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FairyDust2008
01-21-2008, 05:44 PM
My family and I have been watching the DISNEY PLANNING DVD and we keep going back to liking the CSR and the POR/POFQ for moderates and well, too many deluxes, LOL like the AKL, WL, BOARDWALK, BEACH&YACHT and the POLY which are also in the running if we decide to do the DELUXES which is still a STRONG possibility but we are still looking at moderates. I would like to know more about this resort from people that have RECENTLY STAYED THERE AND HAVE RECENT PHOTOS. I look forward to hearing back from you. THANKS!:goodvibes

Buzz2001
01-21-2008, 06:06 PM
Here is 185 reviews.
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=14636077&postcount=392

CSR has great transportation that is not shared with any other resort, an awesome main pool area and great food options.

Check out my CSR website below for tons of pics and info.

reefer2005
01-21-2008, 06:09 PM
Hey ******** just wanted to say thanks for the great site.

Buzz2001
01-21-2008, 06:41 PM
Hey ******** just wanted to say thanks for the great site.Thanks!

kat3668
01-21-2008, 08:24 PM
I stayed at CSR Dec 7th through the 15th of December 2007.
My stay was wonderful!! I cannot say enough great things about this resort!

I checked in early 8:00 am on Sunday the 7th of December and my room was not ready (to be expected). I made note with the CM after I realized my room was not ready as to my preference (attached to my ressie) they seemed to have no idea of it so I graciously reminded them of my desire to be in Cabanas. (I was originally going into Ranchos the only section I DID not want to be in) The CM stated that the resort was booked to capacity but would see what they could do! He called a supervisor in and VOILA! Cabanas 9A water view to boot! AN UPGRADE!!!

I was given a number to call later in the day to check on the status of my room and HAPPILY off to the parks I went!
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After staying at the POP for 2 days previous to this resort all I can say is Wow!~ The buses were AWESOME always got a seat and never waited more than 10 minutes for one! One night after MVMCPO the lines were at least 50 people deep in all queues.. there were 4 people in ours! The buses were worth the price of the hotel itself in my honest opinion!

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The Pepper market food was Fab especially for counter service. The house keeping services were exceptional always plenty of shampoo and conditioner and my room was always clean!

I've stayed at POP, POR, BC and must say that this resort is my second fave after BC!

The only con I can say about this resort are...

It is BIG but the buses are frequent and you can hop on one to get to El Centro.. forget about the golf carts they never pick you up!

Any other questions feel free to ask!

KatMark
01-21-2008, 08:44 PM
We were at the CSR in September for the 6th time (going back for the 7th this September) and had a wonderful stay. Here are just a few of the pictures we took:

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Buzz2001
01-21-2008, 08:50 PM
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Lilolvr
01-22-2008, 07:52 AM
Great pics by all!! Thanks for sharing!

Buzz2001
01-26-2008, 07:02 PM
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Crazy4Disney06
01-26-2008, 07:15 PM
Wow it looks beautiful. Does it have much Disney feel to it? We loved POP with our 6 year old, because it felt so kid friendly and like we were at Disney. How do the mods compare as for as the "disney feeling" you get on property?

Kimberly
01-26-2008, 07:19 PM
Hey ******** just wanted to say thanks for the great site.

Ditto on that! Keep up the good work!:banana:

Buzz'sBetterHalf
01-27-2008, 06:51 AM
Wow it looks beautiful. Does it have much Disney feel to it? We loved POP with our 6 year old, because it felt so kid friendly and like we were at Disney. How do the mods compare as for as the "disney feeling" you get on property?I believe it does but not in a "in your face" manner like the values. To me its like two vacations in one.

Buzz2001
01-28-2008, 05:42 AM
Ditto on that! Keep up the good work!:banana:Thanks!

Mickey23
01-28-2008, 07:42 AM
Nice pics! I miss CSR! It's my favorite resort!!

Slapster
01-28-2008, 08:33 AM
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stemikger
01-28-2008, 08:40 AM
I have stayed at POFQ and CBR, but never at CSR. I might try and split my stay this year 5 days at Pop and 5 days at CSR. After looking at Buzz's site, it looks so beautiful and the pool looks awesome.

IMHO you really can't go wrong staying on site no matter where you stay. Disney resorts just have that special something that the others don't.

I think that as far as the mods go CSR is more like a deluxe then the others.

mom2cookies
01-28-2008, 08:51 AM
This place is awesome. My kids ages 11-16 said they will only go back to WDW if we stay at CSR. If you choose to stay here, definitely take a day to enjoy this resort.

Lilolvr
01-28-2008, 08:58 AM
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http://www.loupe.org/albums/album11/akc.sized.jpgGreat pics!! You're making me home away from home sick! :cloud9:

Lilolvr
01-28-2008, 10:13 AM
Here's a thread with some great CSR pics!

I just got back from a 9 night stay at CSR and we thought it was beautiful. We ate at Pepper Market alot more than I thought we would but it was very nice. Big portions and the hugest cinnamon rolls I have ever seen. Here is some pictures and a few that I think Buzz wanted to see of the Laguna bar.
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Any questions and I would be happy to answer.

Lilolvr
01-28-2008, 10:17 AM
And another...

We were at Coronodo Springs from Sept 20-23 before heading over to the Poly for seven nights. Thank you so much, Buzz, for you're beautiful website! We would not have tried CS if not for that and we ended up loving it! I am just bummed as next time my youngest will be three and we will not be able to stay there again. :sad1:

Anyway, we checked in on the 20th around 12:30 pm. Our room wasn't ready, so we explored the resort and had lunch at the Pepper Market. My family loved the Pepper Market. There was a large selection with huge portions. We did not find it confusing at all. We checked back in around 2:30 and our room was ready. We were in Casitas building 1 on the first floor. I was delighted until we opened the door and we were hit with a disgusting smell. My five year old immediately yells "Yuck, it smells like poop in here!" :eek: Anyway, it was actually cigarette smoke. The room smelled like it had been recently smoked in and it reeked. My DH went to go to the front desk and immediately returned with a lady in a suit. I mean, less than five minutes later. Come to find out, she was walking near the room and he grabbed her. She came and checked out the room and couldn't believe how badly it smelled. She said that they have been having problems with people still smoking in the non smoking rooms. I will add that we were right next to a courtyard were smoking was permitted, so it was pretty ridiculous that someone couldn't take ten steps outside to smoke. The lady was wonderful and called the main desk and had us moved down three doors within ten minutes. I was so pleased with the great customer service. I had new keys delivered to my door within another ten minutes and Magical Express delivered my luggage immediately thereafter. Yay!

The grounds of CS are gorgeous! The dig sight is fantastic! After moving to the Poly my kids (12 and 5) told me more than once that they liked the Coronodo pools better. My 12 yo said that the Coronodo slide was faster and more fun than the Poly slide. The playground was a big plus for my 5yo and 2yo.

I was super lucky to be in a building right next to El Centro and on the first floor. I can see that if you were way in the back I may have not been as happy because it is a hike from some of those rooms to El Centro. The beauty of the resort and the friendliness of every staff member I encountered would make it worth it though, I think. Also, mousekeeping was very good. No towel animals, but I don't expect them anyway, so no problem. Here are a couple of pics.

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Lilolvr
01-28-2008, 10:18 AM
Awesome pics!

Buzz'sBetterHalf
01-29-2008, 02:44 PM
Awesome pics!

FairyDust2008
01-29-2008, 03:21 PM
The pictures were GORGEOUS. Thanks for confusing me even more, LOL:lmao: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...................................... but seriously, beautfiul pictures. CSR went back in the resort pot of choices for our family. Maybe soon, I'll actually book, huh?:rotfl2:

KatMark
01-29-2008, 05:21 PM
What GREAT pictures. Can't wait to be back "home" in September.

roselark
01-29-2008, 06:49 PM
Wow! What great pics. After our disappointing stay at WL last month, DH said he will only go back if we stay at CSR. We loved it so much!

reefer2005
01-29-2008, 07:07 PM
Wow, great pics. We will be there in 24 days!!!

Buzz2001
01-30-2008, 05:52 AM
The pictures were GORGEOUS. Thanks for confusing me even more, LOL:lmao: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...................................... but seriously, beautfiul pictures. CSR went back in the resort pot of choices for our family. Maybe soon, I'll actually book, huh?:rotfl2:Deciding is part of the fun of planning! Being at WDW will be great regardless of where you stay.

