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Old 10-12-2010, 04:07 PM   #691
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ugh! I'm so glad to hear reports from those that have just come back, but I'm really worring about this bus situation. nothing spoils the mood like crappy bus service.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:22 PM   #692
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Halloween

I apologize if this has been discussed, but does CBR do anything on Halloween for the kids? I know Pop does, and we switched our reservations to CBR for Halloween, hoping we didn't make a mistake. We're not going to MNSSHP, we were looking to relax by the pool while the kids had some Halloween fun at the resort. I can't really find any threads with this information, so I'm kinda wondering. Thanks!
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Will be there starting Monday for our honeymoon. I am seriously so excited!
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I was wondering if any knows if there is an age limit or height restriction on the kiddie pirate-themed pool? My daughter is 8 years old, roughly 50 inches tall.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:38 AM   #697
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I was wondering if any knows if there is an age limit or height restriction on the kiddie pirate-themed pool? My daughter is 8 years old, roughly 50 inches tall.

It is supposed to be 48" and under. But if she's only an inch or two over (like my 8 year old DS when we were there 6 weeks ago) they shouldn't have a problem unless they are being too rambunctious in there. Pretty much only if too many "over-sized" kids are in there and causing problems, will they make them leave.
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I apologize if this has been discussed, but does CBR do anything on Halloween for the kids? I know Pop does, and we switched our reservations to CBR for Halloween, hoping we didn't make a mistake. We're not going to MNSSHP, we were looking to relax by the pool while the kids had some Halloween fun at the resort. I can't really find any threads with this information, so I'm kinda wondering. Thanks!
You can try calling the resort directly, but you'll have to get past the call center/gatekeeper.
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I'm really worring about this bus situation. nothing spoils the mood like crappy bus service.
We were at CBR from Sept 26 - Sept 30. The buses were a complete nightmare. There was standing room only, and the amount of people waiting at the bus stops were huge. Our last day there, we saw a line forming at the Barbados bus stop leading all the way up the sidewalk towards the parking lot. We couldn't believe it.


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Thanks to everyone for all the great information about this Resort. My somewhat soon-to-be DH and I will be visiting here for our honeymoon May 1 - May 8, 2011 and I've been reading so many comments about the bus situation here being so unpredictable. I have my fingers crossed that we'll have at least a moderate experience during our trip.

We are already booked but considering making a building request - we are thinking about the Martinique or Trinidad North since they are close to the OPR, but we have no problem with walking long distances so maybe other buildings are just as nice. Does anyone have any suggestions for us as first time visitors to CBR?
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thanks for the info! I can't wait to see the decorations on December!
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Thanks to everyone for all the great information about this Resort. My somewhat soon-to-be DH and I will be visiting here for our honeymoon May 1 - May 8, 2011 and I've been reading so many comments about the bus situation here being so unpredictable. I have my fingers crossed that we'll have at least a moderate experience during our trip.

We are already booked but considering making a building request - we are thinking about the Martinique or Trinidad North since they are close to the OPR, but we have no problem with walking long distances so maybe other buildings are just as nice. Does anyone have any suggestions for us as first time visitors to CBR?

I'm going to assume you have a standard room reservation. My recommendation would be to request either building 45 Jamiaca (my personal choice) or 51 Aruba. They are both at the the foot of the brige to OPR - and therefore not a long walk at all, but a very nice one across Caribbean Cay (be sure to find the hammocks on the island!). Also, Jamaica 45 is very close to quiet pool/laundry and beach area as well.

Buses seem to be a wild-card. Some people have great experiences, others horror stories. A lot of it is luck. If you're going to MK and you get to the bus stop right after a MK bus just left, you will wait a while. On the other hand, there may be someome else waiting there for 20 minutes and you stroll up and a MK bus pulls up moments later. You're both on the same bus but will report an entirely different experience.
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We were at CBR from Sept 26 - Sept 30. The buses were a complete nightmare. There was standing room only, and the amount of people waiting at the bus stops were huge. Our last day there, we saw a line forming at the Barbados bus stop leading all the way up the sidewalk towards the parking lot. We couldn't believe it.


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Good gosh! We were there for Christmas week last year and never saw anything near that. Did they just not have enough buses running?
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #704
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Actually, I have great memories of the buses at CBR. The last time I stayed there DD12 was DD3 and my little dancing banana was still just a pea in the pod (I had NO problems walking - or rather waddling - anywhere in the resort even at 5 months pregnant).

We were in Trinidad North and I can remember that because DD(then)3 would say "Next stop - Aruba! After that, Trinidad North! That's us!" while on the potty (I have no idea why she did it but she did - every day for a week). It was pretty funny to keep hearing the bus stops coming from the bathroom. I don't remember any major waits but then again it was right after 9/11 so lots of people weren't travelling. I'm going back in January and am actually thinking of requesting Aruba so I can hear the bus driver say "Next stop - Aruba!"

The POR board had the same complaints about the buses going there when we went in October 2009 and it wasn't all that bad. But then again I also burst out into uncontrollable giggles when I hear the monorail say "Please stand clear of the closing doors" in Spanish, so I might not be the harshest critic of the Disney transportation system. It's clean, takes me everywhere I want to go, AND it's free! That's more than I can say for the transit system here at home
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Actually, I have great memories of the buses at CBR. The last time I stayed there DD12 was DD3 and my little dancing banana was still just a pea in the pod (I had NO problems walking - or rather waddling - anywhere in the resort even at 5 months pregnant).

We were in Trinidad North and I can remember that because DD(then)3 would say "Next stop - Aruba! After that, Trinidad North! That's us!" while on the potty (I have no idea why she did it but she did - every day for a week). It was pretty funny to keep hearing the bus stops coming from the bathroom. I don't remember any major waits but then again it was right after 9/11 so lots of people weren't travelling. I'm going back in January and am actually thinking of requesting Aruba so I can hear the bus driver say "Next stop - Aruba!"

The POR board had the same complaints about the buses going there when we went in October 2009 and it wasn't all that bad. But then again I also burst out into uncontrollable giggles when I hear the monorail say "Please stand clear of the closing doors" in Spanish, so I might not be the harshest critic of the Disney transportation system. It's clean, takes me everywhere I want to go, AND it's free! That's more than I can say for the transit system here at home
Thanks for this post - I love this! And I agree -- the buses are clean, take me everywhere I want to go, and it's free! I love not driving!!
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