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Old 08-16-2010, 11:46 AM   #316
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Yup they are nemo or pirate and have fridges!
Glad to see you were able to get a discount finally Nicki as I know you were waiting awhile for AP Rates!
Thanks!! Yes I finally scored the discount and was able to get exactly what Todd wanted...he loves CBR and it has been so long since we have been there...cannot wait!


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We enjoyed being in Jamaica 41. It was one of the furthest buildings in the village but it was super quiet. And, it's close to the parking lot so you won't have to walk far to get to your car.



All of the rooms have been redone and have either a Nemo theme or a pirate theme (which you have to pay extra for). I do believe that they all have the new flat screen t.v. and, yes, they do have fridges in the rooms.
This is great news! I really love Nemo, cannot wait to get there! Flat screen tv's are awesome, so glad they have them and a fridge is a must!

I think I will request Jamaica 41, I like the idea of quiet, love that my car is super close. Do they have a pool too? I think they....I bet it is never used, I hope it isnt anyways
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Thanks!! Yes I finally scored the discount and was able to get exactly what Todd wanted...he loves CBR and it has been so long since we have been there...cannot wait!




This is great news! I really love Nemo, cannot wait to get there! Flat screen tv's are awesome, so glad they have them and a fridge is a must!

I think I will request Jamaica 41, I like the idea of quiet, love that my car is super close. Do they have a pool too? I think they....I bet it is never used, I hope it isnt anyways
There's a quiet pool in Jamaica. The walk from Bldg. 41 to the quiet pool may have been a minute. Very short walk. It was never really busy when we were there this past May/June (last week of May and first week of June). I think the busiest time there were about a dozen people in the pool.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:41 PM   #318
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We stayed in Jamaica 41 last time and enjoyed how peaceful it was as well. And yet, it was still close to the pool and the bus stop.

At this time on Wednesday, we'll be there again!
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:13 PM   #319
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I'm having a hard time deciding between CBR and CSR. Okay if I book the pirate room, is it a long walk to the pirate water area?

I really like the room, just a little concern about the distance, I won't have a car. This trip just dh and our two boys, 8 and 4.

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Old 08-16-2010, 02:14 PM   #320
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I'm having a hard time deciding between CBR and CSR. Okay if I book the pirate room, is it a long walk to the pirate water area?

I really like the room, just a little concern about the distance, I won't have a car. This trip just dh and our two boys, 8 and 4.

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We walked from Trinidad South to OPR in 7 minutes at a leisurely pace. No big deal!

We have stayed at both and would definitely recommend CBR over CSR any day!
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Thanks, I'm going to have to choose the pirate rooms, they are so cute. I know my boys will love it, plus free dining
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Thanks, I'm going to have to choose the pirate rooms, they are so cute. I know my boys will love it, plus free dining
Just wanted to chime in too. I timed my walk from the pirate themed rooms to Old Port Royale and it took me just 6 1/2 minutes at a leisurely pace. If you think your boys would like the theme, then I'd say go for it!
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:39 PM   #323
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We have been in Jamaica 41 twice and in Martinique 23, all of which are non-preferred buildings. Our walk to Old Port Royale was probably about 5 minutes. Personally, I don't mind the walk so I don't pay for a preferred location. Well, I did once but that's because that was the only room available during our time period.
Thanks for the input. Are you able to see the EPCOT fireworks from either of those buildings?
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Thanks for the input. Are you able to see the EPCOT fireworks from either of those buildings?
We have watched the fireworks from Old Port Royale and the Martinique beach. Oh and we watched them while standing on the bridge connecting the island to the resort.
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We did it! We booked 9 nights at CBR today!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:59 PM   #326
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We are rope drop and am emh people. What I want to avoid is being located near a bus stop that picks you up and then takes you around the entire resort before departing for the parks. Would like to be by the last stop in the loop (dont care if we're standing). Where is the place I should request?
My DH and I just got back from CBR and Trinidad South was the last stop before we left the resort every day. I must say, however, that we were in Martinique 26 (we used the Old Port Royale stop every day and night) and we got on the bus, it made three more stops and we were off. Wait time at each stop was usually minimal unless they had to load a wheelchair or scooter (which we did not run into).

