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Old 05-12-2012, 12:11 AM   #1951
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we're staying in 2 rooms for our family of 6 with kids ranging from 6-16 should I request for us to be in cabanas 9B, 9A, 8B or 8A? which is the best choice? flying in so disney trans only
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:48 AM   #1952
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just returned wednesday. quick review.

we walked around the whole resort and didn't see any sidewalk construction at all.

we were in cabanas 8A, ist floor. only 4 rooms closer to the dig site than us!

we thought the bus service was wonderful! hardly any waits at all. and only had to stand once.

we really liked the breakfast buffet and tried the lunchbuffet onece, it was good. but we were on the DDP. if not, we would not want to pay $15 or $17 for it.

we were disappointed in the quick servcie by the pool or cafe rix.. they used to have GREAT steak fries. so, anturally, they did away with them. and NOW, you don/t even get fries with your burgers or hot dog, only these crappy kettle chips. bad move on their part.

we really dislike having to stand in line with those ordering food to get the mugs refilled at the dig site (main pool).. and they always gave it back to you only 2 thirds full, cause theydidn't wait for the foam to go down. I probably annoyed them, cause I always said, "can you fill it?"

why? oh WHY?! did they take away the little table with 2 chairs and put in a stupid desk with a desk chair? 2 people want to sit down and eat together, or have a cocktail, or play cards. I ended up having to sit at the end of the desk on a little hassock (ottoman, for you younger folks)

the Casitas quiet pool does NOT have access to a bathroom after 7PM!!!!!! how silly is that? you go into the "spa", workout worm area to use the bathroom .. and even tho you can go around the building and access it 24hours, the "lockers/bathrooms are locked after 7. so, if you are working out, you have to go back to your room to use the bathroom? you are swimming, and need the bathroom, and have to trudge (in your wet suit) all the way back to your room?
in my opinion, this only encourages kids to pee in the pool!!! this is ridiculous!!!! I can see having the bathrooms locked, and room key access only, but not totally locked.
one night there was a worker just closing up, and we asked if we could use the bathroom, she was very rude, and said no, they were closing. then she told me " I DON'T work for Disney!"

we liked it. it was our 4th stay there. but we won't be back for a while.. the food is just too pricey at pepper market. the lines at cafe rix were long, and we didn't like the counter service ther or at siestas, (hated the chips, not enough options). and it is just too spread out for us.

we would go back to stay in the casitas, if only they kept the restrooms open at the quiet pool
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:19 AM   #1953
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just returned wednesday. quick review.

we walked around the whole resort and didn't see any sidewalk construction at all.

we were in cabanas 8A, ist floor. only 4 rooms closer to the dig site than us!

we thought the bus service was wonderful! hardly any waits at all. and only had to stand once.

we really liked the breakfast buffet and tried the lunchbuffet onece, it was good. but we were on the DDP. if not, we would not want to pay $15 or $17 for it.

we were disappointed in the quick servcie by the pool or cafe rix.. they used to have GREAT steak fries. so, anturally, they did away with them. and NOW, you don/t even get fries with your burgers or hot dog, only these crappy kettle chips. bad move on their part.

we really dislike having to stand in line with those ordering food to get the mugs refilled at the dig site (main pool).. and they always gave it back to you only 2 thirds full, cause theydidn't wait for the foam to go down. I probably annoyed them, cause I always said, "can you fill it?"

why? oh WHY?! did they take away the little table with 2 chairs and put in a stupid desk with a desk chair? 2 people want to sit down and eat together, or have a cocktail, or play cards. I ended up having to sit at the end of the desk on a little hassock (ottoman, for you younger folks)

the Casitas quiet pool does NOT have access to a bathroom after 7PM!!!!!! how silly is that? you go into the "spa", workout worm area to use the bathroom .. and even tho you can go around the building and access it 24hours, the "lockers/bathrooms are locked after 7. so, if you are working out, you have to go back to your room to use the bathroom? you are swimming, and need the bathroom, and have to trudge (in your wet suit) all the way back to your room?
in my opinion, this only encourages kids to pee in the pool!!! this is ridiculous!!!! I can see having the bathrooms locked, and room key access only, but not totally locked.
one night there was a worker just closing up, and we asked if we could use the bathroom, she was very rude, and said no, they were closing. then she told me " I DON'T work for Disney!"

