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Old 09-16-2013, 09:24 AM   #2386
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But, I think we are taking this thread way off-topic now. It's for Q&A about CSR. I am one of the offenders; I apologize to OP.

Jason, if you want to continue the discussion about your upcoming WDW trip, you should start a thread. There is a lot of great information and advice out there for you!
You are so right! I just got to reading all the posts and completely forgot that I was on the CSR thread! So sorry!
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #2387
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One week to go before I am back in my "other home"! It's always a thrill to walk through those doors & see the fountain before heading to check in. And, I always say hello to the wooden horse in the lobby--silly me!
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #2388
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I love all the information. I have 22 days till my first stay here I'm so excited!
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:35 AM   #2389
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I'm sooooooo excited about CSR but it's not until next year!! We were originally choosing between CBR and CSR, and DH chose CSR - I'm so glad (although CBR looks great too).

The only downside is that our reservation is only for 4 nights, and I worry we won't get to see much of it (we'll have to make sure we visit once we get to the villa afterwards).

Anything in particular we should make sure we experience?

Oh, and I hear the gift shop is the biggest of all the resorts? I'm hoping to buy the children a photo/autograph album the afternoon we get there, and hopefully a Disney World 2014 cinch bag for me (although never heard them called that before). Will they sell them there?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:47 AM   #2390
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Returned yesterday from 8 wonderful nights at Disney and Coronado Springs

and I am missing waking up in our room already! This was our 2nd stay at CSR, and we are already planning a trip back there for 2015. Okay, we're not exactly planning... more like dreaming a little.

We checked in on 9/7; initially we were going to be placed in Building 7A (I requested 7B if at all possible). When I asked about getting moved, they were able to move us to 7B, up on the 2nd floor (Room 7667 to be exact), and we were able to get connecting rooms with my parents. I had not stayed up on the 2nd floor of a resort in all of my trips to Disney, but it turned out rather nice. We were facing the brush/bush area and the parking lot, which was fine... I don't mind any view at Disney! It was a quick 2 minute walk to bus station #4, a very quick walk to the quiet pool and laundry area for the Ranchos, about a 20 minute roundtrip walk to El Centro, and less than a 5minute walk to the main pool. Mousekeeping didn't leave any fun towel animals this time (which was okay), and maybe was a little lackluster on the cleaning, but overall, I didn't have any major complaints. We love the location of 7B (quiet, but close to everything important to us). The bus service seemed a little worse this time, but anything would be compared to our last trip in 2013, when I swear we never seemed to wait any longer than 5-10 minutes for a bus to/from the resort. We had a couple of 20 minute waits, and 1 - 35 minute wait, but we also had a few where we lucked out and arrived right as the bus was pulling up to where we wanted to go. There was 1 convention going on during our stay, but I think I only saw a total of 4 conventioneers. Breakfast at the Pepper Market was just okay (ate there yesterday morning), but dinner on Thursday night was good. Big portions!

All in all, it was another great stay. It was so hard to say goodbye yesterday, but knowing that another trip to the World (and more than likely CSR) is on the radar for 2015 makes it a little easier coming back to the real world.
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Getting my packing list ready. A few questions.

1. Are there hair dryers. If so if it didn't work how quick would they replace it.

2. Is there an iPhone docking station.

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Old 09-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #2392
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Hi. Just booked our first stay at CSR. We are so excited. We chose the the preferred rooms. Any suggestions on what to do first or just any tips on the CSR? Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:23 PM   #2393
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and I am missing waking up in our room already! This was our 2nd stay at CSR, and we are already planning a trip back there for 2015. Okay, we're not exactly planning... more like dreaming a little.

We checked in on 9/7; initially we were going to be placed in Building 7A (I requested 7B if at all possible). When I asked about getting moved, they were able to move us to 7B, up on the 2nd floor (Room 7667 to be exact), and we were able to get connecting rooms with my parents. I had not stayed up on the 2nd floor of a resort in all of my trips to Disney, but it turned out rather nice. We were facing the brush/bush area and the parking lot, which was fine... I don't mind any view at Disney! It was a quick 2 minute walk to bus station #4, a very quick walk to the quiet pool and laundry area for the Ranchos, about a 20 minute roundtrip walk to El Centro, and less than a 5minute walk to the main pool. Mousekeeping didn't leave any fun towel animals this time (which was okay), and maybe was a little lackluster on the cleaning, but overall, I didn't have any major complaints. We love the location of 7B (quiet, but close to everything important to us). The bus service seemed a little worse this time, but anything would be compared to our last trip in 2013, when I swear we never seemed to wait any longer than 5-10 minutes for a bus to/from the resort. We had a couple of 20 minute waits, and 1 - 35 minute wait, but we also had a few where we lucked out and arrived right as the bus was pulling up to where we wanted to go. There was 1 convention going on during our stay, but I think I only saw a total of 4 conventioneers. Breakfast at the Pepper Market was just okay (ate there yesterday morning), but dinner on Thursday night was good. Big portions!

All in all, it was another great stay. It was so hard to say goodbye yesterday, but knowing that another trip to the World (and more than likely CSR) is on the radar for 2015 makes it a little easier coming back to the real world.
Hmmm I hope I don't have too many 35 minutes waits for the bus when I get there. That would definitely mess up my ADRs if I came back to the resort for a break or to change clothes for dinner at Ohana or Flying Fish.
I guess we'll have to see what goes happens the first day or so.
Then again I did book the ADRs rather late so I should be ok.

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Getting my packing list ready. A few questions.

1. Are there hair dryers. If so if it didn't work how quick would they replace it.

2. Is there an iPhone docking station.

TIA
I did read somewhere there are hair dryers. I wasn't planning on bringing mine. hmmm I hope there is one cause I'll have a problem if not. Or learn to like hats real quick.
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #2394
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Unless it has changed recently , I don't believe there are iPod docking stations.


IMGP7036 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr


There ARE hair dryers. If you have trouble finding yours ... (as I did - I ended up calling the front desk ) they are located inside the hanging white bag in the closet!! See below ...


IMGP7041 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr

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Old 09-16-2013, 03:52 PM   #2396
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ILivetogo/Kris!!! Awesome post. Love it!!!

Thanks for posting!
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:02 PM   #2397
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We're just 2 days away from our next stay at CSR....I am so beyond excited!

FWIW last time we were there (May 2012) they didn't have ipod docking stations but there was an auxiliary cord attached to the alarm clock to plug our ipod into to play music if we wanted. Not sure if they still have them or not, guess we'll find out in 2 days
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:15 PM   #2398
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No problem!! Glad to help.

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Hi...just wondering if anyone has a fridge update for CSR....I checked the fridge board and there was no mention of CSR.... appreciate any updates!
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Hi...just wondering if anyone has a fridge update for CSR....I checked the fridge board and there was no mention of CSR.... appreciate any updates!
A few pages back (several) someone stated that they were replaced. When I called the cm didn't know.
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