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Old 06-24-2013, 09:33 AM   #16
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I just laugh at those people (and you'll see them around the Epcot resorts too, especially at night). I've been to conventions and had those silly name tags and as soon as I left the convention meeting room, that tag came off.
and they are not taking up space on the buses or at the pool.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:09 AM   #17
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I've stayed at CSR three times and I love it. It is just as kid-friendly as any other resort (aside from the values, with their giant plastic icons)! We've been there during big conventions, too, and never found that to be a problem. If anything, it means empty buses during the day and less traffic at the pool. We had great bus service every time we were there, too, and didn't find that it was too far from anyplace else. The pool is amazing, too!

I agree that the the resort is large, but you just need to manage expectations in that department. Two of the three trips we were super close to bus stops, it was really convenient. We enjoyed staying in Cabanas 8b, because were next to a bus stop and the main pool. Personally, I don't find the mugs all that useful except at the Beach Club, where we've had rooms next to the main elevators, so we were three seconds away from the refill station.

Also, I love the room interiors; very mod with white linens (no icky comforters).
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:16 PM   #18
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We ended up in Casitas 5 and loved it. We are going again and going to request the preferred location which is Casitas 1, 2, or 3.

We loved the queen beds. We got our son a rollaway.

We really enjoyed the breakfast, although it was a buffet style last time. This upcoming trip is back to non-buffet. I never minded giving a tip for them getting our refills. But you could always get your breakfast to go and take it out to the outdoor tables. There's no tipping on the to go orders.

I would say if there was anything I did not care for it was the grab and go. We tried to eat there one morning, mostly cereal and muffins, but we were starving long before lunch that day. So now we just get a real breakfast at the Pepper Market. Plus the grab & go does not have much seating.

I have a CSR trip report below that is just 2 pages or so of pictures. It's not a long story. I think there's some photos from CSR on both pages. Our son was 6 for that trip and loved it.

We didn't have any bus troubles either. We used the bus stop #2 by Casitas mostly, and sometimes #1 which is just outside the Pepper Market building.

Oh, there was a couple days where it seemed busy at the Pepper Market. Maybe because we went later those days. I think it opens at 7:00 am. Our plan this time is to get to Pepper Market close to 7am every day.

Saw a few people in suits, or business casual, but never really on the buses, just walking to get to their conferences or back to their rooms. It didn't affect us at all.

Well, enjoy planning your trip!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #19
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I am curious because we have thought about staying at CSR when just my Dh and I come back until I read that the air conditioners have motion sensors on them and at night when nobody is moving around the room the a/c cuts off.

Have any of you who have posted here that say you love CSR not have an issue with your a/c cutting off at night?

I can't sleep in a hotel room without any air blowing. I would wake up hot all night.

Now someone said you can call maintenance every 2 days and have them come and do some kind of bypass to your a/c unit that will allow it to stay on but who wants to do that every 2 days and wait hours in your room waiting for someone to come fix your air.

Is it not an issue for those of you who stay at CSR?
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:36 PM   #20
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I am curious because we have thought about staying at CSR when just my Dh and I come back until I read that the air conditioners have motion sensors on them and at night when nobody is moving around the room the a/c cuts off.

Have any of you who have posted here that say you love CSR not have an issue with your a/c cutting off at night?

I can't sleep in a hotel room without any air blowing. I would wake up hot all night.

Now someone said you can call maintenance every 2 days and have them come and do some kind of bypass to your a/c unit that will allow it to stay on but who wants to do that every 2 days and wait hours in your room waiting for someone to come fix your air.

Is it not an issue for those of you who stay at CSR?
There used to be info on doing the bypass yourself. I remember trying to do it myself last time, but I am not sure I did it correctly. However, I don't recall the air ever going off. We kept nice and cool.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #21
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I am curious because we have thought about staying at CSR when just my Dh and I come back until I read that the air conditioners have motion sensors on them and at night when nobody is moving around the room the a/c cuts off.

