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Old 10-22-2013, 10:41 AM   #2371
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I would love to stay there next summer! Any signs of refurb yet? My DH is 6'4'' and refuses to stay anywhere with less a Queen size bed!
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I would love to stay there next summer! Any signs of refurb yet? My DH is 6'4'' and refuses to stay anywhere with less a Queen size bed!
Nothing yet. From what I was told, it will start in April, 2014.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:57 AM   #2373
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:43 AM   #2374
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Back from our trip to CBR. We arrived Friday about 11:30am and our room was ready in Aruba - we had a first floor corner room, 5408, with a king size bed. We not only had a working refrigerator, we had a refrigerator that could turn beer into a slushy. Anyhow, the room was immaculate -- housekeeping keep the place perfect. We are a couple of times in Old Port Royale, and for food court choice, we thought there were a lot and well worth the money.

We spent a lot of time at Epcot for Food and Wine and found it extremely packed on the weekend, and HOT! However, it was fun to sample lots of food, but not fun to wait in line 45 minute to get a cold drink -- it was that busy and that hot.

The only glitch we had, my magic band (according to the obnoxius cast member at the MK) only had my ticket to the Halloween party on it, and I did not have admission to the parks. I tried correcting him and telling him that I did, in fact, have a 5 day park hopper, he got snotty and loud (another person trying to get in without a pass). At which point "MANAGER NOW" came out of my mouth loudly. 30 seconds the later the very apologetic manager resolved the issue with my magic band -- it didn't work, and he gave me a card pass to use. Nice customer service on the part of the first one!

Other than that the weather was great, and I would stay at CBR again - Aruba 54 is almost as far away as you can be and still be on property, and I can now understand why some people think the resort is too spread out, however, it was no more than a 10 minute, very leisurely stroll to get to Centertown.

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:44 AM   #2375
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Hi. This year is our first time at CBR. Previously stopped at PORS. Can anyone advise how long the bus rides generally are to the parks.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:48 AM   #2376
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Hi. This year is our first time at CBR. Previously stopped at PORS. Can anyone advise how long the bus rides generally are to the parks.
DHS - 5 minutes
Epcot - 7 minutes
AK - 10 minutes
MK - 17 minutes
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:12 AM   #2377
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We are here in Trinidad north room 3740 and no fridge. When I called I was told they are still replacing and not to expect anytime soon. Didn't offer credit. Do I need to ask or will they just give it?
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We are here in Trinidad north room 3740 and no fridge. When I called I was told they are still replacing and not to expect anytime soon. Didn't offer credit. Do I need to ask or will they just give it?
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:21 AM   #2379
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DHS - 5 minutes
Epcot - 7 minutes
AK - 10 minutes
MK - 17 minutes
Thanks dansdad. Do you know how long to DTD and the water parks
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You're welcome.

DTD - 7 minutes
TL - 6 minutes
BB - 6 minutes
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:33 AM   #2381
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DTD - 7 minutes
TL - 6 minutes
BB - 6 minutes
Cheers. Seems shorter in general than PORS so thats good.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:33 AM   #2382
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We are here in Trinidad north room 3740 and no fridge. When I called I was told they are still replacing and not to expect anytime soon. Didn't offer credit. Do I need to ask or will they just give it?
Some people have to ask, beg, plead, and demand. Others just ask for credit and they either get the credit or a fridge magically appears in their room. But they will never offer credit without you asking...because Disney loves us.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #2384
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I found this site a couple of years ago for travel estimates within Disney.

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:08 PM   #2385
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Back from our trip to CBR. We arrived Friday about 11:30am and our room was ready in Aruba - we had a first floor corner room, 5408, with a king size bed. We not only had a working refrigerator, we had a refrigerator that could turn beer into a slushy. Anyhow, the room was immaculate -- housekeeping keep the place perfect. We are a couple of times in Old Port Royale, and for food court choice, we thought there were a lot and well worth the money.

We spent a lot of time at Epcot for Food and Wine and found it extremely packed on the weekend, and HOT! However, it was fun to sample lots of food, but not fun to wait in line 45 minute to get a cold drink -- it was that busy and that hot.

The only glitch we had, my magic band (according to the obnoxius cast member at the MK) only had my ticket to the Halloween party on it, and I did not have admission to the parks. I tried correcting him and telling him that I did, in fact, have a 5 day park hopper, he got snotty and loud (another person trying to get in without a pass). At which point "MANAGER NOW" came out of my mouth loudly. 30 seconds the later the very apologetic manager resolved the issue with my magic band -- it didn't work, and he gave me a card pass to use. Nice customer service on the part of the first one!

Other than that the weather was great, and I would stay at CBR again - Aruba 54 is almost as far away as you can be and still be on property, and I can now understand why some people think the resort is too spread out, however, it was no more than a 10 minute, very leisurely stroll to get to Centertown.

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Wow, Tom we were super close to each other... we were in Aruba 5213.... The walk wasn't as bad as I thought but it was a bit of a hike to get anywhere.... Especially to refill mugs... Definitely didn't use mugs as much as usual bc of the walk. It was especially hard at night bc we were next to last stop.. Dealing with two tired boys at midnight on bus is overwhelming! All in all, it was a beautiful resort, just more spread out than what were used to.
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