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Old 04-28-2012, 11:30 AM   #2911
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Cant believe this time next week we will be there...driving from Houston to Orlando for the first time, we usually fly so hoping the drive wont be too bad. We thought for a while there we would have to downgrade to a value resort but we managed to keep CBR!! yaaaaay....this will be our third year coming here, we love this resort so much. I think its the tropical themeing that makes you just feel so relaxed and layed back when you arrive. We haven't told the kids, they think they are driving to San Antonio for 2 days but we are heading down to Florida for 10 days. Hubby is going to wait till they ask "how long till we get there" then he will say ohhh about 12 hours...cant wait to see their faces!!!! 6 daysss and counting..........
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Cant believe this time next week we will be there...driving from Houston to Orlando for the first time, we usually fly so hoping the drive wont be too bad. We thought for a while there we would have to downgrade to a value resort but we managed to keep CBR!! yaaaaay....this will be our third year coming here, we love this resort so much. I think its the tropical themeing that makes you just feel so relaxed and layed back when you arrive. We haven't told the kids, they think they are driving to San Antonio for 2 days but we are heading down to Florida for 10 days. Hubby is going to wait till they ask "how long till we get there" then he will say ohhh about 12 hours...cant wait to see their faces!!!! 6 daysss and counting..........
I wish I could surprise my kids.. I am to excited to keep it to myself
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #2913
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I have a question about beer. When we stayed at CBR in Dec 2008 I believe it was about $5.50-$6 for a can/bottle of beer at the Store. Recently it seems some or maybe all of the DW resorts have adjusted there pricing. This past Dec at CSR we could buy a six pack for $15 or individual can for $2.50. Does CBR also have this pricing now?
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:42 PM   #2914
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Room location request advice please!

I am staying at CBR in just 2 weeks I will be by myself and have a car. I am going to a conference off-site so I would like to be near a parking lot for easy access in the am/pm to get back and forth. I would also like a king bed although I have heard that is a premium and I didn't book it - oh well. So I was going to request a king bed. Is there a specific building or area that I should request to be near a parking lot? I don't necessarily want to LOOK at the parking lot from my room, but I don't want to be in a building that is far away from a parking lot. As for walking and such - I am by myself and walk very fast and do enjoy walking so I am not as concerned about being near the pool area, food areas, or bus stops.

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Room location request advice please!

I am staying at CBR in just 2 weeks I will be by myself and have a car. I am going to a conference off-site so I would like to be near a parking lot for easy access in the am/pm to get back and forth. I would also like a king bed although I have heard that is a premium and I didn't book it - oh well. So I was going to request a king bed. Is there a specific building or area that I should request to be near a parking lot? I don't necessarily want to LOOK at the parking lot from my room, but I don't want to be in a building that is far away from a parking lot. As for walking and such - I am by myself and walk very fast and do enjoy walking so I am not as concerned about being near the pool area, food areas, or bus stops.

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I can't help you with the bed question, but there are parking lots for every village/ building. Parking near your room should not be an issue.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:06 PM   #2916
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Thumbs up CBR good choice for drivers

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Room location request advice please!

I am staying at CBR in just 2 weeks I will be by myself and have a car... Is there a specific building or area that I should request to be near a parking lot? I don't necessarily want to LOOK at the parking lot from my room, but I don't want to be in a building that is far away from a parking lot.

Thanks for any advice!!
The way it's set up, you are always near parking. In fact, we always drive and like CBR because it is conducive to drivers...we find it a pain to use the bus system there, because of the bus stops ALLLL the way around the resort. My husband and I stayed in the pirate themed rooms last time (as far away from The Center as you can get) and still walked back and fourth t breakfast in 10 minutes. But there's always parking available there too, if you want to run in and get a drink refill. Good choice on CBR. I stayed alone at ASM once...bad choice. LOL!
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I can't help you with the bed question, but there are parking lots for every village/ building. Parking near your room should not be an issue.
Good to know, thank you!

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The way it's set up, you are always near parking. In fact, we always drive and like CBR because it is conducive to drivers...we find it a pain to use the bus system there, because of the bus stops ALLLL the way around the resort. My husband and I stayed in the pirate themed rooms last time (as far away from The Center as you can get) and still walked back and fourth t breakfast in 10 minutes. But there's always parking available there too, if you want to run in and get a drink refill. Good choice on CBR. I stayed alone at ASM once...bad choice. LOL!
Thanks for the info!

Even though work is paying, I had to stay within a budget. Since I'm renting a car, I wanted it to be cheaper than the conference hotel so both my rental car and hotel had to be cheaper than the conference hotel for me to justify the rental car (I hope that makes sense!) Not that they even check but just in case they ever questioned my choice in staying at a non-conference hotel, I could easily say how it cost me less than a conference hotel. Otherwise, I would have had work pay for a deluxe so I could have had an interior hallway to my room

I wanted to try a resort I had never stayed at before and had no plans in the future (like this summer we are staying at CSR). I also rule out values. Did that once and did not enjoy it. So CBR not only was the ideal choice in that respect, it also ended up being the cheapest moderate with the 25% spring discount code!
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The way it's set up, you are always near parking. In fact, we always drive and like CBR because it is conducive to drivers...we find it a pain to use the bus system there, because of the bus stops ALLLL the way around the resort. My husband and I stayed in the pirate themed rooms last time (as far away from The Center as you can get) and still walked back and fourth t breakfast in 10 minutes. But there's always parking available there too, if you want to run in and get a drink refill. Good choice on CBR. I stayed alone at ASM once...bad choice. LOL!
Can you help me find out how to get there from the airport and how long will it take?
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #2919
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Can you help me find out how to get there from the airport and how long will it take?
This should help:

http://allears.net/pl/directions.php
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Thank you for this.
Now how do I find out how to get to the parks and how long that will take so I judge my ADR's the right way.
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Thank you for this.
Now how do I find out how to get to the parks and how long that will take so I judge my ADR's the right way.
Great link:

http://www.disneycaribbeanbeach.com/...n-beach-resort

Lots of very usable info at the website!
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I have a question about beer. When we stayed at CBR in Dec 2008 I believe it was about $5.50-$6 for a can/bottle of beer at the Store. Recently it seems some or maybe all of the DW resorts have adjusted there pricing. This past Dec at CSR we could buy a six pack for $15 or individual can for $2.50. Does CBR also have this pricing now?
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Oh, thanks for posting this! I realized I also needed directions and I was just going to use my iphone when I got there but this link also says where to stop for groceries Thank you!

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I have a question about beer. When we stayed at CBR in Dec 2008 I believe it was about $5.50-$6 for a can/bottle of beer at the Store. Recently it seems some or maybe all of the DW resorts have adjusted there pricing. This past Dec at CSR we could buy a six pack for $15 or individual can for $2.50. Does CBR also have this pricing now?
I've never stayed at CBR but at the other Disney resorts, they used to sell six packs but the past two years they haven't (at least at the Poly and WL). Of course 6 cans at $2.50 would be $15 anyway so I guess you could just buy 6 individual cans!
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