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Davey-D-99
12-18-2009, 10:51 AM
We just returned Wednesday from a week at CSR:thumbsup2
We had an awesome vacation and the resort was fabulous. It was so peaceful, quiet and relaxing
We stayed at POR last year and switched to CSR this year.
Loved both places, but I have to say the Queen beds at CSR made a huge difference at night sleeping with little ones.

Happy to report the Pepper Market was very good...We ate there twice, all stopped at different stations and had absolutely no problems (I was a little worried about PM after all the reviews here on the DIS)

Kids LOVED the Dig Site. I cant count how many times they went down the Jaguar slide. The huge Hot Spa pool was also a big hit almost every night.

Bus service was awesome:thumbsup2 I found the bus situation much better than POR last year. I don't think any of the bus rides felt like more than 10 minutes.

Here are some pics

Scenery
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Dig Site...:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
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Davey-D-99
12-18-2009, 10:58 AM
Here are some of the menus... My DW thinks I'm nuts for taking pics of signs:scared:

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And finally...inside Panchitos Gift Shop
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Rudegrle
12-18-2009, 01:01 PM
Thanks for sharing your photos!

jacky b
12-18-2009, 01:40 PM
Thanks for posting all those great pics!:santa:

Bluenoser
12-18-2009, 06:33 PM
Great pics! We're there on the 26th can't wait.

KatMark
12-18-2009, 06:47 PM
Love the photos (may I copy and paste some of them in the CSR photo thread?). I'm thrilled that you loved your stay at the CSR.

acwsmom
12-18-2009, 07:00 PM
Love the photos! Thanks for sharing them! They're making me so excited for our first trip to CSR in May! And the queen beds are exactly why we chose this moderate resort over the others. When you have to sleep with the kids, that extra little space makes a big difference - especially when they kick at night! :goodvibes

Pixiedust34
12-18-2009, 07:53 PM
Great photos!!

JJ&JSMOM
12-18-2009, 08:10 PM
Great pics. CSR has been one of those resorts I haven't really shown much interest in....but your pics really make me want to try it. The pool area and playground look lots of fun.

Chm635
12-18-2009, 08:13 PM
Hello!

We just returned from CSR also, and loved the resort and the queen size beds but were not happy with the bus situation. We waited for over an hour on Tuesday AM for a bus to MK. In the evenings it would usually take us over an hour to get home b/c they simply didn't run enough buses. On Tuesday afternoon, while trying to get back to the hotel from MK we watched Beach Clb have 3 buses while we waited 20 minutes for one. My DH has decided we will not be staying at this resort again. I am surprised no one else had this. Anyone? On the flip side, once we were at the parks, it was great, they were empty and we had an AWESOME time.

KatMark
12-18-2009, 08:33 PM
Hello!

We just returned from CSR also, and loved the resort and the queen size beds but were not happy with the bus situation. We waited for over an hour on Tuesday AM for a bus to MK. In the evenings it would usually take us over an hour to get home b/c they simply didn't run enough buses. On Tuesday afternoon, while trying to get back to the hotel from MK we watched Beach Clb have 3 buses while we waited 20 minutes for one. My DH has decided we will not be staying at this resort again. I am surprised no one else had this. Anyone? On the flip side, once we were at the parks, it was great, they were empty and we had an AWESOME time.

I can't comment personally on the buses as we rent a car and drive to all the parks (we did use a bus once on our trip in September just to experience and we waited less than 5 minutes at 6 p.m. for a MK bus and there were two buses waiting when we left the MK at 11:00 at night). However, in all of the posts I've read on the CSR, 75% of the time I've read great reviews of the bus service. I know it can be hit or miss at any resort (and the reason we drive); the worse bus service we had was at the All-Star Sports when we used buses for that trip.

Davey-D-99
12-19-2009, 12:09 AM
Love the photos (may I copy and paste some of them in the CSR photo thread?). I'm thrilled that you loved your stay at the CSR.

Absolutely!! Your thread helped me a lot and I'm glad we stayed at CSR:thumbsup2

Did you have transportation issues?

Wow...No we did not have have any issues like the ones you mentioned. :eek:

I don't think we waited any more than 10-15 minutes at most for any bus.

Coming back after Wishes it was really crowded and we had to wait for at least 3 CSR busses before we got on, but it was just as crowded at all the resort bus stops.

the queen beds are exactly why we chose this moderate resort over the others. When you have to sleep with the kids, that extra little space makes a big difference - especially when they kick at night

The queen beds were the deciding factor for us as well:thumbsup2 Really happy with our decision in the end.
POR was beautiful as well and we also loved our stay there last year...but sleeping with a 7 year old in a double bed:sad2::sad2:

scottny
12-19-2009, 01:52 AM
Hello!

We just returned from CSR also, and loved the resort and the queen size beds but were not happy with the bus situation. We waited for over an hour on Tuesday AM for a bus to MK. In the evenings it would usually take us over an hour to get home b/c they simply didn't run enough buses. On Tuesday afternoon, while trying to get back to the hotel from MK we watched Beach Clb have 3 buses while we waited 20 minutes for one. My DH has decided we will not be staying at this resort again. I am surprised no one else had this. Anyone? On the flip side, once we were at the parks, it was great, they were empty and we had an AWESOME time.

I agree. We were there last year around the 2nd week of December and some times we waited 30 - 45 minutes for a bus and others were getting 2 or 3. We decided never again at this resort.

mamamary
12-19-2009, 07:22 AM
Great pics.

tink6137130
12-19-2009, 11:00 AM
Love your pictures...thanks for sharing :)

Micca
12-19-2009, 09:19 PM
Pics of menus and resorts are great! It really helps give a feel of what the resort is like. Glad you had a good trip, CSR is terrific.:earsboy:

MinniesYooHoo
12-19-2009, 09:49 PM
WOW!! Thanks so much for sharing. This makes me even more excited that we will be staying here for the first time on our trip in April!:banana:

cajungirl
12-19-2009, 09:55 PM
Hello!