Have any of you who have posted here that say you love CSR not have an issue with your a/c cutting off at night?

I can't sleep in a hotel room without any air blowing. I would wake up hot all night.

Now someone said you can call maintenance every 2 days and have them come and do some kind of bypass to your a/c unit that will allow it to stay on but who wants to do that every 2 days and wait hours in your room waiting for someone to come fix your air.

Is it not an issue for those of you who stay at CSR?
There is an override so that you won't have to worry. The easy solution is about 1/2 way into the second post with a picture and easy directions.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....+motion+sensor
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:48 PM   #22
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I am curious because we have thought about staying at CSR when just my Dh and I come back until I read that the air conditioners have motion sensors on them and at night when nobody is moving around the room the a/c cuts off.

Have any of you who have posted here that say you love CSR not have an issue with your a/c cutting off at night?

I can't sleep in a hotel room without any air blowing. I would wake up hot all night.

Now someone said you can call maintenance every 2 days and have them come and do some kind of bypass to your a/c unit that will allow it to stay on but who wants to do that every 2 days and wait hours in your room waiting for someone to come fix your air.

Is it not an issue for those of you who stay at CSR?
This is addressed on the CSR thread. You can push the power button and the down arrow at the same time and BP (bypass) will show up where the temp normally does. Then you're in bypass mode and you can set the temperature for whatever you want. It also says you might have to do this every 24 hrs. That's what I plan to do. I love a cold room! We're leaving in 30 HOURS to go to CSR. Can't wait! This is my 20th trip, but first time in a moderate. Also first vacation with all 5 grandchildren, ages 15 months to 9 yrs. Have fun!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:12 PM   #23
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CSR is wonderful, its beautiful, and the pool is fantastic. So is the Maya Grill, the table service restaurant. There are a few places to get adult beverages if you like, and walks around the lake at night are fantastic. So is an afternoon in a hammock by the lake.

People will try to say that its too big, or that the walk to the Main building is too long, its really not, its max 5 mins from the farthest places. And if you are at the farthest place you can refill you mugs at the poolside bar.

its just wonderful
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:36 PM   #24
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We tried it once, based on picture looks and price.... That all ended when we arrived... Huge resort.... Too spread out for us . Depending on where you're located, refill mug can be useless, unless you like a long trek!!

Again, being spread out, the main pool can be another hike.... Plus guests that know, request certain areas and everyone can't have those rooms so you suffer..

Food court not to our liking, we hardly all ate together , always took longer for some meals than others, and then the stupid tipping for non service ... Nope !

With so many other resorts on property, others far surpass what we didn't care for at CSR .... Moderates have the PORTS of Orleans....and POFQ being one that's compact, boat ride to DTD (like an attraction all it's own) queen beds... Or POR ( it's spreads put too ) but its a sister resort with POFQ so you have walking access to both along the river....

We just didn't get the Disney vibe at CSR... Been there done that attitude.... Won't be going back !
This was pretty much our experience both times.

It's a beautiful resort but we have never had good luck with clean rooms, bus service, convention go-ers, or decent food there. And it is extremely spread out.. Which isn't a HORRIBLE thing, but it can be a drag at times..

The CM's there, were great with our issues, though, and tried to make us as happy as possible. It just isn't the resort for us. Which means more room for those that love it
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #25
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I am coming to Cornado for the twilight zone tower of terror 10 miler weekend. Is there anything I need to do at this resort during my quick trip?
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #26
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We are looking into staying at Coronado Springs in October with 4 kids ages 8-3. I have heard it isn't kid friendly. It looks beautiful. But I am so unsure...
Unless that's a typo you would need two rooms at CSR or any MOD for that matter. 4 people age 3 or over is the max in all MODS except POR- Alligator Bayou. It holds 5.
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Unless that's a typo you would need two rooms at CSR or any MOD for that matter. 4 people age 3 or over is the max in all MODS except POR- Alligator Bayou. It holds 5.
They have suites at CSR.
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