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Old 11-26-2010, 11:12 AM   #871
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We are booked as of this morning!!! I am super excited now and feel confident in my decision. Though POFQ looked good too, I feel that CBR will surpass mine and my children's expectations (better theming for the kids here as well!)

Put in a request for either Jamaica 45 or Aruba 51, ground level please for my "issues" so here's to hoping we get one or the other right?! It's noted on my ressie that its our 10 year anni & bday celebrations for the kids sooooo I'll be crossing my fingers for some Disney magic

Thanks for the informative thread!

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Old 11-27-2010, 11:18 AM   #872
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It's finally starting to settle in. We are checking in in 2 weeks for our first trip to CBR. upon booking I did 2 requests, ground floor and in either martinque. we have booked a standard room. Is this sufficient or should I call as well. If I need to call what number do I call and what specific building in Martinque is the best for standard rooms?
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:48 PM   #873
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This is a great thread!

We just switched our reservations from POFQ to CBR today mostly due to lack of food choices at POFQ. After reading this post I feel great about the decision! We'll be there Jan. 28th - Feb. 7th. This vacation can't come soon enough!
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:58 PM   #874
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We'll be heading to the World in 34 days and will be staying at CBR for the first time. I'm a little worried about the food court court though. I was looking at the menu at allears.net and I was little surpised by the lack of options there. I wasn't expecting it to have as many options as Pop Century, but I was hoping for a few more choices. Is the menu on allears correct? Should I plan on eating most of our meals in the parks?
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:09 PM   #875
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We'll be heading to the World in 34 days and will be staying at CBR for the first time. I'm a little worried about the food court court though. I was looking at the menu at allears.net and I was little surpised by the lack of options there. I wasn't expecting it to have as many options as Pop Century, but I was hoping for a few more choices. Is the menu on allears correct? Should I plan on eating most of our meals in the parks?
I don't know if their menu is incorrect, but it sure does appear to be missing some items -- problem is, I can't recall what they might be. Try out wdwinfo.com as well - menu is available there as well.

Having said that, we ate MOST of our meals at the Old Port Royale food court all week during our last trip and never felt like we were running out of options. Keep your options open if you can, and see what you think when you get there.

CBR is our favorite resort, and the food court is one of the reasons!
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We'll be heading to the World in 34 days and will be staying at CBR for the first time. I'm a little worried about the food court court though. I was looking at the menu at allears.net and I was little surpised by the lack of options there. I wasn't expecting it to have as many options as Pop Century, but I was hoping for a few more choices. Is the menu on allears correct? Should I plan on eating most of our meals in the parks?

It's correct, for the most part. Those are all the "standard" items they have. In addition though, usually each station will have a daily special or two adding to their choices. I will say, when we were there a few months ago, the roast pork and turkey platters were very good.
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We'll be heading to the World in 34 days and will be staying at CBR for the first time. I'm a little worried about the food court court though. I was looking at the menu at allears.net and I was little surpised by the lack of options there. I wasn't expecting it to have as many options as Pop Century, but I was hoping for a few more choices. Is the menu on allears correct? Should I plan on eating most of our meals in the parks?
I know that the pasta and pizza station served a huge sandwich with fresh made chips and baked ziti when we were there in May. And, there were chicken strips for adults at the burger station too. There were also a few items that were served that weren't on the menu but, for the life of me, I can't remember what they were.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:50 PM   #878
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Good information. We are staying for the first time in December.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:43 PM   #879
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Anyone know where the accessible pirate rooms are located?

Just wondering if anyone has ever stayed in one and if you remember how close you were to everything?
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Just wondering if anyone has ever stayed in one and if you remember how close you were to everything?
I haven't stayed in one, but I know it's the farthest area from everything!
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We are leaving in 10 days I never put in a room request, and my only real request is a room close to one of the bus stops, and ground floor so we don't have to lug the stroller up the stairs. Should I call, or add my request if I do online check in or just request at check in at the hotel?
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OK.... so the internal bus system...

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I haven't stayed in one, but I know it's the farthest area from everything!
Does it basically do the same thing as Fort Wilderness Campground? We stayed in the cabins and there were maps posted at the bus stops that showed which bus traveled in each direction and after the first day messing up and riding around the whole campground before realizing we should have taken the bus going in the opposite direction... I am a planner... THE planner for our Grand Gatherings and two of our friends have bad knees and will probably not be able to walk to the Food Court & Gift shop...
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Does it basically do the same thing as Fort Wilderness Campground? We stayed in the cabins and there were maps posted at the bus stops that showed which bus traveled in each direction and after the first day messing up and riding around the whole campground before realizing we should have taken the bus going in the opposite direction... I am a planner... THE planner for our Grand Gatherings and two of our friends have bad knees and will probably not be able to walk to the Food Court & Gift shop...
The internal bus goes around the entire resort and stops at each village bus stop. The bus is clearly marked with INTERNAL SHUTTLE so you can't miss it.
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We'll be heading to the World in 34 days and will be staying at CBR for the first time. I'm a little worried about the food court court though. I was looking at the menu at allears.net and I was little surpised by the lack of options there. I wasn't expecting it to have as many options as Pop Century, but I was hoping for a few more choices. Is the menu on allears correct? Should I plan on eating most of our meals in the parks?
Here are updated menus for CBR.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dinin...staurant.ID=63
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:24 AM   #885
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I recently switched my res for our upcoming trip from Pop to CBR and now I'm afraid I will regret it....ugh. I have always shyed away from both CSR and CBR for several reasons, the biggest being the size. Now after reading review after review on Allears and comment after comment here about how awful the busses are, I'm worried. I'm taking my 75 year old mother and I don't want her having to stand waiting for a bus for 45 minutes. We've always had excellent, prompt bus service at other resorts.

We're staying in a Pirate room as a surprise for my 8 year old because this is his Mommy and Me trip. I know they're in Trinidad South but the CM put in requests for me that we have a ground floor closest to Trinidad North because of my Mom. We won't be using the food court much because we have ADRs but the lack of options there is a bummer too. We'll probably only get quick breakfast though.

At this late date it's hard to swith to anywhere else. I would have liked to try POFQ because normally we are a family of 5 and can't stay there. We love POR. Unfortunately both are booked.

I hope I don't regret this!!
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