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Old 08-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #1411
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Yes, if you intend to use a WDW bus to get there, you need to be on a bus (not just waiting for one, but ON one) by 7am. The bus will drop you at MK, then you must walk to the front gates and either take the boat to Poly (which will go to GF first, Poly is the second stop) and then you will walk from the dock, up to the main building, and up to the second floor; or, walk up to the Resort Monorail (the ramp to the far left as you approach the monorail station) and take that to the third stop (it will stop at the Contemporary and the Transportation/Ticket Center first). Total travel time of well over an hour, including walking times and waiting times.

Simplest way: Arrange for a taxi to meet you at your village at 7:45 or so - in about $19 and less than 20 minutes, you'll be at the Poly.

Slightly less simple way: Get to the Customs House/Lobby and take a taxi (they are always waiting there). To get to the lobby from your room, you need to either catch an Internal Resort Shuttle, or catch a bus that will be stopping at Barbados before it leaves the property. MK and DTD/Typhoon Lagoon buses stop at Barbados last, so if you see one of those then you can take it and get off at Barbados. Other park lines depend on where your room is as to whether you'll be able to get to Barbados or not on those. This involves a little bus wrangling in the beginning, but once you get to the lobby then there is no more complication.


As for making it to DHS - if you can be on a DHS bus by 7:45 or so, you'll make that one from there.
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Take the MK bus at 7am, ask the bus driver if he can drop you off. I have had luck with that. At the very least, you get dropped off at MK, take the monorail or the boat, whichever shows up first. I prefer the Monorail because I know the way to OHanas from there.
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THEME PARKS
  • ANIMAL KINGDOM PARK
    • Flame Tree BBQ
    • Pizzafari
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Restaurantosaurus
    • Tusker House
    • Yak & Yeti Counter Service
    • Yak & Yeti

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • '50s Prime Time Cafe
    • ABC Commissary
    • Backlot Express
    • Brown Derby
    • Catalina Eddie's
    • Fairfax Fare
    • Hollywood & Vine
    • Mama Melrose's
    • Min & Bill's Dockside Diner
    • Rosie's All-American Cafe
    • Sci-Fi Dine-In
    • Starring Rolls Cafe
    • Studio Catering Company
    • Toluca Legs Turkey Company
    • Toy Story Pizza Planet

  • Epcot
    • Coral Reef (Living Seas)
    • Electric Umbrella
    • Fountainview (Starbucks)
    • Garden Grill (The Land)
    • Sunshine Seasons (The Land)
    • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)
    • Biergarten (Germany)
    • Boulangerie Patisserie (France)
    • Chefs de France (France)
    • Fife & Drum (American Adventure)
    • Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
    • Katsura Grill (Japan)
    • Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (Norway)
    • La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico)
    • La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico)
    • Le Cellier (Canada)
    • Liberty Inn (American Adventure)
    • Lotus Blossom Cafe (China)
    • Monsieur Paul (France)
    • Nine Dragons (China)
    • Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
    • Rose and Crown (United Kingdom)
    • San Angel Inn (Mexico)
    • Sommerfest (Germany)
    • Spice Road (Morocco)
    • Tangierine Cafe (Morocco)
    • Teppan Edo (Japan)
    • Tokyo Dining (Japan)
    • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy)
    • Tutto Italia (Italy)
    • Via Napoli (Italy)
    • Yorkshire County Fish Shop (United Kingdom)

  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brewer's Collection
    • Canada
    • Caribbean Islands
    • Cheese
    • China
    • Craft Beers
    • Desserts & Champagne
    • Florida
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hawaii
    • Hops & Barley
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • Party for the Senses
    • Scandinavia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Terra

  • Epcot Food & Garden Festival
    • Buttercup Cottage
    • Fleur De lys
    • Florida Fresh
    • Hanami
    • Intermissions Cafe
    • Jardin De Fiestas
    • Lotus House
    • Pineapple Promenade
    • Primavera Kitchen
    • The Smokehouse
    • Taste of Marrakesh
    • Urban Farm Eats

