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Old 08-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #1651
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Supposed to start April 2014. Queen beds included.
Thanks calling to switch it now. We already booked at pop but we there food court has been yuck and one station closed all week. Time to move on.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:51 PM   #1652
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Is the CBR a resort where the Fast Pass Plus is an option? I have not done too much research on it but a friend got her bands. Just interested after seeing hers. We are going in late Sept. Would I even still have enough time to get them?
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #1653
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Is the CBR a resort where the Fast Pass Plus is an option? I have not done too much research on it but a friend got her bands. Just interested after seeing hers. We are going in late Sept. Would I even still have enough time to get them?
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No, CBR is not one of the test resorts for Magic Bands and FP+.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #1654
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Quickie Questions

I'm trying to read thru the thread about CBR, but I don't know if my Qs are even there. If you have a chance to respond to my questions, that would be great. We are going in October, and now it's time to start planning.

1. Is there storage under the beds for luggage?
2. How many outlets are in one room, and where are they located?
3. Is there a rope line in the shower or bathroom to hang up wet things?
4. Can you get extra pillows and/or towels?
5. Do you leave tips for housekeeping?
6. I've seen in some photos that there's a coffee pot with some coffee and condiments. Are these replaced everyday, complimentary?
7. It looks like the refrigerator will hold a quart of milk. Would it hold a half gallon size container?
8. Is there a microwave in the room or in the food court for use?
9. Does the food court serve Coke or Pepsi fountain products? What about bottled products?
10. Can you use the refillable containers for coffee, tea, juice as well as sodas?
11. I read on the Disney website that the food court opens at 7 a.m. Is it hard getting thru the lines, eat, bus and to the park by 8 am?
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #1655
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1. Is there storage under the beds for luggage?

If I remember correctly, no.


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2. How many outlets are in one room, and where are they located?
I am not sure as we always travel with an outlet strip for our charging needs. I do know there never seems to be enough though.

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3. Is there a rope line in the shower or bathroom to hang up wet things?
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4. Can you get extra pillows and/or towels?
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5. Do you leave tips for housekeeping ?
We do, but that's just our preference. Lots on the DIS don't.


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6. I've seen in some photos that there's a coffee pot with some coffee and condiments. Are these replaced everyday, complimentary?
Yes there is one and the supplies are replaced daily. You can always ask for more too.


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7. It looks like the refrigerator will hold a quart of milk. Would it hold a half gallon size container?
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8. Is there a microwave in the room or in the food court for use?
In the food court, not in the room.

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9. Does the food court serve Coke or Pepsi fountain products? What about bottled products?
Coke products in the fountain and bottles.

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10. Can you use the refillable containers for coffee, tea, juice as well as sodas?
Coffee and tea, not juice.


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11. I read on the Disney website that the food court opens at 7 a.m. Is it hard getting thru the lines, eat, bus and to the park by 8 am?
Our last trip it opened at 6:30. Never had a problem getting breakfast and being at the bus stop by 7.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:41 AM   #1656
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Done as far as room entry and the store. Not sure about the refillable mugs.
having a thick moment, how does it work regarding the room entry? (rfid)
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:50 AM   #1657
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having a thick moment, how does it work regarding the room entry? (rfid)
You just tap your KTTW or magic band against the pad above the door knob instead of having to slide the KTTW into the door and remove it.

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http://yourfirstvisit.net/wp-content...ion-Resort.jpg

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Old 08-28-2013, 06:27 AM   #1659
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Will they give us KTTW cards with RFID in them since it won't allow me to get magic bands? Has anyone at CBR been able to get magic bands or FP+?
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Will they give us KTTW cards with RFID in them since it won't allow me to get magic bands? Has anyone at CBR been able to get magic bands or FP+?
Yes you will get a KTTW card since CBR is not one of the testing resorts for MB and FP+. No one can get one while staying at CBR since it's not a testing resort.
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I seen somewhere that by the new year they are hoping to have magic bands rolled in full force .... Has anyone else herd that?
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:14 AM   #1662
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a few years back we requested a microwave for our room and housekeeping brought one over, they did say there could be a 15 dollar a night fee but in the end they never charged us for it.Only did that once so cant say for sure its still something you can request or not.
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We received our "you may not have a working fridge in your room" form letter from Disney yesterday. We check into CBR the last full week of September.

Our Plan B is to pack a soft-sided cooler in our luggage since we are flying down.

Thanks to all the posters who continue to fill us in on their respective "fridge adventures".
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:37 AM   #1664
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I'm trying to read thru the thread about CBR, but I don't know if my Qs are even there. If you have a chance to respond to my questions, that would be great. We are going in October, and now it's time to start planning.

1. Is there storage under the beds for luggage?

No storage area underneath the beds. We put our luggage between the bench and the dresser and in the closet area.

2. How many outlets are in one room, and where are they located?

There is one near the sink, one near the bed, one behind the nightstand, one near the table and one behind the dresser. I think that's all of them. We bring along a multi-plug similar to this for the bathroom:



and a power strip or two similar to the picture below so that we can charge all of our electronics at once:




3. Is there a rope line in the shower or bathroom to hang up wet things?

Yes there is.

4. Can you get extra pillows and/or towels?

You sure can. Simply call housekeeping on your room phone.


5. Do you leave tips for housekeeping?

I do tip but there are others that do not. I make mousekeeping envelopes before we leave and have the money already in them before we go. I put one out each morning. There are three of us and we are pretty neat travelers so I only tip $1.00 per day per person.

6. I've seen in some photos that there's a coffee pot with some coffee and condiments. Are these replaced everyday, complimentary?

They are provided by housekeeping. If you do not have enough, call housekeeping from your room phone.

7. It looks like the refrigerator will hold a quart of milk. Would it hold a half gallon size container?

We had a half gallon of milk, a half gallon of tea, bottles of water and canned drinks in the fridge all at once. We did have to do a little maneuvering to get it all in but it worked.

8. Is there a microwave in the room or in the food court for use?

No microwaves in the room but there are at least two in the food court for guests to use.

9. Does the food court serve Coke or Pepsi fountain products? What about bottled products?

Coke products are found both in bottles and in the drink fountains. There are also teas, coffee and hot chocolate as well as lemonade and I believe PowerAde.

10. Can you use the refillable containers for coffee, tea, juice as well as sodas?

See answer to number 9 above.

11. I read on the Disney website that the food court opens at 7 a.m. Is it hard getting thru the lines, eat, bus and to the park by 8 am?
We aren't big breakfast eaters but I have been in the food court when they open and the crowds vary. Having said that, the times that we have eaten breakfast, we never had long lines.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:23 AM   #1665
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Thanks for the "mousekeeping tip envelope" idea mickeystoontown! I had never thought of that. Until I read these boards, I would only leave a housekeeping tip at the end of our trip (non-WDW hotels). It never occurred to me that a room could have a different housekeeper each day throughout your stay.
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