Lilolvr
01-30-2008, 11:04 AM
Wow! What great pics. After our disappointing stay at WL last month, DH said he will only go back if we stay at CSR. We loved it so much!That's the same for us!

helenk
01-30-2008, 11:53 AM
What beautiful pictures, I am so glad that I booked the CSR for my trip in May. Looking at the pictures and reading the great reviews makes me wish I was going sooner!

Buzz2001
01-30-2008, 04:33 PM
What beautiful pictures, I am so glad that I booked the CSR for my trip in May. Looking at the pictures and reading the great reviews makes me wish I was going sooner!17 more days for me! I can't wait!!

sarah4770
01-30-2008, 11:43 PM
I never got what ********'s ..buzz about Coronado Springs was all about, until I got the chance to stay there just 2 nights ago. (Only for 1 night, :sad1: )
But I think this place blows all of the other mods out of the water.

FairyDust2008
01-30-2008, 11:54 PM
That is awesome! Thanks for posting. The recent pictures and then your review and of course Buzz's site, etc., is really making the CSR a top on our mod list for sure:thumbsup2

Buzz2001
01-31-2008, 05:44 AM
I never got what ********'s ..buzz about Coronado Springs was all about, until I got the chance to stay there just 2 nights ago. (Only for 1 night, :sad1: )
But I think this place blows all of the other mods out of the water.It is an awesome resort!! :yay:

KatMark
01-31-2008, 09:54 AM
I never got what ********'s ..buzz about Coronado Springs was all about, until I got the chance to stay there just 2 nights ago. (Only for 1 night, :sad1: )
But I think this place blows all of the other mods out of the water.

So glad you liked it. Buzz has a terrific site. And we are anxiously awaiting our 7th stay there in September.

luvtink2
01-31-2008, 10:31 AM
I love all the great pics!!! I can't wait to stay thee. My kids are looking forward to going to the Dig Site. My hubby and I are just looking forward to getting there! Thanks for all the photos!!

sharon_wv
01-31-2008, 11:48 AM
Buzz, your website has gotten me so excited for our trip to CSR in March! Thanks everyone else for all the great comments about the sights and service of the resort.

Sharon

Buzz2001
01-31-2008, 04:30 PM
Buzz, your website has gotten me so excited for our trip to CSR in March! Thanks everyone else for all the great comments about the sights and service of the resort.

SharonHave a great trip!!

Crazy4Disney06
01-31-2008, 04:54 PM
Buzz you also won us over, I was unsure if we wanted to stay there or at All Stars Movies (my son's choice), but after reviewing your site I think we will book CSR !!
Now just waiting for October will be the hard part ;)

ibelieveinmagic
01-31-2008, 06:03 PM
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u96/reebs_2007/DSCN1124.jpg first time trying hope it works!

ibelieveinmagic
01-31-2008, 06:04 PM
heres another bird of paradise at csrhttp://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u96/reebs_2007/DSCN1137.jpg

ibelieveinmagic
01-31-2008, 06:06 PM
heres me by the 3 caballeroshttp://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u96/reebs_2007/DSCN1191.jpg

ibelieveinmagic
01-31-2008, 06:07 PM
hi, how do you make the pictures smaller?

DisneyDarlings
01-31-2008, 07:20 PM
Everyone please keep the pics coming!!! We leave 5 weeks from tomorrow for our first stay at CSR and I can't wait. I LOVE the pictures!

reefer2005
01-31-2008, 07:32 PM
Everyone please keep the pics coming!!! We leave 5 weeks from tomorrow for our first stay at CSR and I can't wait. I LOVE the pictures!

Same here except we'll be there in 3 weeks!!!

Buzz2001
01-31-2008, 07:49 PM
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u96/reebs_2007/DSCN1124.jpg first time trying hope it works!Reminds me of Finding Nemo...mine, mine, mine

ibelieveinmagic
01-31-2008, 08:15 PM
ha ha that's funny Buzz!, just want you to know it was because of your site, we have many happy memories of staying at csr. We love it there!

ibelieveinmagic
01-31-2008, 08:31 PM
one morehttp://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u96/reebs_2007/DSCN1131.jpg

wvdislover
01-31-2008, 10:19 PM
Only 2 weeks till we get there! Can't wait! :cool1:

Buzz2001
02-01-2008, 05:48 AM
15 more days for me!!

Lilolvr
02-01-2008, 07:41 AM
I never got what ********'s ..buzz about Coronado Springs was all about, until I got the chance to stay there just 2 nights ago. (Only for 1 night, :sad1: )
But I think this place blows all of the other mods out of the water.Same with me. Once I went there, it has become hard to go anywhere else. :cloud9:

highland3
02-01-2008, 08:29 AM
T-minus one month and counting :banana:

Crazy4Disney06
02-01-2008, 08:47 AM
How late is the pool open? I know at POP the pool was open until 10:00pm with a lifeguard and then quite time from then until 12:00am. I would love to try the pool at CSR at night!

Lilolvr
02-01-2008, 09:15 AM
How late is the pool open? I know at POP the pool was open until 10:00pm with a lifeguard and then quite time from then until 12:00am. I would love to try the pool at CSR at night!Pools open until midnight but the slide closes when the lifeguard leave.

luvtink2
02-01-2008, 10:41 AM
All these photos are making me wish my trip would get here sooner!!! Keep them coming!! 116 more days til we arrive at CSR!!!

dina7
02-01-2008, 11:08 AM
We will be staying at CSR in August. We stayed there 2 other times on previous trips, but they were several yrs. ago. We love CSR! It's just a beautiful resort & really is an escape. Truly makes you feel like you are on vacation! We stayed at POR last summer & didn't have that feeling at all. We try to stay at a different resort each trip, but have agreed POR is crossed off our list. We'll see how it goes at CSR again this time. My younger son has never been there. So if it's a hit, we may just stick with CSR from now on!

Buzz2001
02-01-2008, 01:46 PM
We will be staying at CSR in August. We stayed there 2 other times on previous trips, but they were several yrs. ago. We love CSR! It's just a beautiful resort & really is an escape. Truly makes you feel like you are on vacation! We stayed at POR last summer & didn't have that feeling at all. We try to stay at a different resort each trip, but have agreed POR is crossed off our list. We'll see how it goes at CSR again this time. My younger son has never been there. So if it's a hit, we may just stick with CSR from now on!That's what happen with me. My DD loves it so much, she doesn't want to stay anywhere else. I can't blame her.

Buzz2001
02-01-2008, 03:47 PM
How late is the pool open? I know at POP the pool was open until 10:00pm with a lifeguard and then quite time from then until 12:00am. I would love to try the pool at CSR at night!Lifeguards leave around 8:00pm.

DisneyDarlings
02-01-2008, 03:57 PM
We leave 5 weeks from today!!! I have been counting down FOREVER! Now I am REALLY getting excited!!!

JennSaint
02-01-2008, 04:46 PM
Thanks for all the great pics!
We are leaving for Disney in 11 days. Our first 3 nights we have to spend at All Star Sports then we are moving to CSR on 2/15 for 5 nights. The whole family is excited to try CSR!!!

ZeroMyHero
02-01-2008, 04:51 PM
Just had to look at everyone's photos again today. We got 8 inches of snow in 24 hours here so we've been doing a lot of shoveling and shivering, too. Seeing all the photos of palm trees, fountains, and sunshine makes me feel better. We leave for CSR and our DD's first Disney trip in 94 days and the time just can't pass quickly enough.

momof3littlelilos
02-01-2008, 05:46 PM
Great Pictures! And the kids and I love the site, Buzz...Only problem is we had our resort choices down to 2 (CBR or ASMu Suite) Now we all want CS :lmao:
It's a good thing we've got a long while to plan!

soontobewed07
02-01-2008, 11:26 PM
Can I ask a question?

We will be going for our 1st anniversery and I might want to upgrade when we get there. It will be noted in our Ressie that we will be celebrating. What should I say when I get there? Does anyone have a picture of a King Room? Is this resort ok with babies? I just don't want to feel uncomfortable bringing our 10 month old there.

gsmith1236
02-02-2008, 12:36 AM
CSR is awesome! We woould spend our nights sitting next to the lake and Luguna Bar drinking magaritas and other drinks every night we were there.

I bet I drank 15 margaritas there at 11 bucks a pop :lmao:

Visited 12/-15-12/21

Buzz2001
02-02-2008, 07:20 AM
Can I ask a question?

