Which building at CBR?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Nank, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Nank

    Nank DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2005
    Does the travel agent (AAA) book what building that you want when they make the reservation?

    Which building is close to the busses?

  2. Brenle

    Brenle DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2008
    You can ask for a preferred room, which AAA can do for you. We stayed in Martinique in '06. Usually first bus stop to be picked up and dropped off. Also it's closest to Old Port Royale. Enjoy your vacation. :goodvibes
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  4. MICKFan


    Jul 28, 2007
    I don't think they will book a specified location.....they will jot down your preferred location, but that is not a guarantee.....I went in September and requested Aruba or Barbados and was given Jamaica (which was better) imo...I just booked a trip today through AAA and booked preferred.

    DD and I are leaving May 19th (a rushed planning) We did not get the dining plan. I hope I do not regret it, but figured it was such a late date, that I would not get where I wanted anyway....We are just going to take our chances.....:)
  5. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2001
    Preferred locations cost extra nightly. You can make a request but no you can't book a building at CBR. You might want to read the first post of the CBR FAQ thread for information on the resort.
  6. DisneyJen0504

    DisneyJen0504 Married Prince Charming. Mommy to Avery & William

    Jun 22, 2004
    If you areb paying for a preferred location, Martinique is great. If not, Jamaica is a wonderful choice in terms of proximity.
  7. CleveRocks

    CleveRocks Rock 'n' Roller Coaster worshipper

    Mar 5, 2005
    I'll answer the last question first. There's no such thing as a building far from a bus stop. Each village has its own bus stop, so you can't get a room that is a long walk to a bus stop, if you know what I mean.
    Each village has 6 numbered buildings (except for Trinidad North, which has only 3).

    Old Port Royale is the area that has the main pool, food court, restaurant, arcade, shops, etc. If you want to be as close as possible to OPR, then you must reserve and pay for a category called "preferred location." The preferred location buildings are all 3 buildings in Trinidad North, as well as 3 of the 6 buildings in Martinique. If you book preferred location, you are guaranteed a preferred location room (meaning a room in Trinidad North or half of Martinique). Whether preferred location or not, you can't guarantee a specific building or village ... you can only REQUEST that. If you booked through a travel agent, then that TA must be the one to put any requests onto your reservation.

    And by the way ...

    In terms of buses, buses to/from Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney (these are separate buses, not a combined MK/DTD bus) start at Martinique. Buses to from Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom (again, all separate buses) start at Jamaica.
  8. JennyDrake

    JennyDrake Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan

    Aug 8, 2000
    I'll agree with both! In January we paid for a preferred room, and I have to say that I feel it was very much worth it IF you plan to use the food court a good deal (as we did.)
  9. disneyfan6301

    disneyfan6301 Donald Duck--he's not bad, just misunderstood

    Dec 7, 2005
    We have stayed at CB three times. We have been in Jamacia (awesome), Barbados (not bad) and Trinidad South (uh oh). When we went last year we were in Trinidad South and my stomach dropped when the cast member told me. Yes, I had read all the horror stories of how far away it was from Old Port Royale. However, to tell you the truth, it was not that bad. We walked to the food court each morning and then back to brush teeth, put up mugs, etc before heading to the bus stop. We really enjoyed the walk and many times my DH commented about how it was not at all like I had read. So, I would not pay for a preferred room.
  10. LoveToTravel2001

    LoveToTravel2001 Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

    Nov 19, 2006
    We have stayed at CBR several times and always requested preferred location. The first time we requested Martinique and ended up in Trinidad North. We loved it! It was so much quieter than Martinique and we have requested Trinidad North since and gotten it. Even at requesting preferred location, we have friends that have gotten there and ended up in building that were not preferred location but across the bay. As others have mentioned, everywhere is close to a bus stop - transportation was great. Going again in 68 days - can't wait.
  11. BamaFan121s

    BamaFan121s DIS Veteran

    May 15, 2006
    All of the buildings have their own bus stop, so you are never far. Trinidad North, Martinique and Jamaica are by far the best locations. If you want to be close to the main area I would definately recommend you avoid Trinidad South. It is a very long walk and last on the bus route--many times in the mornings, the busses are already full and don't even stop there.

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