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Old 08-08-2010, 02:07 PM   #226
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We just got back from 8 days at CBR. We were in Trinidad South in building 34. Seriously I don't know what people are complaining about when they say it's so far from everything and the place is too big. It took me all of about 5 minutes to walk from my room to the main pool. I am VERY VERY Pooh sized and out of shape, and I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I made it in about 5 minute. I also stopped to snap a few photos along the way.

I'm so glad we didn't change our minds about the pirate rooms after reading about how far away from everything Trinidad South was. I was having second thoughts.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:28 PM   #228
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Waterview worth it?

I've never thought that waterview were worth it. We've stayed at both POR and POFQ and never opted for waterview. For some reason, it seems to me at CBR they might be worth the extra money.
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:32 PM   #229
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We just got back from 8 days at CBR. We were in Trinidad South in building 34. Seriously I don't know what people are complaining about when they say it's so far from everything and the place is too big. It took me all of about 5 minutes to walk from my room to the main pool. I am VERY VERY Pooh sized and out of shape, and I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I made it in about 5 minute. I also stopped to snap a few photos along the way.

I'm so glad we didn't change our minds about the pirate rooms after reading about how far away from everything Trinidad South was. I was having second thoughts.
Welcome back! Glad you had such a nice time. I too have always wondered why such a big deal is made of the walk from TS to OPR, we only walked it once, but it was no big deal!
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:03 PM   #230
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Does anyone know which bus stop is picked up first to go to the parks? I'm claustrophobic on crowded buses and have found that it really helps to be sitting. I hate to stand if I can help it. On our last trip at ASMu, people had to stand on almost every bus trip. I"m not sure how it is at CBR. Thank you!
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:34 PM   #231
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Which building in CBR is closer to the food courts I forgot?
Martinique 24, 25, and 26 are probably the closest buildings to the food court -- they are all preferred buildings costing more per night. Safetymom has a link to a map of the resort on the first page of this thread -- you might want to check it out.
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Towels

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Are there towels by all of the pools or do we have to bring them from our hotel room?

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Old 08-09-2010, 11:05 AM   #233
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There were always plenty of towels there when we went, and a towel drop too
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:09 AM   #234
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There are towels at the main pool. If you go to the quiet pools you will need to bring towels from your room or grab a few extra from the main pool. You can call mousekeeping and request extra towels.
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Thank you for the quick answers. :-)
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:12 AM   #236
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Question Should I Book CBR Package Now?

Planning on February 2011 vacation. I see that the 2011 Package Prices just came out....
Should I Book a Package now??
QUESTION: Is there any type of special discount or deal I should ask for??
The package quote on the Disney web-site seems to be full price for resort, magic your way tickets and dining plan.....

Any Advice....PLEASE !!

Also, 1st time trying CBR....sounds beautiful.....What are the Preferred Buildings ???

Any comments, suggestions will be magically and much appreciated !!

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Question How is Aruba Building 51 in Regards to Food Court?

How far of a walk over the bridge to get to food court etc??
OR are preferred buildings better and worth the extra cost??
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Does anyone know which bus stop is picked up first to go to the parks? I'm claustrophobic on crowded buses and have found that it really helps to be sitting. I hate to stand if I can help it. On our last trip at ASMu, people had to stand on almost every bus trip. I"m not sure how it is at CBR. Thank you!
Some buses start in Martinique, and others start in Jamaica. We have only ever had to stand on a CBR bus about once a trip. But we usually travel in the off-season.

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How far of a walk over the bridge to get to food court etc??
OR are preferred buildings better and worth the extra cost??
Aruba 51 (as well as Jamaica 45) is a less than 5 minute walk to OPR. I don't feel paying extra for a preferred location is worth it, but others probably do. If you feel 5-8 minutes if too long of a walk to the food court & pool, then you might want to go preferred. We enjoy the little walks, the resort is so beautiful!
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:08 PM   #239
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How much success has everyone had at CBR with regards to room requests? What is the preferred method? I have heard they no longer accept faxes, is this true?
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How much success has everyone had at CBR with regards to room requests? What is the preferred method? I have heard they no longer accept faxes, is this true?
The best way is to add the request to your reservation. You would call Disney reservations and have the request added to your reservation.
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