Hope this helps and enjoy your stay! We did
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Question Just changed our reservations from CSR to CBR!

I've been reading all of the info on this thread...Thanks to everyone for all of the great info!

I have a couple of questions...

What have your experiences been with using DME from MCO? We arrive at MCO after a 'red-eye' flight from CA...I'm pretty sure we won't be able to check into our rooms that early, but we just want to get to WDW and the resort and start our vacation!

Is there any schedule for the DME buses, or does it just depend on who arrives at MCO at any given time/day who gets dropped off first?

Another question...regarding RAC. We are flying via Delta. Will we be able to check our bags at CBR on our check-out day? (I hope so!)

Where can you fill up the resort mugs?

Is there only one hot tub?

Which quiet pool is the nicest - most relaxing?

Do they have resort music playing all over the resort?

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Old 08-17-2010, 12:12 AM   #328
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I apologize if this has been asked before now...I tried to do a search and I've read a lot of this thread (and the old ones) and I've actually stayed at CBR this past November...

that all beings said, lol, I cannot recall the height and/or age restriction on the little themed pool???

Both of my kids easily were under this past November - I think there is a height limit, not age, but I can't remember how close to the limit that my DD was. She's very tiny for her age - more like the size of a large 6, small 7 year-old. For some reason, I'm kinda recalling that she had about 3-5 inches to grow, but if it was just 3 inches, then she could easily grow that in a year.

Anyone know, or can guess within an inch, the "limit?"

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I'm having a hard time deciding between CBR and CSR.
We've yet to stay at CBR (but that is now planned for '11), however I can say that CSR can be quite a walk depending on where you end up. DH & I were there many years ago & about as far out as you could get. A good 5 - 10 minute walk from the room to anything.

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Just wanted to chime in too. I timed my walk from the pirate themed rooms to Old Port Royale and it took me just 6 1/2 minutes at a leisurely pace.
Have you ever stayed at Riverside? Last time we were there we were stuck way out in the Bayou section & it seemed like such a long walk to the main building. I hate the long walks to the main building for breakfast every morning.

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I've been reading all of the info on this thread...Thanks to everyone for all of the great info!

I have a couple of questions...

What have your experiences been with using DME from MCO? We arrive at MCO after a 'red-eye' flight from CA...I'm pretty sure we won't be able to check into our rooms that early, but we just want to get to WDW and the resort and start our vacation!

Is there any schedule for the DME buses, or does it just depend on who arrives at MCO at any given time/day who gets dropped off first?

Another question...regarding RAC. We are flying via Delta. Will we be able to check our bags at CBR on our check-out day? (I hope so!)
I can't answer all your questions, but can help w/a few.

ME is run based on volume. Once they get a full enough bus or the replacement bus shows up they head out. We've been lucky enough to walk on the bus & have it pull out and other times we've had it sit for 20 -30 minutes until we left. I don't know that there is a fixed route(s) for drop off & pick up either. I think they plan it each day based on what they know demand that day will be. That said they are practicle about which resorts they pair up.

When you get to the resort if there is a room ready they may give it to you. Just depends on if it is available, cleaned & ready. If it isn't you can check your bags w/bell services & start your day. I assume CBR has a large bathroom/pool area like other resorts where you can change or freshen up if you need to. And if bell services does take your bags sometimes you can arrange for them to deliver them to your room if you are headed to the parks for the rest of the day.

Last time we were there Delta was participating in the ME bag checkin (I assmue that is what RAC stands for?). It was a bit of a wait in the lobby to check in & drop off the bags, so just allow yourself plenty of time for that. And if you call down you can arrange for bell services to pick up your bags & bring them over there for you.
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Just a note--the two times we stayed at CBR before, we arrived at around noonish or before and our rooms were already ready. Hope this is the same case tomorrow!

I love this thread! There is so much good information and pictures. I hope to add more once I return. I can't believe I'll be at CBR in less than 24 hours!
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