Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 04-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #1561
MSSANDRA
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,275

Yes, the buffet is good but we are not used to paying 14.99 (I think the price ) for the amount of breakfast we eat. We were on the DDP and so it was a GREAT deal for us but not sure we would do it OOP.

CSR will do there very best to find a room where you will be happy. We love the casiitas. However do realize that it is possible they could be booked solid and you may have to have the choice of taking the room they have or not staying there. Unlikely, but it can happen. I think for all future trips we are just going to pay to request a preferred room so we are assure of the building we want. I would not be happy in Ranchos either.
MSSANDRA is offline  
Old 04-06-2012, 08:22 PM   #1562
saskdw
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,581

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stitch123 View Post
We'll stay at CSR for the first time at the end of the month. Found this thread very informative. I requested Cabanas when I booked but would be fine with Casitas. I'll stoutly refuse if they try to put us in Ranchos!

Question about Pepper Market: Is the breakfast buffet any good and worth the money? We pay OOP.
The breakfast buffet is excellent. We were on the DP so never thought about the price, but it's probably $10-$12 for a good breakfast on property anyway so $14.99 is only a couple bucks more ad you can sample numerous different things. If you just want a bowl of cereal you can get that at Cafe Rix.
saskdw is online now  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-07-2012, 06:06 AM   #1563
aubriee
Chocolate always makes things better
 
aubriee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East of Dallas
Posts: 14,808

Quote:
Originally Posted by smidgy View Post

can you believe for this trip next month, hubby is requesting ranchos, 7B? (aarrghh!). he really likes the theming, and he loves the look of the quiet pool. and it's close to the dig site, which he likes to get to early in the morning, when it's quiet. so all of you there the first week of may who DON'T want the Ranchos, you can thank us!!

anyway, yes, you can always nicel ask the check in CM, "um, what else have you got?"
Me, me, me! I'll be there May 5th-12th and am hoping and praying for a first floor somewhere in the Cabanas (preferably 8A). As I said before, I really detest the Ranchos.
aubriee is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #1564
danceteachermom
Mouseketeer
 
danceteachermom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Posts: 229

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom2OandElle View Post
So is the walkway open now? Someone mentioned that it was closed for 1/2 their visit; but I was wondering which half!
It was still closed when we left on 4/4 and did not look like it would open any time soon. They cut out the concrete the first day they closed the path...it remained closed but aft the first day we did not see anyone actively working in the area.

It was a minor inconvenience mostly for tired kid legs and it added a few minutes to our walk between the pool and the Ranchos. But an extra few minutes of walking at CSR? I love the walk most of the time. Just more lizards to count with the kids on the way.
danceteachermom is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #1565
Celidh
DIS Veteran
 
Celidh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 839

Internal Shuttle

I have read that there is an internal shuttle at CSR that will transport you from one place to another at this resort.

Can anyone tell me if this is still available. I would presume it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time to be able to catch this shuttle.

Thanks for any information.
__________________
Me DP DS 15 DS 12 DD 9
POP Century August/September 2011
Hoping for September 2013 without the kids - Oh wait, I just booked it!

Celidh is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #1566
angelbaby29871
Mouseketeer
 
angelbaby29871's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west lothian, Scotland
Posts: 162

When I made my original booking back at the end of march CSR was not available but when I checked at the start of this month if was available again. So loving CSR as much as I do I had to change my booking from POR to CSR. And I am so glad I did. Feel like I'm getting ready to go home.
__________________
angelbaby29871 is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #1567
danceteachermom
Mouseketeer
 
danceteachermom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Posts: 229

Quote:
Originally Posted by Celidh View Post
I have read that there is an internal shuttle at CSR that will transport you from one place to another at this resort.

Can anyone tell me if this is still available. I would presume it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time to be able to catch this shuttle.

Thanks for any information.
We did not see any shuttle service when we were there 3/29-4/4. I believe this is only the case when there are large conventions on property and it is offered to help convention guests get to the meeting facilities but they do take anyone when this is true. I have seen the shuttle service many times when we go in January.
danceteachermom is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #1568
lovethattink
DIS Veteran
 
lovethattink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 12,198

Quote:
Originally Posted by Celidh View Post
I have read that there is an internal shuttle at CSR that will transport you from one place to another at this resort.

Can anyone tell me if this is still available. I would presume it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time to be able to catch this shuttle.

Thanks for any information.
It's the resort Disney buses. At each bus stop there is a map of the bus resort's bus route. If memory serves me right, all but DTD stop at El Centro last, but the DTD buses stop there first.

If my thinking is correct, then you can hop on any theme park bus from the village bus stops to get to El Centro. If you are at El Centro and want to go to your village, then hop on the DTD bus. Please check the signs at the bus stops. I could be wrong.
lovethattink is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 05:44 PM   #1569
verdi73
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 71

Hello All!! My wife, son, and I will be staying the week of June 4th for son's 10th birthday. My wife really likes the looks of the Casitas but we want to be near the main pool. Have any of you all stayed in Casitas 5??? We booked a water view room. Should we call and make a request for Casitas 5? Is this something we can negotiate when we check in on that Monday? If we can get this specific room it will make the wife happy, and our son will be happy because he will be close to the main pool. Thanks for any advice or opinions.
verdi73 is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #1570
serene56
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4,099

Quote:
Originally Posted by verdi73 View Post
. My wife really likes the looks of the Casitas but we want to be near the main pool. We booked a water view room. .

a water view room could be facing a fountain or the lake -not necessarily a pool.



but am curious if you can request a change when they are checking you in
__________________
Epcot passports -ebay- Joephila1


our surprise day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2cIzwp4XWk&feature=plcp

serene56 is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #1571
StitchandPooh'sMom
Now if only I could think of something witty to say . . .
 
