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Old 09-10-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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Another Great Stay at CSR!

We got home on Saturday from our week-long stay at CSR. We checked in on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, and there was a lot of activity going on - a lot of people milling around. It had been raining, so that probably had something to do with it. We only waited about 5 minutes to check in, and while we were waiting, one of the CMs came over to tell us someone would be with us shortly, and gave each of our boys a huge string of those Mickey stickers they hand out. We got to the desk and a pleasant guy checked us in. We were given a room in Ranchos, which wasn't my first choice, but I didn't ask to be switched, knowing it would have the queen beds. We were in building 6A, on the 2nd floor. We were 2nd from the end near the stairs and it was a short walk across the parking lot to the bus stop, which is ideal when traveling with small kids. We did have the queen beds and they were very comfortable and really didn't seem to take up much more room than the doubles. The new beds are on metal frames with sides, not the movable frames that have space underneath.

Our room was very clean and we only had one issue with housekeeping. We came back one day, late, to find that our room had been totally skipped. I called the next morning and the lady I spoke to was very nice. She said she'd tell the manager and make sure our room was cleaned early that day. We never had another issue and most days we came back to our room for a rest about 2:00-3:00, and it was cleaned. Our first day, we came back to find that our son's Mickey was sitting up in bed, with the remote in hand!

We went to the Pepper Market one day for breakfast, before we went to Sea World for the day. Our waitress was good at explaining what we could have on the DDP. She didn't bring my 2nd drink, though, and I asked one of the managers up front to get it for me, which she did right away.

We've decided to wait a couple of years before heading back to Disney World. Our 2-year-old is at the age where he's mad about not getting to ride the same things as his big brother, so we need to wait until he can ride most everything. When we go back, CSR will definitely be one of our top choices again!

Oh, and KatMark, if you're reading this - I took your phone number with me and then couldn't find it when I got there. SORRY! Hope you had a good vacation!
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Coming up: Long weekend at CSR for Veterans' Day

"You see, it's just like I told you. Wishes can come true, if you believe in them with all your heart. And the best part is, you'll never run out of wishes. They're shining deep down inside you... because that, my friends, is where the magic lives."

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Jan 2014: OKW - Feb 2013 (DPHM): CSR - Sept 2012: Pop - Nov 2011: Pop - May 2011: CSR - Jan 2011: All-Star Sports - May 2010: Pop Century - Nov 2009: Wilderness Lodge - May 2009: Shades of Green -
Aug/Sept 2008: CSR - Jan 2008: POFQ - Sept 2007: CSR - Sept 2004: FWCabins - Sept 2003: CSR - Jan 1997: Honeymoon at Westgate - Plus many trips as a child at FW!
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Hi Claire, welcome back!! Glad you had a great trip!!

We haven't heard from Kathy because her DH told her no DIS during vacation. She must be shaking by now.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
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Hi. I'm wondering how far your room was from the pool and main building. Thanks and glad you had a great trip!
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Welcome back! Thanks for sharing!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:40 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Lilolvr View Post
Hi Claire, welcome back!! Glad you had a great trip!!

We haven't heard from Kathy because her DH told her no DIS during vacation. She must be shaking by now.
LOL I was just thinking about them!
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting Claire!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:14 PM   #7
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Yay! I'm so glad you had a good time. At first I was dead set against ranchos.. but I realized.. it's not that big of a deal.. I'll be at Disney!

Only two more sleeps for me and reports like these are making me even more excited!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:27 PM   #8
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Welcome home!

So glad you had another great stay at CSR! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:11 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting! How were the buses during your stay?
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Thanks for sharing Claire!! Glad you had another great trip!!
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Thanks for posting!!!
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Thanks for sharing and glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Welcome back! Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:54 PM   #14
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Thanks for sharing. I am really intrigued with CSR now. I mean just the two queen beds is enough to make me want to stay there but I had already been wanting to try it anyway. Glad you had a good trip!
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Claire, what were the buses like during you stay?
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