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Old 07-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #1156
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Omg am I going to be walking in to a building site??

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Old 07-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #1157
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Stayed in Pirates Room which is one of the furthest away in Trinidad South, but it was a 7 minute leisurely stroll to the front door of OPR. Absolutely nothing and makes me laugh about people making out that you'd need to be Seb Coe to stay here.
LOL! We are staying in a Pirate room for our first visit to CBR and I was initally worried because the general consensus was that it was out in the middle of nowhere and took forever to get anywhere from there. But, I tracked the distance through LogYourRun and it's only half a mile from the furthest building in TS to OPR. That's a walk from our house to the other end of our neighborhood and halfway back for me...not a long walk at all considering the walk from my daughter's school and back that we do nearly every day is a little over 2 miles. (And I'm far from being Seb Coe!)
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:12 AM   #1158
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Omg am I going to be walking in to a building site??

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Absolutely not! Disney does everything withint their power to make sure that guests are not inconvenienced by any construction/refurb. From what I was told and from the way Disney did refurbs in the past (example: Port Orleans complete makeover), they will take it building by building or section by section. The way that the CBR is set up, you may never ever seen construction going on unless you go looking for it.

The refurb is not supposed to start until 2014 but there were no exact dates yet. I am to call the castmember at the CBR back soon and I'll ask if there's any updated info.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:39 AM   #1159
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I am heading to CBR Aug 4th and I'm booked in a preferred room... Was curious if anyone had a preferred building preference and why? I've made a request for a 2nd fl room and was going to make a building request as well. If anyone has any other suggestions let me know... It's my first time staying at a Moderate, others trips always Deluxe (Poly, Contemp) but this was last minute so no time to save! Little nervous at first but this board is making me feel much better!!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:07 AM   #1160
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I am heading to CBR Aug 4th and I'm booked in a preferred room... Was curious if anyone had a preferred building preference and why? I've made a request for a 2nd fl room and was going to make a building request as well. If anyone has any other suggestions let me know... It's my first time staying at a Moderate, others trips always Deluxe (Poly, Contemp) but this was last minute so no time to save! Little nervous at first but this board is making me feel much better!!!
We have always stayed in Martinique so I can't speak for Trinidad North. My building request would be 25. If you look at the map its all water and courtyard views so it's less likely you will have a room that faces a parking lot. But again, that's our preference. We have stayed in 24 and 25 and loved them both. Enjoy your trip!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:00 AM   #1161
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LOL! We are staying in a Pirate room for our first visit to CBR and I was initally worried because the general consensus was that it was out in the middle of nowhere and took forever to get anywhere from there. But, I tracked the distance through LogYourRun and it's only half a mile from the furthest building in TS to OPR. That's a walk from our house to the other end of our neighborhood and halfway back for me...not a long walk at all considering the walk from my daughter's school and back that we do nearly every day is a little over 2 miles. (And I'm far from being Seb Coe!)

Half a mile, yep, it's absolutely nothing, I walked out my room, either went over or under the bridge (over the bridge is actually quicker, that 15 secs will mean everything ) and you see the Pool area in front of you and it's then it's just a few minutes.

I guess some could say it's a pain if you want a fill-up on your resort mug, fair enough, but I stayed at AoA, AKL and popped into Pop as well and they could easily have a walk anyway, so not sure what the beef is really.

It's a fantastic resort, I absolutely loved the Pirates Room, I'd love maybe they're area to be spruced up a bit with some sort of Pirate effect or so, I guess the main pool has that type of theming, but think the Pirates Room Area (Trinidad South) could have some additional theming to it and a touch of Pirate/Caribbean music playing around lowly.


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Old 07-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #1162
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Half a mile, yep, it's absolutely nothing, I walked out my room, either went over or under the bridge (over the bridge is actually quicker, that 15 secs will mean everything ) and you see the Pool area in front of you and it's then it's just a few minutes.

I guess some could say it's a pain if you want a fill-up on your resort mug, fair enough, but I stayed at AoA, AKL and popped into Pop as well and they could easily have a walk anyway, so not sure what the beef is really.

It's a fantastic resort, I absolutely loved the Pirates Room, I'd love maybe they're area to be spruced up a bit with some sort of Pirate effect or so, I guess the main pool has that type of theming, but think the Pirates Room Area (Trinidad South) could have some additional theming to it and a touch of Pirate/Caribbean music playing around lowly.


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Good to hear this! We just booked a pirates room for December and I'm very excited. I don't mind walking too much, I stayed at AKL last time and had quite the trek down to the lobby anyway.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:45 PM   #1163
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I guess some could say it's a pain if you want a fill-up on your resort mug, fair enough, but I stayed at AoA, AKL and popped into Pop as well and they could easily have a walk anyway, so not sure what the beef is really.


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My beef is that late at night, after walking all day in the parks, the last thing I want to do is spend 10 minutes walking to the front to fill up my mug, and then spend 10 minutes walking back to my room. By the time I would get to my room the mug would be empty! When you are fresh and ready to go, 20 minutes is nothing. When you are tired and just want a drink, it can seem like forever.

Not to mention in the dark, if you are alone, the walk across the island is a little creepy.

I would definitely book a preferred room if I stayed at CBR again.
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My beef is that late at night, after walking all day in the parks, the last thing I want to do is spend 10 minutes walking to the front to fill up my mug, and then spend 10 minutes walking back to my room. By the time I would get to my room the mug would be empty! When you are fresh and ready to go, 20 minutes is nothing. When you are tired and just want a drink, it can seem like forever.

Not to mention in the dark, if you are alone, the walk across the island is a little creepy.

I would definitely book a preferred room if I stayed at CBR again.
You could just get off the bus at OPR and save yourself that first walk!
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You could just get off the bus at OPR and save yourself that first walk!
Only if I haul my mug around with me.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:36 PM   #1166
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Only if I haul my mug around with me.
TOTALLY agree! We stayed at CBR twice before, in Aruba (my daughter and me). Going again for a couple of nights in September before heading to our DVC (with my DH), and was able to use the Annual pass code and reserved a preferred room so we don't have that walk - told my DH the same thing you guys are talking about. Fill up your mug and it's empty before you get back. CBR is beautiful anywhere you stay there, but I am going to save our legs and feet a little this time, and I really want to be near the food court this time. Can't wait! Now I'm wishing I was staying more than two nights!
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:01 PM   #1167
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What they should do now that they are going to the RFID mugs is put drink stations at each village quiet pool. Before the RFID system...they couldn't do it because everyone would be "stealing" free drinks. However, the RFID takes care of that.
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That is another idea, although not sure about vandalism that could arise.

Although as I said, I went round quite a few resorts, and it's the same everywhere, there is a walk to get your drinks.

And personally I've spend countless 1000's on a holiday, if I'm that desperate for a drink I'll buy a bottle (fair enough it's $3) at the machine that is seconds from my door. And if need be then yes, you'd just need to lug your mugs about.


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We just stopped getting refillable mugs altogether. We eat most meals in the park anyways and even deluxe resorts it is a pain to go back to room get mug and then go get a drink. Or worse carrying that darned thing around all day

I find I enjoy my stay so much better just by doing that. Only 13 days until we there
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Now that the mugs are part of the dining plan, we make use of them but, before then (and even still) we place an order with Garden Grocer which includes several different kinds of drinks, breakfast bars, snacks, etc.
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