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Old 08-09-2011, 09:06 PM   #1711
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First time at CBR~ Should I request a "village"?

Hey all! We are going to WDW in October and are staying at CBR (our first time at a moderate!!) It will be me, DH, DD (9), and DS (5 mo). Should I request a certain section of the resort, or just leave it up to the Disney Gods?
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:43 PM   #1712
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Hey all! We are going to WDW in October and are staying at CBR (our first time at a moderate!!) It will be me, DH, DD (9), and DS (5 mo). Should I request a certain section of the resort, or just leave it up to the Disney Gods?
My DD and I really enjoyed Martinique and have requested the same room for next year.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:51 PM   #1713
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I do that every trip. I come home and book for next year.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:08 AM   #1714
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Hey all! We are going to WDW in October and are staying at CBR (our first time at a moderate!!) It will be me, DH, DD (9), and DS (5 mo). Should I request a certain section of the resort, or just leave it up to the Disney Gods?
Us too we check in to CBR on 10/2. I was going to request a loctaion but after listening to people on here we're just going to "roll with it". It was more important to us to make sure we had a ground floor room instead of a location request. So I requested that instead. Hope you have a great time!!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:04 AM   #1715
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It has been decided! My husband said he wants the walk. So, I guess I'll be requesting Jamaica. My husband would be VERY happy if we were in the exact same place as last year. We don't really like change.

It's our first stay at CBR, but the walk over the bridge looks pretty. I have a feeling my daughter and I will be the one to do the "drink run" in the morning cuz my hubbie waits until last minute to get up. So I want it to be nice! Besides, I need 5 minutes of peace when I first wake up before diving into the day.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:23 AM   #1716
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I think you'll be fine with a standard room. I saw you post that you're going to request a building in Jamaica. We've stayed in Jamaica 3 times and really liked the location.

Did you tell your husband about the change yet or did you decide to keep it a secret?







You two are definitely not alone in your thinking. I love the walk over the bridge and through the island too.


He still has no idea. I think my girls may sort of know I was watching you tube video of CBR. MY youngest asked if we could stay in a nemo room instead of POP. I didn't really give a answer and she just sort of droped it.
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It's our first stay at CBR, but the walk over the bridge looks pretty. I have a feeling my daughter and I will be the one to do the "drink run" in the morning cuz my hubbie waits until last minute to get up. So I want it to be nice! Besides, I need 5 minutes of peace when I first wake up before diving into the day.
And in our family, I wait until the last minute to get up while my husband does the drink/breakfast run. I really love the walk from Jamaica to OPR! It is so pretty! I can't count the number of times I said to my husband last year, "I love it here!" It is such a relaxing atmosphere! I made my request for Jamaica last night. I hope you love the resort just as much as we do!!!
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Do they still have full sized beds? I know CSR was upgraded to queen beds last year and POR is currently undergoing the same upgrade so that's what I was wondering. More about if anyone knows if the beds are scheduled to be changed out in the near future.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:21 PM   #1719
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I really love the walk from Jamaica to OPR! It is so pretty! I can't count the number of times I said to my husband last year, "I love it here!"
I say the same thing when we are there. The resort grounds are so beautiful and the walks are so peaceful. I'm already countin' down the days until we are back there again.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:24 PM   #1720
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He still has no idea. I think my girls may sort of know I was watching you tube video of CBR. MY youngest asked if we could stay in a nemo room instead of POP. I didn't really give a answer and she just sort of droped it.
I'll keep my fingers crossed that you are able to keep the secret...such a great secret at that!
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:31 AM   #1721
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I am starting to freak out!!! I can't wait for our trip. We leave in 9 days!!!! We have a room only rez for AKL our first night (have always wanted to stay there and this will probably be our only shot unless we eventually buy DVC as we have 3 kids and our youngest is 2). We will move over at CBR from the 19-29th. So I have a few questions:

1. I am planning on heading over to CBR to check in about 7am, do you think I should do online check-in or since I am checking in that early should I just do regular check-in so I can request a change if I really don't like the location of our room? We are planning on doing BB this day so we won't be back to the room until like 3 or 4pm anyway.

2. I have read that if you have free dining all adults have to be present at check-in, does my DH have to be there or can I just check-in for us? We have an ADR at Boma that morning and it would be great if he could stay back and get the kids ready.

3. I have print outs (which I laminated ) to decorate our window at CBR, does anyone have any suggestions on how to hang the stuff?

4. Finally we are renting a car (or a van) and I was wondering your opinions....so we have an 11 day mini-van rental for $346 or a premium car rental for $211 (like a Buick Lacrosse or Buick Regal). I am wondering if we should save the $140 and go with the car. My father-in-law thinks the car will be big enough. We have to fit two booster seats and one car seat (not a big one) in the back seat. DH is taking ME so we can send out luggage along with them and I just have to pick up the rental.

Sorry for all the ??'s I am just starting to spaz out!! I already started packing over the weekend and I actually have two suitcases, a 25" and a 23" with just "our extras" in them!

Thanks!! Jenn
Can anyone answer question # 2 ? I have been told by 2 different reservation agents that both adults do not have to be present on the first day of our free dining reservation at cbr, but did not specifically ask the question this way. We are considering swapping from POFQ to CBR because we can have free dining at CBR, but not POFQ, but we have to change flights, so there is a bit of expense involved...
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Can anyone answer question # 2 ? I have been told by 2 different reservation agents that both adults do not have to be present on the first day of our free dining reservation at cbr, but did not specifically ask the question this way. We are considering swapping from POFQ to CBR because we can have free dining at CBR, but not POFQ, but we have to change flights, so there is a bit of expense involved...
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We stayed at the CBR in May and we booked under the free dining promotion. There were four in our party (all considered adults) and I was the only one who went to the window to check us in. They never asked to see the rest of my party nor did they ask if they were all present.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:32 AM   #1723
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I am sure this question has been asked before, but do guests have access to a fax machine at CBR? A CM told us we could ask the front desk for faxing. Does anyone have experience with this and if so, is there a fee? Thank you!
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:34 AM   #1724
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We switched from POP to CBR for our upcoming November trip.

What can we expect from the busses? I know these days no one ever wants to wait for anything, including a Disney bus! I'm not worried about waiting on a bus but how many bus stops are there? I'm assuming CBR doesn't share busses?

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We switched from POP to CBR for our upcoming November trip.

What can we expect from the busses? I know these days no one ever wants to wait for anything, including a Disney bus! I'm not worried about waiting on a bus but how many bus stops are there? I'm assuming CBR doesn't share busses?

Share your experiences!
We've stayed at the CBR six years in a row and have never had any major issues with the buses. The resort does not share buses with any other resort so when they leave, they are headed straight to the theme parks, water parks or Downtown Disney. There is a bus stop in each of the resort villages (Jamaica, Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, Trinidad North and Trinidad South) and the bus will stop at each before leaving the resort. I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that those bus stops are covered unlike those at Pop. Our longest ride (from the time we sat down on the bus, made the stops and pulled into the theme park bus stop) was 16 minutes. Most times, they were less than that. Of course, if there is a guest using a wheelchair or scooter, the bus driver will have to help them load before leaving the bus stop but that will happen at any resort.
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