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Old 03-27-2013, 01:14 PM   #16
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CBR is getting a refurbishment now? Do you have more info on the refurbishment? Any fun details?
There is a link to some pictures on the CBR FAQ thread. I'm on my phone now so it's too hard to post the link.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #17
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There is a link to some pictures on the CBR FAQ thread. I'm on my phone now so it's too hard to post the link.
Thanks! I'll find them now that I know they are out there
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:04 PM   #18
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OK, this is really helping! I know my DS and DD would love the pirate ship pool! My biggest concerns had been dirty rooms, bus service, and walking distance, but it seems that they are all manageable.

Decisions, Decisions...

Thanks everyone... this board is so helpful!
There are so many rooms, non preferred, that are very close to the main pool and OPR. We love Jamaica 45.

We've always had great bus service. We like that each village has its own bus stop so you're never far from one.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #19
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Love CBR! We never had any issues at CBR. I love the landscaping of CBR & I enjoy the walk over the bridge to the gift shop/food court/main pool. We always lots of fun at CBR
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #20
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Our favorite part of staying at CBR was sitting out on the hammocks and watching the fireworks at Epcot. It was so nice and relaxing!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:33 PM   #21
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We have stayed at CBR seven times, once at POR, and are staying our 8th time at CBR in July. We love the resort. The landscaping with beautiful, tropical flowers is exceptional. CBR has white, sandy beaches with wonderful lounging hammocks and friendly ducks. The main pool is zero entry and very nice. There are also seven quiet pools throughout the villages. The food court has many options and the gift shop is great. We usually request the village Jamaica and it is a very short walk across the bridge to the main pool, food court, and gift shop. We actually like the largeness of CBR because it seems like there is not that many people vacationing at the resort. The rooms are large with two double beds with lots of storage room. Our rooms have always been clean at check in, and we have had good housekeeping throughout our stays. The bus service on the whole has been very good in all of our trips. We have had a couple of glitches but nothing that I am sure doesn't happen at other resorts. Have a great trip!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:38 PM   #22
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OK, this is really helping! I know my DS and DD would love the pirate ship pool! My biggest concerns had been dirty rooms, bus service, and walking distance, but it seems that they are all manageable.

Decisions, Decisions...

Thanks everyone... this board is so helpful!
If walking distance is at all an issue, pay the extra for a preferred room. I stayed at CBR in December, and even though I had a good non preferred location (Jamaica 44) I wished the whole time I had paid the little extra for a preferred location.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:19 AM   #24
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I love CBR!!! DH wants to do something different this year but I'm having such a hard time getting excited about POR, and I am very tempted just to go back to what I know I love!! It's so pretty and relaxing!! No bad experiences!
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:55 AM   #25
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We are slated to go to WDW in August. We are currently booked at Pop. My hubby wants to upgrade to Caribbean Beach because of all the great pools and he thinks the theming looks great. (he's not as hip on POR... I already tried that.) I'm very nervous because of everything I've heard about the "dirty" rooms both here and on disunplugged. Can anyone tell me of good experiences they have had at CBR? I would just rather stay at Pop or go all out to AKL.
What a small world, we are going to Disney in August and also were booked at Pop but after 3 days of research I finally decided to change to Caribbean beach. We really like Pop we stayed there in 2010 but I wanted to try someplace different. Someplace that would make us feel that we were on vacation when we weren't immersed with all things Disney. Kind of like an escape and a refuge

We stayed at Fort Wilderness cabins, ASR, CS, POFQ all nice, I stayed at POR it to was nice but not my style. I didn't like the look of Animal Kingdom Lodge so I decided against it, its too muted in its coloring. It was a toss up with Caribbean Beach and Wilderness Lodge and I picked Caribbean beach for the following reasons:

. The marina, the boats, beach with hammocks, bike riding, bigger rooms, sit down restaurant, beautiful landscaping with an island field and Caribbean music.

It was about $320 more than Pop which I think is fair. I was going to spring for the extra pirate rooms until I read they are so much further away from the main building.

Pop is great but it is SO Disney and like I said I kinda want a vacation on top of a vacation.

Good luck and have a magical vacation
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:17 AM   #26
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I haven't been to CBR in so long... but I have a special place for it in my heart. We used to ONLY stay at CBR bc it was Dads fave. I loved it. It really made you feel like you were in the Caribbean with little hints and reminders that you are still in Disney. The pools really are nice. I loved the little food court. And the store. I have fond memories of it.

There are things about it that are better since it is a mod. If you are going during free dining you will get standard dining rather than the quick serve dining u get w Pop. If the $ isn't an issue, I'd say try it. You may like it!
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #27
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I have stayed at both and loved both. The plus side for CBR is definitely the main pool. The pools at POP are very basic, even if they are themed, there are no slides, etc. However, that was my only issue with POP. The theming was cute and the buses were fantastic.

I would never stay at CBR without booking preferred. It's just too much walking for me, after I've been walking all day in the parks.

There were no issues for us with cleanliness at either resort.

I chose POR this year over CBR simply because the rooms at POR are refurbished and have queen beds. CBR will be our next resort after they finally get a refurb!
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #28
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I only have good things to say about Caribbean Beach and all great memories there. The landscaping is beautiful and never had a problem with the rooms or the distance around the resort. The only reason we haven't stayed there recently is that we wanted to try new resorts. I almost booked our upcoming stay there but my sister and I wanted to try POR after reading about it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #29
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Which buildings are considered preferred?
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Which buildings are considered preferred?
They are listed on the CBR thread.
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