Disney's CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT Information & Questions

maciemouse

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Apr 6, 2007
Morning bus service was great during our stay. They split the resort in half. So the bus will pick up Aruba and Jamaica and go to the park and another bus picks up Martinique, lobby, and Trinidad and goes to the park. I know they did this from opening until at least 11:30. I hope this helps.
 
  • momto2

    greet each new day as a magical journey.
    Joined
    Aug 25, 2000
    Is there anywhere in the 700+ pages with updated info on the first couple of pages that explain everything and have pictures? I was not able to open any of these photos and it looks like the most current is from 2017. I think I read the rooms were updated after that. I would love to look at current pics and more current info on the resort without having to go page by page. I did start from the end and going backwards got to 671 but it's taking me forever. LOL Thanks for any help!
     

    Slambertz

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 4, 2015
    Is there a walking path from Martinique to the Skyliner station near Aruba?? One that goes between the Riviera and the Bay? Thanks!
     

    GeorgiaHoo

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    Nov 7, 2005
    Thinking about booking CBR (instead of Port Orleans) to take advantage of the skyline. Never stayed at CBR before and wondering what the experience is like with the skyline. Is the trip to DHS and Epcot pretty fast (faster than a bus?)? Will we have a long wait to board the skyline? Thanks!
     
  • DisneyCowgirl

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    Jan 16, 2004
    Thinking about booking CBR (instead of Port Orleans) to take advantage of the skyline. Never stayed at CBR before and wondering what the experience is like with the skyline. Is the trip to DHS and Epcot pretty fast (faster than a bus?)? Will we have a long wait to board the skyline? Thanks!
    Just back and LOVED having the skyliner. We had a standard view in the Jamaica section and were really close to the station. Definitely faster than a bus. Virtually no wait other than potentially at park opening or closing time (we weren't there for either of these times this trip).

    For reference, we did stay at Riviera last summer and took skyliner from CBR to Hollywood Studios for rope-drop. There was what looked like a really long line, and at that time they were only putting one party in a car at a time. We still got to Hollywood Studios in just over 15 minutes from the time we got in the line to the time when we got off the Skyliner at HS. I don't think you could have beaten that with any other mode of transportation.

    Also, Skyliner is so much more pleasant than the bus!
     

    GoHorns94

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    May 4, 2018
    Agreed. What may look like long loading lines for Skyliner typically load rather quickly.

    Once on Skyliner, it is about a 6-7 minute ride to Hollywood studios (from Jamaica station) and an 11-12 minute ride to Epcot (From Riviera station).

    We stayed at CBR our last trip in early March 2020 for the first time after staying at Port Orleans Riverside (which we also loved) in 2018.

    We are staying at CBR again in a couple of weeks... Skyliner’s convenience to two of the parks was hard to beat for us.
     

    GeorgiaHoo

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    Nov 7, 2005
    Agreed. What may look like long loading lines for Skyliner typically load rather quickly.

    Once on Skyliner, it is about a 6-7 minute ride to Hollywood studios (from Jamaica station) and an 11-12 minute ride to Epcot (From Riviera station).

    We stayed at CBR our last trip in early March 2020 for the first time after staying at Port Orleans Riverside (which we also loved) in 2018.

    We are staying at CBR again in a couple of weeks... Skyliner’s convenience to two of the parks was hard to beat for us.
    Thanks all, very helpful! Booked CBR for March 2022!
     

    Aquagirl

    Move like a jellyfish, rhythm is nothing, you go w
    Joined
    Sep 4, 2001
    Are the freestyle machines in the villages open? I’ve never stayed at CBR, but have reservations for December. I was viewing the resort map and they indicate a freestyle machine is available in each village. Thank you.
     
  • MDIME

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 4, 2015
    Are the freestyle machines in the villages open? I’ve never stayed at CBR, but have reservations for December. I was viewing the resort map and they indicate a freestyle machine is available in each village. Thank you.
    Yes, they’re open! At least the one at the main pool and Jamaica were both open last week. Obviously I did not go to every village lol
     

    DisneyCowgirl

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    Jan 16, 2004
    Are the freestyle machines in the villages open? I’ve never stayed at CBR, but have reservations for December. I was viewing the resort map and they indicate a freestyle machine is available in each village. Thank you.
    Yes, they’re open! At least the one at the main pool and Jamaica were both open last week. Obviously I did not go to every village lol
    Why don't all the resorts have this? I often don't buy the refillable mug because it's such an inconvenience to get it filled. Loved having the machine right by my room. This is a big plus for CBR compared to other resorts.
     

    maryj11

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    Jun 13, 2002
    Why don't all the resorts have this? I often don't buy the refillable mug because it's such an inconvenience to get it filled. Loved having the machine right by my room. This is a big plus for CBR compared to other resorts.
    Yes I wasn’t going to buy them if they were not open. We never got our money’s worth in the past because of the long walk to fill it.
     

    Sue M

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    Joined
    May 27, 2009
    did you request your room when you 'check in' online or did you call the resort? I never felt a room request was as important as this is. Thanks!
    Sorry I’ve been MIA! i always have my room requests attached to my reservation. On line requests are very limited. CBR is a large resort so room location is important.
     

    4-everDisneyFan

    Earning My Ears
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    Mar 11, 2011
    We (my mom, her friend, and I) are booked to stay at CBR for the very first time January 15-18th. We are super excited to try a new-to-us resort, but just noticed there is supposed to be a bridge closure while we are there. Is this going to be a huge deal? Are the internal buses a pain?
     

    alldiz

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    Oct 15, 2006
    I was just thinking how excited I am to stay at CBR for the 1st time 1/5-1-8.
    So bummed to hear this news!! :guilty:

    where shall I request?
    I’m thinking closest to good court is best?
    Is this correct.
    Tha ns
    Kerri
     

    alecam

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    Apr 27, 2004
    I was just thinking how excited I am to stay at CBR for the 1st time 1/5-1-8.
    So bummed to hear this news!! :guilty:

    where shall I request?
    I’m thinking closest to good court is best?
    Is this correct.
    Tha ns
    Kerri
    This all depends on what room category you have booked. If you have a preferred room booked, you can get Martinique or Barbados. If you have standard room booked, you can get Aruba or Jamaica. If you have pool/water view, then you can request any section.
     


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