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Old 11-18-2010, 09:06 AM   #826
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I just got back from a wonderful week at the CBR 11/12-11/17, I was so worried about the buses after reading the reviews on the disboards, but we were VERY VERY lucky. I realized that the buses don’t take long it’s just a matter of luck when you arrive to the bus stop. We got our room request BLD 31, I was very happy about that, no complaints about mouse keeping our room was very clean, and mouse keeping did a great job all week.

We had no problem with DME got us to CBR in about 45 min, we checked in and our room was ready at about 12noon. We started our vacation and had a great time.

The last time I stayed at CBR was when they had the older pool, the new pool was very nice and I thought the kiddy area was the cutest I have seen.

Food court was good not that crowded and I thought there were enough choices.
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Thanks for the review. We are leaving in 12 days and was starting to get a little nervous about the resort. You made me feel so much better
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:53 AM   #828
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We stayed at CBR for the second time last month, and we really liked it.

We rented a car so we did not use the bus service.

We were in Trinidad North, but it was still a bit of a walk to the food court and main pool. We used the quiet pool in our section, and it was nice.

The food court was good. I would not say exceptional, but good. Especially busy in the mornings, and I really like the Mickey waffles.

Any of the staff that we encountered were pleasant and helpful.

Love the airline check-in, so convenient.

The grounds were nicely maintained.

Our room was nice and clean.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:10 PM   #829
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Thanks for the review. We are leaving in 12 days and was starting to get a little nervous about the resort. You made me feel so much better
You are going to have a wonderful time!
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:22 PM   #830
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You are going to have a wonderful time!
Thanks our first stay at a moderate and first trip since 2007
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:14 PM   #831
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We are here now, have been since Nov 12 and will leave on Nov 21

The buses for all the parks in the early am are fantastic except for Epcot...what a huge pain in the tush that is. They just never show up so we take the HS bus and the boat from there to Epcot or we drove.

We have been at the bus stop from 8am and then in the afternoon and then at night and getting to MK, HS and DTD are not a problem at all.

The room is a king bed corner end unit on the 2nd floor in Trinidad North. The room was immaculate and in excellent condition. Our Mousekeeper is Mati and she is fantastic! She asked us when we would like our room done and we told her we are out at 8am every day so she said she would do us first and all week she has...tons of extra towels, soaps, whatever we need she gives it to us

The village pool is great, no one ever uses it and I think the reason why is it isnt heated and the water is FREEZING! We ventured to the main pool and hot tub but the pool is too crowded and the hot tub is loaded with little kids...not our idea of a relaxing soak

The food court is eh, nothing special. For drinks and snacks it is ok. The breakfast options are pretty ick, no sausage links but patties, the potatoes are fake tasting, the eggs are ok, oatmeal is very pasty, the omelete was nothing great. DH did have chicken soup one night and enjoyed it.

The resort doesnt seem too crowded, I cannot hear anything from people in the room next to us.

The trees are dropping acorns like crazy and I had to park in the neighboring non tree lot to avoid getting little pings in my car.

Staff is very helpful and courtious. We love it here, been 6 years since our last CBR stay and we are thrilled with the entire experience....more relaxed here than we were at the Poly last Nov!

Any questions just let me know!
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:05 PM   #832
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Glad you are enjoying CBR Nicki! I think we may be headed back there next year. It's been a few years since we've been there.

We were at the BWI last week and those acorns were dropping on us like crazy by the pool. They sure are hard!

Have a great rest of your trip!
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:25 AM   #833
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We are here now, have been since Nov 12 and will leave on Nov 21



Any questions just let me know!
Can you tell me if there are frozen drinks available for the refillable mugs? My DD loves them and I haven't seen it mentioned at this resort.

Thanks
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:08 AM   #834
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We are here now, have been since Nov 12 and will leave on Nov 21

The buses for all the parks in the early am are fantastic except for Epcot...what a huge pain in the tush that is. They just never show up so we take the HS bus and the boat from there to Epcot or we drove.

We have been at the bus stop from 8am and then in the afternoon and then at night and getting to MK, HS and DTD are not a problem at all.

The room is a king bed corner end unit on the 2nd floor in Trinidad North. The room was immaculate and in excellent condition. Our Mousekeeper is Mati and she is fantastic! She asked us when we would like our room done and we told her we are out at 8am every day so she said she would do us first and all week she has...tons of extra towels, soaps, whatever we need she gives it to us

The village pool is great, no one ever uses it and I think the reason why is it isnt heated and the water is FREEZING! We ventured to the main pool and hot tub but the pool is too crowded and the hot tub is loaded with little kids...not our idea of a relaxing soak

The food court is eh, nothing special. For drinks and snacks it is ok. The breakfast options are pretty ick, no sausage links but patties, the potatoes are fake tasting, the eggs are ok, oatmeal is very pasty, the omelete was nothing great. DH did have chicken soup one night and enjoyed it.

The resort doesnt seem too crowded, I cannot hear anything from people in the room next to us.

The trees are dropping acorns like crazy and I had to park in the neighboring non tree lot to avoid getting little pings in my car.

