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Old 08-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #1771
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We booked CSR with standard room and FD for 10/29-11/4, I was wondering if there are any Casitas that are not preferred rooms? We are not using the Pepper Market much but would like to be close to bus stop 2, any suggestions on which would be the best rooms to request that are not in the preferred range??
You want to be in Casitas 4 or 5. They're not preferred, and are actually closer to the bus stop than the rest of the Casitas (4 is the closest overall). Casitas 4 has the salon, fitness center, laundry facilities, and a quiet pool; Casitas 5 is closer to the main Dig Site pool.
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We booked two rooms at CSR for October to take advantage of free dinning. A friend of DW was also able to get us two rooms at the Friends & Family Discount so we'll be at CSR for our whole stay in October rather than a split stay. I'm sure I'll have more questions as our trip gets closer.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:41 AM   #1773
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Just checked in to CSR business level. We really have not had time to explore too much but my first thought upon getting to our room was that they really need to wash the outside of the buildings. They are very dirty and gave us a motel 6 vibe. Kinda depressed about that.

We did have time to grab a quick muffin from the lounge.

Oh and we do have a working fridge! First one out of our 3 resorts this week.
Hope you can share more about business level. Will be staying there in October. If the buildings look dirty you should definitely share that with the front desk people. When I stayed there last December they were out bright and early every morning with the power washing sidewalks, cleaning fountains, etc. Maybe building washing is next on their agenda!
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What did you like better about Cabanas vs Casitas?
Because of the location of the Cabanas we just seemed closer to the pool and El Centro. There was also work being done on the sidewalks during the time we stayed in Casitas which required us to walk farther. This probably tainted my experience a bit.
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Just talked to the TA we are now going to be at CSR oct 1-12,2014 still far away but it's a week closer than it was...
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Sorry, misread something.

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Old 08-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #1777
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Just talked to the TA we are now going to be at CSR oct 1-12,2014 still far away but it's a week closer than it was...
And two days longer!!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #1778
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And two days longer!!!
Welcome home and let them think you are crazy! I love this forum because I can find people that don't think I'm crazy and they get me. I haven't even gone on my November week yet and I'm day dreaming about another in Feb/March.

I'll be at CSR, November 16-23....I can't wait. Never been there and it looks beautiful!
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:52 PM   #1779
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Fire Works!

I read somewhere that someone could see the fire works from their room at CSR. Does anyone know which area that would be possible?
I have had such a magical planning period that I really don't feel the need to request a room, but it would be a cool perk to know to look for them if we end up in that area.
What would be even cooler is to see them from a hammock but I believe that only would be possible at Polynesian.
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I read somewhere that someone could see the fire works from their room at CSR. Does anyone know which area that would be possible?
I have had such a magical planning period that I really don't feel the need to request a room, but it would be a cool perk to know to look for them if we end up in that area.
What would be even cooler is to see them from a hammock but I believe that only would be possible at Polynesian.
I thought I had read 4th floor Casitas Bldg 4 or 5 for the fireworks, I think.
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I read somewhere that someone could see the fire works from their room at CSR. Does anyone know which area that would be possible?
I have had such a magical planning period that I really don't feel the need to request a room, but it would be a cool perk to know to look for them if we end up in that area.
What would be even cooler is to see them from a hammock but I believe that only would be possible at Polynesian.
The best view of the fireworks at CSR is from the 4th floor of Casitas 4.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #1782
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This looks like a beautiful resort. So what exactly makes a king room "preferred" versus just a regular king room? I booked a king preferred room, but I don't really know what to expect. We won't have a car, so we're hoping to be more near to amenities...also wouldn't mind a room that looks nice/has been refurbed. I saw some awful pictures on tripadvisor of some old, dingy looking rooms, and then some room pictures that are gorgeous. How will I know what I am getting? Should I request a certain building? Any help is appreciated!
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This looks like a beautiful resort. So what exactly makes a king room "preferred" versus just a regular king room? I booked a king preferred room, but I don't really know what to expect. We won't have a car, so we're hoping to be more near to amenities...also wouldn't mind a room that looks nice/has been refurbed. I saw some awful pictures on tripadvisor of some old, dingy looking rooms, and then some room pictures that are gorgeous. How will I know what I am getting? Should I request a certain building? Any help is appreciated!
If you booked a preferred king room, you will have a room with a king bed located in a preferred building. Preferred buildings are 1, 2 and 3 and are considered preferred because they are close to the food court, bus stop and gift shop.

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This looks like a beautiful resort. So what exactly makes a king room "preferred" versus just a regular king room? I booked a king preferred room, but I don't really know what to expect. We won't have a car, so we're hoping to be more near to amenities...also wouldn't mind a room that looks nice/has been refurbed. I saw some awful pictures on tripadvisor of some old, dingy looking rooms, and then some room pictures that are gorgeous. How will I know what I am getting? Should I request a certain building? Any help is appreciated!
We booked a king water view, and got a Cabanas room, ground floor corner, it was PERFECT. Close to the main building, close to the dig site. Couldn't have been happier. And the view was AWESOME>
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Hope you can share more about business level. Will be staying there in October. If the buildings look dirty you should definitely share that with the front desk people. When I stayed there last December they were out bright and early every morning with the power washing sidewalks, cleaning fountains, etc. Maybe building washing is next on their agenda!
I would be happy to answer any questions about business level.
We went to the lounge this morning for bagels, pastries, oj, and coffee. Tonight we had chips and salsa, diet coke and hubby had a beer. Went back at 7pm for choc pretzels and hubby had another beer. They offered me a wine or sangria too.

As far as the resort, I have tried to keep an open mind but after 2 days, I still feel the same. We did walk the entire resort and it seems the BC buildings are the ones that are dirty and drabby looking.
We are also used to putting our do not disturb sign up and having a bag of towels, coffee and such left on the door handle. That didn't happen so we had to have some brought to us. Need my morning coffee! Lol

The quiet pool was in desperate need of a pool boy. It had a nice layer of leaves and other floaties. I am not sure if it was because there was just not many people swimming or what but we went to check it out and decided we were glad we could swim at home and that it was not a must do here so we skipped the pool. The other pool was nice and clean, just too crowded for us.

DD and I went to do laundry and we got stuck in the laundry room. Haha the doors would not open! It was actually pretty funny considering how I already felt about the place, then that happened. All we could do was laugh. I mean we were at Disney at least.
We finally just kept pushing at the doors until they opened. Came back to the room to get more money and what do I do? I put the money in the SAME dryer that I already had going. Duh! So back to the room for yet more money. Finally we had both dryers going!

All in all, I am just not feeling the Disney magic here. IMHO the lounge is not worth it unless you drink the beer and such. I guess the location is key too. It is close to food court.

Also want to say.. the CM's here are super friendly. We have met some wonderful workers.

We are now debating between Poly, AOA suite or POFQ for December.
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