Caribbean Beach FAQ part V

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  1. jerlove

    jerlove Hello

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    Hello all,

    After nearly 10 months of waiting we checked into CBR. The reason we chose this resort over the other moderates was because of the fantastic pool area.

    The first thing we find out when we check in is that the fantastic pool area will be closed for 3 of our 7 nights!!! No advanced notice given! We were a little disapointed and considered switching resorts but really the reason we did not pick the others was due to the pool. A very nice CM was willing to let us move to POR or POFQ but in the end we decided to stay put after all there was a smaller pool right outside our room.

    Just got back from a full day at DHS and the kids want to go for a swim in this very convienent pool out side our rooms door. Take them down to the pool for a swim my son jumps in and gets out very quickly saying the pool is too cold. I put my foot in the pool and the water feels like it is barely 70 degrees. These pools are supposed to be heated to 80. Speak to front desk they say they will have someone look at the pools heater. I just saw a comment from another poster and they mentioned that last week the Aruba pool was too cold for swimming so obviously Disney is not heating this pool for what ever reason.

    On the bright side free wi-fi in all rooms now.

    Sorry for this rant but this pool thing has just got me all worked up. The main difference I see between a Value and a Moderate for me is the Nicer pool and the Hot Tub which I paid money for and for half of my trip I am not getting to benefit for what I paid extra money for.

    Also as a FYI they have something planned for the Aruba 53 54 area as currently they have the entire parking area closed off and are erecting large tents for some sort of private event. They also have areas mapped out for transportation for this event. Any one know what is going on and when it is happening?
     
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  3. tley

    tley DisDad's #657 - Padawan

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    Sorry to hear about the pool troubles!! I hope that things get better for the remaining days of your vacation!

    As for the Aruba thing, I think a previous poster mentioned that she was there for a conference and that they had an area similar to what you described setup for them and the buses.
     
  4. ifightfortheusers

    ifightfortheusers Earning My Ears

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    Mickey Waffles are being served in the Shutter's Kitchen beyond the Deli, because the normal shop is under refurbishment.
     
  5. billlaurie

    billlaurie Alwaysthinkingboutthenext trip

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    Great seeing these current posts since we are leaving in 2.5 weeks. I was going to ask for Aruba or Jamaica based on stuff I've read here but the Aruba pool situation sounds terrible.
     
  6. RHMH

    RHMH When I retire, I want to get a real job and work f

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    Hello - We enjoyed Martinique it was close to the bus stop, pool and food court.
     
  7. SnipsNSnails

    SnipsNSnails DIS Veteran

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    We made some requests - connecting rooms and ground floor (we had a wheelchair for my grandfather plus he's not too good on the stairs now and two strollers) other than that we decided to let it fall where it may with the idea that if we didn't like where it fell we'd ask if there were other options at check-in since we didn't do online check-in. We had a wonderful CM at check-in and we got both our connecting rooms and ground floor and a wonderful location in Jamaica 44 on the inner courtyard which was a nice view - literally steps from the quiet pool, walking through the courtyard between 44 and 45 deposited you basically at the entrance to the bridge, and you couldn't get too much closer to the bus stop either. So needless to say I was quite pleased with where things fell for us.
     
  8. billlaurie

    billlaurie Alwaysthinkingboutthenext trip

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    Martinique sounds perfect but we don't want to pay extra to stay there. Has anyone been "upgraded" there without having to fork over extra cash? We plan on doing the online check in since we will be arriving very early in the AM. After driving all night, we're hoping we will be as lucky as others on the thread and have a room ready and waiting for us! Sounds like Jamaica is the best "non-preferred" village. I'm torn between asking for it or just seeing what happens when we check in. I am worried about getting put in Aruba due to the cold pool and the parking lot situation. In 2006, my daughter stayed in CBR with her school dance group. The rest of the fam stayed at SOG, but I remember visiting here at CBR and there was a similar parking lot-bus thing going on with their group. Wouldn't want to have a room right next to that!
     
  9. RHMH

    RHMH When I retire, I want to get a real job and work f

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    Hi - ask for building 21, we stayed in room 2116 - it's a non preferred. If you have a chance to watch our You Tube Video under our ticker, you may be able to see the court yard in front of our room.
     
  10. billlaurie

    billlaurie Alwaysthinkingboutthenext trip

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    Thanks for the tip. I thought all of Martinique was preferred!
     
  11. Dopey Fan

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    We stayed in Aruba, but were just as close to the Jamaica pool as the Aruba pool. So, if the pool in your village isn't comfortably heated you may want to check out the pool in the village next door.
     
  12. jcemom

    jcemom Official Tag Fairy Assistant

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    We were upgraded to Martinique, building 25, last January. It was such a wonderful location, I think I would pay for preferred next time (and I've never paid for an upgraded location before). :lovestruc
     
  13. mrFDNY

    mrFDNY <font color=red>I'll be back mrFDNY. I have my ey

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    Hi gang,

    Just booked. Having stayed at cbr many times, we booked it again. Staying feb 15-22. I Can't wait!! Shh, its a surprise. Taking our 19 month old for his 2nd trip and our 11 year old thinks were flying in to vermont, he has no idea that were really flying into DISNEY!!!!!!!
     
  14. jade1

    jade1 If your lucky enough to live on the lake, your luc

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    Congrats, I see MK open til 1AM every night that week, is that because of Pres week?

    Also have you stayed in Pirates room (Trin S)? If so is it much of a walk to H House? Thanks.
     
  15. mrFDNY

    mrFDNY <font color=red>I'll be back mrFDNY. I have my ey

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    Yes, its a busy time and the more crowds the later the parks stay open. Never have stayed in a pirate room before, the resort is large and i would imagine its a 10-15 minute walk. However maybe someone here that has stayed in one can clarify that.
     
  16. Amy&Dan

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    I just watched your youtube video and really enjoyed it! It gets me so excited for our trip and CBR.:goodvibes
     
  17. billlaurie

    billlaurie Alwaysthinkingboutthenext trip

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    How'd you get the upgrade???
     
  18. dansdad

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    What do you mean by H House?
     
  19. dansdad

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    I believe it's called pixie dust. pixiedust:
     
  20. dredick

    dredick Keep Calm & Wish Upon A Star

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    We just got back today from staying at CBR. We stayed in Jamaica 4424. We did not ask for a water view but we had a great one! :dance3:We were almost right across from the bridge and had a quiet pool right next to us too! :goodvibes The walk to the main pool and food court was about 5 min. Of course, the main pool was down after our 1st day. We did get into it our 1st day but it was very cold! Our quite pool was MUCH warmer. We also only had a 3 min walk to our bus stop. Never had to wait more than 15 min for a bus, and our buses where never packed. Full, but not packed. There is a lot of construction and touch ups going on right now (worse at MK) but that is to be expected this time of year. I would say the food court was no better or worse than any other Disney resort we stayed at. I am glad we did not do a pirate room. They are so far away from everything. Maybe if my kids were younger? All in all, great trip and we really enjoyed CBR!:flower3:
     
  21. aubriee

    aubriee <font color=brown><marquee>Chocolate always makes

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    I think he meant Custom House--where you check in at. It's over across from Barbados. Here's a map. Click on it twice to enlarge it.

    http://allears.net/acc/cbrmap.jpg
     
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