Cast: Me and DGF
We found out a few months back that one of our favorite bands, “Yellowcard” was just about to release their new album after a 3 year hiatus. Turns out, they were getting ready to “tour” as well and the closest stop to us on their Spring tour happened to be at the HOB DD. We were really stoked so I snatched up a couple of pre-sale tickets and we marked 04/01/11 on the calendar.
The Sunday before the show it dawned upon me that Mackenzie didn’t have anything planned at all during her coveted “week off” from the sweet and respectful 8th graders that she has the pleasure of dealing with week in and week out (note the sarcasm) so I went ahead and jumped online to check out some rates, availability and such. The rates were looking good with the AP discount so I threw it out into the wind: “Mackenzie, wanna get a room for a couple of nights at WDW so we don’t have to drive all the way back from Orlando Fri night?”
She laughed and “apparently” she was thinking the same thing lol.
Now, we usually stay at POR or POFQ for occasions such as this and while I love both of the resorts (the overall ambiance, restaurant, counter service, the pools, etc…) the one thing that can be a pain is that fact that they don’t have King beds… only doubles… which makes for a tight squeeze at night for the both of us.
CBR is one of two Mod’s that has King beds and like I said, the rates were great so I pulled the trigger! Next I booked our ADR’s online and we were good to go…
Let me tell you, Friday seemed like forever…
Tues rolls around so I check us in online after receiving that email from Disney. Very cool… Now, we are set…
Finally, Friday arrives so we pack up the clothing, snacks, Champaign, wine, beer, my redbull (VERY IMPORTANT - breakfast) and other necessities, and we head out about 12:30pm. After a couple of stops, we finally arrived at the front gate of the CBR around 2pm and we headed on over to the “Custom House” for check in.
It was a total breeze… And speaking of which, what a beautiful day! It was blue skies and 70’s with the lows in 60’s. Pretty darn close to perfect IMO.
Anyways, there was 0 line for the online check in and we had no problem with the 2pm arrival whatsoever. I think the cast member said 3 words to me after I gave her my name. In fact, I had to ask her to point out where our building was on the map. Guess she figured we’re experts lol.
We get to our room and it was nice. The bright & colorful Nemo comforter is not really my thing but overall, it was a nice room.