We will be going for our 1st anniversery and I might want to upgrade when we get there. It will be noted in our Ressie that we will be celebrating. What should I say when I get there? Does anyone have a picture of a King Room? Is this resort ok with babies? I just don't want to feel uncomfortable bringing our 10 month old there.Just casually let them know that your so excited to be here to celebrate your anniversary at the beginning of your check in process.

http://i4.tinypic.com/10zqrtf.jpg

You'll be find your child.

soontobewed07
02-02-2008, 08:57 AM
Thanks Buzz you are so much help! That room looks large enough for me DH and LO (10mos)

Do you think it is okay with babies? It seems like an ADULT hotel w/ the Con. ctr and all.

soontobewed07
02-02-2008, 09:00 AM
CSR is awesome! We woould spend our nights sitting next to the lake and Luguna Bar drinking magaritas and other drinks every night we were there.

I bet I drank 15 margaritas there at 11 bucks a pop :lmao:

Visited 12/-15-12/21

Good thing I am not a margarita girl:rotfl: I will have to keep my DH away from there. Now if it was Pina Coladas count me in!

Buzz2001
02-02-2008, 10:01 AM
You;ll be fine. Check out this thread. CSR is not just for adults.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1697634

OU1247
02-02-2008, 10:46 AM
I am so excited we are staying there in July for our very first trip.
Every time I look at one of these threads I get so excited.

Cindabella's Mom
02-02-2008, 11:02 AM
Buzz - Thanks for all your info. CSR is now our resort of choice for our next trip. I've tried searching but it's not working for me, trying to find the list of conventions scheduled at CSR. Can you help me out? Thanks!

Buzz2001
02-02-2008, 12:42 PM
Buzz - Thanks for all your info. CSR is now our resort of choice for our next trip. I've tried searching but it's not working for me, trying to find the list of conventions scheduled at CSR. Can you help me out? Thanks!Here you go...

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=21401216&postcount=107

danx2plus3more
02-02-2008, 01:28 PM
only 4 to a room though righ???we have 3 kids 13 9 and 4

momof3littlelilos
02-02-2008, 03:19 PM
only 4 to a room though righ???we have 3 kids 13 9 and 4
That's what I got on the WDW online reservation system. They have suites, but they looked pricey.
We're looking at connecting rooms for our next trip :)

Buzz2001
02-02-2008, 03:28 PM
only 4 to a room though righ???we have 3 kids 13 9 and 4Yes, only four to a room unless on is under 3 or 3 and under, I always get that confused. Suites or two rooms are the only options at CSR for 5 or more.

gsmith1236
02-02-2008, 07:00 PM
Good thing I am not a margarita girl:rotfl: I will have to keep my DH away from there. Now if it was Pina Coladas count me in!


You can get those as well, so go for it. Its a full bar :)

Buzz2001
02-03-2008, 06:37 AM
You can get those as well, so go for it. Its a full bar :)All the drinks are great!

PixieDust40904
02-03-2008, 02:45 PM
This thread has definately help me make up my mind of where to stay for our Easter 2009 trip. My Dh and I stayed at the POP in 2004 and were going to just stay there again for our next trip because we really liked it. Then we got thinking that we would like to see what the other resorts had to offer. I decided to start checking out the moderate resorts since this would be our last trip for a while (just DH and I), since we're planning on starting a family soon. Buzz, your site really helped make up our minds, great descriptions and pics! We are definately going to stay at CSR.

Buzz2001
02-03-2008, 04:07 PM
This thread has definitely help me make up my mind of where to stay for our Easter 2009 trip. My Dh and I stayed at the POP in 2004 and were going to just stay there again for our next trip because we really liked it. Then we got thinking that we would like to see what the other resorts had to offer. I decided to start checking out the moderate resorts since this would be our last trip for a while (just DH and I), since we're planning on starting a family soon. Buzz, your site really helped make up our minds, great descriptions and pics! We are definitely going to stay at CSR.Good choice! Have a great trip!!

plutospup
02-03-2008, 06:03 PM
Great thread!!! It's a secret, but we're going back to CSR in less than 4 months! DD10 has no idea. DW & I can hardly hold back. Looking at all of the great photos is wonderful.

Does anyone have pics of the new Rix?

BTW...Buzz, have a great vacation! We can't wait to hear your latest info:) .

Buzz2001
02-04-2008, 05:49 AM
Thanks!

Mickey23
02-04-2008, 07:41 AM
Great thread!!! It's a secret, but we're going back to CSR in less than 4 months! DD10 has no idea. DW & I can hardly hold back. Looking at all of the great photos is wonderful.Have a great trip!

FairyDust2008
02-06-2008, 06:37 PM
I would love to see MORE pics of CSR from those that have recently vacationed there. I see lots of posts of people saying they returned from a stay there and LOVED it, but I rarely see any PICS from around the resort from these visits. PLEASE SHARE IF YOU HAVE ANY-THANKS A BUNCH:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Buzz2001
02-06-2008, 06:56 PM
You already started a thread like that here

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1695354

Buzz2001
02-06-2008, 06:57 PM
Single digit dance!! 10 more days to CSR!! :yay: :banana: :cool1:

Buzz2001
02-07-2008, 05:37 AM
Single digit dance!! 10 more days to CSR!! :yay: :banana: :cool1:Now it's nine days!!:cool1: :yay: :banana:

Lilolvr
02-07-2008, 07:49 AM
The best pics are still on buzz's site.

luna99
02-07-2008, 09:00 AM
Now it's nine days!!:cool1: :yay: :banana:

have a great time buzz!! btw, that new lounge/club that's opening up at CSR (is it called Rix? Nix?) .. will it be open when you go? and if so will you come back and report about it to us with pictures and everything?

I love the idea of a resort having it's own dance club... because I love to DANCE!! :banana: and it'd be great to be able to do it at your own resort without having to take a bus to PI! I hope you have a blast Buzz!!

cindyfan
02-07-2008, 11:30 AM
Is the Laguna Bar new?
I don't remember that from 2005. That was the last time we stayed at CSR.

Last June we were booked there and then got a great offer for Saratoga Springs (only another $200 for the week).... so we switched.
Both DD and myself wished we would have stayed at CSR. Not that SS was that bad..... but we just LOVE CSR!!!
Then this Jan. we tryed so hard for CSR, but all booked. Stayed at CBR
But..... good news..... we got the bounce back offer and I booked CSR for August. Hopefully we can make it.... but it might be a solo trip.
But I can't think of any other resort I would like to be at for a solo trip!!!:thumbsup2

Can you tell me more about "Rix" ??? and the Laguna Bar?

cindyfan
02-07-2008, 11:45 AM
Also wanted to add.....
We've stayed in all 3 sections......
In 2005 we went in June and there was a convention going on. We asked for Casisitas but they were pretty full and all they had was Ranchos. I was disappointed at first. But it was AWESOME!!
We had a room right by the quiet pool and bus stop. Any time we needed to go to Pepper Market or El Centro we just hopped the tram they had running between buildings. Even with out it though.... it really wasn't that bad a walk..... 5-6 minutes at a slow pace at the most I think.

So we've decided..... that Casitas is our favorite, then Ranchos, then Cabanas (looks too much like Carribean Beach but has a great location)

Thanks everyone for all the great pics!!!!:thumbsup2

emmie119
02-07-2008, 12:13 PM
I read somewhere that if you have a king bed, then you can not have a water view? Is that correct. I purchased a king bed room, but was going to request waterview..............has any 1 had both????

Lilolvr
02-07-2008, 12:59 PM
Is the Laguna Bar new?
I don't remember that from 2005. That was the last time we stayed at CSR.

Last June we were booked there and then got a great offer for Saratoga Springs (only another $200 for the week).... so we switched.

Both DD and myself wished we would have stayed at CSR. Not that SS was that bad..... but we just LOVE CSR!!!

Then this Jan. we tried so hard for CSR, but all booked. Stayed at CBR
But..... good news..... we got the bounce back offer and I booked CSR for August. Hopefully we can make it.... but it might be a solo trip.

But I can't think of any other resort I would like to be at for a solo trip!!!:thumbsup2

Can you tell me more about "Rix" ??? and the Laguna Bar?Yes, it's new. It opened when Francisco's closed and the Rix Lounge was being built. Rix Lounge is the new Francisco's but it's more of a live entertainment, discotheque.

Cafe Rix is the new La Tienda and they added a mug refill station there.

cindyfan
02-07-2008, 01:34 PM
Yes, it's new. It opened when Francisco's closed and the Rix Lounge was being built. Rix Lounge is the new Francisco's but it's more of a live entertainment, discotheque.

