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Old 10-18-2010, 05:52 PM   #721
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I still don't understand why the crowds of people were terrible at CBR. I remember telling my DW that this is the time of year where WDW was suppose to be slow. We were able to relax a lot more after transferring over to CSR, the bus situation was SO MUCH better.
I did a split stay this past May at AKL and CSR. I couldn't believe how much better the bus service at CSR was, compared to AKL. There was no comparison. We stayed at CBR this past week and even though the bus service was OK, we've found the CSR bus service blows it out the water. I go to WDW several times a year and one of the main reasons I like CSR is their great bus service.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:55 PM   #722
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I have heard those pizza guys have been hitting alot of the resorts, and they aren't allowed, so if it happens again, take the flyer to the front desk and report it.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:46 PM   #723
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Thinking of requesting jamaica bldg 45, but wondering if i would need to pay the extra for waterview as that looks like a different category in order to put in a room request for that bldg?If i do, is waterview that much better than standard?
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:58 AM   #724
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Thinking of requesting jamaica bldg 45, but wondering if i would need to pay the extra for waterview as that looks like a different category in order to put in a room request for that bldg?If i do, is waterview that much better than standard?
I had a water view reservation and requested building 45. I ended up with room 4557. I don't think I could have picked a better room location myself. It was a second-floor corner room (so extra window and a great view of the lake and Caribbean Cay), about as close to the foot of the bridge as can be (so real short walk to OPR), and right around the bend to the ice machine. We were also extremely close to Jamaica's beach area and quiet pool/laundry. According to Disney, water view can mean either a view of the lake or a view of the pool (which no one would prefer). Building 45 is not next to the pool, so if you get a room in 45 it will be a lake view. I think a water view reservation with a request for building 45 or 51 is better than a preferred room reservation. It's the same upcharge, but if you get either of those building (not guaranteed, I know), you'll probably end up with a shorter walk to OPR than some preferred rooms and have a great view.
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I have heard those pizza guys have been hitting alot of the resorts, and they aren't allowed, so if it happens again, take the flyer to the front desk and report it.
I don't know what you are talking about? What pizza guys? Thanks!
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We took the plunge today and booked a package at CRB from April 8th to 15th
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I don't know what you are talking about? What pizza guys? Thanks!
Pizza guys from outside of WDW.

This happened during our stay as well. It scared the living day lights out of me.
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Pizza guys from outside of WDW.

This happened during our stay as well. It scared the living day lights out of me.
Why is it frightening? Are they up to no good?
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:41 PM   #729
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We just got back last week (10/5-10/12) and I thought CBR was just ok. I had made a bldg request of Jamaica 45 or Aruba 51, as many others have done, and we got Barbados 12. Not even close! I asked and the not-very-friendly check in guy said that "nothing on that side of the resort was available because they had convention overflow from another resort." Uh huh. Turns out Barbados was ok, we were right next to the quiet pool and fairly close to the bus stop (which was ALWAYS the last stop on the way back from the parks every day.) Old Port Royale was about a ten minute walk, so that was a bummer. People were smoking everywhere outside, not in the designated areas. Our room was nice and clean, no complaints. Our mousekeeper was just so-so, even though I tipped almost every day. No towel animals, sheets were changed once in the 8 days we were there. She didn't refill the coffee supplies or replacement cups every day, so that was hit or miss. I walked in on her cleaning our room and asked how she was doing and her reply was "not good." What do you say to that? I just said "oh, I'm sorry, hope it gets better!"

Overall, it was just ok. The rooms were sufficient and clean, although my parent's room next door reeked of mildew the whole week. Gross. The food at OPR was ok, comparable to the mall food court. Not sure I'd stay there again, I liked PO Riverside (Alligator Bayou) much better. The kids did love the beach areas at CBR though!
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:10 PM   #730
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Why is it frightening? Are they up to no good?
They try opening your door before they shove the menu under the door. We called security when it happened to us. Security told us that the pizza guys are looking for open doors as well delivering the menus.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:20 PM   #731
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They try opening your door before they shove the menu under the door. We called security when it happened to us. Security told us that the pizza guys are looking for open doors as well delivering the menus.
oh, that is odd. I'm surprised they can get onto the grounds.
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I don't know what you are talking about? What pizza guys? Thanks!
A previous poster commented on pizza delvery guys coming to door and wiggling the handles and passing out flyers.

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Why is it frightening? Are they up to no good?
It's not allowed. It is a private resort and they are not allowed to bother or solicit guest without permission.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:24 PM   #733
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oh, that is odd. I'm surprised they can get onto the grounds.
They probably tel lthem at the agte that they are delivering a pizza. You are allowed ot oreder pizza from offsite and have it delivered, they just can't solicit.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:09 PM   #734
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I'm starting to get nervous! This will be our first time at cbr and I've read a few not so great posts from recent guests. I'm really debating talking to dh about changing resorts. The only reason we changed from pop was because of the dining plan. we got the better plan for staying at a moderate but i'm really getting worried about the buses, cleanliness, etc.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:32 PM   #735
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I'm starting to get nervous! This will be our first time at cbr and I've read a few not so great posts from recent guests. I'm really debating talking to dh about changing resorts. The only reason we changed from pop was because of the dining plan. we got the better plan for staying at a moderate but i'm really getting worried about the buses, cleanliness, etc.
I'm nervous too, mainly about the bus transportation. Esp. after seeing that video of the guy trying to beat up the bus driver! I just booked a rental car, which I can always cancel, but from day 1 I was nervous about this issue. DH doesn't want to deal w/a car but he will definitely be unhappy if we sit at a bus stop waiting and waiting because buses are either full or they are slow. We got the *free* dining too. So hope that kinda makes up for the $200 car rental?
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