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Old 10-24-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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Pirate Rooms at CBR?

We're staying at Pop. My soon to be 5 YO DD has all of the sudden become pirate crazy. I'd hardly considered CBR when booking the resort last may. If we'd gone moderate, I wanted POFQ but that was before the pirate crazyness began.

I think DD would now LOVE the CBR pool. So I called to see if it was possible to switch to CBR and keep our free dining discount. There is a pirate room available and it will cost about $700 more. There are no standard rooms available.

How cool are the pirate rooms? $700 cool, KWIM?

If they'd had a standard room available (probably about $300 more), I would jumped on it but I'm hesitating at the $700.

We've never stayed at Pop before and I know DD will also love Pop.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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I've stayed in them. They are the farthest rooms from the main pool and food court and it's a good jaunt to get there. Nobody wanted to stay that far out so they made them themed. Our room actually looked at POP Century. The design is clever and a great start but the rooms somehow felt unfinished, very brown, only brown. The beds are doubles so same as POP but they are mattresses inset in a boat and often described as hard by guests, some kind of foam mattress. Are they worth $700 more, absolutely not considering the location in the resort, the long bus commute (POP has great buses) and you aren't getting a bigger bed than the values.

If she is really into pirates I would def spend that extra money on the Pirate's League, one of the Pirate cruises and extra fun. PS If you have a package and get the DisneyQuest coupons take advantage, there is an awesome Pirates virtual game to play, you shoot cannons and sink the ships while on a rocking ship.





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Old 10-24-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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We stayed in them a few years ago, and while my then 4 year old liked it, the novelty wears off after the first 15 minutes. I certainly wouldn't pay $700 extra for the room! It was very far from the pool and dining hall, although we didn't really mind the walk (it's a beautiful resort). On that trip, my husband and son did the experience where you get your face painted like a pirate, and that was well worth the money to do once. I'd do that before spending the extra money on the room! Have an awesome time!!
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I agree. Way too much extra for these rooms. They were dark and far from everything. The beds were horrible. I hit the boat sides every time I rolled over as they were so small. POP is awesome. I'd stick with that!
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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Yes. The pirate rooms are too far away from the main pool/building for me to recommend them. I can recommend CBR and a preferred room booking. I'll bet that would still cost around $700 more, but remember you go from quick dining to standard dining because you're upgrading from a value to a moderate. I say go for the moderate upgrade as you'll get a nicer resort, as well as a better meal plan. And, yes, your daughter will love CBR main pool if she is into pirates.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:20 AM   #6
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Note: If you do want the regular Dining Plan you can get it at POP if you pay the difference. Sometimes this is the more economical way to get the plan.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:22 PM   #7
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I've already upgraded the dining plan and am paying the difference. They do have rooms available at CSR which would cost about $300 more (only $300 because that takes into account that we upgraded the dining plan). I would only upgrade for CBR though because of the pirate thing but CBR has no standard rooms available.
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