All New CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT Thread..........

georgina

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There's a new $50 dining credit offer available if you are staying here during Nov 3 - Dec 25, 2019. I read on another site where someone was able to call and get it added to the reservation they already had. I thought I'd post it here in case it helps someone, but you have to book it by 7/31/2019.

Official site - https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/places-to-stay/special-offers/be-merry-like-this
I was just poking around the website and saw that this has been updated - now says needs to be booked by 8/31/19 for Nov/Dec stays. I booked a Nov stay last week and called to ask if I needed to do anything to add it, was told it was automatic and still worked with my APH rate.
 

UOAP

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I was just poking around the website and saw that this has been updated - now says needs to be booked by 8/31/19 for Nov/Dec stays. I booked a Nov stay last week and called to ask if I needed to do anything to add it, was told it was automatic and still worked with my APH rate.
So when we check in we just have to remind them about it? Thanks!
 

georgina

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So when we check in we just have to remind them about it? Thanks!
I'm still a bit suspicious, but that is what the reservation agent told me. He said ti applies to everyone who has a 3+ night stay during the dates. My only option at this point is to try calling again and asking a different agent.
 
  • wendlle

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    Quick question.
    I found my resort mug from 2017, can I bring it and have it reactivated for our new trip?
    We will be there Sept 3-8, how much would it cost compared to buying a new one?
     

    jm106

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    Leaving Saturday, yay! Lots of things going through my head-
    Can I take food and drinks to the pool? beer that I get with my grocery delivery? I know we will hang out poolside. Trying to decide on what I’m ordering and won’t waste money on snacks and drinks for pool if they do t allow outside items. Thanks
     

    wendlle

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    Has anyone had grocery delivery at CBBR before?
    Was thinking of getting an Instacart Delivery as we have a Family Suite and need snacks for the kids and to make sandwiches.
     

    nkereina

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    we hated the outside entrance we had. So I got a good AP rate on an Internal entrance room.
    How do you know if you've booked a room with an internal entrance? We're staying at CBBR for the first time, and I know little about it. I didn't even realize they had rooms with exterior entrances as well.

    On a related note, any suggestions on which room location to request, if any? We will be doing Volcano Bay, the pool at CBBR, and HHN. Thanks!
     
  • georgina

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    How do you know if you've booked a room with an internal entrance? We're staying at CBBR for the first time, and I know little about it. I didn't even realize they had rooms with exterior entrances as well.

    On a related note, any suggestions on which room location to request, if any? We will be doing Volcano Bay, the pool at CBBR, and HHN. Thanks!
    It's a bookable category - either family suites exterior entry or family suites interior entry. All the standard rooms and volcano view rooms are interior.

    I never make room requests, but the hallways are quite long between the lobby area and the Volcano Bay end. You could request close to the lobby or close to an elevator.
     

    Disxuni

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    Looking at the first post for this thread I noticed that there was a bus for dining at the other resorts (separate I'm assuming) from the regular buses that take you to City Walk / Parks which I didn't know about. It says 20 minutes for City Walk / Park buses, but for the dining buses for the other hotels are those more, less, or the same frequency of use?
     

    schumigirl

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    Looking at the first post for this thread I noticed that there was a bus for dining at the other resorts (separate I'm assuming) from the regular buses that take you to City Walk / Parks which I didn't know about. It says 20 minutes for City Walk / Park buses, but for the dining buses for the other hotels are those more, less, or the same frequency of use?
    No dining shuttle anymore, that stopped months ago.

    I`ll update the first post.
     
  • schumigirl

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    Wow, I didn't know it was discontinued! Is this for all Universal hotels?
    Yes, the Dining Shuttle and free ODC stopped in April.

    There were posts on the boards about it at the time. You now pay $10 to go between hotels if you utilise the ODC.
     
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    wendlle

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    It's a bookable category - either family suites exterior entry or family suites interior entry. All the standard rooms and volcano view rooms are interior.

