort, every package, every meal plan, park etc. and I STILL CAN'T DECIDE!!! Pop or Carribean Beach? My mom is looking to book this week so i need someone to sway me closer towards one. Lol I'm the disney fiend in our family and I've done all the research so i get to pick haha.
here are some details about the trip:

~Mom, me (16), and my best friend Adri (17)
~7 nights in late August
~Hitting all the parks at LEAST once
~we all love the pool though so we will probably be spending a bit of time by the pool
~although my best friend and i are 16 and 17 we look at disney with the wonder of 5 year olds

Opinions?

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Old 05-14-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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Why not do a split stay and then you get both?
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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My teenager's favorite resort out of the two mentioned is CBR. They love the main pool with the slides and I love the hot tub and cool spa. We also love the fact that each island has their own quiet pool to dip into especially after coming back from the parks late at night. We love the food court at CBR much more than Pop's. The food court has a lot more to offer in selections, made fresh and has more space for seating inside as well as outside. I personally like the gift shop at CBR more so than Pop's. Much larger and more of a selection with quite a few unique items to purchase that you won't find at other gift shops...like a coconut postcard. ha! The rooms at CBR are larger than all other Moderate Resorts as well as the Value Resorts. CBR has their own set of buses and does not share with other resorts and the bus stops are covered so you're not standing in the hot sun like at Pop. We love the sandy beaches with hammocks and you can view the higher up fireworks of Illuminations. CBR also has a sit down restaurant as well as the food court. There is a ping pong table near the pool bar, a marina that you can rent boats and bicycles from, caribbean music playing on the island that connects Jamaica and Aruba sections to OPR. If you want to feel like you're on a vacation within a vacation than CBR is the resort for you!
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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Yes, I agree with everything Tyme4wdw said. We have been going to CBR since 1995 and my daughters still want to only stay at CBR. We love the beautiful tropical foliage, the bright colors, the music, the hammocks with friendly ducks, the sandy beaches, the main pool, the gift shop, the food court, and the nice quiet pools in each village. We also love the room size with the extra storage under the bathroom sinks. We are going again this year and again staying at CBR! Have a great vacation.
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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Me, my husband and 2 16 year olds LOVE CBR!!!! It's the only resort we want after staying there. (and we've done values and Contemporary). The pool is great and the hottub is nice and there are not a hundred little kids running around you.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:00 PM   #6
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CBR - I went at 14 and again at 20 and loved it. Worth the extra $ in my opinion, if anything for the extra sink and larger room. With 3 people, you'll want a bigger room. CBR's pool is nicer, plus there's more shade around the pool. Also, all the hammocks and beaches are fun.
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I most enthusiastically agree with everything the pp's have said in praise of CBR. ALSO, If you're going in Aug. you would be eligible for the free dining offer. Makes staying at a mod that much more affordable when you would have free regular DDP (vs the QSDP at a value)
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:12 AM   #9
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this is a no brainer for you
CBR

saying you love to be at the pool is enough not to pick a value resort
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you don't need a car, even if you are "far" away, part of the enjoyment for you guys will be walking and talking
also being that you are old enough that you can do some stuff alone, your mom isn't going to enjoy pop compared to cbr
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:41 AM   #10
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My vote is for CBR. We stayed there at the end of August last year and just booked the same week for this year. The pool is awesome and my kids had a blast. The resort is tropical and very relaxing. We absolutely LOVED CBR.
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