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Old 07-30-2014, 06:08 AM   #1501
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Hi, I'm Kathryn.

Could I first of all say a massive thank you for all the hard work that has gone into this excellent tread. I have read every page but this is my first time posting.

Myself, my husband and two daughters (age 12 and 1), will be visiting Caribbean Beach next summer (July 25th to Aug 15th). We have only ever stayed offsite or at Old Key West before.

I was just wondering if anyone has any experience of arriving fairly late at night 11pm ish?

Will check in be quiet or does it stay busy?

Will bell services be operating?

We will be taking Magical Express for the first time so any tips on that would be great.

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Old 07-30-2014, 08:29 AM   #1502
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Just booked our May 2015 trip! Please add us to the list!! We are staying May 29- June 7th. Hoping to get a room with a Murphy bed! DD loved having her own bed at POR, so hoping we can get one here!

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Old 07-30-2014, 09:28 AM   #1503
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Hi Guys,

We have finally decided we will be staying at CBR when we come to the world! I am very excited to be getting somewhere! I think CBR is going to be perfect for us (Me, DH and DD 2 turning 3 on the trip).

We are coming from Australia so we are super excited that we can actually do this for our Disney mad little girl. Any tips for building/room requests?
Welcome! Our favorite non-preferred location is Jamaica 45. It is a short stroll across the bridge to OPR and the main pool. Followed next by Aruba 51 which is the same distance, but we just love the bright yellow color of the Jamaica buildings.

Martinique 21, 22 and 23 are great too. Have a look at the map on page #1 and see what you think you might like.

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Hi, I'm Kathryn.

Could I first of all say a massive thank you for all the hard work that has gone into this excellent tread. I have read every page but this is my first time posting.
Welcome Kathryn and thanks for posting and joining the fun!

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Myself, my husband and two daughters (age 12 and 1), will be visiting Caribbean Beach next summer (July 25th to Aug 15th). We have only ever stayed offsite or at Old Key West before.
I've added your dates!

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I was just wondering if anyone has any experience of arriving fairly late at night 11pm ish?

Will check in be quiet or does it stay busy?
It should be fairly quiet. Unless your Magical Express bus is full of guests of CBR, but I doubt it.

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Will bell services be operating?
Yup. They run 24 x 7.

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We will be taking Magical Express for the first time so any tips on that would be great.
If you plane lands after 10PM, you will have to get your own luggage and bring it to the ME bus. Even if you land before 10, I would still recommend getting your own luggage. Disney advertises that if you let ME get your luggage, it will show up to your room 3-4 hours after you check in. That could end up being very late.

Once you check in, head over to the Bell Services desk and they will give you and your luggage a ride to your room.

Other than that, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

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Just booked our May 2015 trip! Please add us to the list!! We are staying May 29- June 7th. Hoping to get a room with a Murphy bed! DD loved having her own bed at POR, so hoping we can get one here!

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:09 AM   #1504
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Refurbs

We will be staying at CBR Dec 18-27th. We will be staying in a preferred room again and was wondering if anyone has any information on if these rooms will be refurbed at that time or if anyone currently knows how the refurb if going. Any info is appreciated. TIA
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:15 AM   #1505
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We will be staying at CBR Dec 18-27th. We will be staying in a preferred room again and was wondering if anyone has any information on if these rooms will be refurbed at that time or if anyone currently knows how the refurb if going. Any info is appreciated. TIA
Please check out post #1 for the latest rehab updates.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:16 AM   #1506
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We are officially booked for May/June, 2015! Another two whole weeks in paradise! I've lost count how many times we have stayed at the CBR but I'm thinking this will be our 14th and our 21st trip to WDW.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:16 AM   #1507
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We are officially booked for May/June, 2015! Another two whole weeks in paradise! I've lost count how many times we have stayed at the CBR but I'm thinking this will be our 14th and our 21st trip to WDW.
Whoohoo! Are your dates still correct in the Beach Bum Roll Call?
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:19 AM   #1508
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Hello! My brother and I will be staying at CBR 10/04-10/11/2014. We stayed there last September, and loved it. We decided to splurge for a preferred room this time around. We are looking forward to our trip, and coming home to CBR.

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:23 AM   #1509
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Just wanted to pop in and say that I played around on the Disney World site this morning to see if a party of 5 (all over the age of three) could book a room at the CBR. It is not coming up as an option and states that the number of guests exceeds the room occupancy. We all know that there are definitely murphy style beds in some of the new rooms so there's a possibility that families with five people will be able to book in the future. At the time being, it's not an option. Just an FYI. If anybody is able to book a party of 5, please let us know.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:26 AM   #1510
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Whoohoo! Are your dates still correct in the Beach Bum Roll Call?
Yep, May 23rd to June 6th.

I found some more CBR pictures, including more of the arcade, and will post them when I have them uploaded to Photobucket. Feel free to use any that you need or post the link if there are too many to put on the first page because you know that I take waaaay too many pictures.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:39 AM   #1511
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1st stay at CBR!!

I am getting so excited! 45 days out from my 8 day, 7 night WDW vacay This will be our first time staying at CBR and I think we are going to love it!
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:01 PM   #1512
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mmmm... so the King rooms aren't being refurbed at all?
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:02 PM   #1513
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mmmm... so the King rooms aren't being refurbed at all?
They most definitely are! Who told you they weren't?
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:04 PM   #1514
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They most definitely are! Who told you they weren't?
The first page says pirate and kings rooms aren't being renovated.
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The first page says pirate and kings rooms aren't being renovated.
If I wrote that it was by mistake. The Pirate Rooms are excluded, but not King rooms. Let me go check and correct if needed.
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