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Old 02-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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Question CSR - Rancho section - positives please ?

I know the CSR Rancho's are the longest walk to the Pepper Walk.
But....
Please tell me some positive thoughts and benefits to the Rancho section.


How is the quiet pool ?
Closer to the Dig Site pool ?
Near any snack area?
Better bus stop to the 4 main Parks ?


Please tell.
Thank you !
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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We were in Ranchos 3B 2 years ago today and its a great location. We were less than 5 minutes to the Dig Site and only minutes to the bus stop. I was leary at first after reading OP's reviews, but that was quickly forgotten as we loved our room location.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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Another Rancho fan here!!!! We requested it for our last stay, and it was granted.....not that we had any doubt that it would...... We loved the theme - loved the same things the pp stated - lovely walk in the mornings and at sunset to/from El Centro, and we never felt it was that far, I liked the quiet pool better than the other 2 sections and it was never busy during our stay, very quiet and relaxing!!! We had great cell and wifi access - didn't experience any problems with those as I've read some reports that have.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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Free wi-fi at CSR ?
That would be great for our DD's Verizon iPhone !
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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We stayed at CSR our first trips and loved Ranchos 7B with a water view. Quick walk to the main pool, quite pool right outside our door. It was perfect.

That said we had a rental car and it was a quick walk to the parking lot. We didn't care about the Pepper Market because we would drop by the main building on our way back from the parks... in our car.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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When we went last June we had requested a room in the Cabana's section close to the main building, but ended up with a room in the Rancho's section building 7b facing the Dig Site. We were kind of dissapoited at first because we had heard that the Rancho's is the last section you want. We ended up being fine with it. We were close to the Dig Site, close to a bus stop and it really isn't that far to walk to the main building. if we would stay at Coronado Springs again I wouldn't care where we stayed.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:40 AM   #7
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I just booked CSR for 9/9-9/15 but haven't put any building requests in yet. When you all say "long walk" what would that relate to time wise? I have stayed at POR previously in both Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou and didn't think it was that bad of a walk but you could cut through over bridges and such. Last year we stayed POP and I wasn't a big fan but more of the busses. Plus I think the only reason we ate/drank more at the food court was because you have to cut through to get to the bus stop. Any help is greatly appreciated... such a difficult decision!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:31 AM   #8
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This info is good to hear our next trip we plan to stay at csr in the ranchos section.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #9
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Thank you for all the replies - rancho's it is.
We have teens - so no problem on a long walk for food - as long as they can get to the 'dig site' to swim fast
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
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I just booked CSR for 9/9-9/15 but haven't put any building requests in yet. When you all say "long walk" what would that relate to time wise? I have stayed at POR previously in both Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou and didn't think it was that bad of a walk but you could cut through over bridges and such. Last year we stayed POP and I wasn't a big fan but more of the busses. Plus I think the only reason we ate/drank more at the food court was because you have to cut through to get to the bus stop. Any help is greatly appreciated... such a difficult decision!
The difference here is that there are no bridges to cut across. You have to walk around the lake to get to El Centro and there's no way around that. If you plan to eat in the food court a lot, its not the best location for that.
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We'd asked for Casitas, which we've stayed in before, but were put in Ranchos 6 last year. It was actually a good location. Close to the pool, which we used each afternoon, not too far from the bus, and a small hike to the main building.
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Hmmm maybe I will just let the "Disney" Gods decide where we stay. I have heard that there are cms with golf carts too that will take you around if need be. More concerned for my 70 yr old mom than me. Plus there is coffee in the room...so no need to take a long walk in the morning! Thanks for all the help!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:10 PM   #13
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I think the golf carts are gone - at least for guest rides.
The previous post said you can take the DTD bus from the Rancho's and get off at the main building for food, gift shop and guest services.

Why not add an area request - like a room close to the food court, if you have a 70 year old young lady with you? I bet they will accommodate the request.
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Add me to the Ranchos fan base!

We have only stayed @ CSR once, in September 2011 and we actually requested and received a room in Ranchos 7B. We had a lovely corner room by the quiet pool and laundry room. We used the quiet pool a LOT at night, and it was a quick 2-3 minute walk to the main pool/dig site area. It was about a 15-20 minute round trip walk for us to the main building and back if we needed anything, but I didn't mind... it's a pretty walk! One other positive about that location was that we were close to 2 bus stops (typically picked up the bus by the Cabanas, as it was a little closer), and we also found our location to be rather quiet. I don't know if that is because most folks don't want to stay in that section or what exactly, but we are sold on the resort and area.

I just made our reservations for our September 2013 last night; we are returning to CSR and put in a request to get a room in 7B again. Hope the Disney Gods are smiling on us in a few short months.

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I know the CSR Rancho's are the longest walk to the Pepper Walk. LoL Market you mean.
But....
Please tell me some positive thoughts and benefits to the Rancho section.


How is the quiet pool ?
Closer to the Dig Site pool ?
Near any snack area?
Better bus stop to the 4 main Parks ?


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While CSR is awesome, I'm not a fan of the Ranchos, stricly because its far from the main bldg. But honestly thats the only drawback..

It's the best themed bldg out of all 3 IMHO, the grounds are beautiful. Sooo close to the main pool & to its bus stop...

I enjoyed Casitas 3 but the bldg was just ordinary...compared to the ranchos..
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