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Old 05-26-2013, 10:28 AM   #16
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is a King bed considered preferred room??
King rooms are a bookable category for additional cost, usually the same as a preferred room. They are spread all over the resort but I imagine you could request one near the food court and see what you get. There's no guarantee you'll get it, though.

ETA: There are no king pirate themed rooms.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:40 AM   #17
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My family and I have been to WDW quite a bit since my son turned 5. We've stayed at CBR every time. We love it!

Personally, I wouldn't pay for the preferred room. There are several areas that you can stay at and be close to everything - and by "close" I mean a 5-7 minute walk. The resort is big but everything seems to be a 5 minute walk.

Jamaica is the first stop...MOST of the times. It's not a guarantee - it all depends how the bus driver enters the resort. If I were you, I would look at the CBR section on the Dis and look at a resort map [link below] http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/cbrmap.htm

Then put in a "request" to stay in a particular area. It's not guaranteed that you'll get it, but they do their best to oblige.... and by all means request a 1st floor room.

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Old 05-26-2013, 10:02 PM   #18
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We always request Martinique or Trinidad north - there are preferred and standard rooms. We pay for standard _ I never had a problem with the walking. I thought POR was tough to walk! We love CBR
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:07 PM   #19
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We booked our stay at CBR for November. Kids want to stay in Pirate room. was concerned about the walk but after reading it seems like is a nice leisurely stroll between 7 and 10 minutes. So I think were gonna go stick with that.
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is a King bed considered preferred room??
No. King and Preferred are both separate bookable categories. Unfortunately, you can't book both. You should book the one that is more important, and request the other. For instance, book King and then request a building you want to be in.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #21
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My mom and I stayed at a CBR Pirate room for 6 nights/7 days with my then 4.5 and 1 yo boys. First couple of days the walk was fine--the resort is beautiful and the pirate rooms are great--but after that it became a hassle. We ended up driving the car back and forth to OPR for food and pool time--pain with wet swimsuits LOL. If you are planning to spend anytime at the resort (the pool area is fantastic for the kids) and will be there for more than 3-4 nights, personally I would book preferred.
I also would request 1st floor with kids and strollers (this is what we had!).

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When you want to check out and take your own suitcases, can you use the internal shuttle? What is the difference between those and the Disney busses?
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:40 AM   #23
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When you want to check out and take your own suitcases, can you use the internal shuttle? What is the difference between those and the Disney busses?
You can take your carry ons with you on the shuttle but it's probably best to use bell services for checked luggage. As far as I can tell they're the same buses.
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When you want to check out and take your own suitcases, can you use the internal shuttle? What is the difference between those and the Disney busses?
Yes you can take the shuttle to the front desk for check out. Depending on where you are located you don't need the shuttle. We have stayed at this resort 4x before all in different villages and never used the internal shuttle, we never found the walk bad.
The Disney buses are what you take to the parks. The buses are marked with which park they are going to, the internal bus is for CBR only.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:44 AM   #25
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When you want to check out and take your own suitcases, can you use the internal shuttle? What is the difference between those and the Disney busses?
The internal shuttle goes around and around the resort bus stops. It doesn't leave CBR.

Someone will come along with an answer for suitcases on the internal shuttle but what you could also do is call Bell Services to pick up your luggage. Tip them a dollar or so per piece they pick up and you won't have to worry about it.

I just have to chime in and say Jamaica 45 or 46 is a FANTASTIC place to be in CBR! Agree with PP's - 5-7 minute walk to the main building/food court/pool and there's a quiet pool and laundry room within 2 minutes of your door. CBR is my new "home" at WDW!
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:54 PM   #26
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We stayed in bldg. 51 last time and loved it. It was very close to the bus and you always got a seat on the bus as you were one of the first to be picked up. The quiet pool and beach were a short walk, but not bad. We drove to the main pool though. I thought it was a long walk at the end of the day. they do have the internal shuttle if you don't have a car.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:52 AM   #27
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We're staying in a preferred room in February, can't wait!

A quick question though: Do the park buses go to all the different stops in the resort or do I need to take a internal bus to the front of the resort and then get a bus from there? We'll have a car too.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:53 AM   #28
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We're staying in a preferred room in February, can't wait!

A quick question though: Do the park buses go to all the different stops in the resort or do I need to take a internal bus to the front of the resort and then get a bus from there? We'll have a car too.
No need to hop on the internal shuttle. Just walk to the closest bus stop.
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