|11-04-2007, 02:54 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: S. Florida - 3 hr hop to the World!
My 2 cent review of Oct. at WDW. Lots of pics!
My husband and I drove up from the Miami area bright and early on Sat. Oct 13th to spend 5 wonderful (dare I say magical?) days at WDW. This was our third trip to WDW (our first trip together was a year ago for a much shorter visit.) Having grown up in So. California, I was fortunate to make many visits to DL, so it is so much fun for me to go to WDW and compare and contrast.
We decided to go in October, due to it being last crowded than our last visit (7/06) and to experience all the halloween decorations etc. If you have any questions about the things we did etc.., please feel free to ask away! So for now, let's start the trip report!
Where we stayed -- Coronado Springs Resort
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). Here is a pic:
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:
We lucked out in not getting a parking lot view! Only "ehhh" experience 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. While we did not get any towel animals, we did come back to some cute things such as this:
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 (where we stayed last year.)
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!
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:
If any of you are considering at stay at CSR, please refer to this amazing thread!
All the posts were so helpful for planning our stay at CSR. We felt like experts before even stepping on the property.
Ok, so that is where we stayed...now on to where we ate!
Grew up with DL & also went back in 08(CCI); WDW: 90, 06(POFQ), 07(CSR), Apr09(CSR), Jun09(SSR), Oct09(POP), Sep11(POP), Dec12(BCV/AoA), May13(POP), Aug13, Oct13(BLT), May14(AKV Jambo), Oct14(VWL). Next: Feb15(OKW) & Nov15(DCL Magic). Other: Nov13(VBR), Oct14 (DCL Dream), Nov14(VBR)
Future DVC owner at Disney's Hyperion Resort in 2053!
Past Trip Reports: WDW Oct 07 - DLR "back home"
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