Cafe Rix is the new La Tienda and they added a mug refill station there.

Sounds like they made some great ( and much needed ) improvements.
Are all those places open now?

Lilolvr
02-07-2008, 01:40 PM
Sounds like they made some great ( and much needed ) improvements.
Are all those places open now?yes

msr709
02-07-2008, 03:04 PM
Which of the 3 locations would be the best if you walk with cane? I'm thinking something near the first bus pick up (so to be able to get a seat on the bus?). TIA :thumbsup2

Buzz2001
02-07-2008, 03:21 PM
Which of the 3 locations would be the best if you walk with cane? I'm thinking something near the first bus pick up (so to be able to get a seat on the bus?). TIA :thumbsup2casita 1 or cabana 9b.

Buzz2001
02-07-2008, 03:24 PM
I read somewhere that if you have a king bed, then you can not have a water view? Is that correct. I purchased a king bed room, but was going to request waterview..............has any 1 had both????You can get a king room with a waterview. The 124 king rooms are scattered throughout the resort.

ols386
02-08-2008, 11:43 AM
I'm sorry, I don't have photos to post, but we stayed at the Port Orleans Riverside a month ago, and LOVED it. We stayed at Coronado Springs a year ago. We much preferred POR.....the grounds are beautiful, with a winding river running throughout the resort, nice pools, cute rooms, variety of foods to choose from in the food court, boat service to Downtown Disney, just an overall good feel. Coronado was pretty too, but we did NOT like the food court there. The room at Coronado seemed really dark, like being in a cave. Both are very large resorts, but if you don't mind walking, they are fine. POR is located much closer to the things we wanted to do -- close to DT Disney, Epcot, MGM, etc. (but still a bit of a drive/ride to Magic Kingdom). Coronado is way over there by Animal Kingdom, and seemed like a fair distance to everything else, at least for us.

Lilolvr
02-08-2008, 01:16 PM
I love your photos!

I am posting a much more in depth trip report over on the trip report/dining boards, but I also wanted to post here solely about our experience at CSR. We were there from 10-13-10/17. Life got busy upon our return, so please excuse the tardiness of this report!

Here is the link to the trip report:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=21620068#post21620068
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Here is a little background, I changed resorts from POP to POR and finally to CSR just days before check in! I knew I wanted CSR, but it was difficult to get the FL resident discount until just days before we arrived. CSR is a gorgeous resort. We were so impressed with the grounds and amenities. Check in was super smooth. We even got our requested area in the Cabanas (8B). :wizard: Here is a pic:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/dtmeyer/20071017DisneyCoronadoSpringsRes-2.jpg

This area is close to the main lobby and the dig site. I think we even lucked out with our standard room, check out the view we got:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/dtmeyer/20071017DisneyCoronadoSpringsResort.jpg

We lucked out in not getting a parking lot view! Only "ehhh" experience :confused3 was it looked like who ever left before us had gone back to the room after mousekeeping had cleaned. No problem though because one quick phone call and the room was brought back up to snuff. :thumbsup2 While we did not get any towel animals, we did come back to some cute things such as this:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/dtmeyer/20071016DisneyEpcot27.jpg

We ate breakfast at the Pepper Market. I had read about a lot of people feeling confused by the layout. I have to say, I must agree because during breakfast they do not list the menu items above each section. You have to refer to a menu. I would imagine this is not the case at lunch or dinner, where the food items are clearly written above each section. The food was good, but not the best we had has at the World. However, I do think it was better than the Food Court at POFQ.

The Dig Site was just gorgeous. My only regret was not using the nice sized hot tub after a long day at that park. The slide was also a lot of fun. I was surprised that there were so many lifeguards on duty. I felt very protected!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/dtmeyer/20071017DisneyCoronadoSpringsRes-3.jpg

Overall, we found the resort to be a wonderful experience. It never felt crowded, the bus service was superb (just like most of you have said--never had to wait for a bus and it was always almost empty). The cast members were friendly, and the resort was clean and well maintained. We definitely liked it more than POFQ and would not hesitate to stay here again in the future. CSR will be our mod of choice.

Here are some other pictures of CSR that I took while there:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/dtmeyer/20071017DisneyCoronadoSpringsRes-1.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/dtmeyer/20071014DisneyMGMStudios01.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/dtmeyer/20071013DisneyCoronadoSpringsRes-1.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/dtmeyer/20071013DisneyCoronadoSpringsResort.jpg


Lastly, I want to thank Buzz for his excellent CSR thread. All the advice in that thread was super helpful. I felt like a CSR expert before walking on the property for the first time! Thanks! :flower3:

Suzibrat
02-08-2008, 04:53 PM
All these pictures are so beautiful! How in the world will I ever be able to wait until our September/October trip?? Wish I could go right now!

reefer2005
02-08-2008, 06:12 PM
I'll be there in 13 days :banana:

karmalicousss
02-08-2008, 06:27 PM
It was AWESOME !!!


sorry no pics!

sarose
02-08-2008, 07:41 PM
We just got back a couple of weeks ago. Do whatever you can not to get into the Ranchos. They are far from PM. If you end up there, it wont be the end of the world, but it is hard to get up there after a long day at the parks. The resort is very nice. DS loved the slide. I loved the hot tub. Pepper Market is good. I enjoyed the food. DH had a hard time with the price but that is his personality. He has a hard time with the price of a lot of things. I would share food with DS. The kid pizza is huge. So you can get a salade and eat a slice or 2. I also got the kid bfast. It is 3 bucks more but you get a full meal plus juice You can put coffee in you refillable mug. DS got the mickey waffles and I ate one of those and he had some of my eggs.

The Rix is a great place to get a snack.

dburg30
02-08-2008, 07:45 PM
Only took a few when I was there in December.. Loved it though..

http://www.mousetrip.net/pp/showgallery.php?cat=737

scroll down on the page for the pics since i dont have them assigned to specific sections..

soontobewed07
02-09-2008, 01:39 PM
Yeah We have decide on CSR! Can you help me with a room request?

We are paying for a King room and I would love a corner room near the Dining. We will be bringing our own car so buses won't be an issue.

Did Buzz leave yet? I hope you have a great trip!!! Thank you for all of your help. My DH just loved all of your pictures!

Buzz2001
02-09-2008, 02:26 PM
Yeah We have decide on CSR! Can you help me with a room request?

We are paying for a King room and I would love a corner room near the Dining. We will be bringing our own car so buses won't be an issue.

Did Buzz leave yet? I hope you have a great trip!!! Thank you for all of your help. My DH just loved all of your pictures!A week to go!!

Depending on what you want to be close to, here are some good building choices.

Cabana 9b is close to bus stop 1 and the main building with a short walk to the Dig Site (main pool) over the wooden bridge (most convenient location and most preferred).

Cabana 8a is close to the Dig Site (and playground) and bus stop 4 with a short walk to the main building (closest to the pool).

Cabana 8b and 9a are in between the 2 above. 9a has a quiet pool (and is the old smoking optional building).

Ranchos 7b has a quiet pool, is close to the Dig Site and bus stop 4 with a bit longer walk to the main building. 7b is behind cabana 8a.

Casita 1 is attached to the main building and is very close to the restaurants.

Casita 3 has great courtyard and fountain views but you will have to walk or ride the internal shuttle to get to the pool.

Casita 5 has some nice fountain and lake views and is close to the Dig Site but farther from the main building. Close to bus stop #2.

Make your room request as soon as you make your reservation. Itís never too early.

cindyfan
02-09-2008, 04:53 PM
We stayed in Casistas 2 twice. Both times on the northern side, closest to the quiet pool, and near the bus stop.
The spa is right there too.
And not that long of a walk to the main building. Best thing.... you could walk from Casistas 2 or 3 all the way to the main building and be under shelter. There's a covered walkway between the buildings. It worked out great on a couple of rainy days.

We stayed in Ranchos 6B once.... and loved it. We were on the side right by the other quiet pool. And a short walk to the main pool. And we were very close to the bus stop. It was a bit of a walk to the main building... but if we cut through the main pool, then follow the lake.... it wasn't bad at all. And when we were there, they had the little golf carts running most of the time. So we just needed to flag one down and catch a ride.

Once we stayed in Cabanas 8B. Just didn't like Cabanas as much as the other 2 areas. But it was close to the main building.

Next time we stay at CSR I will request Casitas 4. Love the quiet pool and spa there and we don't usually have a car... so need the buses.....