Staff is very helpful and courtious. We love it here, been 6 years since our last CBR stay and we are thrilled with the entire experience....more relaxed here than we were at the Poly last Nov!

Any questions just let me know!
Nikki, we also were in Trinadad North corner unit second floor rm 3137, how funny just came back on the 17th, hope you are having a great time.
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We are here now, have been since We ventured to the main pool and hot tub but the pool is too crowded and the hot tub is loaded with little kids...not our idea of a relaxing soak
How is the weather during the day and at night? I guess the main pool is heated? Are the parks crowded now?

Any signs of Bed Bugs?
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:09 PM   #836
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Glad you are enjoying CBR Nicki! I think we may be headed back there next year. It's been a few years since we've been there.

We were at the BWI last week and those acorns were dropping on us like crazy by the pool. They sure are hard!

Have a great rest of your trip!
How was your trip? Did you love BWI?

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Can you tell me if there are frozen drinks available for the refillable mugs? My DD loves them and I haven't seen it mentioned at this resort.

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Nikki, we also were in Trinadad North corner unit second floor rm 3137, how funny just came back on the 17th, hope you are having a great time.
That is wild! How was your vacation?

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How is the weather during the day and at night? I guess the main pool is heated? Are the parks crowded now?

Any signs of Bed Bugs?
The parks are insane right now, the Thanksgiving crowd moved in last night and MK was packed today. The wait last week was 5-10 minutes for everything, now it is 30-60 minutes for all the rides. The buses are packed, DTD had zero parking available at 6pm

THe weater during the day is sunny and warm 78. At night it is cool and windy, around 60

Didnt step into the main pool as it was filled to the brim with little kids.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:54 PM   #837
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How was your trip? Did you love BWI?

It was good. Very cold in the beginning, but it eventually warmed up.

We did love the BWI. Very fun place and so convenient to Epcot. But as much as we loved it we missed the relaxing laid back feel that CBR has.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:59 AM   #838
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What about the internal buses?

Hi everybody. First post. I just booked a package for next 2/6-2/12. I turn 40 on 2/7 and this is my birthday present. I've stayed on property twice. Honeymoon at POFQ in 2005 and Pop last month for a 3 day weekend which was first trip for DD4 who is in love with the Disney Princesses. We splurged for BBB and she dressed up as Sleeping Beauty.

We loved POFQ because it was quaint and quiet. We loved Pop because it was affordable and DD4 loved the theme. But I chose CBR because I love what I've seen of the room decor, when looking at pictures online. Plus the other little extras we didn't get at Pop like the fridge, extra cabinet space, double sinks, etc.

But here's my question. I have some mobility issues (knee problems) but I was too late to book a preferred room. I've read the recommendations for next best choices (bldg's 51, 45 and 22). But even in those locations, the walk may prove too much for me. We will have refillable mugs and won't be on the DDP so we'll be eating several dinners at the food court. So, I'm going to need to rely on the internal bus system. I have read through this whole 56 page thread and didn't find much info on the internal buses. Has anyone who is reading this had any experience with them? Do they come regularly enough that my husband and daughter can wait with me? Or would it be better for them to go ahead and let me meet them there? Also, how are they labeled? Instead of having the park name, does it have CBR? Or does it say Internal?

Thank you so much for your help!
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:32 AM   #839
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Hi everybody. First post. I just booked a package for next 2/6-2/12. I turn 40 on 2/7 and this is my birthday present. I've stayed on property twice. Honeymoon at POFQ in 2005 and Pop last month for a 3 day weekend which was first trip for DD4 who is in love with the Disney Princesses. We splurged for BBB and she dressed up as Sleeping Beauty.

We loved POFQ because it was quaint and quiet. We loved Pop because it was affordable and DD4 loved the theme. But I chose CBR because I love what I've seen of the room decor, when looking at pictures online. Plus the other little extras we didn't get at Pop like the fridge, extra cabinet space, double sinks, etc.

But here's my question. I have some mobility issues (knee problems) but I was too late to book a preferred room. I've read the recommendations for next best choices (bldg's 51, 45 and 22). But even in those locations, the walk may prove too much for me. We will have refillable mugs and won't be on the DDP so we'll be eating several dinners at the food court. So, I'm going to need to rely on the internal bus system. I have read through this whole 56 page thread and didn't find much info on the internal buses. Has anyone who is reading this had any experience with them? Do they come regularly enough that my husband and daughter can wait with me? Or would it be better for them to go ahead and let me meet them there? Also, how are they labeled? Instead of having the park name, does it have CBR? Or does it say Internal?

Thank you so much for your help!
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Welcome to the DIS, Stephanie!

I stayed at CBR a little over three years ago and will be back there on Friday (WOOHOO!) Anywho, I did not take the internal buses, but did see them all of the time. They seem to be in a continuous loop around the resort so the next bus was never more than about 10 or so minutes away. I would also plead your case when you get to the check-in window. If there is a room to be had in a better location, the CM may give it to you based on your knee problems. Good luck and have a great time!
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I stayed at CBR a little over a year ago and noticed the internal buses ran consistently. I was always seeing them while waiting to get to the parks. HTH!
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