    I never make room requests, but the hallways are quite long between the lobby area and the Volcano Bay end. You could request close to the lobby or close to an elevator.
    Surely this can't be right?
    I thought only the rooms in the tower were interior entry? I must admit I never noticed when I was there last time, but I know that standard rooms are on the other side and they looked like they had a door leading to the outside like my Family Suite did.
     

    Disxuni

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    No dining shuttle anymore, that stopped months ago.

    I`ll update the first post.
    What a bummer. Thanks for letting me know and I guess it's a good thing I asked about it. I suppose it's not as needed, or used as regularly as City Walk / Park shuttle. However, do you know if I do drive to another hotel in order to eat, or do anything there I can gain access and if I can, not have to pay for parking (since I'd obviously already be doing it if I stay here)?
     

    schumigirl

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    What a bummer. Thanks for letting me know and I guess it's a good thing I asked about it. I suppose it's not as needed, or used as regularly as City Walk / Park shuttle. However, do you know if I do drive to another hotel in order to eat, or do anything there I can gain access and if I can, not have to pay for parking (since I'd obviously be doing it if I stay here)?
    It was removed from all the other hotel threads, and there were threads about them being removed at the time.

    There were a lot of people that utilised it, which is why folks were upset it was removed. It was popular.

    If you drive to another hotel you will pay for parking unless you go to the restaurants that will validate parking. You do get a time limit too I believe, we never use our car to go to dinner at other hotels as we stick to the ODC regardless.
     

    Disxuni

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    It was removed from all the other hotel threads, and there were threads about them being removed at the time.

    There were a lot of people that utilised it, which is why folks were upset it was removed. It was popular.

    If you drive to another hotel you will pay for parking unless you go to the restaurants that will validate parking. You do get a time limit too I believe, we never use our car to go to dinner at other hotels as we stick to the ODC regardless.
    Not only they eliminate the shuttle, but don't want to make it easy to do things ourselves ourselves if we want to and for free. I was hoping to do a combination of eating and looking around specifically the Hard Rock, but we'll see now. ODC I'm assuming is a service you'll have to request at the hotel. Is the $10 for a one way trip, or back and forth?
     

    schumigirl

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    Not only they eliminate the shuttle, but don't want to make it easy to do things ourselves ourselves if we want to and for free. I was hoping to do a combination of eating and looking around specifically the Hard Rock, but we'll see now. ODC I'm assuming is a service you'll have to request at the hotel. Is the $10 for a one way trip, or back and forth?
    You can still go by boat.

    The ODC sit outside the hotels, ask the valet guy and he`ll get one for you.

    $10 each journey.
     

    Disxuni

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    You can still go by boat.

    The ODC sit outside the hotels, ask the valet guy and he`ll get one for you.

    $10 each journey.
    Oh, yes, Googling just now I see that apparently from Cabana you can walk to Sapphire in order to get onto a boat from the Hard Rock. At first I was going to say, "I didn't know they had boats at the Cabana."

    Considering it's $10 for each journey I have a feeling that'll be a pass for me. However, thanks for the tips and all your information!
     
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    schumigirl

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    Oh, yes, Googling just now I see that apparently from Cabana you can walk to Sapphire in order to get onto a boat from the Hard Rock. At first I was going to say, "I didn't know they had boats at the Cabana."

    Considering it's $10 for each journey I have a feeling that'll be a pass for me. However, thanks for the tip and all your information!
    You`re welcome.

    Yes, many folks walk from Aventura and CBay to use the Sapphire boats.
     

    georgina

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    Surely this can't be right?
    I thought only the rooms in the tower were interior entry? I must admit I never noticed when I was there last time, but I know that standard rooms are on the other side and they looked like they had a door leading to the outside like my Family Suite did.
    I've never heard of standard rooms in those buildings with exterior entry. I've never been put in a standard room over there. Have you stayed in one? Pretty sure they are all family suites
     

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