Disney's CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT Information & Questions Thread-

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  1. Sharongal74

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    I loved the walking around CBR, it was so pretty and peaceful. It was like no one else was there. I did like POR food better, but that's due to the pasta selection being better there. I wouldn't say the food was bad. My DH had several items at CBR that he though were fantastic! We liked the pool better at CBR also. i mush preferred the room decor over POR. I can't wait to go back in September! I'm sad we will only be there for 2 days.
     
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  2. kitkat4622

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    We have never stayed at CBR and our first time staying there is coming up soon. I too find it funny how people view things completely differently which is totally their right to do so. I almost rescheduled to another resort but I read so many more positive views than negative that I did not change the resort and I am sure myself and my 17 year old grandson will love the place.....I just wish it would come quicker (43 days to go)
     
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  3. jocelyn6

    jocelyn6 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for the advice! We are soooooo looking forward to this trip and to get out of the snowpocalypse that we are living in right now!
     
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  5. jamez2014

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    i was nervous till i read alot of the feedback on here, popular review sites tend to be packed with people complaining genrally, and people that are happy tend to not review, also i think a very popular reviw site, doesnt take into account where a resort/hotel has made improvements, so were they have had a bad patch and will consquently get a barrage of bad reviews its left there permantly, a fairer system would be to only take into account, say the last 12 months reviews, i think the disney resort rankings would then be re-shuffled a fair amount. just my thoughts anyway. I have stayed at SSR and POFQ so far and booked CBR as i wanted something a bit more tropical like the poly, but less exspensive, il see after this trip if i wish i booked POFQ instead.....
     
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  6. lovingeire

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    I will say I am a little nervous about our stay, but it's also because I've stayed at Riverside quite a bit recently and really love it. That said, we decided to book CBR because it was a bit cheaper during the expensive April time frame and because I haven't stayed there since the renovations and wanted to check it out. When I did stay at CBR in '09 we stayed in a pirate room and didn't think the walk was that far. (Again so subjective on the view on walking at the resorts) We also didn't have issues with the food court, but only ate breakfast there. So I'm cautiously optimistic that our stay in April will be awesome (have a preferred room booked this time) and we'll enjoy the resort and what it has to offer.
     
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  7. ConnecticutNonna

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    I know, right????!!!

    We have also stayed at all the mods, never a value so can't compare, have stayed at Poly and Contemporary... Out of all these choices CBR wins hands down. Love the peace and tranquility, the very comfy beds (soooo comfy), the pool, Shutters (omygoodness, soooo good) and above all the grounds!
    Again as @dansdad says, CBR could be at capacity and you will never feel it. The buses are no worse or no better than any other mods, and the CMs are exceptional! (As is 99.9% of the entire WDW staff)

    Try it, you won't regret it, and, you may just find your new Disney home!

    (Also, I kind of enjoy knowing CBR doesn't get a lot of love, it keeps it a secret for me - lol!)
    DH and DGS and his fiancée also love it, and funnily enough become upset when I suggest another resort... (Even YC with SAB - really?)

    So again, try it and report back how your trip went!
     
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  8. ConnecticutNonna

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    LOL!

    Soooo subjective! To read some of these reviews you would think that (just like my dad - born in 1903) they walked both ways, uphill, through the snow FOR MILES, to a one room school house, heated only with a sputtering little stove! lol

    Again I sometimes read the reports, especially on Trip Advisor, and just howl at the inaccuracies... I no longer respond, it's a useless endeavor!
     
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  9. James McLaughlin

    James McLaughlin Earning My Ears

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    I guess sometimes people just have bad experiences. Never had an issue the 3 times we've stayed. But sometimes things just don't fall into place. We stayed at DL Hotel about 6 years ago, and didn't have the best experience.
     
  10. buzznina

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    This is us as well:) Our favorite Mod resort is POFQ, but like you CBR saved us a little bit of $$ and we also wanted to try it again since we have not been there in about 10 years. We also have no issues with resort sizes and no issues with WDW buses. We are not a believer in that "location, location, location" is very important and worth so much more $$. I have learned early on that I could get to the parks from any resort and the time difference is not as big as a lot of dissers post. From what I understand, OPR now has the pasta station, which is one of our favorite meals, so we were glad to hear about that. You will have the negative posters, that has never even stayed at a resort and yet comments about it:confused3. You also have a lot of people that act like a 5 minute walk is "forever" etc. I guess I am just lucky that our family no longer needs to rush everywhere when we are at WDW and have learned to relax and enjoy the resort themes and to not stress out over a late bus or over a packed monorail car:)
     
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  11. IrishNYC

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    I think a lot of negative posts come from people that expect a $250 Hilton experience at a moderate Disney hotel. They don't take into account that they're paying more for Disney. I don't expect a motel 6 experience, but I'm also not expecting the same style room experience that I'd get in most other hotels in the price range that a mod falls into.
     
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    "Also during this exciting time, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be reimagined with new additions to the resort’s current marketplace, Centertown, including new waterfront dining and retail shopping areas. This centralized location will offer the resort’s guests more convenient access to services, amenities and dining."
     
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    Can any one compare the CBR beds to POR/POFQ beds? I have read some terrible reviews recently of the ones at Port Orleans resorts. We are torn between either Port Orleans resort or CBR for our 2018 stay. Also, I am wondering how much construction will be an issue Feb. 2018, although it seems it will mostly be dining/shopping, not room and pool spaces, which is good.
     
  17. dansdad

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    Ever since finding CBR 7 years ago, we haven't been back to POR or POFQ so we don't have recent experience with their beds. But I can say that after the switch to Queens at CBR the beds are lovely.

    From the official announcement yesterday, it appears the construction will be major. They will be doing extensive construction near the main feature pool so we don't know how that will be affected yet.
     
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  18. Essexgirl

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    I wish Disney would announce the date the main construction was due to start. We are arriving in mid May and it's hard to make informed choices without knowing if our holiday is going to be impacted by building work. We are traveling from the UK and staying for 14 nights, we love CBR and have been counting down the days. This trip is to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary (but we're (Disney) kids at heart) , and this concern about what we will find when we arrive is casting a bit of a pall over things :sad:
    On one of the UK Disney forums, people have been asking Disney about moving to another resort, but apparently no standard rooms are available anywhere, only preferred and the up charge quoted is huge, especially as most UK visitors stay for 14+ days.
    I suppose it's a waiting game until we are given more information.
     
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  19. disney20something

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    I think that's so accurate! It's all about expectations/point of view. We fell in love with CBR knowing that the steeper price was because of it being on site, and not expecting the world from it. An open mind and taking the mods for what they do offer over a value is a must. :hippie:
     
  20. disney20something

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    Also, does anyone there right now have the current pool hours? We were disappointed by the early pool closure hours this time last year, as we used to hit the hot tub after the parks. Last year we barely touched it since it closed so early (but we'll be back in April, so worse comes to worst we can enjoy it then with later hours)...
     
  21. likesdisney

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    It's probably too early to tell, but will the re imagining affect the pirate rooms at all? I'm hoping not, they are my favorite rooms.
     

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