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Old 08-10-2013, 10:32 AM   #1891
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Yes, you stop at a host stand. They will give each member of your party a card. Once seated, a waitress will get you drinks. She will also ask if you've been there before and if you are on ddp. You will get more instructions then. If you have a refillable mug, bring it. They will fill it up and it won't count as one of your drinks; you can then get a bottled water and take it to go. Our waitress suggested that! Anyway, take your card up and wander around the stations until you find what you want. Tell the cm at that station your order and had him your card; he will stamp it. Hang around until your food is done, then take it back to your table. You can go over and get dessert before you eat your meal or you can do it after you eat, in case you want ice cream. Same process as with meal. Your server will check on you and get you anything else you might need. Once finished, your server will take your cards, tally everything up, and present your bill. Your server will then come back for your bill and process it: this I'd different from the past. You used to take the bill up to the register.
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Pepper Market - Can you take your order "to go"? Are there trays or bags? We like taking breakfast food back to our room while getting ready for the parks; and eat lunch outside if nice weather. Tables outside? Thanks.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #1893
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Yes, you can take it to go; it will be boxed up so no need for a tray. Plenty of tables right outside, then more down by water.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:15 PM   #1894
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You can also pick up at the Swan & Dolphin with Alamo
We leave tomorrow for a week at Coronado Springs, but are going to Legoland one day. What we decided to do is pick up the car from the dolphin at 8:30 when the Alamo center opens. They will send someone to pick you up. We plan on staying pretty much the whole day, and the Alamo at the Car Care Center closes before we would be back. We don't want to deal with returning it the next day. The Dolphin has after hours drop off. They do not offer return transportation to your resort after hours, but we figure we can use Disney transport to get back (it may take a while and be a bit out of the way, but it's free and it works for us). I believe we're paying about $50-60 for the rental (I don't know what we booked since my husband did it, but I know we're 4 adults and a child, so it must be at least a sedan). Hope this helps!
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #1895
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We leave tomorrow for a week at Coronado Springs, but are going to Legoland one day. What we decided to do is pick up the car from the dolphin at 8:30 when the Alamo center opens. They will send someone to pick you up. We plan on staying pretty much the whole day, and the Alamo at the Car Care Center closes before we would be back. We don't want to deal with returning it the next day. The Dolphin has after hours drop off. They do not offer return transportation to your resort after hours, but we figure we can use Disney transport to get back (it may take a while and be a bit out of the way, but it's free and it works for us). I believe we're paying about $50-60 for the rental (I don't know what we booked since my husband did it, but I know we're 4 adults and a child, so it must be at least a sedan). Hope this helps!
That makes sense about the after hours and depending on when you get back, even if a shuttle was available from Alamo it might have taken time to get you back anyway.
Gonna talk to hubby about this as we were considering the car center. But I'll have to see where we will be going from drop off time. Might make more sense to go to Dolphin. Update us when you get back.
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bounce back?

For those of you that are at csr, have there been any bounce back offers?
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We leave tomorrow for a week at Coronado Springs, but are going to Legoland one day. What we decided to do is pick up the car from the dolphin at 8:30 when the Alamo center opens. They will send someone to pick you up. We plan on staying pretty much the whole day, and the Alamo at the Car Care Center closes before we would be back. We don't want to deal with returning it the next day. The Dolphin has after hours drop off. They do not offer return transportation to your resort after hours, but we figure we can use Disney transport to get back (it may take a while and be a bit out of the way, but it's free and it works for us). I believe we're paying about $50-60 for the rental (I don't know what we booked since my husband did it, but I know we're 4 adults and a child, so it must be at least a sedan). Hope this helps!
If the Studios are still open that night you could walk across there from the Dolphin and get the bus back to CSR. Otherwise you might end up going somewhere like DTD or Epcot to catch one
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:02 PM   #1898
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Pepper Market - Can you take your order "to go"? Are there trays or bags? We like taking breakfast food back to our room while getting ready for the parks; and eat lunch outside if nice weather. Tables outside? Thanks.
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Yes, you can take it to go; it will be boxed up so no need for a tray. Plenty of tables right outside, then more down by water.
Also, the cashiers usually have bags at the register. Just be sure to mention that you are getting food To Go so that they stamp your card with "to go" and you don't get charged the service fee at the register.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #1899
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We are trying to decide between standard and preferred rooms. We will be there the week of Thanksgiving with FD, so I know the resort will be crowded. We will have 2 rooms and are most concerned with being close to the Pepper Market and transportation. Mom and I are the runners for breakfast while the kids and husbands are getting ready in the morning.
Does having preferred reallly make a difference? And is it worth the cost?

Thanks for all the information, we are so excited about the trip!
My personal opinion is that the preferred rooms aren't worth it. Business Class are the best rooms at CSR. I would either splurge for those or stick with standard. Water view might get you a better view, but no guaranteed location.

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Old 08-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #1900
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My personal opinion is that the preferred rooms are worth it. Business Class are the best rooms at CSR. I would either splurge for those or stick with standard. Water view might get you a better view, but no guaranteed location.
why are the business rooms superior? also, not related, when we stayed at the CBR there was a splash pool/water playground type area which our kids loved...anything similar at CSR?
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Great thread! I was a little apprehensive to switch from tiny POFQ to CSR for free dining, but the pictures are amazing. Now I'm excited about our resort.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:33 PM   #1902
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The more I look at these pictures, the more I think I may pay the extra to stay here again, hmmmmmmmm. I'm sorely tempted. I wonder if I can book a business class room at a military discount? Never hurts to call and ask.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:43 PM   #1903
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why are the business rooms superior? also, not related, when we stayed at the CBR there was a splash pool/water playground type area which our kids loved...anything similar at CSR?
The kiddie pool a CSR is the worse kiddie pool on property, imho. It's great for toddlers though. It's very small and very shallow.

There is a very nice "dry" playground on the opposite side of the Dig Site from the kiddie pool. It has an area for small kids and one for bigger kids. There are two sand boxes to play in too. There are usually a couple of buckets out.

Some stays there has been a foosball game out there, most stays there was a ping pong table.

My 19 year old loves CSR's pool the best of all the resorts we've stayed at (even beating Storm Along Bay). The water slide is great. The pool is huge. There is a giant hot tub, Volley ball court, ping pong, sometimes foosball, and the loaded nachos are great.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:23 PM   #1904
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The more I look at these pictures, the more I think I may pay the extra to stay here again, hmmmmmmmm. I'm sorely tempted. I wonder if I can book a business class room at a military discount? Never hurts to call and ask.
You can, we booked two rooms for May in BC with mil room discount. I would assume unless they are all booked up for the discount over your time frame you could reserve BC room.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #1905
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Does anyone have any updates on how they're doing on the refrigerators?

Not a huge deal for us, but we'll be arriving Sept 6 and was just curious.
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