Soontobewed07.......You will love CSR!!!

Lilolvr
04-08-2008, 01:51 PM
bump

samiet620
04-10-2008, 10:41 PM
Goodness these pictures make me feel......bubly!!!! I am seriously so happy I booked my first trip to Disney at this hotel....124 days to go! My teens have a silly grin on their face and its too cute.

Buzz2001
04-11-2008, 05:23 AM
Goodness these pictures make me feel......bubly!!!! I am seriously so happy I booked my first trip to Disney at this hotel....124 days to go! My teens have a silly grin on their face and its too cute.Have a great trip!!

enchantressj
04-15-2008, 08:11 PM
Are there any rooms/suites at CS that have a jacuzzi in the room? Does anyone know?

Buzz2001
04-15-2008, 08:28 PM
Only the executive suites and VIP suites.
http://i27.tinypic.com/10cn4gg.jpg

NikiM20
04-15-2008, 08:30 PM
SIGH.....I am soooooooo ready to go now....over 4 mths left :sad1:

KatMark
04-15-2008, 09:18 PM
SIGH.....I am soooooooo ready to go now....over 4 mths left :sad1:

I'm with you...just a little over four months for us. I hate wishing my life away, but I can't wait to be back at the CSR!

DisneyMagic4
04-15-2008, 09:31 PM
Every time I see these pictures and reviews, I get more and more excited about our trip in Oct. I've already booked CSR and don't think I'll be changing, but I wondered about the transportation midday. I read an earlier post about midday transportation being bad. I want to take a break midday and go back to the resort for a couple of hours before heading back to the parks, but not if catching a bus is going to be a nightmare. Has anybody else used the buses midday to and from the parks?

shadowpumpkin
04-15-2008, 09:47 PM
We just came back and used the buses midday with no problem!

DisneyMagic4
04-15-2008, 09:54 PM
Whew! So glad to hear that shadowpumpkin. And thanks for the quick response!

KatMark
04-15-2008, 09:56 PM
We don't use the buses as we always have a rental car, but we drive back to the resort almost every day in the mid-afternoon for a swim or a nap, and we have always seen a bus coming or going when we arrive back at the resort and when we leave again to go back to the park. I don't think you will have any issues.

Buzz2001
04-16-2008, 05:08 AM
Every time I see these pictures and reviews, I get more and more excited about our trip in Oct. I've already booked CSR and don't think I'll be changing, but I wondered about the transportation midday. I read an earlier post about midday transportation being bad. I want to take a break midday and go back to the resort for a couple of hours before heading back to the parks, but not if catching a bus is going to be a nightmare. Has anybody else used the buses midday to and from the parks?The transportation is very good at CSR. You shouldn't have any problems. Sure, things can happen at any resort but overall its very dependable.

cindyfan
04-16-2008, 06:42 AM
I am getting so excited about going back!!:rotfl2:
Here are a couple pics from previous visits.....

From outside our room on the 4th floor in Casistas.... 2004
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c307/CINDYFAN91/052_52.jpg

And from outside our room in Ranchos.... 2005
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c307/CINDYFAN91/WDW%202006-07/054_54.jpg

Lilolvr
04-16-2008, 07:59 AM
I am getting so excited about going back!!:rotfl2:
Here are a couple pics from previous visits.....

And from outside our room in Ranchos.... 2005Love your pic of the rancho section.

kaysmommie
04-16-2008, 09:05 AM
Great pics!! I love this thread.

Mickey23
04-16-2008, 10:25 AM
Great photos! Keep them coming!!

Buzz2001
04-17-2008, 05:25 AM
I am getting so excited about going back!!:rotfl2:
Here are a couple pics from previous visits.....

From outside our room on the 4th floor in Casistas.... 2004
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c307/CINDYFAN91/052_52.jpg

And from outside our room in Ranchos.... 2005
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c307/CINDYFAN91/WDW%202006-07/054_54.jpgNice photos!

monte
04-17-2008, 08:13 AM
Are guests allowed to fish in the lake?

Lilolvr
04-17-2008, 08:16 AM
Are guests allowed to fish in the lake?Yes, you can rent equipment at the marina and even rent a bass boat with a tour guide.

cindyfan
04-17-2008, 10:36 AM
Nice photos!

Thanks!!
We ended up LOVING Ranchos.... :thumbsup2
We thought it would be too far, or too "rustic"..... but there was a convention there and nothing available in Casitas. So we thought "oh well".... got a nice room near the pool, which worked out great!
And LOVED the whole theming of Ranchos.
Only thing..... there were no benches or seating outside.:confused3
And I don't know why?:confused3 There are in Casistas and Cabanas.... and it was so lovely to just enjoy the scenery.... but no where to sit.
I ended up sitting on a big rock for a while.:rotfl:

LovinDisneyWorld
04-17-2008, 11:23 AM
I leave for our first trip to CSR on Saturday ::banana: :yay: I am so very excited. I love seeing all the pictures. I am hoping for any of the Cabanas location. We are young with young children and we don't mind walking. I am keeping my fingers crossed we get in one of those buildings. The place looks absolutely gorgeous. Thanks all you CSR fans

cindyfan
04-17-2008, 01:32 PM
I leave for our first trip to CSR on Saturday ::banana: :yay: I am so very excited. I love seeing all the pictures. I am hoping for any of the Cabanas location. We are young with young children and we don't mind walking. I am keeping my fingers crossed we get in one of those buildings. The place looks absolutely gorgeous. Thanks all you CSR fans

Seriously.... if you get there and they don't have anything in Cabanas.... don't worry.... All the sections are equally as nice!!!!:thumbsup2
And each has it's benefits. LIke I said in my previous post... I thought we would not like Ranchos... and I LOVED it!!!!!!!!.:goodvibes :thumbsup2

donnajz
04-19-2008, 03:01 PM
Goodness these pictures make me feel......bubly!!!! I am seriously so happy I booked my first trip to Disney at this hotel....124 days to go! My teens have a silly grin on their face and its too cute.

When will you be there. I'll be there with DD15 (soon to be 16) 8/17-8/30. We're sooo excited.:cool1: :cool1:

Lilolvr
04-22-2008, 11:10 AM
Seriously.... if you get there and they don't have anything in Cabanas.... don't worry.... All the sections are equally as nice!!!!:thumbsup2
And each has it's benefits. LIke I said in my previous post... I thought we would not like Ranchos... and I LOVED it!!!!!!!!.:goodvibes :thumbsup2I agree! :goodvibes

markm0926
04-22-2008, 07:32 PM
Wow!
Great thread!!

I am really excited that we picked CSR!

Come on August!!!

Buzz2001
04-23-2008, 05:19 AM
Wow!
Great thread!!

I am really excited that we picked CSR!

Come on August!!!Have a great trip!

samiet620
04-23-2008, 09:31 AM
I'll be there in August as well!!! We will be there 8/12-8/19. YAY!!!I am sooooo excited! My kids are inlove with this resort, your pictures make us feel bubly...keep them coming!

samiet620
04-23-2008, 10:03 AM
LOve this picture...birds look like their poseing! I could almost hear them say..ok. look natural! lol. Thanks for the pic, cant wait to be there! Forgot to add quote...it'sibelieve inmagic's pic,#39 love it!

samiet620
04-23-2008, 10:12 AM
We just got back a couple of weeks ago. Do whatever you can not to get into the Ranchos. They are far from PM. If you end up there, it wont be the end of the world, but it is hard to get up there after a long day at the parks. The resort is very nice. DS loved the slide. I loved the hot tub. Pepper Market is good. I enjoyed the food. DH had a hard time with the price but that is his personality. He has a hard time with the price of a lot of things. I would share food with DS. The kid pizza is huge. So you can get a salade and eat a slice or 2. I also got the kid bfast. It is 3 bucks more but you get a full meal plus juice You can put coffee in you refillable mug. DS got the mickey waffles and I ate one of those and he had some of my eggs.

The Rix is a great place to get a snack.
I thought there was abus stop near tha ranchos as well. How far was your walk at the end of the day?

samiet620
04-23-2008, 10:19 AM
When will you be there. I'll be there with DD15 (soon to be 16) 8/17-8/30. We're sooo excited.:cool1: :cool1:
We will be around the same time I think- 8/12-8/19 for us. :) We are very excited as well! I should have done this years ago, but hind sight is 20/20.

Mickey23
04-24-2008, 07:41 AM
I thought there was abus stop near tha ranchos as well. How far was your walk at the end of the day?There is a bus stop in the ranchos, there's one in each section as well as the main building.