we liked it. it was our 4th stay there. but we won't be back for a while.. the food is just too pricey at pepper market. the lines at cafe rix were long, and we didn't like the counter service ther or at siestas, (hated the chips, not enough options). and it is just too spread out for us.

we would go back to stay in the casitas, if only they kept the restrooms open at the quiet pool
Thanks so much for your review. We are trying out CSR for the first time in 13 days. We really want to love one of the mods since deluxe prices are out of control. We have done POR and CBR and so far like CBR better. One thing i have learned is we prefer eating at the parks and DTD and we eat breakfast in our room with the exception of one character breakfast. We never do the dining plan so i am already agreeing with you about PM, but it probably won't be a factor for us. The bathroom situation is just weird. My 11 year old and I stayed at ASMU with my brother and neice in February (last minute trip) and they were more accomodating.
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Just checked in. We are in Ranchos 7b. When she said that was where we were going, she noticed the look of panic on my face. After waiting about 20 minutes to see if we could get something in Casitas 5, I said never mind - we would take this because it's ready. The quiet pool is right outside our door and we are between bus stops 3 & 4. The room is very nice. I actually am OCD about cleaning so I took a Clorox wipe and started wiping down the tables, etc. and they were so clean.

Now off to DTD for the day!

Can't wait to check out Dig Site when my luggage (and bathing suit) arrive.
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Just checked in. We are in Ranchos 7b. When she said that was where we were going, she noticed the look of panic on my face. After waiting about 20 minutes to see if we could get something in Casitas 5, I said never mind - we would take this because it's ready. The quiet pool is right outside our door and we are between bus stops 3 & 4. The room is very nice. I actually am OCD about cleaning so I took a Clorox wipe and started wiping down the tables, etc. and they were so clean.

Now off to DTD for the day!

Can't wait to check out Dig Site when my luggage (and bathing suit) arrive.
Have a great day!! Is it a far walk to either bus stop from your building?
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just returned wednesday. quick review.

we walked around the whole resort and didn't see any sidewalk construction at all.

we were in cabanas 8A, ist floor. only 4 rooms closer to the dig site than us!

we thought the bus service was wonderful! hardly any waits at all. and only had to stand once.

we really liked the breakfast buffet and tried the lunchbuffet onece, it was good. but we were on the DDP. if not, we would not want to pay $15 or $17 for it.

we were disappointed in the quick servcie by the pool or cafe rix.. they used to have GREAT steak fries. so, anturally, they did away with them. and NOW, you don/t even get fries with your burgers or hot dog, only these crappy kettle chips. bad move on their part.

we really dislike having to stand in line with those ordering food to get the mugs refilled at the dig site (main pool).. and they always gave it back to you only 2 thirds full, cause theydidn't wait for the foam to go down. I probably annoyed them, cause I always said, "can you fill it?"

why? oh WHY?! did they take away the little table with 2 chairs and put in a stupid desk with a desk chair? 2 people want to sit down and eat together, or have a cocktail, or play cards. I ended up having to sit at the end of the desk on a little hassock (ottoman, for you younger folks)

the Casitas quiet pool does NOT have access to a bathroom after 7PM!!!!!! how silly is that? you go into the "spa", workout worm area to use the bathroom .. and even tho you can go around the building and access it 24hours, the "lockers/bathrooms are locked after 7. so, if you are working out, you have to go back to your room to use the bathroom? you are swimming, and need the bathroom, and have to trudge (in your wet suit) all the way back to your room?
in my opinion, this only encourages kids to pee in the pool!!! this is ridiculous!!!! I can see having the bathrooms locked, and room key access only, but not totally locked.
one night there was a worker just closing up, and we asked if we could use the bathroom, she was very rude, and said no, they were closing. then she told me " I DON'T work for Disney!"

we liked it. it was our 4th stay there. but we won't be back for a while.. the food is just too pricey at pepper market. the lines at cafe rix were long, and we didn't like the counter service ther or at siestas, (hated the chips, not enough options). and it is just too spread out for us.

we would go back to stay in the casitas, if only they kept the restrooms open at the quiet pool
Thanks for the review!

