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Old 04-09-2014, 02:35 PM   #3691
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Booked our first family trip and will be staying at the CSR Sept 28 - Oct 3, upgraded to a business class room. So very excited! ADR's are done, and now I'm just counting down the days!
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:35 PM   #3692
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That is Casitas 4. My favorite location at CSR other than Business Class.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:43 PM   #3693
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Anyone know if the laundry machines take magic bands or are coin op or what now?
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:50 PM   #3695
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Okay we did it! We just made the switch for our Aug 20-29 trip from POFQ to CSR Business Class! We're so excited! I hope we made the right choice

Now I have to change our first might ADR from Boatwright's to Maya Grill!

Happy to TRULY be part of the CSR family now!
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:02 PM   #3696
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Booked our first family trip and will be staying at the CSR Sept 28 - Oct 3, upgraded to a business class room. So very excited! ADR's are done, and now I'm just counting down the days!
We stayed business class last Nov. loved it! Enjoy the lounge!
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:27 PM   #3697
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Well I just booked a standard room here.... Never been @ this resort only pop and por! While its only for a 3/2 surprise the kids for moms birthday stay im very excited to stay @ a new resort.

Anything I should know? We will be there right after memorial day in the middle of the week myself dh dd 10 n ds 3.

Really any tips will help and since its around the corner no way I'll get 2 read this whole thread lol
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:42 PM   #3698
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Haven't gotten through all the pages but did read the beginning and didn't see the answer to my question. We'll be staying here the night before our cruise and our flight gets in at 10. I know we won't be able to check in till 3 but will we be able to hang out at the pool beforehand? I picked this one specifically because the pools look like so much fun. TYIA
You can check-in as soon as you arrive! We always arrive around 9:30-10am and more often than not our room has been ready. Of course you cannot count on that as it all depends on room availability and turn-around time however you can still check-in and they will text or email you (your preference) when the room is available. You can absolutely enjoy the resort during this time every time we have done this (and usually head to a park for the day) the text that our room was ready was always received hours prior to 3pm! Enjoy your stay and your cruise!!!
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You can check-in as soon as you arrive! We always arrive around 9:30-10am and more often than not our room has been ready. Of course you cannot count on that as it all depends on room availability and turn-around time however you can still check-in and they will text or email you (your preference) when the room is available. You can absolutely enjoy the resort during this time every time we have done this (and usually head to a park for the day) the text that our room was ready was always received hours prior to 3pm! Enjoy your stay and your cruise!!!
Woo hoo! Just what I wanted to hear. I know we're going to MK the day we get back from the cruise but still debating on wether or not to go when we arrive. We're flying a red eye so not sure we'll be up to or have enough time for a park. DTD and the pools are most probable.
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Well I just booked a standard room here.... Never been @ this resort only pop and por! While its only for a 3/2 surprise the kids for moms birthday stay im very excited to stay @ a new resort. Anything I should know? We will be there right after memorial day in the middle of the week myself dh dd 10 n ds 3. Really any tips will help and since its around the corner no way I'll get 2 read this whole thread lol
You could call or fax a request to be in casitas or cabanas which are closest to El Centro.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:49 PM   #3701
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Any Dis'ers going to be in business class next week? We can have a glass of Sangria together. We check in on the 15th.
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Hi All! We are considering trying CSR for our 2015 trip so I've read through all 250+ pages of this thread and got so much amazing info! Thanks so much to everyone who submits - it's so helpful!

My question is probably a really odd one - I love Mexican food, but I am a total wuss when it comes to spice When I make it at home I can control the spice, and when I have it "out" I am a big fan of the "Taco Bell level of spice" rather than the "authentic Mexican level of spice"! Basically I love the flavours, but don't want all the heat.

Would anyone be able to tell me what the mexican food at Pepper Market and Maya grill would be like heat wise? And if it IS really spicy, can you ask for them to "tame" it down a little?

Thanks so much for the help! I know this is a crazy concern, but I would LOVE to try the food!!
It's been awhile since I've been on this thread, but just back from CSR and you don't have to worry about the Pepper Market, you won't want to eat there very often. Unfortunately, it's gone downhill quite a bit in the past couple of years...no burritos (except for an egg breakfast burrito), fajitas, rice, etc. But they don't spice it much anyways unless you ask.

Not sure about the Maya Grill as I never got to eat there, but imagine it would be far superior to what comes out at the PM.

Still love the resort overall, especially since it's the only moderate w/ a gym, but the food @ PM has slipped compared to the other resorts...including the values.

The food will be good, if not greasy or heavy. Rooms, on the other hand are still pretty nice, and never had a problem w/ transportation. Business class, on the other hand, is a whole different story.
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Lord, I'm glad to read about your thoughts on Pepper Market. DD and I were there in September and thought it has gone downhill. We were on the dining plan and had a hard time finding something to eat. In the past, we've enjoyed the entrees we've chosen. To top it off, it was about ten minutes before a CM was able to get our desserts and we only had three choices.
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Pool Towels?

I think I remember reading that you have to take your own towel to the pool - is that true for both the quiet pools and the main pool? If so - is contacting housekeeping the only way to get additional towels?
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I think I remember reading that you have to take your own towel to the pool - is that true for both the quiet pools and the main pool? If so - is contacting housekeeping the only way to get additional towels?
Towels are available at the Dig Site pool but you would have to bring them from your room for the quiet pool. Yes, call housekeeping for more towels if needed.
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