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Old 06-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #871
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Driving to the MK is the pits! I hated it and always rely on the buses to get us there (and to all of the other parks as well). But, in your situation, I can see your reasoning in driving. My mother, who is 79, had no issues, whatsoever, taking the buses to and from the parks by herself. There's enough signage on the buses and the park bus stops that I think everybody should be fine making their own way to the Magic Kingdom even if ya'll did get split up.
I do dread the drive. My plans for the day are to hit the park early and then take a mid-day break. We then all have reservations at 'Ohana at 5:05 (and then evening in the park). I know the afternoon trip over I am going to suggest everyone ride the bus on their own as we may all be different places at that point. How bad is the CBR bus line back to the resort at closing from MK?
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I do dread the drive. My plans for the day are to hit the park early and then take a mid-day break. We then all have reservations at 'Ohana at 5:05 (and then evening in the park). I know the afternoon trip over I am going to suggest everyone ride the bus on their own as we may all be different places at that point. How bad is the CBR bus line back to the resort at closing from MK?
It can get bad but no worse than what we saw at the end of the day for Port Orleans or Art of Animation (it was absolutely ridiculous!) as well as other resorts . We usually wait about 45 minutes to an hour after closing before we leave so that we don't get into the mad rush back to the resort.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:11 PM   #873
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I think I'll miss taking the ferryboat to MK, as we always stayed offsite before and had to drive in. Going straight to the MK from our resort will be nice though.
Oh no, you won't! I can almost guarantee it. You're going to be surprised at how convenient it is to take the bus and skipping the tram and ferry. The lines for the ferry were so long a couple of weeks ago and I was so happy that I didn't have to get in that line.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:54 PM   #874
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How bad is the CBR bus line back to the resort at closing from MK?
No worse than any other resort. We always find a bench and people watch for 30 minutes or so. Then we just about walk onto a bus.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #875
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No worse than any other resort. We always find a bench and people watch for 30 minutes or so. Then we just about walk onto a bus.
Same with us. When we were there a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't believe the lines for the Port Orleans resorts or the Art of Animation. The AOA line was ridiculously long at the Magic Kingdom. The people wound around every bit of the waiting area and stretched all the way down the side of the construction wall.
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I think I'll miss taking the ferryboat to MK, as we always stayed offsite before and had to drive in. Going straight to the MK from our resort will be nice though.
Just try and keep yourself from getting all tingly when your bus pulls around that last corner heading into MK and the sound system fires up with the Mickey Mouse Club song...not possible! And this from a girl who's been on almost as many trips to WDW as she is years old (in other words, a LOT)
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Just try and keep yourself from getting all tingly when your bus pulls around that last corner heading into MK and the sound system fires up with the Mickey Mouse Club song...not possible! And this from a girl who's been on almost as many trips to WDW as she is years old (in other words, a LOT)
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I thought that I'd do an update on what I was told about the possible refurb. I have done several online chats (they are popping up while I am perusing the Disney site) and each time, the castmembers have been very nice and have looked around for a possible room refurb notation. The closest that I came to getting anything close to a confirmation was today when a castmember told me that if a "mock" room or rooms had been done, that's a good indication that a room makeover is coming. She posted that the housekeepers were usually the first to know and added "chuckle". Not sure if that's an indication that guests who are there now (or in the future) should ask their housekeeper or what she meant by that.
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I thought that I'd do an update on what I was told about the possible refurb. I have done several online chats (they are popping up while I am perusing the Disney site) and each time, the castmembers have been very nice and have looked around for a possible room refurb. The closest that I came to getting anything close to a confirmation was today when a castmember told me that if a "mock" room or rooms had been done, that's a good indication that a room makeover is coming. She posted that the housekeepers were usually the first to know and added "chuckle". Not sure if that's an indication that guests who are there now (or in the future) should ask their housekeeper or what she meant by that.
When's your next TR update??

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Should be today!
Good!! I want to see and hear all about CBR!!

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Old 06-14-2013, 11:32 AM   #882
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CBR - Adults only trip!

Hi everyone!

After reading all 59 pages, I've decided to join in the fun (although I am not sure if I am posting correctly). DH & I are heading to CBR for the last week of September. This is my first time back to WDW in over 10 years, the first trip without my son (now 23) and the first time with my DH (just married this past February).

Lots of great tips on this board but two questions that I would like help on:

1) we are ordering "adult beverages" and breakfast items from garden grocer. It sounds like 1/2 gallons will fit on the fridge door. Can it accomodate 750 ml bottles of wine?

2) there are two days in our week which are designated "no park" days - relax by the pool, etc. On those days we have dinner reservations at the Boardwalk and the Polynesian. If we miss the bus back to a park (our Boardwalk reservation isn't until 7:45 p.m.), are there taxis at resorts?

Many thanks for all the wonderful posts and advice!
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1) we are ordering "adult beverages" and breakfast items from garden grocer. It sounds like 1/2 gallons will fit on the fridge door. Can it accomodate 750 ml bottles of wine?
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2) there are two days in our week which are designated "no park" days - relax by the pool, etc. On those days we have dinner reservations at the Boardwalk and the Polynesian. If we miss the bus back to a park (our Boardwalk reservation isn't until 7:45 p.m.), are there taxis at resorts?

Many thanks for all the wonderful posts and advice!
There are taxis at the ready at all the resorts. If you don't see one talk to Bell Services and they will get you one.

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Old 06-14-2013, 02:35 PM   #884
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Hi all -

Thanks to everyone for all the helpful answers here, hopefully you have a couple more

What time should we look to catch a bus for a 8:45 reservation at Crystal Palace? This is before the park opens (not a EMH day), how does this work? From what I can gather, the park is supposed to open at 9:00 but may open earlier? And there is some kind of opening ceremony or something?

And on a unrelated note, my wife loves any kind of fruity, frozen beverage. What do you guys recommend from the Banana Cabana?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:47 PM   #885
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At CBR right now for our first stay here and, so far, we are really liking it. We are in Jamaica and I can report our room has the white bedspreads, the Nemo ones are gone. No other changes to the room from all the recent pics I have seen. Can see some exterior painting being done but nothing else.
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