I would like to thank safetymom for over seeing the previous CBR PAQ Threads. I just hope I can do our favorite moderate resort justice! Breaking News!!! CBR is currently undergoing a room refurbishment. The rooms with 2 doubles will include the long awaited switch to Queen beds. The King rooms will keep the King beds and get new furnishings. The Pirate Rooms are excluded from the refurb. There is now confirmation of Murphy Beds being installed in some of the rooms which will up the occupancy from 4 to 5. The rooms with the Murphy beds are mixed in with non Murphy bed rooms in every village completed so far. So far the entire Village of Jamaica has been completed and all of Aruba has been completed. They have now started on Barbados 11. Logically, that would mean that Martinique is next the followed by Trinidad North. If they keep up the current pace, my best guess is that the will finish up with Preferred locations by the end of December. More updates to follow as more guests report back. Picture of the Murphy Bed Pics of refurbed rooms http://i.imgur.com/mRzPLTU.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nocsXrS.jpg http://i.imgur.com/H6FDmHB.jpg http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/florida995/media/photo8_zps128d343c.jpg.html New room pictures taken by Deb123 the week of August 4th in one of the buildings in Jamaica: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=52016047&postcount=1657 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=52016047&postcount=1660 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=52016047&postcount=1698 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=52016047&postcount=1715 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=52016047&postcount=1720 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=52016047&postcount=1724 New room pictures taken by coloredimage the week of August 4th in Jamaica building 43: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=52022877&postcount=1713 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=52022877&postcount=1735 More Breaking News I have been told from a very reliable source that the Children's Splash area will be closed for some work from September 2nd -26. They said that the main pool will NOT be affected. It is only the Children's Splash area Photo courtesy of Mickeystoontown DISNEY'S CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT General Information Welcome to the CBR FAQ's Part VII. Please sit back, kick your shoes off and enjoy reading about CBR. If you have any questions we will be glad to answer them. There are many friendly and knowledgeable people who hang out here. I know these resort FAQ Threads get very long and it may seem like a chore to find the answer to what you are looking for. I will do my best to keep as much pertinent information on the first page. So if you are new to CBR, please read the first page. If after doing that you still have questions, fire away! Phone: 407-934-3400 – Please note this number will not get you directly to CBR, it will get you to a Call Center. For Shipping Packages: 900 Cayman Way Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Mailing Address For USPS deliveries: Post Office Box 10,000 Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000 (If you use this address, items will go to a central hub and then distributed to the resort) How to contact Guest Relations: firstname.lastname@example.org Caribbean Beach has free wi fi at Shutters, Old Port Royale Food Court, Goombay Games, Calypso Trading Post and the Straw Market and the resort rooms. CBR opened Oct. 1988. The resort is arranged around a 42 acre lake. The size of the resort is 200 acres and has 2,112 guest rooms. Where can I find a map of CBR? http://www.wdwinfo.com/maps/CBMapFront.pdf The Villages: There are 6 villages at CBR. Trinidad North- 192 Rooms - Terra Cotta, Bronze, Green color scheme Trinidad South - 384 Pirate Themed Rooms Terra Cotta, Bronze, Green color scheme Martinique - 384 Rooms - Sea Blue, Red/Pink Trim color scheme Barbados - 384 Rooms - Salmon, Pink/Teal color scheme Aruba - 384 Rooms - Pink Purple with Teal Roofs color scheme Jamaica- 384 Rooms- Yellow, Blue From the Martinique Courtyard - Courtesy of Toffeewoffy Jamaica Courtesy of mickeystoontown Jamaica 45 Bedding:Two Double beds, refurb to queens currently underway, are in each room except rooms with king beds. Rollaways $15.00 plus tax. Pack-n-Play available on request (under 3 years) Each village has its own pool. Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. There is a curtain between the room and the sink area. Coffeepots, full size ironing boards and irons, hair dryer are provided. Mickey bar soap and shampoo is provided daily. They are all 2 story buildings. They have no elevators. They also now have refrigerators in every room. Preferred locations Martinique it will be buildings 24, 25, 26. In Trinidad North it will be 31,32,33. The additional charge will be $15 per night. How do I check in at CBR? Where can I buy tickets? You will need to stop at the guard shack before entering CBR. Be sure to have your room confirmation and a Photo ID to show the guard. He will direct you to the Customs House. There is a guest services window in the Customs house. They can help with information, priority seatings, ticket information. If arriving via Disney’s Magical Express you will be dropped off at the Custom House. After you check in, you have a couple of choices to get to your room. If you have your luggage with you, you can have Bell Services take you and your luggage to your room. If your luggage will be delivered to your room by Magical Express you can either walk to your room or take the internal shuttle to your village. To the right of the check in desk there is a side door that leads directly to the Internal Shuttle bus stop. Some folks do not like the fact that the Check-in/Check-out area is in a separate building from the food court, gift shop, etc. I actually find this to be a good thing. By having this in a separate building, it keeps the food court area less congested and chaotic. There is no reason to go to the Custom House other than to Check-In or Check-Out. There is a Concierge Desk near the food court that can handle anything that the front desk would. Inside the Custom House - Courtesy of mickeystoontown Inside the Custom House - Courtesy of mickeystoontown Inside the Custom House - Courtesy of mickeystoontown How far is it to walk around the lake? The distance around the lake is 1.4 miles. It is great for walking or jogging. What is the island in the middle of the lake? The island is called Caribbean Cay(used to be called Parrot Cay). It has several play areas for kids and some tucked away romantic benches for adults. There are bridges that connect the island to the mainland. It is great to walk around the island and enjoy the views. Can you swim in the lake? No. Swimming is not allowed in any of the lakes on WDW property. You may play on the beaches, but no swimming in the lake.