Lilolvr
04-24-2008, 02:18 PM
We will be around the same time I think- 8/12-8/19 for us. :) We are very excited as well! I should have done this years ago, but hind sight is 20/20.Have a great trip!

bab31
04-24-2008, 03:28 PM
checkout my signature for my trip report link!

Buzz2001
04-25-2008, 07:30 AM
I'll be there in August as well!!! We will be there 8/12-8/19. YAY!!!I am sooooo excited! My kids are inlove with this resort, your pictures make us feel bubly...keep them coming!Have a great time!

Buzz2001
04-25-2008, 05:00 PM
http://i29.tinypic.com/33eo0v5.jpg

Buzz2001
04-25-2008, 05:02 PM
http://i25.tinypic.com/20hq6qb.jpg

LuccaDrake
04-25-2008, 06:42 PM
DBF surprised me today by upgrading from POP to CSR for our trip in September! Does anyone know where to find a list of what's going on in the convention center? I want to make sure that there isn't anything booked when we go. I know Buzz posted a link but it was from 2007. Does anyone have anything recent or know where to locate that info? Thanks!

~Beka~

Buzz2001
04-26-2008, 08:20 AM
DBF surprised me today by upgrading from POP to CSR for our trip in September! Does anyone know where to find a list of what's going on in the convention center? I want to make sure that there isn't anything booked when we go. I know Buzz posted a link but it was from 2007. Does anyone have anything recent or know where to locate that info? Thanks!

~Beka~Remember, the list is not a complete list, just things I found through Google or that others sent me.

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=21401216&postcount=107

There will always be a convention going on since that is part of their business. Havibg one going on during your stay will help keep the buses and pool less crowded.

Buzz2001
04-26-2008, 08:25 AM
http://i27.tinypic.com/95obch.jpg

Buzz2001
04-26-2008, 08:27 AM
http://i26.tinypic.com/34rdi0n.jpg

Buzz2001
04-26-2008, 08:28 AM
http://i32.tinypic.com/sgoa60.jpg

hammie59
04-26-2008, 08:53 AM
subscribing.

Buzz2001
04-26-2008, 10:13 AM
http://i27.tinypic.com/10n52q9.jpg

Buzz2001
04-26-2008, 08:02 PM
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helenk
04-26-2008, 09:03 PM
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Your photos are wonderful, I can not wait to experience the resort myself.

OU1247
04-26-2008, 09:26 PM
There is going to be a cake decorating convention when we are there...
Wonder if they will be giving out samples...:confused3

I can not wait....to go to the CSR for the first time.

I made a massage appointment just this past week...:thumbsup2

plutospup
04-26-2008, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the great pictures, Buzz! Five weeks from today we'll be there!!!!

BTW...We got a chuckle out of the pic (previous page)with the group of men walking along the pathway by the lake, on the way to the Pepper Market/Convention area. If you notice they are all wearing long pants. Obviously, this poor group of slugs will be spending the day in meetings instead of enjoying WDW!:lmao:

KatMark
04-26-2008, 09:29 PM
There is going to be a cake decorating convention when we are there...
Wonder if they will be giving out samples...:confused3

I can not wait....to go to the CSR for the first time.

I made a massage appointment just this past week...:thumbsup2

Enjoy. I get a massage eery stay at the CSR and it is a great refresher midway through our trip.

Buzz2001
04-26-2008, 09:42 PM
Thanks for the great pictures, Buzz! Five weeks from today we'll be there!!!!

BTW...We got a chuckle out of the pic (previous page)with the group of men walking along the pathway by the lake, on the way to the Pepper Market/Convention area. If you notice they are all wearing long pants. Obviously, this poor group of slugs will be spending the day in meetings instead of enjoying WDW!:lmao:Watch out for that group, they could be trouble. ;)

Buzz2001
04-26-2008, 09:43 PM
http://i32.tinypic.com/3324ciw.jpg

Buzz2001
04-26-2008, 09:51 PM
http://i3.tinypic.com/wb6r04.jpg

http://i13.tinypic.com/2zp8cqx.jpg

nikki'smom
04-27-2008, 07:38 AM
Love the photos Buzz!

Buzz2001
04-27-2008, 08:51 AM
http://i29.tinypic.com/x5t73q.jpg

Tink2312
04-27-2008, 10:12 AM
LOVED our stay at CSR last December!! It's just beautiful!!
But I've got to say - Buzz 2001, no-one takes a better CSR photo than you - I just love looking at them! And I have to admit I make have stuck a sneaky few in my holiday photo album :rolleyes1

Buzz2001
04-28-2008, 05:27 AM
http://i28.tinypic.com/2n7ipap.jpg

Lilolvr
04-28-2008, 07:47 AM
Great pics buzz! Keep them coming!

http://i29.tinypic.com/rrmmty.jpg

Lilolvr
04-28-2008, 08:00 AM
Pepper Market food pics
http://i32.tinypic.com/11w4nxz.jpg

ibelieveinmagic
04-28-2008, 09:47 AM
hi Buzz, now you made me homesick!!!! That's a beautiful picture!!!

Mickey23
04-28-2008, 01:21 PM
http://i25.tinypic.com/2cg25bb.jpg

tinknme
04-28-2008, 06:44 PM
This looks so good! How was it?

http://i25.tinypic.com/2cg25bb.jpg

winniethepoohsmom
04-28-2008, 08:35 PM
Buzz last year when we stayed at CSR we were at the main pool our first night and heard music coming from across the lake it sounded like the bar outside by the main building but then we never heard it again any other nights. Is that bar still open since they opened Rix lounge and if so have you heard this before? Thanks, Linda :)

Buzz2001
04-28-2008, 08:37 PM
Buzz last year when we stayed at CSR we were at the main pool our first night and heard music coming from across the lake it sounded like the bar outside by the main building but then we never heard it again any other nights. Is that bar still open since they opened Rix lounge and if so have you heard this before? Thanks, Linda :)Yes, they decided to keep both open.

Buzz2001
04-29-2008, 05:01 AM
http://i25.tinypic.com/2uzosbm.jpg

Mickey23
04-29-2008, 07:24 AM
This looks so good! How was it?Very tasty as are all the Pepper Market meals.

Mickey23
04-29-2008, 07:26 AM
http://i27.tinypic.com/28bwjsn.jpg

Buzz2001
04-29-2008, 03:57 PM
http://i30.tinypic.com/11c5pw1.jpg

winniethepoohsmom
04-29-2008, 05:30 PM
Great pics buzz! Are these new ones from your last trip to CSR? Linda :)

Buzz2001
04-29-2008, 05:46 PM
Great pics buzz! Are these new ones from your last trip to CSR? Linda :)Some are pirated, some new, some are just ones I have in my file of CSR pics taking up lots of space on my PC.

10drum
04-29-2008, 06:59 PM
Kat3668

I really dig the photo of the dig site at dusk or was that early morning?

donnajz
04-29-2008, 07:17 PM
Just curious if the walk from the Casitas to the main pool is about the same as the walk from POFQ to POR...or more or less???

donnajz
04-29-2008, 07:25 PM
Does anyone know where I would find a detailed map of CSR. I'd like to see the location of different sections of the resort (Cabanas 9B as opposed to Casitas, etc.). Thanks!

Buzz2001
04-29-2008, 08:05 PM
Does anyone know where I would find a detailed map of CSR. I'd like to see the location of different sections of the resort (Cabanas 9B as opposed to Casitas, etc.). Thanks!On my website below. The map is located on the left side menu at the bottom.

Buzz2001
04-29-2008, 08:06 PM
Does anyone know where I would find a detailed map of CSR. I'd like to see the location of different sections of the resort (Cabanas 9B as opposed to Casitas, etc.). Thanks!

Walking Distances
From El Centro moving clockwise around the lake path to:
Casitas 3 = .16 miles
Casitas 4 = .24 miles
Casitas 5 = .27 miles
Ranchos = .46 miles

From El Centro to the Dig Site, via the bridge near the Cabanas
= .35 miles

From El Centro moving counterclockwise around the lake to:
Cabanas 9B = .16 miles
Cabanas 9A/8B = .22 miles
Cabanas 8A = .31 miles

tlrotzoll
04-29-2008, 08:08 PM
Keep the pics coming everyone! They are so beautiful. I still have a little over 6 months to go. Do you think we can keep this thread going during that time?:lmao:

Buzz - I think you need to give me some photo tips! As always, you capture the most amazing pics!:worship:

Mickey23
04-30-2008, 08:07 AM
http://i29.tinypic.com/fjnmf9.jpg

Mickey23
04-30-2008, 08:10 AM
http://i26.tinypic.com/2mcyr68.jpg

Huntava
04-30-2008, 08:45 AM
We recently returned from our trip to Disney and CSR (there 4/16-4/19). Without your help, I would not have known what room to request. According to your helpful info, I decided 9B would work out best for our family. We got 9B, and a 2nd floor room overlooking the pond, and it was beautiful. Our mousekeeper was the best, everyday leaving something special in the window for our kids, made with their stuffed animals, hats, etc. We made sure to tip her at the end of our stay.