StitchandPooh'sMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 6,535

Quote:
Originally Posted by verdi73 View Post
Hello All!! My wife, son, and I will be staying the week of June 4th for son's 10th birthday. My wife really likes the looks of the Casitas but we want to be near the main pool. Have any of you all stayed in Casitas 5??? We booked a water view room. Should we call and make a request for Casitas 5? Is this something we can negotiate when we check in on that Monday? If we can get this specific room it will make the wife happy, and our son will be happy because he will be close to the main pool. Thanks for any advice or opinions.
Casitas 4 and 5 are non-preferred rooms, and they are not too far from the main pool. If you would like a particular section, you should call and have it noted on your reservation. If you are assigned another section, you can ask to be moved. They will try to accommodate you if they have a room available, but there are only two casitas buildings that are non-preferred, so it is possible that they will not be able to grant your request. You can guarantee casitas (in theory) by booking a preferred room - preferred rooms are only casitas 1, 2 and 3 - but they are about ten minutes to the main pool.

Water view at CSR could be a view of the lake, the fountains, or the quiet pools. There are no rooms that overlook the main pool.
StitchandPooh'sMom is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 07:39 PM   #1572
RobertLC
Mouseketeer
 
RobertLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Long Beach, MS
Posts: 220

Quote:
Originally Posted by Celidh View Post
I have read that there is an internal shuttle at CSR that will transport you from one place to another at this resort.

Can anyone tell me if this is still available. I would presume it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time to be able to catch this shuttle.

Thanks for any information.
We were there this past week. We saw the "shuttles" which are motorized golf carts with about 3-4 rows of seats and a cargo area on the back.

They zoomed all over the place, always passing us as we were walking to/from El Centro or our room. Not once did anyone stop and ask if we needed a ride.

On our final day, we checked out first thing in the morning and took a bus to Animal Kingdom. When we were done later that afternoon, we took a bus back to CSR and got off at stop #1 (btw, the buses stop at stops #2, 3, 4, and 1 when coming back from a park) to go to Panchito's to pick up a few items.

We were dead tired from walking all over Animal Kingdom and knew the walk to our car in the 8B parking lot would be a little longer than we wanted to walk (we had two small kids with us). I went to Bell Services and requested a ride to our car. The guy there seemed a little reluctant, but I supposed the Disney service ethic kicked in and he volunteered to give us a lift. After he dropped us off, I tipped him $3 for the effort.

So, the shuttles do exist, but I guess unless you make an obvious effort to flag one down, they just don't stop.
__________________
1975 - WDW - June - FWC
2012 - WDW - March 31-April 4 - CSR
2013 - WDW - May 22-27 - POFQ
2014 - WDW - May 27-June 1 - POR

RobertLC is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 09:26 PM   #1573
Celidh
DIS Veteran
 
Celidh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 839

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobertLC View Post
We were there this past week. We saw the "shuttles" which are motorized golf carts with about 3-4 rows of seats and a cargo area on the back.

They zoomed all over the place, always passing us as we were walking to/from El Centro or our room. Not once did anyone stop and ask if we needed a ride.

On our final day, we checked out first thing in the morning and took a bus to Animal Kingdom. When we were done later that afternoon, we took a bus back to CSR and got off at stop #1 (btw, the buses stop at stops #2, 3, 4, and 1 when coming back from a park) to go to Panchito's to pick up a few items.

We were dead tired from walking all over Animal Kingdom and knew the walk to our car in the 8B parking lot would be a little longer than we wanted to walk (we had two small kids with us). I went to Bell Services and requested a ride to our car. The guy there seemed a little reluctant, but I supposed the Disney service ethic kicked in and he volunteered to give us a lift. After he dropped us off, I tipped him $3 for the effort.

So, the shuttles do exist, but I guess unless you make an obvious effort to flag one down, they just don't stop.
Hmm, interesting. I had someone else tell me that the shuttles were no more. I'm glad to hear that they are still in use, even if it may be sporadic. I don't imagine my partner and I will need or want to use them as neither of us have any health issues but if we ever get to come back with the kids, it may be a nice thing at the end of a long night.

Thanks everyone for the input.
__________________
Me DP DS 15 DS 12 DD 9
POP Century August/September 2011
Hoping for September 2013 without the kids - Oh wait, I just booked it!

Celidh is offline  
Old 04-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #1574
Bootuzy
Earning My Ears
 
Bootuzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Spruce Pine, NC USA
Posts: 13

Return Visit

we are returning to CSR for my DD sweet 16 birthday. Last time we went I was 7 months pregnant with my now 12 year old! I know we have a water view room, but after reading some posts realize this could mean a myriad of things. Anything I should request specifically? Last time we stayed we were in Cabanas 8 and it was wonderful being close to the bus stop. Now that the kids are older and able to walk I am thinking a quieter spot might be preferred. Any thoughts? Would love to hear others' feedback and opinions! Thanks =)
__________________
WDW: '81, CBR'92, CS'99, AS sp'00, AKL'02, FW'02, CS'12

Last edited by Bootuzy; 04-08-2012 at 07:35 PM. Reason: spelling mistake
Bootuzy is offline  
Old 04-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #1575
milleali
Mouseketeer
 
milleali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 226

We will be arriving at CSR in 52 days!!! It will be our 2nd trip to CSR...love this resort!!
__________________
MEDH DS(11) DSD(5)
milleali is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: