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Old 04-07-2012, 04:24 PM   #1546
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Guess who got her first ever Mickey Mail today?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 04-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #1547
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Yay!!!! Love Mickey Mail day!!!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:45 PM   #1548
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99 DAYS UNTIL I ARRIVE AT THE POLY!!!!!!!

Double digit dancing!!!!!!
Guess I shouldn't share that 40 days from today we'll be snug in our bed in the Hawaii bldg??
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:46 AM   #1549
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Only 6 more days!!!!! (5 more sleeps if you want to get technical)
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #1550
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Since we are all counting down....

TWENTY FIVE DAYS!!!!
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:26 AM   #1551
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Only 6 more days!!!!! (5 more sleeps if you want to get technical)
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Since we are all counting down....

TWENTY FIVE DAYS!!!!
I am jealous of all of y'all but that means when y'all get back I will be a tad closer to my trip.

If you look at my ticker you will see what I mean about being a tad closer.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:56 AM   #1552
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The CSR was very nice. The high points are definately the pool area and Siesta's, the pool bar. I also liked that unlike the other mod's, you can close off the sink/vanity area with sliding doors, not just a curtain. This worked well for us, as my daughter and I are early risers and the hubs slept in most of the time. We didn't bug him with noise and light.

The pool and the pool slide are really fantastic. I love that there is a QS place right there, so no trekking up to the main building. The chicken strips they serve there are yummy. The bar is rather large too, and they Blue Moon on tap. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the volcano pool and the beach, but the pool at CSR is twice the size and the gals that do the afternoon pool games are great. The kids have lots of room to spread out for the games. They are always kind of cramped there at the Poly.

That said, there are a few drawbacks that make the Poly far superior in every way. We really missed having a balcony. I love to sit outside in the early morning and drink my coffee in peace. Not happening there. The other real issue was the size. I think it may be 3/4 of a mile from El Centro back to the Ranchos where we were stuck. In the heat, that walk was MISERABLE. It was quite a trek to go and get breakfast food in the mornings. I love how compact the Poly feels, I never feel like I need to pack a Sherpa bag and don hiking boots to go and get coffee and donuts.

My advice about the CSR is to DEMAND to be in the Cabanas section. If the room isn't ready, wait for one. If you are Cabanas you are closest to the pool and in decent proximity to El Centro. You don't want to be stuck back in Ranchos, and Casitas is where most of the business travelers stay. It's closest to El Centro, but quite a hike from the pool.

Most of all, I missed my morning Tonga Toast, LOL!
I would agree with most of this. We stayed at CSR in Oct for a budget vacay. It was a very nice resort. The main pool was fantastic--even liked it better than SAB--and having Siestas there poolside was the bomb. The pool even has REALLY nice bathrooms and lockers....so clean and large--something I wish the Poly would improve. I would disagree about Tinkerbellie16 demanding Cabanas though. She has a large family group going and chances are they will not end up in rooms near each other unless they all book preferred. We stayed in preferred Casitas 3 and loved the location. We only went to the pool once a day and because everything is "self-contained" there---pool, food, bar, bathrooms--it worked better for us to be closer to El Centro as we made 2 or more trips there per day for food or Panchitos to shop or pick up packages sent from the parks. It is also the first bus stop for pick up/drop off.

The rooms at CSR are beautiful but we felt really cramped by day 4. I did bring extra organizers that trip: pop-up clothes hampers, shoe organizers, hanging shelves to help fit the space. At Poly we never have those issues.

Although we loved the resort, we decided next trip MUST be Poly. We missed the balcony, the tiki torches, the monorail, the boats, the beach overlooking the castle with the boat horns and train whistles..... And the clencher was the night before we were supposed to leave, I got food poisoning and we had to extend our trip an extra day. Worst 36 hours ever, stuck in a small room, front desk kept messing up our new room keys and giving DH wrong info. Even while half-delirious from no sleep and hugging the porcelain throne, all I could think was "I wish I was sick at the Poly" instead of here.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #1553
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Happy Easter to my Poly family!


119 days until our Poly trip. I can't believe it has been over 100 days since we booked!
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:02 AM   #1554
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You are going to have a fabulous time. Our favorite time to visit is about a week after Easter. Crowds are low(beginning the Sun after Easter), weather is warm but not too hot or humid, very little--if any--rain, the WDW gardens are spectacular, and the Poly is in full bloom with free-flowing Pina Colavas I think the CMs are a little more relaxed too since the Easter crowds are gone and they can take a deep breath.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #1555
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:04 AM   #1556
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119 days until our Poly trip. I can't believe it has been over 100 days since we booked!
Same to you Dani!

Hey you're almost under 100 days - yahoo!
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119 days until our Poly trip. I can't believe it has been over 100 days since we booked!
Yes-Yes....HOPpy Easter to you too and all of our Poly Peeps
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #1558
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Same to you Dani!

Hey you're almost under 100 days - yahoo!
Thanks Tara! I can't wait for our double digits dance. I'm having a Hawaiian fiesta! (luau may be more appropriate )
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #1559
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I am jealous of all of y'all but that means when y'all get back I will be a tad closer to my trip.

If you look at my ticker you will see what I mean about being a tad closer.
When DD and started our countdown, we were at around 275 days or so. So, not quite as long as your's, but long nonetheless. I will say this though - time has just FLOWN by!! I can't believe how close we are to actually going to the airport! I have been finalizing the packing already since we have a pretty busy week ahead of us, and everything except toiletries & underclothes is packed!
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:08 PM   #1560
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