I believe the bathrooms being locked after hours at the Fitness Center is a safety issue. Also those bathrooms are technically for Fitness Center users, not for kids at the pool so that really is a non-issue. I don't recall seeing any public washrooms at the Ranchos quiet pool when we stayed in 7B two trips ago. I could be wrong here, but I don't think most Disney quiet pools have public washrooms and in theory the quiet pools are for people staying in the imediate area so going to your room to use the washroom shouldn't be an issue.

I can see where waiting in the food line at the pool to fill your mug would be annoying, but it is better than walking over to Cafe Rix the main filling station. At least they offer multiple filling stations, some resorts don't.

I agree with the pricing at PM. We've had FD both stays at CSR so it wasn't an issue and we like PM. However if we didn't have FD I'm not sure I would use PM much.

As far as the rude CM, that is highly uncommon at Disney. One of the things about WDW that always amazes me is how they find so many "happy" people to work there. I can see the workers point, you want them to wait around to lock up while your child uses the washroom which technically is only for Fitness Center users not kids at the quiet pool. I would probably be annoyed as well, but you usually don't get that attitude at Disney.

Sounds like overall you had a good stay with a few minor annoyances.

CSR is a great resort!
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Have a great day!! Is it a far walk to either bus stop from your building?
We stayed in that same 7B poolside location in 2010. Busstop 4 is only a 2-3 min walk.
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Another quick question: are the in room coffepots the new Pod style ones or are they the kind that need a filter?

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we're staying in 2 rooms for our family of 6 with kids ranging from 6-16 should I request for us to be in cabanas 9B, 9A, 8B or 8A? which is the best choice? flying in so disney trans only
I wouldn't be that specific with a request. I'd request connecting rooms first (if that is your preference), then cabanas (or close to Dig Site or close to bus stop or whatever it is that matters to you). It is best to give the room assigners as much to work with as possible.

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Just checked in. We are in Ranchos 7b. When she said that was where we were going, she noticed the look of panic on my face. After waiting about 20 minutes to see if we could get something in Casitas 5, I said never mind - we would take this because it's ready. The quiet pool is right outside our door and we are between bus stops 3 & 4. The room is very nice. I actually am OCD about cleaning so I took a Clorox wipe and started wiping down the tables, etc. and they were so clean.

Now off to DTD for the day!

Can't wait to check out Dig Site when my luggage (and bathing suit) arrive.
Thanks for the update! While we prefer cabanas, I think I would like 7B. It has a great location near the Dig Site, a very nice quiet pool, and the laundry.

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Another quick question: are the in room coffepots the new Pod style ones or are they the kind that need a filter?

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I think they have all been switched to the pod kind. Can anyone there now confirm?
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just returned wednesday. quick review.
.... why? oh WHY?! did they take away the little table with 2 chairs and put in a stupid desk with a desk chair? 2 people want to sit down and eat together, or have a cocktail, or play cards. I ended up having to sit at the end of the desk on a little hassock (ottoman, for you younger folks)
That's the only thing keeping us from booking CSR again
It's my favorite resort of the ones we've stayed in that still exist.

My DH calls that chair 'scary', cause it tips waaayy to far back.
I can see having it for convention guests, but if the room has 2 beds, why don't they have 2 chairs ? <sigh>
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My family would also like 2 chairs instead of the desk and chair, but I think CSR is targeted more toward business travelers than families. It's inconvenient because we eat breakfast in the room and that extra chair would be nice.

One more thing I found to be lacking in the room is a set of hooks from which to hang our lanyards, water bottle holders, hats, etc. Those hooks come in handy!

Otherwise, we like the room. It's the only mod with one sink, but that is a non-issue for us. The decor is nice, the beds are queen sized and comfortable, and the sliding doors are nicer than a privacy curtain IMHO.
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We were there a month ago and the one in our room was the pod type.
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