Caribbean Beach FAQ part V

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  1. mom2taylorandemily

    mom2taylorandemily Not so patiently waiting our next trip to Disney..

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    We love CBR and we were there for 9 days in August, and we also experienced trouble with check out with Bell Svc. I called the morning before we were to check out to book Bell Svc. to pick us us, we were given a time of 10:30 am, then they didn't show up until after 11:00 am, and I called them several times as I didn't want us to get charged for another days stay. They kept saying that they didn't have anyone to come and get us. But we watched a van show up thought it was for us, and the driver got out, went to another room and loaded them up. They finally showed up and we were never charged, but we were a bit hot. On our next trip, we won't be given that much flexibility as our flight is like 9:00 am.
     
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  3. IMGONNABE40!

    IMGONNABE40! <font color=green>Okay, I already am 40, but if I

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    Can anyone tell me if the toaster in the foodcourt is available during dinner?
     
  4. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

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    Yup.:thumbsup2
     
  5. IMGONNABE40!

    IMGONNABE40! <font color=green>Okay, I already am 40, but if I

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    Thanks! :thumbsup2
     
  6. Harmony

    Harmony DIS Veteran

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    Ah, sorry you experienced this. However, I have to say that mousekeeping was definitely lacking during our August visit as well. We were definitely NOT impressed. When I called the front office, the CM was super nice but still, it doesn't negate the fact that I had to call and complain to get what I needed. We will no longer stay at CBR but it is a beautiful resort and I wish I could've come back to the Dis and rave about it but unfortunately, that wasn't the case.
     
  7. DannyDisneyFreak

    DannyDisneyFreak Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    I have a question about parking at the resort. My parents may be staying off site would they be able to park at the resort and go to the park with us for the day?
     
  8. TJDisneymama

    TJDisneymama DIS Veteran

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    You'll get a parking pass when u check in which u can give to them. We did that and didn't have a problem
     
  9. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    All Disney resorts can have a bad housekeeper or two. If that is the only issue you had with the resort, it would be a shame to cross it of your list of places to stay. Most housekeepers do a great job, but there are always a few not so great ones out there. You won't get away from them just by staying away from CBR.
     
  10. reelmom

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    Possibly staying here next year. Going back to read through all the information.
     
  11. Harmony

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    It wasn't the only negative we experienced during our weeklong visit. CBR does have many positives, however, and I can see why others love it. :)
     
  12. Magnetgirl25

    Magnetgirl25 Earning My Ears

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    I need advice from all you who are Disney Veterans. We are going to be staying at the CBR for our first time. We have ADR at the Tusker House in the Animal Kingdom for 8:00am. My question for you will we be able to get the bus early enough to get us over to the Animal Kingdom our ADR? Any Advice you can give me would be great. This is the one ADR I have concerns with! Thanks in advance!
     
  13. TJDisneymama

    TJDisneymama DIS Veteran

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    my rule of thumb no matter which resort we're staying at is be at the bus stop 1 hour before ADR time. So even if you *just* miss a bus and another doesn't come for 20 minutes, you should still be fine. So be at the bus stop at 7:00
     
  14. DannyDisneyFreak

    DannyDisneyFreak Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    Will they give me a parking pass if we don't have a car and how will they get in without it
     
  15. TJDisneymama

    TJDisneymama DIS Veteran

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    we automatically got one in our check-in packet, they didn't ask if we had a car or not.
     
  16. Punchy

    Punchy Mouseketeer

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    See you tomorrow, CBR. :cloud9:
     
  17. MickeysMommy

    MickeysMommy <font color="green">Mickey is my cat<br>He sits on

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    So jealous!!!! Have a great time!!!

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  18. smidgy

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    dannydisneyfreak:

    sometimes we leave for florida a day or 2 early, and stay in kissimme a night or 2. one time the car next to ours at the travel leodge had a CBR parking pass on the dashboard. I saw the older couple who belonged to the car:) and asked if they were staying there?

    she siad their kids and grandkids were, and they would drive over to meet them at CBR. the kids gave them their pass.
     
  19. CerysG

    CerysG Mouseketeer

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    It's been tough picking which mod to pick and it was down to CB and CS and I had thought CS just because I had read that it was better for old kids and it had queen beds. However there seems to be a big convention there the last week of Aug. so no rooms and even if some open up I worry this would be a loud covention as it's a car one. Anyhow I now think CB would be great as I love the look and not having queen beds isn't ahuge deal. So I want to know before I book which area is the best to stay in? We would want to be close to the main pool but also to a good bus stop so one that isn't the last pick up. Suggestion from those who have would be great.
     
  20. omalleycat

    omalleycat Earning My Ears

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    Hi CBR lovers! We have just returned from the U.S and spent Sep 1 -24 at CBR. I picked this resort out as my favourite from the vacation planning DVD long before I knew what any of them cost and was thrilled to find it was doable.
    WE LOVED IT!! Absolutely stunning grounds and set-up, and loved the building layout and colours. We were in non-preferred Martinique 21 and found the location fine, easy walk to OPR. Good view of Epcot fireworks. The foodcourt options do get a bit old after a while but we mixed it up with character meals and lots of eating at DTD in the evenings.
    With over 3 weeks we had time to explore non-disney parks as well, and it was really nice coming "home" after spending a day off-site, our disney magic continued long after our park tickets had expired.
    Found the buses great, had lots of times when we arrived at the same time as the bus, and probably just a couple of 15-20 min waits. Very happy to see that the DTD buses started quite early, as we needed to transfer to the Lynx buses.
    The main pool and kids activities were great, and we had 2 "quiet" pools very close.
    Our room was perfectly clean and well-maintained during our stay, 1 towel animal on the 2nd day.
    We spent a few days visiting other resorts (mostly deluxe) and was surprised to find that visually CBR was still our favourite. Port Orleans (all sections) came very close and we loved walking around there and taking the boat to DTD. We are definately "moderate" people! The fact that CBR has the beaches would still put it ahead.
    We had some issues at check-in due to our length of stay and the way it was booked through our travel agent (and something about reservations only lasting 14 days) but this was sorted by the manager as quickly as they were able. We ended up having 3 different sets of KTTW cards during our stay but this wasn't a problem. Our ME departure date was incorrect due to the reservation problem, but due to needing to be at the airport by 5AM we decide to cancel ME completely and take a taxi. After reading the recent comments about bell services I'm glad we did! We had our luggage with us upon arrival and weren't that impressed with them then.
    Apart from Bell/luggage services, all staff were great. On our second last day my husband decided that he wished he had a bought a Blizzard Beach towel while we were there, and we couldn't find it at DTD. He went to the gift shop at CBR and asked if there was any way we could get it - not expecting to be able to. The assistant conferred with the manager who said she would drive over to BB and get it. We were amazed and 30 minutes later it was in our possession. Fantastic service and she wouldn't take anything for doing it.
    This was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for us and it is unlikely we will ever be able to return, but we will remember our visit to CBR forever.
     
  21. mari360

    mari360 MiSka MoUSka MiCKeY MoUsE !!!!!!

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    I'm glad you had such a great time in WDW. That was great of CBR to get your husband that towel. A little magic on your trip. I do hope you get to go back someday. But at least this trip was memorable.
     
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