  • Magic Kingdom
    • Be Our Guest Lunch (Fantasyland)
    • Be Our Guest Dinner (Fantasyland)
    • Casey's Corner (Main Street USA)
    • Cinderella's Royal Table (Fantasyland)
    • Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
    • Cosmic Ray's (Tomorrowland)
    • The Crystal Palace (Adventureland)
    • Diamond Horseshoe Review (Frontierland)
    • The Friar's Nook (Fantasyland)
    • Gaston's Tavern (Fantasyland)
    • Golden Oak Outpost (Frontierland)
    • Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square)
    • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland)
    • Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
    • Pecos Bill's (Frontierland)
    • Pinnochio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
    • The Plaza Restaurant (Main Street USA)
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Tomorrowland Terrace (Tomorrowland)
    • Tomorrowland Terrace Wishes Dessert Party (Tomorrowland)
    • Tony's Town Square (Main Street USA)
    • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    • Frontierland Turkey Leg Cart
Water Parks
  • Blizzard Beach
    • Avalunch
    • The Cooling Hut
    • Lottawatta Lodge
    • The Warming Hut

  • Typhoon Lagoon
    • Leaning Palms
    • Lowtide Lou's
    • Surf Doggies
    • Typhoon Tilly's
Downtown Disney
  • Marketplace
    • babycakesNYC
    • Bodie's All American
    • Earl of Sandwich
    • Fulton's Crab House
    • Ghirardelli's
    • Marketplace Snacks
    • Pollo Campero
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • T-Rex
    • Wolfgang Puck Express

  • Pleasure Island
    • Cooke's of Dublin
    • Paradiso 37
    • Planet Hollywood
    • Portobello
    • Raglan Road

  • West Side
    • AMC 24 Pleasure Island Dining
    • Bongo's Cuban Cafe
    • Crossroads at House of Blues
    • Crossroads at House of Blues Sunday Brunch
    • Foodquest
    • Splitsville
    • Smokehouse at House of Blues
    • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • Wolfgang Puck Express

  • West Side Food Trucks
    • Fantasy Fare truck
    • Namaste Cafe truck
    • Superstar Catering truck
    • World Showcase of Flavors truck
Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Grill
Resorts
  • All Star Movies
    • World Premiere

  • All Star Music
    • Intermission

  • All Star Sports
    • End Zone

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Boma Flavors of Africa
    • Jiko – The Cooking Place
    • The Mara
    • Sanaa

  • Art of Animation
    • Landscapes of Flavors

  • Beach Club
    • Beach Club Marketplace
    • Beaches and Cream
    • Cape May Cafe
    • Hurricane Hanna's

  • Boardwalk
    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
    • Boardwalk Bakery
    • Boardwalk Pizza Window
    • ESPN Club
    • Flying Fish
    • Kouzzina

  • Caribbean Beach
    • Old Port Royale
    • Shutters

  • Contemporary
    • California Grill
    • Chef Mickey's
    • Contempo Cafe
    • The Wave
    • Top of the World Lounge

  • Coronado Springs
    • Cafe Rix
    • Laguna Bar
    • Maya Grill
    • Pepper Market
    • Siesta's

  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
    • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
    • The Fountain
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
    • Picabu Buffeteria
    • Shula's Steakhouse
    • Todd English's bluezoo

  • Fort Wilderness
    • Crockett's Tavern
    • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
    • Meadows Snack Bar
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    • Trail's End Restaurant

  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
    • 1900 Park Fare
    • Citrico's
    • Garden View Lounge Afternoon Tea
    • Gasparilla Island Grill
    • Grand Floridian Cafe
    • Mizner's Lounge
    • My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea
    • Narcoossee's
    • Pool Bar
    • Victoria and Albert's

  • Old Key West
    • Goods to Go
    • Olivia's
    • Turtle Shack

  • Polynesian
    • Captain Cook's Snack Company
    • Kona Cafe
    • Kona Island Sushi Counter
    • 'Ohana
    • Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau
    • TambuLounge

  • Pop Century
    • Everything Pop

  • Port Orleans
    • Boatwright's
    • Riverside Mill Food Court
    • Sassagoula Flotworks & Food Factory

