Caribbean Beach FAQ part VI

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  1. Koh1977

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    Have any of you stayed at both CBR and CSR? Why do you think CBR is better?
     
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  3. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    i'm flying in the same day from PIT:) if you can fly out of midway check out SWA. My price dropped last weekend and have small credit to use this monday!

    are we there yet?;)

    I couldn't pass up the opportunity today when i saw there was an Orbitz promo that gave another 20% off the 25% off WDW special. We have APs and not interested in DP so i was thrilled to pay another $13 a day:cool1:. I do enjoy the ASMu just prefer the visits to be shorter there since rooms are a bit cramped. Not sure if we'll rent a car or not unless i can get current booking to drop to $150 or so...not a big fan of waiting for buses.

    Haven't dug thru the whole thread yet. Excited to be visiting a new resort. I am wondering what the chances are asking for a complimentary King room upgrade upon check-in. Will try and request Jamacia or Aruba sections but have a feeling they're very popular.
     
  4. pktbMouse

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    so Im feeling the guilt pangs for not booking a pirate room but we took that money and used it and made the park tickets into a hopper. Hoping we made the right decision here... I know the kids would have loved a pirate room but Im sure they will love a hopper more. We looked at the EMH that 2nd week of May and they are non too impressive. Parks are not open very late either so we thought a hopper would be a good idea. Still....the pangs of guilt are afoot.. maybe I can buy some little things for the room to make it more magical...anyone any ideas? kids are both boys 10 and 4 yrs old.
     
  5. bigbabyblues

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    No mommy guilt! :) Would they like the kids' pirate cruise at CBR? My boys did the one at the GF a few years ago and loved it. Some 10-yo would think they were too old for it, though...my now almost 10 would love it, but when my older one was 10 he would have hated the thought.

    If not, what about the red and white bandana ears?
     
  6. Koh1977

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    My son did the one at BC/YC last year and loved it!
     
  7. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    You can always decorate your room. Keep in mind too that the Pirate rooms are all in the Trinidad South section of CBR. Probably the section farthest away from the food court, main pool, and the rest of the fun stuff. So tell those pangs of guilt to get over it!;)
     
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    Booked my sister over here and we are staying over at POR ... have to say I want to stay at CBR too. too bad DD really wants the royal rooms...
     
  9. Jodygirl

    Jodygirl Earning My Ears

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    Hi. We are staying at CBR April 18 to 22. We will be a group of 4 with an ECV and a stroller. I am trying to figure which standard room building would be best for us. My biggest concern is being close to a bus stop and not having the bus be full when it gets to us. I am not sure if Jamaica 45 is best in that regard. Any suggestions would be so helpful. Thanks!!!!!
     
  10. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    Jamaica 44 and 46 are slightly closer to the bus stop than Jamaica 45. We stayed in 44 this past December, and it was maybe a 4 minute walk to the bus stop. The great thing about that bus stop is that it is the first stop on the way to the parks, with the exception of the Magic Kingdom bus.

    Make sure you tell them you need a ground floor room too. There are no elevators at CBR.
     
  11. creamypuffs

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    We are finally here. My first stay at CBR and they upgraded me by surprise and we are staying at Trinidad North 31!!! I was shocked and so happy we are that close to the center..... The landscape is beautiful, soaking it all in.
     
  12. RHMH

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    pixiedust: your way. Have a Magical Vacation:thumbsup2
     
  13. pktbMouse

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    Yayy you got some pixie dust, have a wonderful time:thumbsup2
     
  14. Koh1977

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    For those at the resort now (or have been recently), how are the rooms looking? Lots of wear and tear or still pretty good shape? That's one thing I worry about if we stay here in August...
     
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    For being so long since the last refurb, they're still in surprisingly good shape.
     
  16. creamypuffs

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    This is my first time so I can't compare with prior but the room looks perfect and fine to me. We have Nemo theme room.
     
  17. JOELLE

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    Middle of April is our visit,
    Our first visit to CB.
    What time do the bus start to the MK?
    We have Keys to Kingdom tour that starts at 8:30am,
    what is the aprox travel time to MK?

    Thank you
     
  18. dansdad

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    Buses start rolling at 6:30AM. Drive time from CBR to MK is 10-15 minutes.
     
  19. MickeysMommy

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    :cheer2: Yay! Have a wonderful time. CBR is so beautiful!!
     
  20. lisam427

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    hello everyone. i have two questions for you. 1)with the refillable mugs what drinks are avaiiable? 2)i have a 8:15 am reservation for the crystal palace. how early do the busses start running? tia! :)
     
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    I posted pictures of the drink options on the CBR pic thread recently. If you can't find them, let me know.
     
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