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Old 03-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #376
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I wonder which village this was in. I agree with those who say it looks more Poly than CBR, and I like the current "Nemo" decor better. Much more vibrant and colorful. This design is all browns and kind of boring. However, I do like the steel drum table and what looked like sliding doors to replace the curtain separating the sink area from the rest of the room. We'll be there 2 weeks from tomorrow and I'll have to do some snooping/asking around.
I have a travel agent friend who is in Disney right now. She's going to try and work in the time to do some snooping for us Disers.

If you find anything out during your stay, please let us know!
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #377
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I like it but I think that there should be more color in the room. Not just a colorful shower curtain.
I agree about needing more color. I think that is what I don't like. I do think it looks like that *could* be a pull-out type bed under the tv. If that is the case, I wonder if it will end up more like POR, where only one or two villages are like this, and the rest are themed a little different.

Doesn't really matter, we're booked with a discount that I think has expired, paid in full, and I'm not messing with it now. Also thinking there is no way they will be done by June, so we'll beg for an old room.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #378
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Had expected all the mods to offer Queen bedding eventually, certainly later in this case

decor is interesting, rather sleek and modern imo and I do like it, but if you'd show the pictures 'blindly' doubt many would be able to guess the actual resort by the theme...almost more tahitian vibe.

i do believe they need to go with a bright, disney themed print to give a pop of color in the main area.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #379
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So excited!! Just made our final payment yesterday ..not long to go now! I cant wait to see CBR in person...all the pics on this thread have me already in love with the place
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #380
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Does anyone remember how long it took the POR rooms to be refurbed or the pirate rooms to be made over? Wondering about a time frame.
The first artwork survey for the Royal Room concept happened in August 2010, and in the meantime French Quarter started its Refurb at the start of November 2010 (a FQ test room existed several months before that) taking about six months to complete.

The first officially released photos of a Royal test room layout at POR were on 17 June 2011, although there had been supervised travel agent viewings (no photos allowed) a few weeks before that.

Work started in earnest on the first Royal Room building (Oak Manor) at the start of 2012, with a target opening date for those 256 rooms of 17 Feb 2012 (which ended up being delayed until 9 March).

The 16 x 64-room Alligator Bayou lodges (which are the ones with the fold-down beds) were done in sequence, with each building taking approx 2 weeks to complete.

The whole Riverside project took about 18 months to complete, with one building at a time being taken down for refurb (although there was some overlap).


It looks like Disney might have taken note of the issue of limited storage space within the new AB lodges though, as these photos seem to show an extra set of storage drawers. One side will be a matching front for the fridge housing though. (They also clearly show the photographer in a mirror in one shot, so I hope it's not an undercover CM! )

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #381
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The first artwork survey for the Royal Room concept happened in August 2010, and in the meantime French Quarter started its Refurb at the start of November 2010 (a FQ test room existed several months before that) taking about six months to complete.

The first officially released photos of a Royal test room layout at POR were on 17 June 2011, although there had been supervised travel agent viewings (no photos allowed) a few weeks before that.

Work started in earnest on the first Royal Room building (Oak Manor) at the start of 2012, with a target opening date for those 256 rooms of 17 Feb 2012 (which ended up being delayed until 9 March).

The 16 x 64-room Alligator Bayou lodges (which are the ones with the fold-down beds) were done in sequence, with each building taking approx 2 weeks to complete.

The whole Riverside project took about 18 months to complete, with one building at a time being taken down for refurb (although there was some overlap).


It looks like Disney might have taken note of the issue of limited storage space within the new AB lodges though, as these photos seem to show an extra set of storage drawers. One side will be a matching front for the fridge housing though. (They also clearly show the photographer in a mirror in one shot, so I hope it's not an undercover CM! )

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Thanks so much for the timeline Andre! I noticed that extra storage area too.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:27 PM   #382
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the beds dont look like queens...do they?? they still look like doubles in the pics....Im not loving the brown at all....sigh the one thing that attracted me to Carribean beach was all the pretty vibrant colors. I will be down on the 6th of May too and see if I can see anything...lol can you imagine us all snooping about with our cameras hahaha (cue the mission impossible music here) agent pktbmouse...on it..lol
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #383
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It was so easy to get a discount offer/pin code for CBR. Now for the next two years(just like POR) everyone will want to book CBR & we will see the tides change on the boards with lots of love to CBR due to the new room updates. I like the more modern colors. Now adults visitors won't complain about too much Nemo.
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the beds dont look like queens...do they?? they still look like doubles in the pics....Im not loving the brown at all....sigh the one thing that attracted me to Carribean beach was all the pretty vibrant colors. I will be down on the 6th of May too and see if I can see anything...lol can you imagine us all snooping about with our cameras hahaha (cue the mission impossible music here) agent pktbmouse...on it..lol
I wish that we could see how much room is in between the two beds because then, we'd be able to figure out whether or not the beds are now queens.
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So excited!! Just made our final payment yesterday ..not long to go now! I cant wait to see CBR in person...all the pics on this thread have me already in love with the place
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So excited!! Just made our final payment yesterday ..not long to go now! I cant wait to see CBR in person...all the pics on this thread have me already in love with the place
Congrats on paying off the trip! If you think the pictures are pretty, just wait until you see it in person. It's gorgeous!
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I'll be staying at CBR in about a month for the first time and I'll have a one year old with me. I have requested a Pack N Play for the room. Question is, where do they put it? I've seen a lot of room pictures here, but no obvious space for the crib. Has anyone here had any experience with this or pictures?
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I'll be staying at CBR in about a month for the first time and I'll have a one year old with me. I have requested a Pack N Play for the room. Question is, where do they put it? I've seen a lot of room pictures here, but no obvious space for the crib. Has anyone here had any experience with this or pictures?
You have a couple options. Between the bed closest to the door and the window. Between the other bed and the wall by the bathroom. In the sink area opposite the bathroom door. The last option is usually preferred because you can close the curtain that separates the sink area from the sleeping area.
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You have a couple options. Between the bed closest to the door and the window. Between the other bed and the wall by the bathroom. In the sink area opposite the bathroom door. The last option is usually preferred because you can close the curtain that separates the sink area from the sleeping area.
Thanks! It didn't look like there was enough room in any of those places.
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Thanks! It didn't look like there was enough room in any of those places.
You're welcome. It's hard to tell by pictures. The room really is bigger than it seems.
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