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Old 01-26-2012, 06:08 AM   #2401
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I believe it's called pixie dust.
Hopefully the Pixie Dustwill be sprinkled upon us in 16 days! Does anyone know if online check-in increases/decreases the chance of getting a dusting
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:38 AM   #2402
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We just got back today from staying at CBR. We stayed in Jamaica 4424. We did not ask for a water view but we had a great one! We were almost right across from the bridge and had a quiet pool right next to us too! The walk to the main pool and food court was about 5 min. Of course, the main pool was down after our 1st day. We did get into it our 1st day but it was very cold! Our quite pool was MUCH warmer. We also only had a 3 min walk to our bus stop. Never had to wait more than 15 min for a bus, and our buses where never packed. Full, but not packed. There is a lot of construction and touch ups going on right now (worse at MK) but that is to be expected this time of year. I would say the food court was no better or worse than any other Disney resort we stayed at. I am glad we did not do a pirate room. They are so far away from everything. Maybe if my kids were younger? All in all, great trip and we really enjoyed CBR!
Thanks for all the up-to-date info! I agree about the pirate rooms. At 9 and 12, my boys have lost their pirate fascination a bit and I don't think its worth the extra cost + distance. Though, they would probably still love it! We usually just use the rooms as a place to crash at night while at Disney but this year we've allotted one day to hang out at the resort. Hopefully the weather and pool will be warm when we're there in two weeks I am leaning toward asking for Jamaica! I think the kids would love the trek across the bridge and it looks close to the main pool on the map. Too bad they don't have the pirate rooms in Trinidad North. That would be tempting
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:07 AM   #2403
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Hi - ask for building 21, we stayed in room 2116 - it's a non preferred. If you have a chance to watch our You Tube Video under our ticker, you may be able to see the court yard in front of our room.
Watched your video! I think I'm more excited now than the kids (or maybe that was always the case) about our trip to CBR in 16 days
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Is there a gym or some sort of exercise room onsite at CBR? I didn't see anything online. Just curious.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #2405
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Hi - ask for building 21, we stayed in room 2116 - it's a non preferred. If you have a chance to watch our You Tube Video under our ticker, you may be able to see the court yard in front of our room.
I'm such a sap, I cried during your video. It looks like you and your daughter had an amazing trip.
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Is there a gym or some sort of exercise room onsite at CBR? I didn't see anything online. Just curious.
No. The only moderate with an exercise area is Coronado Springs.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:30 PM   #2408
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Anyone have a copy of a somewhat recent schedule of resort events that you get at check in? It's been a while since we stayed at CBR, but are thinking about a short stay in August. We plan to spend lots of time at the pool since it will be so hot. Last time we stayed here we never saw any pool parties or movies at night like we've experienced at other resorts over the last year or two. I'd love to see a schedule to determine if we want to stay at CBR or go with a different resort. Thanks.
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I have another question. We've only stayed in the pirate rooms so far. While we think they are adorable, and my children and myself don't mind the walk, my mom will be with us and she has some difficulties with lots of walking, and often has to rent a scooter in the parks. If we stay at CBR this summer we are going to book a preferred location. What building should we request? Is there a certain building that has an advantage over other preferred buildings. I'd like a location that's as close to the main pool and food court as possible, but also close to a bus stop. It looks like building 26 in Martinique would be a great location. Any suggestions?
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I have another question. We've only stayed in the pirate rooms so far. While we think they are adorable, and my children and myself don't mind the walk, my mom will be with us and she has some difficulties with lots of walking, and often has to rent a scooter in the parks. If we stay at CBR this summer we are going to book a preferred location. What building should we request? Is there a certain building that has an advantage over other preferred buildings. I'd like a location that's as close to the main pool and food court as possible, but also close to a bus stop. It looks like building 26 in Martinique would be a great location. Any suggestions?
We've stayed in Martinique 25 and 26 and they both seemed very close and convenient to Old Port Royale. We also have stayed in Trinidad North 31 and it wasn't a long walk at all, but seemed farther from the food court than the Martinique buildings -- but closer to the pool, if that makes sense.
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Anyone have a copy of a somewhat recent schedule of resort events that you get at check in? It's been a while since we stayed at CBR, but are thinking about a short stay in August. We plan to spend lots of time at the pool since it will be so hot. Last time we stayed here we never saw any pool parties or movies at night like we've experienced at other resorts over the last year or two. I'd love to see a schedule to determine if we want to stay at CBR or go with a different resort. Thanks.
I know that the times of activities will change with the seasons, so not sure if a recent schedule will be of any use. I can say that when we were there this past October, they had activities for what seemed like all day every day. We did not spend a full day at the CBR pool, but whenever we walked by they had games, dancing, etc going on. Plus a poolside movie every night.
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I know that the times of activities will change with the seasons, so not sure if a recent schedule will be of any use. I can say that when we were there this past October, they had activities for what seemed like all day every day. We did not spend a full day at the CBR pool, but whenever we walked by they had games, dancing, etc going on. Plus a poolside movie every night.
Ok great, that's actually exactly what I wanted to know. We stayed at CBR in 2009 and 2010 and they never had the pool parties or activities while we were at the pool. However, since then we've stayed at several other resorts that had the pool parties. All that you mention is what we have enjoyed at the other resorts. From what I can tell the activities change a bit, but for the most part its pretty much the same thing at each resort, or at least that's what we've experienced. I really just wanted to verify that they do indeed have poolside activities and parties, and the movie at night.

Where exactly was the movie set up? At WL, Poly, GF, and BC its done on the beach. Is the movie set up on the beach or in the pool area?

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Watched your video! I think I'm more excited now than the kids (or maybe that was always the case) about our trip to CBR in 16 days
It's ok, usually it's the parents that gets excited the most while planning the vacation and researching. We are already experiencing the vacation before we even leave town.

Thanks for the compliment on the video, we had a lot of fun getting it together.
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I'm such a sap, I cried during your video. It looks like you and your daughter had an amazing trip.
Thanks, my DD 12 and I really had fun at WDW. It was or 11th visit. We also had a great time making the video.
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I just watched your youtube video and really enjoyed it! It gets me so excited for our trip and CBR.
Thanks friend for the compliment! Have a great CBR and WDW vacation
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