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Old 02-27-2013, 08:05 AM   #616
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For those of you who have enjoyed the new lounge, did you happen to notice if soda was offered either in bottles or from a fountain? Could you fill your mug there? I like my caffeine cold and fizzy as a diet coke in the morning and only switch to Sprite Zero or Diet Sierra Mist in the evenings.

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Cans. Coke products. They are only out in the evening, but I'm sure you can request soda in the morning. I didn't see Sprite Zero or Sierra Mist. All I remember is Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite.

Here's how the sodas are displayed in the evening (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Perrier, Dasani - small water bottles):


In the morning, they have milk, juice and yogurt in that space:



I always ran over to Cafe Rix to fill my mug.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:16 AM   #617
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Left CSR yesterday. Cabana 9b business level

Lovely resort, quiet grounds. I did t even get over to dig site until Monday night! Too busy with the race preparations. Same issue with club level in evenings- went in 2 times but never drank my sangria (sad!) because it was prerace. Post race I was in the parks all night so missed out

Staff was lovely. Breakfast was great for me- yogurt, granola, fruit. Always got water to go- small plastic bottles. Took a coke to my room at night for caffeine fix in morning

Coffee was good. No fancy creamers but real cream available.

Was on back side of first building in cabanas. Had probably the only partial waterview room- almost all other rooms seem to overlook water.

Easy walk to main buildings but I wasn't thrilled with staff attitudes in the cafe. Other than that, great visit!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #618
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Yes, just tell your server you'd like separate checks. My sister, sister-in-law and I ate there twice this past weekend and did separate checks both times. The first time, the server asked us before totalling our bills and brought them individually. The second time, the server brought us one check, but we told her we wanted separate and she was able to do it without a problem.
Thank you so much for the info.
It is great to know !
This thread is the best CSR thread yet
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:08 AM   #619
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I'm itching to get back already. It never ceases to amaze me how soon I get that WDW fever so soon after returning. We spent Christmas at CSR and I'm ready to start planning a F&W trip for this year!
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:15 PM   #620
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Great thread, thanks for the pics too! Helpful to us, planning first stay at CSR this March!
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Weighing options...water view room with a request of Cabanas 8A or business class room in Cabanas 9B with a water view request? Is it worth the extra cost for the business class lounge offerings?

How far of a walk is it from Cabanas 9B to the main pool? To the food court and bus stop 1?

And from Cabanas 8A to the main pool? Bus stop 4? To the food court?

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Old 02-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #622
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Weighing options...water view room with a request of Cabanas 8A or business class room in Cabanas 9B with a water view request? Is it worth the extra cost for the business class lounge offerings?

1) How far of a walk is it from Cabanas 9B to the main pool? To the food court and bus stop 1?

2) And from Cabanas 8A to the main pool? Bus stop 4? To the food court?

Thanks so much!!
1) We were in Cabanas 9B our very first stay at CSR and loved the location. It was across the bridge to the pool, close to El Centro and we used Bus Stop #1 (El Centro). The only downside is that Bus Stop #1 is the last one picked up on the way to the parks, so in the mornings the buses may be full before they get there and you'll have to stand up if you get on at all. At the time we stayed there (Sept 2003) Disney was still in a post-9/11 slump, it was off-season and the resort was nowhere near full, so we didn't encounter that problem. In subsequent trips, I've noticed that the bus is often quite full before it gets to El Centro.

2) We were in 8A for our race trip this past weekend. I thought the location was excellent. We had a waterview room, so we were on the front side of the building and it was a very short walk to the Dig Site -- just down the walkway, a 2-minute walk. Our room was super close to Bus Stop #4, just down the path behind us, maybe a 2-3 minute walk. El Centro was across the bridge and probably took us 5 minutes or so to walk there. We had a lovely view and thought the location was really wonderful. My sister and sister-in-law kept telling me I did a great job with the room, but I said "All I did was request Cabanas and first floor and pay for the waterview! The rest was luck!"

This was the view from our room:



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Claire - I think you may have convinced me! 8A it is! (If we do indeed book CSR). We will also have a car, so if the buses are too horrible, we can drive if need be.
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What's the children's pool like? Anyone have pics? I have a 6 and 2 year old so that's something CBR has going for it...zero depth entry area...nice for little kids...
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #625
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What's the children's pool like? Anyone have pics? I have a 6 and 2 year old so that's something CBR has going for it...zero depth entry area...nice for little kids...
Tiny kids' pool ...


IMGP0549 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr

Play area ...


IMGP0564 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr

Your 6 y/o will LOVE this slide, but no zero entry at the Dig Site or the quiet pools ....


IMGP7103 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr

Lots of available life jackets if needed ...


IMGP0548 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #626
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Casistas buildings how many floors

Does anyone know how many floors the different Casitas buildings have? I have found that they have 3 or 4 stories. Which have only 3 stories and which have 4?

Also, is the health club in building 4? Is the health club nice?

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Does anyone know how many floors the different Casitas buildings have? I have found that they have 3 or 4 stories. Which have only 3 stories and which have 4?

Also, is the health club in building 4? Is the health club nice?

Thanks!
The health club is in Casitas 4. It's right by the quiet pool. It's actually one of the nicer hotel fitness clubs I've seen. I've used it several times in two stays there. The quiet pool is set up for laps if your into that. Casitas 4 is my favourite location at CSR.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:12 PM   #628
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Can the fireworks be seen from CSR? Where is the best spot to view them?
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #629
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I'm not sure what fireworks you are asking about - MK, or EP. But no, you can not see the fireworks.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #630
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Can someone please confirm pepper market for me? I have read that it is now buffet does that mean that u can go up as often as u want and u can get as many choices as you want for one set price?
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