We were just in Jamaica 44 2 weeks ago and there was a gondola pole literally right outside of our room door (4463). The other pole we noticed was near the bridge, between Jamaica 45 and Aruba 51. At that time, both of these were surrounded by construction fences and there were also construction fences along the northern border of Aruba and the beach in Aruba. For us, this did not matter AT ALL, but if your stay will be significantly affected by views of construction, the buildings on the southern end of Jamaica and in Trinidad seemed to be the least impacted by construction views.I read that one of the poles was between Jamaica 45 and Aruba 51 but does anyone know which building in Jamaica is most impacted by the second pole?
I don't know this answer for sure, but when we were there it seemed that the separate buses were inconsistent. The first few days I do not think there were separate buses for the east and west sides of the resort, but after our 3rd day when people were waiting 45-60min to get to Magic Kingdom in Jamaica and Aruba (and complaining!!), there was a CM at the bus stops in the morning and separate buses running then. In the afternoon, it was much easier to catch a bus, so they may only be separate in the busy morning hrs.Are the separate buses for the two sides of CBR an all-day thing, or just during peak times?
Old Port Royale and Centertown should be completed sometime this December.We're looking at staying the last week of January or first week of February '19. I've seen some conflicting estimates on the interwebs about whether or not Old Port Royale will be finished/open by then. Anyone have any insight on this?
Riviera Resort should not affect viewing of either fireworks from in front of OPR.Also, when we've stayed in the past we've enjoyed watching the Epcot & Studios fireworks from the beach area or outdoor seating area outside of OPR. Does anyone know if the Riviera construction will block any of this, or is it far enough north?
It is definitely doable. I should add disclaimer that we are timeshare owners so used to 2 bedroom (at least) accommodations. But CBR is still a pretty neat resort-even with the construction.We are expecting it to be tight. I quoted any rooms that would fit five, plus 2 values at Pop. This was the cheapest option (by several hundred dollars) and the budget is tight unfortunately, so we need that extra elsewhere. If there is a discount for that timeframe I will probably revisit options though.
I've had excellent luck with TP fax (knock on wood!)Our first stay here is coming up very soon and I've requested Jamaica for a standard room. We have two rooms so we'll see what we get. Part of me is really tempted to just roll the dice and see where we land, but I am using the TP Fax Request service.
This wouldn't surprise me at all-The GM of the resort is under a ton of pressure to keep guest complaints down, and the guests really really love the Island markets and close freestyle machines! Frankly the idea of freestyle machines in multiple areas of the resort is a common sense marketing idea for the Disney Dining plan!Just returned from a 9-day stay there and, according to the LATEST (which could change next week, admittedly) is that the Island Markets in the two farthest islands from Old Port Royale (Aruba and Jamaica) would be kept due to overwhelming positive response from guests. In fact, according to the one CM (yes, it's a CM statement so take it for what it's worth), they are going to expand the concept to both CSR and PO...at least the refillable soda machines.
Every Village has their own bus stop, so you will be close to the buses no matter where your room is. For close to the Main Feature Pool:I've read through this thread but am new to CBR: if we want to be close to the main pool and buses and don't mind construction, which building would you recommend? thanks!!
ETA: this is for a last minute July trip!