[QUOTE=jo-jo;1069433]Why would anyone take the ironing board? I thought they were standard in the rooms, not a “request one from housekeeping” item. That is so weird.[/QUOTE]
I thought the same thing. :wacko:
Day 4: up early thanks to housekeeping letting the door slam in the next room every time she walked in and out…we are early risers at home so we like to take advantage of the MH at night and sleep late the next morning. Not this trip!
Went to the food court for breakfast.
We headed out to Downtown. Our DD-9 birthday is coming soon, so we surprised her with RideMakerz! It was awesome. A bit expensive, but she had so much fun picking everything out and assembling it I didn’t mind.
It was a bit cloudy in the morning so we just strolled along going in and out of all the shops.
We hit Earl of Sandwich for lunch. By this time the clouds had disappeared the weather was wonderful. Sunny and lower 70’s.
We went back to the resort to change and hit the pool for a few.
No drama with housekeeping this time–THANK GOD! Everything in the room was fine!
DD loved the water slide at the main pool.
We were going to 1900 at GF for dinner so we showered and headed out!
Dinner was great the characters were hysterical like always.
We took the ferry over to the MK just in time for the parade. We watched for a bit then did a few rides. The park was pretty empty, most wait times were no more than 20 minutes.
It was about 1:30 by the time we got back to our room. It was a great day!
Day 5: Hollywood Studio’s…Magic hours
It was another cloudy dreary start to the day. We had plans to go to the pool in the am, and do a load of laundry, but scratched that. We went and had breakfast at the food court. As was refilling my new mug I looked over and saw this woman filling up Poland Spring bottles with lemonade :eek: :eek: I gave her a nasty look and walked away. I wasn’t up for any drama, so I minded my own business.
We explored the resort a bit, and took a bunch of pictures. It really is a pretty resort.
By about noon time the sun was out again and another beautiful day. We went to a quiet pool…the water was chilllllly. I did a load of laundry while DD swam for a bit.
We showered and headed to HS. DD was dying to do Toy Story. It was only about a 40 minute wait. She loved it.
It was a cold night, even with pants and long sleeves. We got coffee/hot chocolate and kept going! We did the Man Behind the Magic (I think that was the name???) It was all about Walt’s life. We LOVED it, we could have watched it over and over. We did a few more attractions and went back, the park was only open till 10:00
Day 6: Check-out day :frown:
We woke up about 7:30am and started to pack up the room. We all showered, it was about 8:30 and I heard a knock on the door. It was our wonderful housekeeper! I opened the door and she mumbled something under her breathe. I said “we are checking out in about an hour” her response well I hope so :blink::ohmy: EXSUSE ME! Now take a mental picture of her…a really bad wig, on crooked with a winter hat on top. I swear she was drunk. I just shut the door and told DH & DD to get a move on!!! Now I think we tip Mousekeeping pretty good $5.00 a day, and I pick up the room before we leave every morning. What was this woman’s deal? My patients were gone by the is time, I just wanted to leave ASAP.
We went to the food court for a quick breakfast and head to airport check in. By this time it was about 10:30, our plane was taking off at 2:15. I thought we had plenty of time. The woman in front of us had no idea what she was doing. SHe was arguing with the CM behind the counter that her boarding passes were wrong. I was really trying not to be b*tchy and just be calm. 45 minutes later she they resolved what ever problem she had. Great, we were up next! We hand the CM our info and he get’s this look on his face. UMMMM I know you were in line for a long time, but I can’t check you in threw Southwest, you’re 2 minutes over your 3 hour window for check in. You’re going to have to bring your luggage to the airport yourself. I LOST IT!!!
My normally very calm DH also lost his cool too. We grabbed our bags and stomped over to check-in. I saw a man behind the counter in a blue suit and stormed over to him. My blood pressure had sky rocketed, he just looked at me and knew this wasn’t going be good. I’m not normally a yeller, in public, but that was out the window. I was screaming at him, most likely so erratically he couldn’t understand a word :whistling. I had to walk away for a minute I was so furious. I walked back over, calmer, and explain the entire experience we had with this resort. But when I started from the beginning it just made me more mad, so my DH took over.
Well…short story long, we had one night of our trip reimbursed to our credit card, and 2 free nights at any moderate for an upcoming trip.
Believe it or not it wasn’t a horrible trip. I just will never return to CBR. It was our 6th trip to WDW and the only time I was ever really disappointed. I know everything can’t be perfect, but this was just too much.