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Old 07-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #1516
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Hi~ I really am having a tough time choosing between CSR & POR. We just got back from our first trip in May & now I am planning 2014. We stayed at POR but CSR looks amazing. Sounds silly but I'm curious does this resort offer Pole Fishing & bike rentals my boys loved that. Ds13,13 & 9. I am in the process of reading this thread page by page. On page 1 I believe I read this is available, but on another site I hear it's no longer? Thanks so much!
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Hi~ I really am having a tough time choosing between CSR & POR. We just got back from our first trip in May & now I am planning 2014. We stayed at POR but CSR looks amazing. Sounds silly but I'm curious does this resort offer Pole Fishing & bike rentals my boys loved that. Ds13,13 & 9. I am in the process of reading this thread page by page. On page 1 I believe I read this is available, but on another site I hear it's no longer? Thanks so much!
No, the pole fishing and bike rentals are no longer available. Sorry!

FWIW, my boys (now 11 & 7) have always loved CSR, they love the pool, the jaguar slide and the arcade.
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Hi~ I really am having a tough time choosing between CSR & POR. We just got back from our first trip in May & now I am planning 2014. We stayed at POR but CSR looks amazing. Sounds silly but I'm curious does this resort offer Pole Fishing & bike rentals my boys loved that. Ds13,13 & 9. I am in the process of reading this thread page by page. On page 1 I believe I read this is available, but on another site I hear it's no longer? Thanks so much!
Sorry, no answers, but we are in the same boat. We are booking CSR after a great tirp at POR. We just wanted to avoid having the same vacation and doing all the same stuff. Someone gave me this link that may help. I would check the resort website for the most current offerings. We are going for it, if we don't like it we may try to switch, but expecting good things as it is still Disney, and we don't spend a lot of time there.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:12 AM   #1520
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No, the pole fishing and bike rentals are no longer available. Sorry!

FWIW, my boys (now 11 & 7) have always loved CSR, they love the pool, the jaguar slide and the arcade.
ThankYou for the feedback! Crazy we were in WDW and one of my twins 13 found happiness pole fishing.
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Sorry, no answers, but we are in the same boat. We are booking CSR after a great tirp at POR. We just wanted to avoid having the same vacation and doing all the same stuff. Someone gave me this link that may help. I would check the resort website for the most current offerings. We are going for it, if we don't like it we may try to switch, but expecting good things as it is still Disney, and we don't spend a lot of time there.

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After having a perfect time in POR I'm afraid to chance it ~ but CSR looks sooo good!!!!!
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We did POR last trip as well and loved it!! But I'd like to try something new, so we chose CSR for this trip. Really, how bad could any Disney resort be??? 😊
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we are booked at POR for oct 2014 but thinking of changing to a suite at CSR have a party of 6 and it looks amazing...
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we are booked at POR for oct 2014 but thinking of changing to a suite at CSR have a party of 6 and it looks amazing...
Having been a hard core POR guest, I have to say it is nice to try other resorts from time to time. But keeping in mind all the other moderates are not as close together as POR is when you need to move around from building to bust stops, main buildings, food courts, etc...
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Having been a hard core POR guest, I have to say it is nice to try other resorts from time to time. But keeping in mind all the other moderates are not as close together as POR is when you need to move around from building to bust stops, main buildings, food courts, etc...
Venom! You were one of those who helped me make my POR stay flawless... I do know you are a POR rockstar & know your stuff in regards to that resort sooo could you share (if you have been to CSR) what you liked about it or disliked? My boys were huge fans of POR for the foodcourt and the marina activities.... Thanks a million!!!!
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:07 PM   #1526
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I feel like a total moron asking this but how does checkout work in regard to luggage? Do we make arrangements with bell services to come to our room that morning and get our luggage for them to hold or take down with us to check out? We are flying out that evening and will be catching DME to the airport. I'm also planning on using RAC after checkout before we hit our last day in the parks. Last time we were there we drove so we just hauled our luggage up and down the elevator. When I travel for business I haul my own luggage down as well but I'm also not staying at a multi-building resort either.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #1527
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We were scheduled to leave mid-late afternoon. In the morning, we finished packing up and then took our luggage to the Luggage Room where they store it while waiting for the DME to take you back to the airport. They're very helpful.

Then we hung out for a while, grabbed lunch and filled our mugs until time to go. It was nice because we weren't rushing and it was nice to just sit and enjoy the resort and take pictures.

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After having a perfect time in POR I'm afraid to chance it ~ but CSR looks sooo good!!!!!

CSR is home for me. I've stayed at POR many times (many times in the alligator buyou and many times in the mansions, but never a Royal room and FQ once.) There are selling points for both POR and CSR.

My boys loves the fishing at POR. They prefer the Dig Site Pool, snack bar, and entertainment in general. I miss Yeehaw Bob. The Rix Lounge certainly isn't that kind of family type entertainment.

I love CSR in the evening. The resort in the moonlight takes on a whole new ambiance. I could walk around the resort all night, especially the Casitas. The water and the lights are so beautiful.

The guacamole is my favorite on property. While the Pepper Market is so uniquely different, I actually like it. There will be at least one fajita with my name on it. Gelato at Café Rix is a nightly routine too.

We stayed at CSR the first year it was built. One tradition that has followed since our first stay, is the Opening Pool Ceremony. My kids love the trip down memory lane as they chant and the water fall turns on. There were times in each of their lives when they each thought it truly was magic.

I like staying at other Disney resorts, but I always seem to come back to CSR eventually. It's home for me.
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CSR is home for me. I've stayed at POR many times (many times in the alligator buyou and many times in the mansions, but never a Royal room and FQ once.) There are selling points for both POR and CSR.

My boys loves the fishing at POR. They prefer the Dig Site Pool, snack bar, and entertainment in general. I miss Yeehaw Bob. The Rix Lounge certainly isn't that kind of family type entertainment.

I love CSR in the evening. The resort in the moonlight takes on a whole new ambiance. I could walk around the resort all night, especially the Casitas. The water and the lights are so beautiful.

The guacamole is my favorite on property. While the Pepper Market is so uniquely different, I actually like it. There will be at least one fajita with my name on it. Gelato at Café Rix is a nightly routine too.

We stayed at CSR the first year it was built. One tradition that has followed since our first stay, is the Opening Pool Ceremony. My kids love the trip down memory lane as they chant and the water fall turns on. There were times in each of their lives when they each thought it truly was magic.

I like staying at other Disney resorts, but I always seem to come back to CSR eventually. It's home for me.
ThankYou for your input! Such a tough decision. First thing my boys (2 are teens) asked was "is there pole fishing?" Imagine? But maybe once there they won't even miss that. Thanks again
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ThankYou for your input! Such a tough decision. First thing my boys (2 are teens) asked was "is there pole fishing?" Imagine? But maybe once there they won't even miss that. Thanks again
My oldest is 19. He's a big fisherman. There is usually some kind of line in the car. He's fished at Pop Century with just line. He also has a small collapsible fishing rod. However, fishing is not permitted at CSR. He asked about retention ponds and such and was told no.

CSR is my 19 year old's favorite resort. My youngest is 9. He goes with the flow, but the jaguar slide is his favorite water slide.
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