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Old 08-11-2012, 03:10 PM   #3016
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2 weeks for us too!! This will be our first time at CSR.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #3017
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I'm checking in on the 24th. Has anyone been to the arcade by the pool recently? My son likes to play pinball every day, but last time the machine wasn't working. The arcade doesn't seem to be used much because of the out of the way location, so maybe isn't maintained as well as some others.

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #3020
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #3021
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Just got back late last night from our stay at CSR, so I just wanted to post a few things about the trip.

We did online check in and had requested first floor Cabanas. We were going to be spending time at the pool, but we didn't plan on eating at the main building much or using the bus, but I wanted to be close to El Centro anyway.

We arrived about 12:00. There was a short line for online check in (much longer for regular check in), but as I was waiting, I was pulled out of line and directed over to the concierge desk, where I was checked in. We were happy to hear the room was ready AND not only did we get our requests, we were "upgraded" to a waterview! Honestly, I didn't really think waterview would be all that impressive, but we had a beautiful view of the lake and it was nice to open the curtains and look out. The room was in 8B, and I think it was a perfect location - right near the pool, short walk to El Centro, and the bus stop was right when you walked out of the building.

We had dinner at Pepper Market - DD and I shared the chicken fajitas and I thought they were pretty good. DH got a steak burrito, but wasn't too impressed. The waitress was happy to refill our mugs and a 10% service charge was added to the bill.

This was a short stay for us and we ate breakfast in the room, but if we were on the dining plan or there for a longer stay, I think we would miss having a "real" counter service option. Cafe Rix was OK for grab n go type stuff, but I like the convenience of the food courts.

The grounds were beautiful and we enjoyed walking around. DH made the comment that it seemed like there was more to do around the resort at POR/POFQ, so that might be a consideration if you planned on really spending time around the resort, but it was fine for us for this trip.

Overall, we really liked CSR and would definitely consider staying there again.

I'll be glad to try to answer any questions (while it's all fresh on my mind!)

Thanks for your post! We will be staying at CSR -first time- the first week of Oct.

I thought they did have counter serve option here? I really like the food courts at the values, am I going to miss that?

Also, I thought they did rent bikes (surreys)? I told the kids we could do that.
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Thanks for your post! We will be staying at CSR -first time- the first week of Oct.

I thought they did have counter serve option here? I really like the food courts at the values, am I going to miss that?

Also, I thought they did rent bikes (surreys)? I told the kids we could do that.
Pepper Market is a counter service - and a pretty good deal if you're on the dining plan. They have a lot to pick from, including Mexican food like burritos and fajitas and they'll refill your mugs, too. We ate dinner there, but from what I saw on the sign, breakfast and lunch are buffet style. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!)

Cafe Rix has a lot of the same things a food court CS would have, except it's more grab n go style. There also isn't much seating.

I didn't see any bikes when we were there.
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Does Pepper Market have bottled drinks?

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Old 08-12-2012, 10:03 PM   #3024
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Pepper Market is a counter service - and a pretty good deal if you're on the dining plan. They have a lot to pick from, including Mexican food like burritos and fajitas and they'll refill your mugs, too. We ate dinner there, but from what I saw on the sign, breakfast and lunch are buffet style. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!)

Cafe Rix has a lot of the same things a food court CS would have, except it's more grab n go style. There also isn't much seating.

I didn't see any bikes when we were there.
Ok. We are on the dining plan, so that should help. It does sound a bit confusing how you select and pay there, though??

I read you could rent bikes somewhere, but maybe they don't anymore, maybe someone else can confirm.

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Anyone staying at CSR going to MNSSHP on Sept 18? Im gonna be wearing a costume hope I;m not the only one hehe
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You won't be the only one in costume. We're going on 9/21.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #3028
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Ok. We are on the dining plan, so that should help. It does sound a bit confusing how you select and pay there, though??

I read you could rent bikes somewhere, but maybe they don't anymore, maybe someone else can confirm.

Thanks!
Can't "confirm" ... But I'll agree with a PP where they said they didn't see any. I never saw anyone on a bike or surrey. I know if they were there, our family probably would have done the surrey to go around the lake. (We were there in April)

The only thing on wheels I saw was lots of the golf carts and an occasional teen on a skateboard.


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Old 08-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #3029
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We just book Coronado Springs! This will be my first visit to this resort. We were told on the phone when we booked that Coronado does not have double sinks but I thought I read somewhere on these threads that it does. I can't find it now. This is an important detail for us. To those of you who have been are there double sinks or just a single. Thanks for the info.
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We just book Coronado Springs! This will be my first visit to this resort. We were told on the phone when we booked that Coronado does not have double sinks but I thought I read somewhere on these threads that it does. I can't find it now. This is an important detail for us. To those of you who have been are there double sinks or just a single. Thanks for the info.
Single. We had hoped for 2 also ... but we were just fine with only one.


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