I would not have known about the room area to request without your help...you are all awesome! My husband was really impressed as well, and wondered how I had gotten us such a great room. Buzz, thank you for all you do to get the information out so that people can have such a special time at CSR. :goodvibes

Lilolvr
04-30-2008, 08:56 AM
We recently returned from our trip to Disney and CSR (there 4/16-4/19). Without your help, I would not have known what room to request. According to your helpful info, I decided 9B would work out best for our family. We got 9B, and a 2nd floor room overlooking the pond, and it was beautiful. Our mousekeeper was the best, everyday leaving something special in the window for our kids, made with their stuffed animals, hats, etc. We made sure to tip her at the end of our stay.

I would not have known about the room area to request without your help...you are all awesome! My husband was really impressed as well, and wondered how I had gotten us such a great room. Buzz, thank you for all you do to get the information out so that people can have such a special time at CSR. :goodvibesWelcome back and thanks for sharing!! Another satisfied CSR customer!! :cool1:

KatMark
04-30-2008, 09:29 AM
We recently returned from our trip to Disney and CSR (there 4/16-4/19). Without your help, I would not have known what room to request. According to your helpful info, I decided 9B would work out best for our family. We got 9B, and a 2nd floor room overlooking the pond, and it was beautiful. Our mousekeeper was the best, everyday leaving something special in the window for our kids, made with their stuffed animals, hats, etc. We made sure to tip her at the end of our stay.

I would not have known about the room area to request without your help...you are all awesome! My husband was really impressed as well, and wondered how I had gotten us such a great room. Buzz, thank you for all you do to get the information out so that people can have such a special time at CSR. :goodvibes

Welcome back. Glad you had a good stay at our favorite resort, CSR!

Buzz2001
04-30-2008, 08:41 PM
http://i26.tinypic.com/2ufyjuw.jpg

Love2Tvl1
04-30-2008, 10:59 PM
Wow, Buzz! Your pictures are outstanding! I arrive there late tomorrow night, and just can't wait! I faxed the hotel my room request. Hope it works!
Andrea:yay:

Buzz2001
05-02-2008, 06:02 AM
Have a great trip!!

Buzz2001
05-02-2008, 06:03 AM
http://i25.tinypic.com/5c0myo.jpg

KatMark
05-02-2008, 09:15 AM
Wow, Buzz! Your pictures are outstanding! I arrive there late tomorrow night, and just can't wait! I faxed the hotel my room request. Hope it works!
Andrea:yay:


Have a great time!

rond310
05-02-2008, 09:58 PM
going in August and can't wait

bosox57
05-03-2008, 08:08 AM
Great pics!

donnajz
05-03-2008, 12:58 PM
I'm with you...just a little over four months for us. I hate wishing my life away, but I can't wait to be back at the CSR!


When will you be at CSR? DD15 and I will be there for the first time 8/17-8/30. We're so excited.:cool1: :cool1:

KatMark
05-03-2008, 01:18 PM
When will you be at CSR? DD15 and I will be there for the first time 8/17-8/30. We're so excited.:cool1: :cool1:

We will just miss you. We arrive September 1 and depart on the 9th after dinner for Daytona Beach for five days. We figured since it was our 25th anniversary, we'd take two weeks this year since we have one son graduating college and were supposed to have only one left in college...until the one who is graduating in two weeks decided to go for his Master's! :lmao:

winniethepoohsmom
05-03-2008, 05:03 PM
When will you be at CSR? DD15 and I will be there for the first time 8/17-8/30. We're so excited.:cool1: :cool1:

We will be there 8/27-9/30 and my DS will 15 in June. :rolleyes1 Linda

Buzz2001
05-04-2008, 07:33 AM
http://i25.tinypic.com/9i8yyr.jpg

donnajz
05-04-2008, 10:01 AM
We will just miss you. We arrive September 1 and depart on the 9th after dinner for Daytona Beach for five days. We figured since it was our 25th anniversary, we'd take two weeks this year since we have one son graduating college and were supposed to have only one left in college...until the one who is graduating in two weeks decided to go for his Master's! :lmao:

Sorry we'll miss you. I thought maybe we'd get to introduce ourselves if we saw you around. Have a wonderful 25th Anniversary!

donnajz
05-04-2008, 10:11 AM
We will be there 8/27-9/30 and my DS will 15 in June. :rolleyes1 Linda

Have you been to CSR before? This is our first time. Usually, DD15 (soon to be DD16 on Sept 3) goes to the pool every afternoon so maybe she'll meet your son there. If he says he met a girl from Pittsburgh it could be my daughter.

Are you really going for over a month (8/27-9/30)???

Have a wonderful trip!

donnajz
05-04-2008, 10:31 AM
Just curious...are the Hash Browns at CSR cut up potatoes or is it more like a potato patty?

KatMark
05-04-2008, 12:24 PM
Sorry we'll miss you. I thought maybe we'd get to introduce ourselves if we saw you around. Have a wonderful 25th Anniversary!

Thank you for the wishes. Hard to be it's been 25 years and I have a college graduate in two weeks. My daddy always told me I shouldn't have married when I was 15! :rotfl2:

Buzz2001
05-04-2008, 01:21 PM
Just curious...are the Hash Browns at CSR cut up potatoes or is it more like a potato patty?I don't know if they have patties too but the few breakfasts I've had did have cut potatoes cooked on the grill.

winniethepoohsmom
05-04-2008, 10:32 PM
Have you been to CSR before? This is our first time. Usually, DD15 (soon to be DD16 on Sept 3) goes to the pool every afternoon so maybe she'll meet your son there. If he says he met a girl from Pittsburgh it could be my daughter.

Are you really going for over a month (8/27-9/30)???

Have a wonderful trip!

I laughed so hard when I was reading this, we are going 08/27-09/02, I thought maybe I typed that late at night but it was'nt and I usually check for typos. I wish I was going for a month! Yes we were at CSR last year and loved it, we usually go for a mid day dip and sometimes in the evening. I can't wait to go. Linda :)

Buzz2001
05-05-2008, 05:04 AM
http://i31.tinypic.com/11uc7k2.jpg

Lilolvr
05-05-2008, 09:02 AM
Just curious...are the Hash Browns at CSR cut up potatoes or is it more like a potato patty?

http://i30.tinypic.com/s5znds.jpg

dngtrumps
05-05-2008, 10:10 AM
I'll be at CSR in four days! :cool1: I can't concentrate at work reading all these threads and drooling over the photos. Thanks for all the great information. This will be our first trip to CSR, third trip as a family.

KatMark
05-05-2008, 10:29 AM
I'll be at CSR in four days! :cool1: I can't concentrate at work reading all these threads and drooling over the photos. Thanks for all the great information. This will be our first trip to CSR, third trip as a family.

I'm very jealous...we don't go until September 1. Have a magical trip!

Buzz2001
05-05-2008, 08:49 PM
http://i32.tinypic.com/2nkop00.jpg

Buzz2001
05-06-2008, 05:12 AM
http://i2.tinypic.com/vmu4jn.jpg

Mickey23
05-06-2008, 10:26 AM
http://i29.tinypic.com/a2ta1j.jpg

tlrotzoll
05-06-2008, 12:39 PM
I'll be at CSR in four days! :cool1: I can't concentrate at work reading all these threads and drooling over the photos. Thanks for all the great information. This will be our first trip to CSR, third trip as a family.

Have a great time!!!!! We'll be thinking about you. Be sure to post when you get back & tell us how wonderful it was!:mickeyjum

mousiemom
05-06-2008, 01:36 PM
we will be there jan. 16-24th. we are excited about staying there and i will be on this board checking things out and learning about the good spots.
mousiemom

Buzz2001
05-07-2008, 05:11 AM
http://i32.tinypic.com/2qa6c0g.jpg

samiet620
05-07-2008, 07:53 AM
http://i31.tinypic.com/11uc7k2.jpg

Hi just curious...what area of CSR was this pick taken from?

samiet620
05-07-2008, 08:03 AM
http://i29.tinypic.com/fjnmf9.jpg

:worship: YUMMO!!!!
I'll have this for sure!

