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Old 02-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #2521
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For those of you who have been to the CBR recently, have they added any more resort specific merchandise?
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:53 PM   #2523
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Can someone advise me? Once some sort of offer comes out we are ready to book CBR. We are going for 9 days. We usually stay at a value and add the WPM option. But if we drop the WPM option we can probably swing a moderate this year. But that gives us 2 pool days. Which I'm super happy about. I love the WP but it is alot of work with 2 young ones. The love it. But I think some R&R this trip would be good also.

Since we plan on using the pool and the food court quite a bit should we get a preferred room? I'm not keen on spending the extra but for convince I may do it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:31 PM   #2524
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Can someone advise me? Once some sort of offer comes out we are ready to book CBR. We are going for 9 days. We usually stay at a value and add the WPM option. But if we drop the WPM option we can probably swing a moderate this year. But that gives us 2 pool days. Which I'm super happy about. I love the WP but it is alot of work with 2 young ones. The love it. But I think some R&R this trip would be good also.

Since we plan on using the pool and the food court quite a bit should we get a preferred room? I'm not keen on spending the extra but for convince I may do it.
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We were considering getting preferred when we went back in October because so many people on the DIS, and other sites/boards, complained about how big and spreadout CBR is. I am soooo glad we didn't spend the extra $$. I just couldn't justify it. And we used the pool 1 full day and every night after the parks. Nothing better than grabbing a drink, slipping into the hot tub, and then walking barefoot on one of the beaches for tired feet.


The village that is the farthest from OPR and the main pool is Tinidad South. And that is where the Pirate Themed rooms are, highly unlikely you would be put there because they cost more. And even if you were put there and in the farthest room, it is an 8 minute leisurely walk to OPR. I know because friends of ours were staying in a Pirate room after our trip and were concerned so I timed it while also stopping to take pictures.


We were in Jamaica 45 and had a 5 minute walk over to OPR and the main pool. There are also non-preferred rooms in the same villages as the preferred. So you could be paying non-preferred $$ and be very close to a preferred room.

If you look at the map, anywhere in Aruba 51, 52, 53, Jamaica 44, 45 or 46 would be ~5 min walk. And it is such a lovely walk over the bridge in the mornings and at sunset. Just call and request one of the above locations or as close to OPR as possible, and you should be fine. Maybe it was luck, but we requested Jamaica 45 and 2nd floor and got both requests.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/cbrmap.htm

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Old 02-15-2012, 06:46 AM   #2525
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Cheerleaders are goneWeather is fabulous. Kids love the resort. YEAH. Still have 3 more daysNo problem with the walk. We are in Martinique 21.
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Cheerleaders are goneWeather is fabulous. Kids love the resort. YEAH. Still have 3 more daysNo problem with the walk. We are in Martinique 21.
That's great! Enjoy your last 3 days.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #2527
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spent the whole day at CBRthe only negative about the resort is that the kids like it way too muchwe had to beg them to go to MK tonight for our dinner reservation
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spent the whole day at CBRthe only negative about the resort is that the kids like it way too muchwe had to beg them to go to MK tonight for our dinner reservation
That's great. It sure sounds like your family is enjoying CBR as much as we do!
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:49 AM   #2529
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CBR is great. The grounds beautiful. Walking is good for you and wyou can get just about anywhere in under ten minutes or less, alot less.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:48 AM   #2530
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Live Bands?

Just booked a preferred room at CBR with a 30% pin code! Haven't been there since 2000 for our honeymoon so we're excited. Anyone know if they sometimes have a carribean-type band play? There was in 2000 the one night and it was fun - really added to the atmosphere.

Anyone eaten at Shutters recently? If so, how's the food?

And, the rooms are double beds, right?

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We were considering getting preferred when we went back in October because so many people on the DIS, and other sites/boards, complained about how big and spreadout CBR is. I am soooo glad we didn't spend the extra $$. I just couldn't justify it. And we used the pool 1 full day and every night after the parks. Nothing better than grabbing a drink, slipping into the hot tub, and then walking barefoot on one of the beaches for tired feet.


The village that is the farthest from OPR and the main pool is Tinidad South. And that is where the Pirate Themed rooms are, highly unlikely you would be put there because they cost more. And even if you were put there and in the farthest room, it is an 8 minute leisurely walk to OPR. I know because friends of ours were staying in a Pirate room after our trip and were concerned so I timed it while also stopping to take pictures.


We were in Jamaica 45 and had a 5 minute walk over to OPR and the main pool. There are also non-preferred rooms in the same villages as the preferred. So you could be paying non-preferred $$ and be very close to a preferred room.

If you look at the map, anywhere in Aruba 51, 52, 53, Jamaica 44, 45 or 46 would be ~5 min walk. And it is such a lovely walk over the bridge in the mornings and at sunset. Just call and request one of the above locations or as close to OPR as possible, and you should be fine. Maybe it was luck, but we requested Jamaica 45 and 2nd floor and got both requests.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/cbrmap.htm

Just my $.02.

Thankyou. I think we will just stick with a standard room. Here is hoping FD comes out for my dates now. This is the first time and along time we don't have airfare even booked. But we need FD or we will be staying at pop again.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:16 PM   #2532
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Hi, just wondering if the beds at Carribean Beach are double or queen? I thought I saw that they were double but the other moderates are queen - now I cant find where I think I saw that! :-) thanks for the help!
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #2533
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Hi, just wondering if the beds at Carribean Beach are double or queen? I thought I saw that they were double but the other moderates are queen - now I cant find where I think I saw that! :-) thanks for the help!
Def..not a queen sized bed...im use to a Super-king bed. Going to those beds felt like I was sleeping in a single bed
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Does anyone know if there is an age requirement on the jacuzzi? We definitely would not let DD in by herself to bother other adults, but if we're the only ones in, she'd like to try it. Our YMCA here says you have to be 7, so no doubt that's why she can't wait (she's almost 6). It drives her crazy that she can't. Just curious.

Also... lots of the pictures on the net show the pool having a bridge over it. From all I can figure, that's the old pool and the new pool has no bridge. It looks like the same Spanish fort just without the cross bridge. Is that correct? How exactly does the new pool differ, then? I've heard it's tons better, but the pictures with the bridge looked pretty awesome, too, so not sure what changed.

Anyone here use Kids Night Out? We are considering it for 2/29, which of course is the day MK is open 24h. They have fabulous reviews online and we are inclined to ty it. Our kids are almost 6 and just turned 3.

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Is there a 24 hour pool at CBR? We love swimming at night when we stay at Pop and I can't tell which pool, if any is open late?

Also is the walk insane for a pirate room? We are already commited to the room, we told DS, but I just want to prepare myself mentally.

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