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Old 05-04-2014, 03:38 PM   #151
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Building 7A looks to be the furthest from el Centro so I was just wondering approx. how long the walk would be. CSR is our backup for POP on Wednesday, however, after watching videos and reading about it I really think I just want to switch but DH wants to push for POP.

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While there are posts on this forum claiming it to be ridiculous times of 20 or 30 mins....it's actually about a 7 min walk for a healthy person walking at a normal pace.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:40 PM   #152
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While there are posts on this forum claiming it to be ridiculous times of 20 or 30 mins....it's actually about a 7 min walk for a healthy person walking at a normal pace.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:39 PM   #153
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Ok good.
It's not really that bad. But at the end of a long day at the parks, DH was not going to go refill his mug at El Centro so we spent a lot at the vending machine to feed his pop addiction. Wanted preferred this time but no luck so will add some pop to our garden grocer order for him.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:58 PM   #154
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Leaving tomorrow for CSR Just curious if there is wifi service at the pool and at the Pepper Market.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:59 PM   #155
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CSR room decor matches what is on the WDW website. Green dressers and floral bedspreads sounds like pics of CBR.
I hope they are whats on the website because i saw the cbr pics and it wasnt the same green dresser it had a thatched looking front and the pics said csr it was hideous lol.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:12 PM   #156
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Speaking of filling mugs, is there anyway to get coffee at the drink areas by the pool or is it just soda stations?
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:18 PM   #157
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Great to see a new CSR thread as we are hoping to return next year

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The walking times and distances at CSR are greatly exaggerated by some people on this forum
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It's self serve now. You seat yourself and there is a brand new huge drink filling station in the middle.
Does this mean it's less chaotic now at PM? we stayed October 2012 during the buffet breakfast trial - which was great, but we found that the odd time we had an evening meal it was a nightmare!

It's the one (very small) sticking point about us re-booking CSR, other than that we love the place
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #158
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We have a csr standard room with free dinning reserved nov 15 to 22. We are trying to decide which bldg we should request. We are thinking bldg 8a might be the best. Can anyone tell me if they have elevators or not? We will have a double stroller and a scooter so just need to know if we need to request 1st floor or not. Thanks so much.
There are elevators but depending where you are in the building sometimes it can be a little walk. I ended up just carrying our stroller up the stairs that was right at my door. But we love CSR don't get me wrong.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:55 PM   #159
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We are looking forward to staying at CSR for the first time and have a feeling we will be hooked. We've stayed at CBR our last two trips and needed a change.

I saw some pictures of the fountain with the lions spitting at each other. What area can we find them in?
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Lurking, trying to decide whether to switch from pop. Biggest concern is the size of the resort and distance to bus. Only standard rooms left for my dates. Bus stop 4 has been recommended. Thoughts? Encouragement? Anyone who's stayed at both care to comment?
Both great resorts! Pop would be our Value choice. We've stayed there twice and enjoyed it, once as a couple and once with kids. As a couple we barely spent time there, just used it as a base to sleep. The kids (and us) loved the vibrant Disney theming and general busy-ness of the resort. When we switched to POR during the same trip the kids wanted to go back to Pop

We chose CSR over Pop last time due to free dining (UK) and loved it! bigger rooms were a plus and although CSR is bigger than Pop, it never felt as crowded - possibly due to the proportion of guests staying there for conventions.

We never felt the resort was too big - we stayed in the Cabanas, and had a few minutes walk either to the Dig Site or El Centro. Bus stop 4 was our closest stop, buses were never as crowded as the buses at Pop or POR - again maybe down to convention guests? Pop still gets my vote for 'best bus music' though
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Both great resorts! Pop would be our Value choice. We've stayed there twice and enjoyed it, once as a couple and once with kids. As a couple we barely spent time there, just used it as a base to sleep. The kids (and us) loved the vibrant Disney theming and general busy-ness of the resort. When we switched to POR during the same trip the kids wanted to go back to Pop We chose CSR over Pop last time due to free dining (UK) and loved it! bigger rooms were a plus and although CSR is bigger than Pop, it never felt as crowded - possibly due to the proportion of guests staying there for conventions. We never felt the resort was too big - we stayed in the Cabanas, and had a few minutes walk either to the Dig Site or El Centro. Bus stop 4 was our closest stop, buses were never as crowded as the buses at Pop or POR - again maybe down to convention guests? Pop still gets my vote for 'best bus music' though
thanks so much! We were so excited about POFQ, then got enthused about POR (chasing the elusive free dining) and now I'm getting excited about CSR. Our first trip and maybe our only, so we just want to get it right. Coming to realize that Disney is a wonderful place and we'll have a wonderful time regardless!
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:14 PM   #162
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Anyone know if CSR takes fax requests? I've seen mixed comments on this. Have never faxed a request but with my split stay, would like to explain I don't care about the view (had to book two different views in my two reservations) if we didn't have to change rooms.
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Coming to realize that Disney is a wonderful place and we'll have a wonderful time regardless!
That is true!

Our last trip was for 17 days holidaying with family who were Disney first timers. I was so worried that if we had made a mistake in choosing CSR then 17 days was going to seem a lot longer! I needn't have worried, everyone loved it - our group ranged from 18 months old, 3, 6, 30's, 40's and 60's and all are hoping to return with us next time
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Agreed!



Does this mean it's less chaotic now at PM? we stayed October 2012 during the buffet breakfast trial - which was great, but we found that the odd time we had an evening meal it was a nightmare!

It's the one (very small) sticking point about us re-booking CSR, other than that we love the place
The key with any resort food court is to go at off meal times. If eating lunch at PM we go at 1:30pm, if dinner we go later after 8pm. It's usually 80% empty at those times and 100% stress free!

I can't speak for breakfast as we never eat there for that. Last stay we stayed in Business Class which provides breakfast, before that we ordered breakfast supplies from Garden Grocer and ate in our room.
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Yes there are elevators.
We have a water view these days!
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