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Old 05-02-2014, 08:05 AM   #31
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Just stayed there last October and loved it.... The concierge room with free breakfast was such a great way to start the day and the rooms were right up by the front!!!! In the evening the concierge room has snacks pop and free alcohol for those who indulge the room does close midday. We were in the FD so it was like we have free breakfast lunch and dinner
OH THANK YOU!!! Any tips you can share? The best bus stop? Room or floor to request? Thanks so much!
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:08 AM   #32
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We will be staying May 7,8,9 we are thinking of upgrading to business class. What are the hours? Any hot food? Pictures if the BC lounge? Hours if the BC lounge? Was it a crowded building and area?
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:17 AM   #33
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Could you add some information about accessible/handicapped rooms?

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I don't have much info but I will look back in the old FAQ threads and see what I can find to add

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Ok you CSR peeps. We were planning on staying POR again this year providing they were included in the FD but looks like they will not. We will be going in Sept. Now thinking CSR. We loved POR. Will we love CSR as much or more. Give me all the pros and cons. I know it's a convention resort and have already seen somewhere there is a convention the week we will be there. When there is a convention does it make the buses more packed? Hopefully after staying POR we won't be disappointed.
In my opinion, conventions actually make the buses LESS crowded. The conventioneers are often in meetings all day and tend to spend time at Rix Lounge or Laguna Bar in the evening. My general experience has been that buses and the main pool are calmer when there is a convention. Plus, not all conventions are large. We have seen some that have a noticeable impact but not many and we have stayed at CSR nearly 20 times.

I believe CSR is bigger than POR so there is more walking involved to get to the food options at El Centro. And the main pool is located halfway across the resort from the main building. If you want to be close to both, book Business Club Level which guarantees you a room in Cabanas 9B. Otherwise, request 9A or 8B.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:24 AM   #34
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Can anyone tell me if cabanas 9A and 8B are standard? Also Casitas 5?
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:29 AM   #35
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Can anyone tell me if cabanas 9A and 8B are standard? Also Casitas 5?
Yes, Cabanas 9A & 8B, Casitas 4 & 5 have standard, water & king rooms

The only "premium" buildings are:
Preferred: Casitas 1, 2 & 3
Business Club Level: Cabanas 9B
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:38 AM   #36
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Just booked CSR for November. We wanted POR again, but with free dining we chose CSR. Hope we love it. Subbing so I can find out all the great details.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:27 AM   #37
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Stayed in Aug & Nov 2013 love love love this resort.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:30 AM   #38
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I have a room in Cabanas 9B reserved (YAY!). I don't think there are parking lot views in that building, but can you request a water view vs. garden view without an extra charge? Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:31 AM   #39
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OH THANK YOU!!! Any tips you can share? The best bus stop? Room or floor to request? Thanks so much!
One thing I would consider is looking at going to bus stop 4 instead of the stop at the main entrance because that actually ends up being the last of four stops and at times that bus will be full before it gets to you
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:42 AM   #40
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I have a room in Cabanas 9B reserved (YAY!). I don't think there are parking lot views in that building, but can you request a water view vs. garden view without an extra charge? Thanks.
9B looks out on Lago Dorado and a small pond towards the main entrance of the resort. I believe you can put a view request on your online check-in.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:46 AM   #41
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Like many it seems, we are PO refugees! Hoping to stay at CSR in November with free dining but we are not DV holders so we have to wait until the 7th to book.

I have a couple of questions since we have never stayed at CSR before. We'll be travelling with a 13 year old DS and a 3 year old DD. We don't typically use the pool much, and we'll be going on a cruise right after our Disney stay so I'm not too worried about being near the pool, but would like to be near a bus stop so that we can get around easily. What would be the best building for us?

We're hoping for a first floor room but in case we don't get that, do the buildings at CSR have elevators?

Anything else we should know? I am a bit worried that the kids won't have as much fun at CSR--we stayed in a Royal Room at POR last year and they LOVED that so I'm wondering if CSR will be a bit of a letdown. I'm excited about it though, it's the only moderate we've never done and I've been wanting to try it.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:05 AM   #42
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Again, another POR that switched to CSR for FD! Both were choices when I first reserved but POR won out. I researched and new all about POR then FD forced the switch. I'm excited to learn more about CSR......

Like the last post - my main question is what is the elevator situation?

What's the possibility of getting Cabanas 8B if I get a waterview room?

Oh, and we are going at Christmas time and my birthday!!!! Dec 13th-20th
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:20 AM   #43
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Like many it seems, we are PO refugees! Hoping to stay at CSR in November with free dining but we are not DV holders so we have to wait until the 7th to book.

I have a couple of questions since we have never stayed at CSR before. We'll be travelling with a 13 year old DS and a 3 year old DD. We don't typically use the pool much, and we'll be going on a cruise right after our Disney stay so I'm not too worried about being near the pool, but would like to be near a bus stop so that we can get around easily. What would be the best building for us?

We're hoping for a first floor room but in case we don't get that, do the buildings at CSR have elevators?

Anything else we should know? I am a bit worried that the kids won't have as much fun at CSR--we stayed in a Royal Room at POR last year and they LOVED that so I'm wondering if CSR will be a bit of a letdown. I'm excited about it though, it's the only moderate we've never done and I've been wanting to try it.
CSR is a beautiful resort!

The kids will LOVE the pool! It has (I believe) the longest slide of all the resorts. It's a good one!


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The "quiet" pools in the different areas are amazing too! We enjoyed both The Dig Site AND the quiet pool.

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Turtles and fish in the lake!

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Super yummy Gelato at Café Rix!

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Yes there are elevators! This is located right next to our elevators in Cabanas 9A.

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My DS11 loved it here! He really enjoyed checking out his magazine while chillin' on a hammock. The little one will enjoy playing in the soft sand there!! There's also a sand play area in the playground over by The Dig Site.

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Hopefully they will love it at CSR.

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Old 05-02-2014, 10:20 AM   #44
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One thing I would consider is looking at going to bus stop 4 instead of the stop at the main entrance because that actually ends up being the last of four stops and at times that bus will be full before it gets to you
That's EXACTLY the type of info I am looking for. Thank you... If you think of anything else PLEASE post!
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:25 AM   #45
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Just booked CSR for a birthday trip the last week of Sept. Haven't been there since honeymoon in 2001 and we've been loyal to POFQ but switched for free dining. Hoping the kids will like it since they've never been. Looking forward to any info and tips I can get from everyone. Thanks in advance!!
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