Okay Here It Comes: My first ever trip report…bear with me!!
March 24 - April 7th, CBR, Pirate Room!!:pirate:
DH, DS6, DD4, DD2, DM, DF, and me!!
I’ll give you a brief itinerary, and hopefully be able to load some pics over the next few days. Our camera unfortunately did not survive the trip (never let a 4year old hold a camera on the beach) our camera literaly “bit the dust” and now is permanantly embedded with sand.
We arrived at Orlando Airport in the early evening and were wisked away on the ME to the CBR. I had been unable to log into the online check-in (when I called Disney told me that the program had been launched w/o any technical support so it was working for some and not for others, luck of the draw I guess) but there was no-one in line so I was hoping for a quick check-in anyway.
We did run into some trouble at check-in. They were unable to give us main floor rooms, as we requested, and the buildings don’t have elevators so we were stuck lugging our strollers up a flight of stairs. And they didn’t give us the connecting rooms that I had called that morning and verified, so our check-in was delayed and we were disgruntled. Anyway, after some searching she was able to locate two other connecting rooms on the ground floor that would be available in two days. Reluctantly we accepted our rooms as they were for now and off we went.
The Pirate rooms are awesome (I will attach a pic or two) and I definately recommend them to anyone who loves pirates as DS does. The only downfall is that they are located in Trinidad South, quite a walk from the main building and as luck would have it we were the absolute furthest building away. It took us approx 15-20min (depending on the speed of the kids) to walk to the main building. The up-side is that it is very quiet and there is a beautiful beach with playground equipment that hardly ever has anyone on it.
There seemed to be a problem with our room when we entered. The carpet was soaking wet. Not just a bit, but the whole carpet was soaked. We didn’t realize until DD4 sat down to take her shoes off and soaked her bottom. By now it was 8pm and we just wanted to get some food and get the kids to bed so we hoped by morning it would have dryed out. Unfortunately the whole three days/two nights we were in that room, the carpet was still wet and it actually made the room feel really damp and muggy. It was more humid in the room than outside. When we switched to our main floor room I mentioned the problem and they thought maybe a leak in the air conditioner or something.
Anyway, a bit of a rough start on Day One, but the trip definately picked up after that!!
Stay tuned for Day Two…oh yes, and some pics!!:mickey: