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Old 07-05-2018, 03:02 PM   #1
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Quick Girls Trip in December

Hey all!

Happy and excited to say I'm taking my three daughter to UO in early December. It's a really quick trip - arriving early Monday morning and flying back home late Wed. evening.

We're staying at Cabana Beach. This is my first stay there as we were at Sapphire Falls last year.

Quick questions:

I saw the previous post about walking from Cabana to Sapphire Falls to take the water taxi to the parks. Still okay or will we be asked for resort ID?

If not, is it worth upgrading to Sapphire? I'm really dreading riding a bus to the parks and we want to make the best use of our time.

Second - suggestion for things to do in the evening. I'm seeing park closures at 6pm during our stay and I want to plan some fun things. Mini golf at CityWalk ? My youngest is 19 so I don't want to make them feel like I'm treating them all like little kids.

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We were not asked for ID for the boats. You can use them.


We only used the boats once from Sapphire and found we preferred walking. We felt like we waited forever for the boat the time we did.



When I stayed at CB we walked in the morning sometimes and used the buses back during the heat of the day. The buses are VERY convenient. There is almost always one or more waiting to take you both directions and the run very often on the short ride. Don't think of it in terms of Disney buses at all. They are much much better.



My kids are early 20s. At night-
We did mini-golf
We went to the movies
We did Blue Man Group


You can go bowling at CB and you can watch a movie or cook smores on the firepit there too.
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I agree that the Cabana Bay buses are outstanding. Literally, in our two visits we have not waited more than a couple of minutes to get on a bus. The bus service there is the best I’ve ever used.

You can use the boats, but I thought it was a hassle to cross the street, get to the boat dock, and yes, wait for the next boat. If you want to maximize your time, I would definitely suggest avoiding the boats. That’s probably the slowest option from CB.

As for CB itself, we love it and highly recommend it. The food court is a plus for us. They serve good food. The property is sparkling, both interior and exterior.

Are you springing for a family suite? If so, you’ll appreciate the sitting area and maybe the kitchenette. If only a standard room, don’t fear. They are quite spacious and I’m sure you’ll cope well on such a short trip.

Evening activities? Cabana Bay has a bowling alley, plus a standard video arcade, or there are Hidden Mickey’s previously mentioned activities.
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When I stayed at CB we walked in the morning sometimes and used the buses back during the heat of the day. The buses are VERY convenient. There is almost always one or more waiting to take you both directions and the run very often on the short ride. Don't think of it in terms of Disney buses at all. They are much much better.
You're right - I am comparing them to Disney.

We only tried to use the bus once during our stay last year; thunderstorm closed the water taxis and we had to try and find the bus stop in the middle of the storm. The crowds waiting were phenomenal and we ended up calling a Lyft. So I was just assuming bus service was slow.

We will give them a try!
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Are you springing for a family suite? If so, youíll appreciate the sitting area and maybe the kitchenette. If only a standard room, donít fear. They are quite spacious and Iím sure youíll cope well on such a short trip.
Four girls trying to get ready in the morning...hmmm...family suite is sounding good!
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Four girls trying to get ready in the morning...hmmm...family suite is sounding good!
Maybe som but thereís just one real bathroom. It does have 2 sinks, but only one toilet and one tub/shower combo. Still, we enjoyed the family suite.
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