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Old 03-09-2009, 04:53 PM   #826
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KatMark: It wasn't terrible where we live, but we were planning on visiting Ripon today & they got hit with a pretty bad mix. Decided to stay home. Can't wait to leave it all behind for awhile!
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:55 PM   #827
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What a beautiful daughter!!! She's precious!!! Hope she loved CSR as much as our children did....we can't wait to go back this May!
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:58 PM   #828
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Two kids who LOVE the dig site!

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:01 PM   #829
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Alan, can I have your permission to copy your picture up to the CSR Photo thread and the Dig Site thread?
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:15 PM   #830
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This is great thread. I'm still reading through it. Looking forward to our first stay at Coronado this September as part of our Welcome Home Daddy trip. He missed our vacation last year, so we're hoping to have a special time this year.

Any advice on where to request our rooms? The resort looks very nice, and since dh grew up in the Southwest, I think he'll really like it.

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:22 PM   #831
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This is great thread. I'm still reading through it. Looking forward to our first stay at Coronado this September as part of our Welcome Home Daddy trip. He missed our vacation last year, so we're hoping to have a special time this year.

Any advice on where to request our rooms? The resort looks very nice, and since dh grew up in the Southwest, I think he'll really like it.

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First, thank you to your Soldier for what he does for us and we hope that you have a marvelous Family vacation.

As to what area to request for your stay at the CSR (our favorite resort), it really depends on what you want to be close to.

Here are suggestions. If you want something more specific or my thoughts, just let me know:

For adult couples, especially honeymooners or those celebrating anniversaries Casitas 4 or 5 with a water view is exceptional. Casita 4 has the quiet pool, fitness center, spa, salon, and both are close to bus stop #2.

For “leisure guests with children” here are some great locations; Cabana 8a, Rancho 7b, Cabana 8b, 9a, Rancho 6b, and 6a...in that order. Nearness to El Centro is usually of no importance to many guests. It's much more important to be close to the park bus stops and the “Dig Site”. Leisure guests may come to El Centro once or twice; but they will be at the buses twice a day (at least) and the pool often when they are at the resort.

For adults or large families who wish to be close to a park bus stop and to a “quieter pool” but are not interested in the theme pool, building 7a is great and has close proximity to parking.

Building 2 also is close to parking and usually one of the quietest buildings, especially from the 4th floor. The fourth floor of building actually includes part of the upper floors of building 3 and has easy access to the convention center by way of the elevator courtyard of building 1 (especially in a rainstorm).

In other words, there is no “best location for everyone”. Each building has its own plusses and minuses. The cast members will be happy to guide you into the building that fits your needs best……..if you let them know what those needs and expectations may be.

Also, for a reality check…….when there is a large convention……not everyone is going to get a room next to the convention center. In fact, most of the rooming blocks are set up by the group having the convention long before any of the convention guests arrive…… Sometimes, there is little cast member latitude on changing those assignments.

As always, if there are special needs that must be addressed, fax the resort a week before arrival. Be sure you are faxing to the resort and not to Walt Disney Travel Company, their booking agency. The resort cast is best able to accommodate special needs. Often guests call the reservation desk with these requests and do not understand that this is not the resort; but a central reservation desk for ALL of Walt Disney World. The fax number is available by calling Walt Disney World information and asking for the front desk operations fax number.

Cabana 9b is close to bus stop 1 and the main building with a short walk to the Dig Site (main pool) over the wooden bridge.

Cabana 8a is close to the Dig Site (and playground) and bus stop 4 with a short walk to the main building (closest to the pool).

Cabana 8b and 9a are in between the 2 above (9a has a quiet pool).

Ranchos 7b has a quiet pool, is close to the Dig Site and bus stop 4 with a bit longer walk to the main building. 7b is behind cabana 8a.

Casita 1 is attached to the main building and is very close to the restaurants.

Casita 3 has great courtyard and fountain views.

Casita 5 has some nice fountain and lake views and is close to the Dig Site but farther from the main building. Close to bus stop #2.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:43 PM   #832
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Alan, can I have your permission to copy your picture up to the CSR Photo thread and the Dig Site thread?
Sure Kathy! I've got LOTS and LOTS of CSR pictures. Just let me know what you'd like.

I didn't know about the Dig Site thread!!! Please post the link and I'll post several pictures.

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Old 03-09-2009, 09:52 PM   #833
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Sure Kathy! I've got LOTS and LOTS of CSR pictures. Just let me know what you'd like.

I didn't know about the Dig Site thread!!! Please post the link and I'll post several pictures.

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Thanks, Alan. I appreciate it. Here it is:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....light=dig+site
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:08 PM   #834
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Thanks, Alan. I appreciate it. Here it is:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....light=dig+site
Thanks, Kathy! We LOVE the dig site pool!!! (One of the many reasons we chose to upgrade and come back to CSR.) Anyway, I've got some posting to do! Thanks again!

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Old 03-09-2009, 10:47 PM   #835
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King beds at CSR

I think I am confused ! We have requested two rooms (1 king, 1 with 2 queens). But our friends just returned and said that there were no king beds. I am hoping that the CM told them no kings available for the duration of their visit and not that there were no king beds in the resort. Does anyone now if this is true? Thanks
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:50 PM   #836
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I think I am confused ! We have requested two rooms (1 king, 1 with 2 queens). But our friends just returned and said that there were no king beds. I am hoping that the CM told them no kings available for the duration of their visit and not that there were no king beds in the resort. Does anyone now if this is true? Thanks
The CM must have meant not available at the moment. CSR does have king beds.
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The CM must have meant not available at the moment. CSR does have king beds.
Thank you! I thought they did and I could not imagine why WDW would take our request if they did not have a king size bed.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:09 AM   #838
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Cabana 9b is close to bus stop 1 and the main building with a short walk to the Dig Site (main pool) over the wooden bridge.

Cabana 8a is close to the Dig Site (and playground) and bus stop 4 with a short walk to the main building (closest to the pool).

Cabana 8b and 9a are in between the 2 above (9a has a quiet pool).

Ranchos 7b has a quiet pool, is close to the Dig Site and bus stop 4 with a bit longer walk to the main building. 7b is behind cabana 8a.

Casita 1 is attached to the main building and is very close to the restaurants.

Casita 3 has great courtyard and fountain views.

Casita 5 has some nice fountain and lake views and is close to the Dig Site but farther from the main building. Close to bus stop #2.[/B]
THANKS.......................thats what kind of info I needed....
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:11 AM   #839
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I got to deliver the express checkouts and magical express vouchers to Ranchos 7A and 7B this morning.
The construction guys and gals are really moving along on the rooms in 6B. The rooms look like they are about 1/2 way done. Yay! They should be done by the end of this week or the begining of the next.

In other news, it's less than 2 months until my vacation begins. I'll be going to Disney World and am staying at Coronado Springs with Mom and Dad. We may also go to Kennedy Space Center and I'm attempting to talk them into going to Universal or maybe SeaWorld.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:34 AM   #840
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Thank you, JamesLynn! The updates are always much appreciated and so much fun to be kept "in the loop".

Oh, you must be so excited - what a great vacation!! Gee, hope you get a great room location at your resort My CM friend told me she rarely gets good locations b/c those rooms are saved for guests. But when I was a CM I always had a fabulous room and was even upgraded at CR once!

Thanks again...and it's so nice to see you here again...you are a wonderful friend. Bless your heart!
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