  • Saratoga Springs
    • Artist's Palette
    • Grandstand Pool Bar
    • Paddock Pool Grill
    • Turf Club

  • Walt Disney World Swan
    • Garden Grove Cafe
    • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
    • Kimonos Sushi Bar
    • Splash Grill

  • Wilderness Lodge
    • Artist Point
    • Roaring Fork
    • Territory Lounge
    • Whispering Canyon

  • Yacht Club
    • Captain's Grille
    • Crew's Cup Lounge
    • Yachtsman Steakhouse
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    • Cooked a full sit-down meal in the villa
    • Cooked a meal using a resort BBQ grill
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #1412
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We arrive Friday evening!! Hope to meet you while there Hannah!!
That would be great!
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #1413
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Take the MK bus at 7am, ask the bus driver if he can drop you off. I have had luck with that. At the very least, you get dropped off at MK, take the monorail or the boat, whichever shows up first. I prefer the Monorail because I know the way to OHanas from there.
If it is not an EMH day at MK, I believe the boat doesn't begin running until later. It doesn't begin as early as the monorail, generally.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #1414
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CBR is a great value! Can you believe my first disney resort stay was at CBR in April in 1996 and price (with passholder) for 8/13-16 is only 1$ more!

Can't wait for another magical stay. Wish you were there!
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We will be there in a month also. Can't wait. Our first time at CBR!! I am also curious about the fridges, anyone who goes and can let us know we will be very, very grateful!!
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Could anyone tell me where the nightly movies are shown at CBR? Is it near the main pool? Also, is there a pin trading board in the gift shop? Thanks so much
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Could anyone tell me where the nightly movies are shown at CBR? Is it near the main pool? Also, is there a pin trading board in the gift shop? Thanks so much
The movies are shown right next to the pool and right in front of OPR. There was a pin trading board in the gift shop last year.
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Could anyone tell me where the nightly movies are shown at CBR? Is it near the main pool? Also, is there a pin trading board in the gift shop? Thanks so much
Yes thete are now nightly movies (started about 2 years ago), and yes it's by the main pool. Not sure about pin trading. Our kids just started getting into it a little.
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I'm so envious of all you short timers. I still have 3 months plus to get through and some days I don't think time moves at all. I know y'al will have a great time. I look forward to reading all about your adventures. I hope to see great pics too
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70 days today and I will be checking in too!!
We'll be there in 70 days as well! We have DC/ Gettysburg in 12; RCCL cruise New England/Canada in 40; but, most excited about our almost annual trek to F&W Festival!
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Coffee makers?

Do they replenish the pods ( is that what they are called?) daily, or at all? I'm not even sure that is the kind of coffee maker they have.
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Do they replenish the pods ( is that what they are called?) daily, or at all? I'm not even sure that is the kind of coffee maker they have.
They replenish the pods daily.
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Coffee makers?

Do they replenish the pods ( is that what they are called?) daily, or at all? I'm not even sure that is the kind of coffee maker they have.
To get more coffee you can(they leave 2 per day)
1. Call housekeeping and request more.

2. Leave a note for maid and request extra.

3. What I usually do, just ask first maid I see in hall/walkway with cart "can I have more coffee please?"

FYI for decent coffee do NOT use florida tap water. Put bottled water in!



Also pictures of coffee makers usually on first page of thread for each hotel if want to see it.
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We will be there in a month also. Can't wait. Our first time at CBR!! I am also curious about the fridges, anyone who goes and can let us know we will be very, very grateful!!
I will check this week! There is also a fridge thread now that you might want to follow for up to date info.

I love poly but really this resort is very pretty. We just stopped going when kids bigger, the double beds didn't work for us. You will love it
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I will check this week! There is also a fridge thread now that you might want to follow for up to date info.

I love poly but really this resort is very pretty. We just stopped going when kids bigger, the double beds didn't work for us. You will love it
Thanks, I'll look for the fridge thread. It's just me and DD this time so the beds will not be a problem.
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