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Old 06-05-2014, 11:00 AM   #166
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I am wondering if any has called wdw to inquire about reserving a preferred room later in the year? Like November? I would love to be able to at CBR!! Just wondering since the refurb if they will be available?
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:11 AM   #167
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I am wondering if any has called wdw to inquire about reserving a preferred room later in the year? Like November? I would love to be able to at CBR!! Just wondering since the refurb if they will be available?
There are 6 buildings that make up the preferred rooms. They'll only be woking on one building at a time. So there should be no problems with availability.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:16 AM   #168
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We usually try to do the same - $5 dollars a day. Sometimes, it may be only $3 or $4 if we don't have a $5 bill and only 3 or 4 singles. But we usually try to leave home with lots of small bills ($1s, $5s, & $10s) specifically for all tipping purposes (ME driver, bell services, housekeeping, restaurants, etc.).
I usually go to the bank and get $100 in singles for tips etc and a roll of Quarters for the laundry. Make sure the roll of quarters is easily accessible in your carry on at the airport. The image always confuses the security screeners at the airport.

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Old 06-05-2014, 11:17 AM   #169
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Staying Nov. 20-27. Thanks for all the advice given on this site, many people offering many great tips.
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It seems that when people talk about the buses in the threads, that the first stop is always Jamaica. Is this true? If it's easiest for the bus drivers to get in and out of because of the front gate, I can see them doing that??

We are starting to plan a May 2015 trip. THANKS!
No, the bus doesn't always come in the back entrance by Jamaica. It all depends on where the bus came from. I had notes on which park a bus came from and what entrance it used but I can't find it.

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Old 06-05-2014, 11:58 AM   #170
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Hi EpcotBill, I booked a preferred room and asked for water view and a king bed. There will be 2 adults. I asked for Martinique. I booked as far ahead as I could so I really hope to get Martinique. Any suggestions on how to make sure I do or is it just random even if you book that far in advance? Thanks! Patty
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:20 PM   #171
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I did not request a preferred room as I would like to stay in Jamaica and requested a refurbished room if available. To get a refurbished room would I be better off paying for Preferred or leaving my request as is?

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Old 06-05-2014, 12:37 PM   #172
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It seems that when people talk about the buses in the threads, that the first stop is always Jamaica. Is this true? If it's easiest for the bus drivers to get in and out of because of the front gate, I can see them doing that??

We are starting to plan a May 2015 trip. THANKS!
No, the first stop isn't always Jamaica. It depends which park the buses are coming from. There is another gate the buses travel through.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #173
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Hi EpcotBill, I booked a preferred room and asked for water view and a king bed. There will be 2 adults. I asked for Martinique. I booked as far ahead as I could so I really hope to get Martinique. Any suggestions on how to make sure I do or is it just random even if you book that far in advance? Thanks! Patty
It doesn't matter how far in advance you book. Since you booked preferred, you will be in either Martinique 24, 25, 26 or in Trinidad North. As long as your requests are noted on your reservation, there's nothing more you can do. They will do everything they can to honor your requests, just remember they are only requests.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:18 PM   #174
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I did not request a preferred room as I would like to stay in Jamaica and requested a refurbished room if available. To get a refurbished room would I be better off paying for Preferred or leaving my request as is?

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You can't request a preferred room, it's a bookable category. Well you CAN request one, but the odds are slim you'll get one. To get a refurbished room you best bet would be to make that your only request. Or as reports come in as to people getting refurbished rooms and where they were, you can request that location.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:09 PM   #175
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Hi EpcotBill, I booked a preferred room and asked for water view and a king bed. There will be 2 adults. I asked for Martinique. I booked as far ahead as I could so I really hope to get Martinique. Any suggestions on how to make sure I do or is it just random even if you book that far in advance? Thanks! Patty
If you requested Martinique when you made the reservation that's all you can do. You could still be assigned a room in Trinidad North. If that happens ask if there is anything in Martinique.
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thanks il just pop them in the bin then, normal leave pool toys by the pool hope thats the same at disney too
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:18 PM   #177
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We flipped our reservation from a bounceback discount at POFQ to a FD discount at CBR. Actually, I have two reservations right now because I can't seem to make myself cancel the BB reservation. But, I booked airfare today that matches my CBR reservation, so it looks like that's what we will be doing. This is our first stay at CBR and will be our first Christmas trip. Our dates are 12/12 - 12/17.

Is there a fax number to fax a room request to CBR like you can at POR/POFQ?
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:46 PM   #178
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We flipped our reservation from a bounceback discount at POFQ to a FD discount at CBR. Actually, I have two reservations right now because I can't seem to make myself cancel the BB reservation. But, I booked airfare today that matches my CBR reservation, so it looks like that's what we will be doing. This is our first stay at CBR and will be our first Christmas trip. Our dates are 12/12 - 12/17.

Is there a fax number to fax a room request to CBR like you can at POR/POFQ?
Welcome! I put you down on the Beach Bum Roll Call. There is a fax number but POR and POFQ are the only resorts that actually read and act upon fax requests. Calling and adding any requests to your reservation works though.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:29 PM   #179
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I am wondering if any has called wdw to inquire about reserving a preferred room later in the year? Like November? I would love to be able to at CBR!! Just wondering since the refurb if they will be available?
We have a preferred room booked for Nov. 1st-9th. I'm hoping to extend our stay by a day because flights will be a much better price on the Monday. After all, why would I give money to an airline that I can use to stay at Disney? I've called a few times and there has not been any availability, but I'll just keep trying and crossing my fingers until then.
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