Cabana Bay Questions

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  1. TestingH2O

    TestingH2O DIS Veteran

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    We are doing a few resort days before our cruise in June. We decided to stay at Cabana Bay to enjoy the pools and general resort theme.

    1. Should we bring floats with us for the pool/lazy river? What size?

    2. What is the closest grocery store?

    3. Is it better to walk or drive to CityWalk?
     
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  2. Eve & Wall-e

    Eve & Wall-e Mouseketeer

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    I can't answer the first two questions.
    For CityWalk we took the bus at Cabana Bay. There's a bus about every 5-10 minutes. Just a short ride to CityWalk. It's free.

    Have a nice trip!
     
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  4. georgina

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    You can bring your own floats, they will fill them with air. I brought a round one with a cup holder (the bar sells drinks in cups you can take in the water). The floats are nice for the regular pool also. Floats are not required for the lazy river though.

    Definitely take the bus to Citywalk. I have walked back to CB from the parks, takes about 20 minutes. I would never drive there from CB though!

    No idea on grocery stores, try Google maps maybe.
     
  5. glocon

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    If you want a float then you should definitely bring one. Otherwise I think you can buy one there (probably high priced) but there are not just floats there for anyone to use.
     
  6. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    There are grocery stores close by...…

    Walmart, Publix and Walgreens are all a short drive...….a quick Google search will find their addresses.

    Definitely use the buses to Citywalk, makes no sense to drive since you`ll need to pay to park again and buses are very regular there according to folks that stay there.
     
  7. Tgrgrl

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    We just got back from Cabana Bay & loved it. You can bring your own float (they will inflate for you) buy one there ( they are actually really good quality) orrrrr, you can ask one of the pool area workers & they will find you a discarded one to use.
     
  8. TestingH2O

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    Thanks for the great suggestions!
     
  9. Anjxgames

    Anjxgames Earning My Ears

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    Can you take a stroller on the bus from Cabana Bay to Universal?
     
  10. kbelle8995

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    Yes. You can take a stroller on the bus. For the person who asked about driving or walking to citywalk. Just take the bus that Cabana offers.
     
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  11. Mabel67

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    How much do they currently charge for the pool floats? TIA!
     
  12. Tgrgrl

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    I am not sure because we brought one of our own & the staff gave us a discarded one. Best guess would be between $12-$18 depending on if you get the basic one or the bigger one with the handles.
     
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  13. wendlle

    wendlle Aussie Wendy

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    floats at Cabana Bay start at $7 and go up to around $15 for the biggest one. So you can bring your own but if it is forgotten they aren't overly expensive. Also they will fill your float with air even if you have bought your own.

    Take the free shuttle to CityWalk, the bus goes every 5 mins and I mean every 5 mins! It's crazy efficient. We also enjoyed the walk but it takes around 25mins at a decent pace.
     
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  14. blackpearl77

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    We were there this week. We bought the pool floats there. Kid size one was $7 and the adult size one was $9 but if you are a smaller adult the kid size one fit me. My husband who is 6'3" and 205 lbs floated on the kids one for a little bit and it floated him. They do sell ones with cup holders there but I think that one was $14. We deflated them and I brought a giant ziplock and we took them home with us. You can use them in the regular pool too.

    The walk seems really far to me. We took the bus - we never had to wait for a bus there was always one at the hotel but they are packed we had to stand every time. But the ride is short.
     
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