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Old 06-01-2013, 02:12 PM   #16
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Thanks for the great laugh when I read the title of your post.

Honestly, our family just writes the name of all the contenders on a post it note and scatters them on the floor. Then we call the dog over and the first one he touches is the one we pick. If something goes wrong at the resort, or if we don't like it, we can blame the dog for picking it. When we get home we are sure to give him the stink eye for a day or two. This makes everybody feel better, but not so much the dog, who is probably wondering what we got in our eye while we were on vacation.

Now if you have a situation where YOU want to stay some place and everyone else wants a different place.... well what you do is rub peanut butter or bacon on your post it note when the rest of the family is NOT looking. You give the dog the secret wink and lay your post it note down. Those dogs have noses like you wouldn't believe so it's a sure bet he's going to run over to your note and touch it first. Just be sure to give the dog a treat after he picks your note, otherwise he will hold a grudge and defeat your scheming the next time you have to use this system of choosing a resort.

Remember, if you "Help" the dog pick your resort choice there is no giving the dog the stink eye if you have any problems on vacation, because that choice was all yours, the dog was just in it for the bacon.

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Old 06-01-2013, 02:12 PM   #17
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If you paid for a preferred room and got Casitas 5, you were cheated. Only Casitas 1, 2, and 3 are preferred.
Do you know which buildings in CSR are preferred aside from Casitas 1,2, &3?
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:28 PM   #18
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Do you know which buildings in CSR are preferred aside from Casitas 1,2, &3?
Yes 1, 2 and 3 are preferred.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #19
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Yes 1, 2 and 3 are preferred.
I meant aside from those, or are those the only ones?
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:38 PM   #20
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I meant aside from those, or are those the only ones?
Sorry, I missed the "aside from" part. Those are the only preferred building.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:57 PM   #21
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You can book a business class room at CRS and be assured to be in the cabanas. The business class rooms are only in one building (9A I think). It is close to the lobby and fairly close to the main pool and a quiet pool. Business class also gets access to the lounge which has complimentary food and beverages (adult and regular). The cost is just a little higher. We like CSR. It is large but we never found the walks to and from the pool and lobby bad at all. About 5 to 8 minutes from the farthest building. The worst thing I can say about CSR is the Pepper Market does not have a very good system. The food is OK but the seating and ordering system is terrible. But that hasn't stopped us from staying there several times. We found the bus ride time very fast to all of the parks. We always stay in the cabanas area.
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Sorry, I missed the "aside from" part. Those are the only preferred building.
Thanks!

You'd think the Cabanas would be preferred.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #23
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If you paid for a preferred room and got Casitas 5, you were cheated. Only Casitas 1, 2, and 3 are preferred.

There is also no way Casitas 5 is a 20 minute walk away from the pool. It is right across the bridge from the pool. Are you positive you were in Casitas? Here is a link to the map, and you can see why Casitas 5 is definitely not that long a walk away from the themed pool.http://allears.net/acc/ResortMaps/Co...%20Springs.pdf
Actually, we were on the far side of 2 Or 4 but it DEFINITELY isn't much better than 5 and it WAS a 20 minute walk to the pool from our room, I counted. We went in August, it was hot and humid, so that factored into our slow walking.

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Old 06-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #24
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Well, we just booked for Sept. 17-24th at CSR in a King Water View room. We'll call and add a request to be in the Cabanas in a few days, and we'll request it again at check in or see if we can upgrade our room to get in.

Thank you so much for all the input!
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Actually, we were on the far side of 2 Or 4 but it DEFINITELY isn't much better than 5 and it WAS a 20 minute walk to the pool from our room, I counted. We went in August, it was hot and humid, so that factored into our slow walking.
4 still wasn't a preferred building. If you did indeed pay for preferred you need to send off and e-mail and tell them they overcharged you.

We stayed in Casitas 4 last year, with a room steps away from the quiet pool, and at most it was a 12 minute walk to the feature pool. But maybe we are just fast walkers. The only negative I have about CSR is that the preferred rooms are not close to the feature pool. It would be nice if it was a category you could pay for, a feature pool room location.
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4 still wasn't a preferred building. If you did indeed pay for preferred you need to send off and e-mail and tell them they overcharged you.

We stayed in Casitas 4 last year, with a room steps away from the quiet pool, and at most it was a 12 minute walk to the feature pool. But maybe we are just fast walkers. The only negative I have about CSR is that the preferred rooms are not close to the feature pool. It would be nice if it was a category you could pay for, a feature pool room location.
It was probably Building 2. We did a split stay, and didn't pay much attention to where we were in CSR, as we didn't care and were too excited to get to BWI. I agree, pool should be more centralized.
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I started to book CSR for my DH and myself for our next trip until I read several ppl's trip reports about staying at CSR and them saying that the air conditioners have motion sensors on them and at night when nobody is moving around the room the air cuts off. The only way to have the air running at night is to get maintenance to come to your room every other day and do a manual bypass on your a/c unit. That killed it for me. I do not want to have to deal with having someone coming to my room every other day and no telling how long they will take to get there once you call or if they even show up at all. Then you are sleeping with no air.
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I started to book CSR for my DH and myself for our next trip until I read several ppl's trip reports about staying at CSR and them saying that the air conditioners have motion sensors on them and at night when nobody is moving around the room the air cuts off. The only way to have the air running at night is to get maintenance to come to your room every other day and do a manual bypass on your a/c unit. That killed it for me. I do not want to have to deal with having someone coming to my room every other day and no telling how long they will take to get there once you call or if they even show up at all. Then you are sleeping with no air.
We did not have that problem at all. In fact, I was freezing cold trying to sleep last year. I had to have housekeeping bring me extra blankets, my nephew (who I was sharing the room with) had it so darned cold!

All you have to do is hit the power and down button at the same time. It will bypass the settings and you can make it as cold as you like. Go to the CSR thread and look at the first page. It has pictures showing how to bypass the air conditioning system.

Btw, the majority of Disney resorts have motion sensors in their rooms. Not something you can easily avoid.
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Go to the CSR thread and look at the first page. It has pictures showing how to bypass the air conditioning system.
Could you link me to this? I tried searching and can't seem to find it.
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Could you link me to this? I tried searching and can't seem to find it.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3023399

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