Mickey23
05-07-2008, 08:46 AM
Hi just curious...what area of CSR was this pick taken from?Casita 3 looking at casita 2. You can see a #2 on the building in the picture.

Mickey23
05-07-2008, 08:47 AM
http://i29.tinypic.com/ne6em1.jpg

kaysmommie
05-07-2008, 08:53 AM
I'm officially crazy :laughing: and am changing back from POFQ to CSR. The only reason I didn't book it to begin with was the room rehabs will have just started and we really want to stay in Cbana's with 2 small kids. We use the CS alot too. But the pics are so pretty and I love tropical themes. Are the rooms in good condition?? Thanks

Congrats to KatMark on your 25th Anniversary :banana: . That is truly something to celebrate!

KatMark
05-07-2008, 09:33 AM
I'm officially crazy :laughing: and am changing back from POFQ to CSR. The only reason I didn't book it to begin with was the room rehabs will have just started and we really want to stay in Cbana's with 2 small kids. We use the CS alot too. But the pics are so pretty and I love tropical themes. Are the rooms in good condition?? Thanks

Congrats to KatMark on your 25th Anniversary :banana: . That is truly something to celebrate!

Thank you, kaysmommie for the anniversary wishes. It is an amazing--and I don't know where the time went.

The rooms were fine when we were there in September. A few knicks on the dresser, but overall the rooms were fine--we had no issues (we were in Casitas). I hope you love CSR half as much sa we do.

Buzz2001
05-09-2008, 05:16 AM
http://i26.tinypic.com/nyiuk9.jpg

nikki'smom
05-10-2008, 07:19 AM
I love this pic!

Buzz2001
05-11-2008, 06:50 AM
http://i30.tinypic.com/24ywuub.jpg

Buzz2001
05-12-2008, 05:02 AM
http://i31.tinypic.com/21nprw2.jpg

Lilolvr
05-12-2008, 07:53 AM
Love the pics!!

Buzz2001
05-13-2008, 05:08 AM
http://i31.tinypic.com/262lema.jpg

Buzz2001
05-13-2008, 05:10 AM
http://i30.tinypic.com/2z9mbdy.jpg

Buzz2001
05-13-2008, 05:12 AM
http://i30.tinypic.com/jgo9lh.jpg

Buzz2001
05-13-2008, 05:13 AM
http://i28.tinypic.com/2qx6r14.jpg

OU1247
05-13-2008, 07:33 AM
My trip will NEVER GET HERE!!:eek:

msr709
05-13-2008, 09:50 AM
http://i31.tinypic.com/262lema.jpg

Buzz, lovely pictures:thumbsup2 , where is this pool? We'll be staying in August and I just love the pools, I plan to hit all of them and mainly at night since the parks are not open late during my stay. TIA :cool1:

hammie59
05-13-2008, 09:58 AM
Lobby at CSR- children's area in the corner.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/4-29-20081-34-08PM_82_CASIOCOMPUTER.jpg

hammie59
05-13-2008, 10:04 AM
Our room in cabanas 8B- me trying to call for a crib on the phone with the "mystery buttons". (nothing matched up :confused3 )

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/4-29-20082-01-06PM_93_CASIOCOMPUTER.jpg

hammie59
05-13-2008, 10:07 AM
Light fixture in our room (very exciting, I know).

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/5-2-20083-03-54PM_08_CASIOCOMPUTERC.jpg

hammie59
05-13-2008, 10:15 AM
Ceiling fan (and of course, a monkey).


http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/5-2-20082-30-06PM_888_CASIOCOMPUTER.jpg

tlrotzoll
05-13-2008, 10:47 AM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing & keep them coming!:thanks:

Buzz2001
05-13-2008, 03:43 PM
Buzz, lovely pictures:thumbsup2 , where is this pool? We'll be staying in August and I just love the pools, I plan to hit all of them and mainly at night since the parks are not open late during my stay. TIA :cool1:That is the rancho 7b quiet pool

hammie59
05-13-2008, 03:44 PM
Here we are lounging just outside of the Pepper Market and next to the outside bar. I love these little couches.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/5-3-20081-15-38PM_412_CASIOCOMPUTER.jpg

hammie59
05-13-2008, 03:51 PM
Along the walkway by our building in cabanas.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/5-3-200812-12-56PM_175_CASIOCOMPUTE.jpg

Buzz2001
05-13-2008, 08:02 PM
Nice pics hammie!

hammie59
05-13-2008, 10:09 PM
Why thank you Buzz!

Mickey23
05-14-2008, 07:33 AM
http://i32.tinypic.com/2ujnkg7.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/6zoit1.jpg

hammie59
05-14-2008, 11:02 AM
Play area just outside the arcade. Me and DS being eaten alive by giant snakes.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/4-30-20089-17-22PM_312_CASIOCOMPUTE.jpg

More play area.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/4-30-20089-02-20PM_305_CASIOCOMPUTE.jpg


Sign for magical express at airport, I'll take pictures of anything.
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/4-29-200812-39-18PM_07_CASIOCOMPUTE.jpg

Buzz2001
05-15-2008, 05:13 AM
http://i32.tinypic.com/2ujnkg7.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/6zoit1.jpgLooks good!!

Buzz2001
05-16-2008, 04:59 AM
http://i31.tinypic.com/2qaqve0.jpg

msr709
05-16-2008, 09:43 AM
Play area just outside the arcade. Me and DS being eaten alive by giant snakes.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/4-30-20089-17-22PM_312_CASIOCOMPUTE.jpg

More play area.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/4-30-20089-02-20PM_305_CASIOCOMPUTE.jpg


Sign for magical express at airport, I'll take pictures of anything.
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/hammie59/4-29-200812-39-18PM_07_CASIOCOMPUTE.jpg

I haven't been to WDW in 2 years and now they have signs for the different resorts for ME! Great improvement! Where exactly is this? We're going in Aug. and would love to just go directly to ME.

Lilolvr
05-16-2008, 09:47 AM
I haven't been to WDW in 2 years and now they have signs for the different resorts for ME! Great improvement! Where exactly is this? We're going in Aug. and would love to just go directly to ME.I think that pic was taken at the airport. Those resorts probably share an ME bus from the airport to the resorts since they are near each other.

hammie59
05-16-2008, 11:21 AM
I think that pic was taken at the airport. Those resorts probably share an ME bus from the airport to the resorts since they are near each other.

Yes, that's true. The sign was at the entrance to ME. It was past the check-in area. It was basically for findng the right bus. Our bus dropped off at Pop first, then CSR, then Animal Kingdom.

msr709
05-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Yes, that's true. The sign was at the entrance to ME. It was past the check-in area. It was basically for findng the right bus. Our bus dropped off at Pop first, then CSR, then Animal Kingdom.

Where in the airport is this located now? I'm coming in by Continental flight, where do I find ME? TIA :thumbsup2

hammie59
05-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Where in the airport is this located now? I'm coming in by Continental flight, where do I find ME? TIA :thumbsup2

Well, we flew NWA so I don't know if it will be different for you. ME will send a map of the airport when they send you your tags and vouchers. Upon deplaning, we had to take the airport monorail to the other side. There are limited signs here and there directing, but use the map they send you. The picture I took is of a sign after you've reached the ME desk. You check in at the desk, then walk down "the red carpet" and find your bus line.

Buzz2001
05-20-2008, 05:01 AM
http://i31.tinypic.com/aahkd4.jpg
(photo by DIS member dcg0317)

plutospup
05-20-2008, 05:47 AM
Great picture Buzz! Best of all, I'll be making my morning stroll there for coffee...in twelve days!:cool1:

cindyfan
05-20-2008, 07:12 AM
Where in the airport is this located now? I'm coming in by Continental flight, where do I find ME? TIA :thumbsup2

We always fly in on Continental......
The Me is now in side "B"
If you are using ME to attend to your luggage, you will get off the shuttle thing and head straight to side B. The ME is down by where you get rental cars.
Otherwise if you are picking up your luggage (that's what we do because we don't like waiting so long for it to arrive at the resort)..... you will have to go to Baggage Claim on Side A, then head back up and over to side B. It is a little bit of a walk, but it's worth it to us not to have to wait for our luggage.