We just returned from CSR also, and loved the resort and the queen size beds but were not happy with the bus situation. We waited for over an hour on Tuesday AM for a bus to MK. In the evenings it would usually take us over an hour to get home b/c they simply didn't run enough buses. On Tuesday afternoon, while trying to get back to the hotel from MK we watched Beach Clb have 3 buses while we waited 20 minutes for one. My DH has decided we will not be staying at this resort again. I am surprised no one else had this. Anyone? On the flip side, once we were at the parks, it was great, they were empty and we had an AWESOME time.

We just got back last night from a week at CSR and also experienced a couple of transportation issues, but only to MK. On Monday we waited over 45 minutes and on Wednesday about 40 minutes. Busses from MK and to/from all of the other parks were fine. We asked a few cast members but no one could/would explain the MK bus problem.

fours
12-19-2009, 10:22 PM
WOW!!!:thumbsup2 thank you for the time and effort of taking and posting the pictures...cant wait til June when we check in there.:woohoo:

jking6
12-19-2009, 11:24 PM
Thanks for the pics. We will be arriving on Dec. 29th. I can not wait.

Echo queen
12-20-2009, 12:10 AM
Great pics! We're there on the 26th can't wait.

We are right behind on the 27th.:santa::dancer:

DearDaisyinDurham
12-20-2009, 12:43 AM
We were there at the same time (Dec 10-17) and also in 8B, on the other side (8671) glad to hear you had as great of a time as we did. CSR was heaven. :cloud9:

shopn24seven
12-20-2009, 01:19 AM
This was one of the BEST Picture threads I have seen.
TY. :surfweb:

Davey-D-99
12-20-2009, 09:54 PM
Love your pictures...thanks for sharing

WOW!!! thank you for the time and effort of taking and posting the pictures

This was one of the BEST Picture threads I have seen

Thanks Everyone:thumbsup2

Found One More... A fantastic view for an afternoon walk on an 80 degree December day:)
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shopn24seven
12-20-2009, 10:01 PM
Davey D,
you are REALLY making me want to switch from:love: WL to CSR.

BebopBaloo
12-20-2009, 11:40 PM
Great pictures! I'm so glad that you've shared them with us! We'll definitely keep this resort in mind for our future planning :) If you have more pics, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see them!

66Tink
12-21-2009, 07:16 AM
We were looking for a place to stay for one night before our stay at BCV and of course we wanted to stay on site. After looking at your photos we now have made our decision...thanks :thumbsup2 The photos really were breath taking...we especially enjoyed looking at them and wishing we were there instead of buried under almost two feet of snow :sad2: Well at least DD and DH have the day off and can go sledding...someone must go to work to pay for our trip :lmao: Have a great day and thanks again.

taymaesmom
12-21-2009, 07:41 AM
Love the pics, they are getting me super excited to stay there. We check in on the 26th!

Davey-D-99
01-01-2010, 07:01 PM
Finished my cheesy photo tour video of my trip to CSR...complete with music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tn6ORs_4hQ

tinacaplan
01-01-2010, 07:24 PM
Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. It was great to see an updated menu for Pepper Market. :thumbsup2 Can't wait to leave for our trip to CSR!!

KatMark
01-01-2010, 07:46 PM
Thank you so much for the "Video" picture show of CSR. I felt like I was at "home." :)

Happy New Year.

aubriee
01-02-2010, 03:09 AM
Thanks for the great pictures of CSR. We were just there Dec 12th-20th and already miss it. I'll be going back May 1st-9th. I had originally booked the May trip at PORS, but changed it to CSR just two days ago. My main reasons for changing were the remodeled rooms with queen size beds and the great bus service. I go to WDW several times a year. I have stayed at CSR three times and feel CSR has the best transportation of all the WDW resorts. Sorry to hear others have not been as lucky. The worst bus service I've experienced has been at AKL and CBR.

CTDis4
01-02-2010, 01:57 PM
Hello!

We just returned from CSR also, and loved the resort and the queen size beds but were not happy with the bus situation. We waited for over an hour on Tuesday AM for a bus to MK. In the evenings it would usually take us over an hour to get home b/c they simply didn't run enough buses. On Tuesday afternoon, while trying to get back to the hotel from MK we watched Beach Clb have 3 buses while we waited 20 minutes for one. My DH has decided we will not be staying at this resort again. I am surprised no one else had this. Anyone? On the flip side, once we were at the parks, it was great, they were empty and we had an AWESOME time.

Have stayed at Poly, CR, AKL, WL, OKW, POR, POFQ, CSR & ASM...and at each one, at one time or another, experienced bussing issues. It happens at all resorts at one time or another. Having stayed at CSR many times, we feel the great bussing is one reason we stay there...again...there have been times..........................:rolleyes:

DearDaisyinDurham
01-02-2010, 09:11 PM
Finished my cheesy photo tour video of my trip to CSR...complete with music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tn6ORs_4hQ

That was so cool, thanks for sharing! Kathy's right, makes you feel back 'at home' at CSR

Mom loves Disney
01-02-2010, 09:32 PM
We returned not long ago from CSR and the bus situation was bad the first 2 days. The third day myself and another group from the bus went to complain and the rest of the week was perfect. We did love the rooms and I think every resort has transportation issues. We were stuck on the monorail 3 times this year for long periods due to tire problems!!!! So we just went with the flow the rest of the week.