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Old 02-10-2012, 09:23 AM   #2491
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The rooms in Martinique are considered preferred. So unless you paid for a preferred location, it would take some pixie dust and you getting a free upgrade to get Martinique.
Just a small correction (sorry), but not all of the buildings in Martinique are preferred. Buildings 21, 22, and 23 are NOT preferred. we just got back from a stay in building 21...about a 5 minute walk to the main building.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:25 AM   #2492
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Just a small correction (sorry), but not all of the buildings in Martinique are preferred. Buildings 21, 22, and 23 are NOT preferred. we just got back from a stay in building 21...about a 5 minute walk to the main building.
That's good to know. Thanks for the info!
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:27 AM   #2493
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Also, does anyone know when they removed the playgrounds from the beaches? The only playground was on Caribbean Cay. The ones that used to be on the beaches are gone.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:54 PM   #2494
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Also, does anyone know when they removed the playgrounds from the beaches? The only playground was on Caribbean Cay. The ones that used to be on the beaches are gone.
Seriously! Wow! I am shocked.
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Good evening!

We will be staying at CBR March 24th-30th. This will be our first time staying at this resort. I just called to upgrade to a preferred room, and none are available. I am kind of bummed. I went ahead and put in a request for either Martinque or Jamaica, so I hope we can at least get one of those.

Question: Do theysell rum or vodka in the gift shop area or is this something that I should plan on Garden Grocer to deliver?

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Good evening!

We will be staying at CBR March 24th-30th. This will be our first time staying at this resort. I just called to upgrade to a preferred room, and none are available. I am kind of bummed. I went ahead and put in a request for either Martinque or Jamaica, so I hope we can at least get one of those.

Question: Do theysell rum or vodka in the gift shop area or is this something that I should plan on Garden Grocer to deliver?

Thanks!
In October they were selling rum, vodka, scotch and whiskey in the gift shop.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #2497
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Good evening!

We will be staying at CBR March 24th-30th. This will be our first time staying at this resort. I just called to upgrade to a preferred room, and none are available. I am kind of bummed. I went ahead and put in a request for either Martinque or Jamaica, so I hope we can at least get one of those.

Question: Do theysell rum or vodka in the gift shop area or is this something that I should plan on Garden Grocer to deliver?

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Also, I wouldn't worry too much about not getting preferred. The farthest village from OPR is Trinidad South and it's only an 8 minute walk, at a very leisurely pace, from the farthest point of Trini South to OPR.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:15 PM   #2498
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Arrived at CBR today. We were put in Jamaica 41. We requested 44 or 45 but apparently these buildings were full of cheerleaders, as was most of Aruba. We asked to be moved away from the chanting cheerleaders. They put is in Martinique 21. As I type, hoards of cheerleaders are screaming beneath our windows. They are everywhere in the resort. I wish they would have told us this when we booked. Hope they are not staying all week. As a side note, it is freezing here. Tomorrow the high is only going to be 52! The temperature is supposed to rebound by Tuesday. We haven't checked out the resort yet. We went straight to HS after checking in.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #2499
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Love relaxing in the hammocks at night. Just don't do what I did if you're out there by yourself - fall asleep and wake up at 3am.
Oh my, just my luck that would happen to me. The hammocks sound great.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #2500
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When are the cheerleaders leaving?? That is terrible! I hope you guys that are there now can have a magical time anyways..
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #2501
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That stinks about the cheerleaders! We arrive on the 26th-I wonder if there are any groups then? Staying in a pirate room....
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Can you see the EPCOT fireworks from the resort?
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #2503
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That stinks about the cheerleaders! We arrive on the 26th-I wonder if there are any groups then? Staying in a pirate room....
How about this, it's my first post! Though I've read every single post in the thread over the last two weeks- very informative stuff!

We are also arriving on the 26th, and also in a pirate room. Nifty! We'll be the weirdos, I'm sure. So if you see a family of 4 weirdos, that's us.

Here's to hoping the temp rebounds, the pools are warm, the pizza flyers are kept to a minimum, there aren't any surprise refurbs, the pirate beds are simply awesome after a day in the parks, the walk to Trinadad South is a gorgeous breath of fresh air, the beach playgrounds miraculously reappear, no snakes enter our rooms, fireworks viewings abound right from the resort, all the nemo people have queen sized beds already, and that we don't have rain or cheerleaders (or pop warner for that matter). Did I cover most of the last 2502 posts? I hope so!

I am thoroughly pumped and determined to enjoy this trip. Hope you do, too!

The pictures are wonderful- thanks to all that posted them!

Arrrrghhhh! (that's a lame attempt to sound piratey)
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:56 PM   #2504
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Arrived at CBR today. We were put in Jamaica 41. We requested 44 or 45 but apparently these buildings were full of cheerleaders, as was most of Aruba. We asked to be moved away from the chanting cheerleaders. They put is in Martinique 21. As I type, hoards of cheerleaders are screaming beneath our windows. They are everywhere in the resort. I wish they would have told us this when we booked. Hope they are not staying all week. As a side note, it is freezing here. Tomorrow the high is only going to be 52! The temperature is supposed to rebound by Tuesday. We haven't checked out the resort yet. We went straight to HS after checking in.
Hopefully, the cheerleaders won't be there for your entire stay.

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Can you see the EPCOT fireworks from the resort?
You can see the higher Epcot fireworks from many places in the resort. Our favorite places to watch them is sitting at one of the tables outside Old Port Royale or from the Martinique beach.

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How about this, it's my first post! Though I've read every single post in the thread over the last two weeks- very informative stuff!

We are also arriving on the 26th, and also in a pirate room. Nifty! We'll be the weirdos, I'm sure. So if you see a family of 4 weirdos, that's us.

Here's to hoping the temp rebounds, the pools are warm, the pizza flyers are kept to a minimum, there aren't any surprise refurbs, the pirate beds are simply awesome after a day in the parks, the walk to Trinadad South is a gorgeous breath of fresh air, the beach playgrounds miraculously reappear, no snakes enter our rooms, fireworks viewings abound right from the resort, all the nemo people have queen sized beds already, and that we don't have rain or cheerleaders (or pop warner for that matter). Did I cover most of the last 2502 posts? I hope so!

I am thoroughly pumped and determined to enjoy this trip. Hope you do, too!

The pictures are wonderful- thanks to all that posted them!

Arrrrghhhh! (that's a lame attempt to sound piratey)
Welcome to the Disboards! It sounds like you're going into this vacation with a great attitude. I hope that you have a magical vacation and stay at the CBR.
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Arrived at CBR today. We were put in Jamaica 41. We requested 44 or 45 but apparently these buildings were full of cheerleaders, as was most of Aruba. We asked to be moved away from the chanting cheerleaders. They put is in Martinique 21. As I type, hoards of cheerleaders are screaming beneath our windows. They are everywhere in the resort. I wish they would have told us this when we booked. Hope they are not staying all week. As a side note, it is freezing here. Tomorrow the high is only going to be 52! The temperature is supposed to rebound by Tuesday. We haven't checked out the resort yet. We went straight to HS after checking in.
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