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Old 06-28-2010, 09:41 PM   #46
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Just a bit off topic, but I wanted to thank your for your reply to my post on CBR FAQ part IV about "RAC". Your info helped a lot!

I also noticed that you are going to CBR in August. My DH and I will be celebrating my 45th Birthday there from August 8 - August 12. Maybe we'll run into you you! Also, oddly enough, I have a 13 year old daughter and a nearly 10 year old daughter! Anyway, thanks for the info!
You're very welcome!! Have a wonderfully Magical trip!!!!
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We finally booked. January 3rd-12th! We booked a standard room and requested buildings 45,44,51, or 22 and a corner room. Crossing my fingers that we'll be lucky and be able to go swimming a few times.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:15 PM   #48
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Can someone tell me where the laundry area is? We booked standard room but requested Jamica. How much does it cost to wash/dry a load? And are the dryers like the values where you have to dry them 3 times to get them somewhat dried?

Thanks for any help. This will be out first trip to a mod!! We can't wait!!
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Anyone slept in the pirate rooms? I saw the podcast review and pics and between his complaints about the beds and distance from the main pool I'm thinking I need to convince my 6 year ds a Nemo room would be better. Were the beds really that bad?

Of course after spending so much time on the disboards I'm also thinking of switching to POFQ for the smaller resort footprint and boatride to DTD. Anyone here who's been to both with school-age children (mine are 6 and 9) and still prefer CBR?

Thanks as always!
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:55 AM   #50
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Can someone tell me where the laundry area is? We booked standard room but requested Jamica. How much does it cost to wash/dry a load? And are the dryers like the values where you have to dry them 3 times to get them somewhat dried?

Thanks for any help. This will be out first trip to a mod!! We can't wait!!
There is a laundry room at each of the quiet pools. Yes the dryers take a while to dry.
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Anyone slept in the pirate rooms? I saw the podcast review and pics and between his complaints about the beds and distance from the main pool I'm thinking I need to convince my 6 year ds a Nemo room would be better. Were the beds really that bad?

Of course after spending so much time on the disboards I'm also thinking of switching to POFQ for the smaller resort footprint and boatride to DTD. Anyone here who's been to both with school-age children (mine are 6 and 9) and still prefer CBR?

Thanks as always!
I know quite a few people that have slept in the Pirate rooms and didn't have any problems. It is a 7-10 min walk to the main pool.

I think your kids would enjoy CBR better than POFQ.
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There is a laundry room at each of the quiet pools. Yes the dryers take a while to dry.
Thanks for the reply. Do you remember how much it cost to wash/dry a load of clothes??
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Thanks SafetyMom! I read somewhere that it is 1.5 miles from Tinidad South to OPR. Do you (or anyone else) know if that's correct?
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I don't know the mileage but I know it is less a mile away.
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Thanks for the reply. Do you remember how much it cost to wash/dry a load of clothes??
Its $2.00 for a wash and a dry, and the dryer says it runs for 20 minutes, but my experience is that they do run a bit longer than that. We've only had to run jeans and heavy sweatshirts twice on the dryer, usually one run is all it took on most of our clothes.
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Anyone slept in the pirate rooms? I saw the podcast review and pics and between his complaints about the beds and distance from the main pool I'm thinking I need to convince my 6 year ds a Nemo room would be better. Were the beds really that bad?

Of course after spending so much time on the disboards I'm also thinking of switching to POFQ for the smaller resort footprint and boatride to DTD. Anyone here who's been to both with school-age children (mine are 6 and 9) and still prefer CBR?

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I know quite a few people that have slept in the Pirate rooms and didn't have any problems. It is a 7-10 min walk to the main pool.
I definitely agree with SafetyMom, I've stayed at POFQ and CBR and and we prefer CBR.

At POFQ the rooms have very dark wood furniture (antique type) and at CBR it is very bright and light colored, making the room not feel so stuffy. The grounds are beautiful at both places, but at CBR it is a much more Island feel to it, and the music is definitely got the Carribean flare to it, so you feel much more tropical, where POFQ you do feel like you are in the French Quarter. At POFQ the resort is smaller, but we like never notice that CBR is larger, but we also book Preferred so we are closer to OPR than at the other "Islands" than Martinique or Trinidad North. I think you will really enjoy CBR, if you are concerned about the walk, book a Preferred Room and enjoy the Nemo styled room.
I think your kids would enjoy CBR better than POFQ
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Of course after spending so much time on the disboards I'm also thinking of switching to POFQ for the smaller resort footprint and boatride to DTD. Anyone here who's been to both with school-age children (mine are 6 and 9) and still prefer CBR?

Thanks as always!
We have stayed at both. The first time we were at CBR the kids were 4 & 6. They were 5 1/2 & 8 when we stayed at POFQ. And then 7 & 9 when we stayed at CBR the second time. They enjoy CBR so much more. There's no question. They have never mentioned POFQ again. But they are always asking when we are going back to CBR!

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Thanks SafetyMom! I read somewhere that it is 1.5 miles from Tinidad South to OPR. Do you (or anyone else) know if that's correct?
Oh no, not even close! I don't think the whole promenade around the entire lake is that long! I don't know the exact distance, but I am pretty sure it is less than a half mile from TS to OPR. You can probably find out for sure on Google Earth.
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Oh nooo- poison ivy!!

Less than 1 week to go. Just wanted to thank everyone for all the great info over the past 6 months. One snag in our plans---- pulled back the covers this morning to get DD ready for the sitter and saw her back was covered with poison ivy!!! Anyone know of a quick way to get it under control?
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Less than 1 week to go. Just wanted to thank everyone for all the great info over the past 6 months. One snag in our plans---- pulled back the covers this morning to get DD ready for the sitter and saw her back was covered with poison ivy!!! Anyone know of a quick way to get it under control?
Aveeno has always helped dry up my poison ivy. Our local WalMart carries a variety of Aveeno lotions, bath crystal stuff (you know like you pour in the bathtub and soak in) and bars.
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thank you! Can't have a miserable kid for our wonderful trip!
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