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Old 10-11-2004, 02:26 PM   #31
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Hi everyone!

Thanks for the suggestions. I now am wondering if I should change my resvervation from the "preferred" location to the Jamica area? Also, I am wondering if you can hear the people above you if you are on the 1st floor? Any thoughts???

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Old 10-11-2004, 03:37 PM   #32
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I don't think you can go wrong with the preferred locations. We have done it many times and loved staying in Martinique or Trinidad North.

We haven't heard our upstairs neighbors either.
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Old 10-14-2004, 10:23 AM   #33
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Just got back. What a great resort!! Already had a fridge in our room, although the front desk said if there wasn't one we'd get it free.
Also, just to mention, Most of the areas on Parrot Cay except the main walkway were closed off due to hurricane damage. I checked a few times to see if anything had been cleaned up, but they remained locked our entire stay.
We stayed in Martinique 2407. Very quiet, but still close to the pool, bus stop, and Old Port Royale. Even got some towel animals! Roomy, clean, and comfortable.
All in all, an excellent place. I can't imagine any of the deluxe resorts being any nicer.
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Old 10-14-2004, 11:30 AM   #34
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we always request prefered rooms when we make ressies and have always got them without the extra fee. we also always go in december so that most likly makes a big difference too.
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:18 PM   #35
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It has only been since Jan 2004 that they charged for a preferred location.
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I see that you can request a Rollaway bed for a fee of $15.00 plus tax. Should I put that request in when I send my fax a few days before we go? Also, is that $15.00 for the entire time we stay?...I'm hoping it's not per night.

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Not sure about the rollaway cost. I would call Central reservations and have your requests noted in your reservation. More and more resorts are not looking at the faxes. You can also ask for any requests at check in.
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Just back from Caribbean Beach Resort,
My sweet husband surprised the kiddies and me with a quick weekend trip. All that was available with the fla resident discount was that and the all star sports. I've never really been interested in CBR , I heard it was too spread out, and I wasn't sure the tropical theme would appeal to us, after all we live in Fl year round. However, we really enjoyed it, the cast members were all very friendly, the room clean and it did have a refrigerator in it. The grounds were lovely and relaxing, and while it was a bit of a walk, it was pleasant, although if it were really hot, I could see it might not be as fun. My little ones loved the sand beaches and playground. Pool was nice as well, had the quiet one almost to ourselves. Fun food court as well. We will definately stay here again. And we were glad we enjoyed it, especially as the parks were very full this weekend and we ended up back at the resort a large portion of the weekend.
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Thanks!

Once again the DIS boards come to the rescue with much needed information!

We are planning our 2nd trip to WDW. Went last June for the 1st time and knew that no other vacation destination would do this year! Anyway, we were planning on staying at Pop Century this year. Then got to looking at the moderate resorts and saw CBR! Talked ourselves into staying there. I didn't know much about the resort so I knew I had to come here and of course, here is a whole FAW thread! Thanks!!
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Old 10-25-2004, 05:29 PM   #40
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The first FAQ has lots of trip reports that you might want to look at.

To get you in the mood you might want to visit my pictures of CBR.
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Old 10-25-2004, 06:02 PM   #41
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Food Court Question

DW has been working hard for this trip and wants to still eat sensibly. Is there alot of "healthy choices" at the food court. Fruits yogurts etc. I am trying not to have to do many groceries.

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Old 10-25-2004, 06:16 PM   #42
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Yes there is fresh fruit, yogurt, etc. at the Grab and go market in Old Port Royale.
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Old 10-25-2004, 06:26 PM   #43
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They also have some lovely salads, veggie and dip plates and wraps available.

Kids stayed there in mid Oct-their room was awesome-2 min walk to food court-views of two quiet pools and a beach.

Their room also had a good size little fridge. We stopped at a grocery store and bought sodas, fruit, cereal and milk (beer for dad) at a fraction of the price you would pay in WDW.
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The first FAQ has lots of trip reports that you might want to look at.

To get you in the mood you might want to visit my pictures of CBR.
Thanks, safetymom! I'll take a look at them. I love reading trip reports!
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Old 10-26-2004, 08:45 AM   #45
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Is Jamaica Bldg. 45 about the same distance to OPR as some of the preferred buildings? It looks like it is according to the map. Any clue?
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