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Old 06-07-2014, 04:18 PM   #826
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Do you know is this just going to be a room refurb or will amenities like the main pool be affected? I'm really nervous now.
It's a major room refurb. I think the pool was done a couple years ago.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:53 PM   #827
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Full credit to Buzz the number one source of CSR information on the Internet for getting confirmation on this!

CSR will undergo a full refurb beginning in August. Room design and furniture will be affected. This is awesome news!!

Quite amazing how this flew under the radar. The CBR refurb has been big news for quite sometime now, but only minimal rumours of a CSR refurb.

They are starting in the Casitas preferred rooms. I'm not sure at this point how long this will take or which section is next. Some of us who are going in November and December could very well have a new room!!
How long does a Resort refurb usually take? We are there next May, it would be nice to have a new-ish room
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:51 PM   #828
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How long does a Resort refurb usually take? We are there next May, it would be nice to have a new-ish room
I think the refurb at POR took about a year, so they should have about 75% done by then. Most likely done all of Casitas and Ranchos. They won't be done Cabanas by then though. Booking a preferred room, which is Casitas 1-3 would get you a refurbed room in May.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:05 PM   #829
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I'm told the Cabanas section which includes Business Class will be done last. So probably not until sometime in the spring when they get through the rest of buildings. Cabanas is by far the most requested area at CSR and apparently the last time they did a refurb they did Cabanas first. It caused mass chaos. Anyone who wasn't put in Cabanas was very angry. So having said that it makes sense to do them last. We only want to stay in the BC rooms there now, so from a personal stand point I'm disappointed, but I understand why they are doing them this order. They are starting at Casitas 1, then 2, and working around the lagoon in that order.
So my hope of Casitas 4 in November is not looking so good.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:24 PM   #830
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We are going to Coronado in October cannot wait to get there it has been 4 plus years since we went. We are hoping to have a magical time at the parks and have stayed at Coronado once for one night and are now booked for 4,nights with a water view.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:27 PM   #831
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So my hope of Casitas 4 in November is not looking so good.
Obviously I have know way of knowing for sure, but I would guess in November they would be working on Casitas 3 or 4. I think you would enjoy Casitas 5 as well.
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We are going to Coronado in October cannot wait to get there it has been 4 plus years since we went. We are hoping to have a magical time at the parks and have stayed at Coronado once for one night and are now booked for 4,nights with a water view.
Have fun!!!
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:32 AM   #834
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Like all properties within the Walt Disney World Resort, Coronado Springs is serviced by WDW Transportation. The only transportation option available at this location is the bus. However, Coronado is one of the few resorts on property that does not share buses with any other resort. There are 4 stops around the resort:
Bus stop 1: El Centro
Bus stop 2: Cabanas
Bus stop 3: Ranchos
Bus stop 4: Casitas

However, the buses DO NOT visit the stops in that order. When the THEME PARK (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom) buses enter the resort they proceed to Bus stop 4, then 3, then 2, and lastly 1. When the DOWNTOWN DISNEY/TYPHOON LAGOON or BLIZZARD BEACH buses enter the resort they proceed to Bus stop 1, then 2, then 3, then 4. The thought process behind this transportation strategy is that you can hop on a THEME park bus to go to El Centro and then hop on a DOWNTOWN DISNEY bus and return to your room.
Great thread and big thanks for maintaining it! I assume this might be a typo but figured I added my 2 cents...

Bus only run clockwise.

* Buses going to the parks enter the resort and visit stops in this order: 2, 3, 4 and finally stop 1.

* Downtown Disney buses first stop at stop 1, then 2, 3 and then 4.

* There's now an internal bus but it goes to Blizzard Beach as well making a loop. First stop is 1 then 2, 3 and 4. Then BB, and back to stop 1.

Note that a bus returning from a park or DD during the day may change the stop schedules depending on where they go next. For example, if the DD bus will go to a park, it will follow the 2-3-4-1 stops.

The last couple of buses of the day coming in from a park will typically follow a 1-2-3-4 as they will go offline afterwards.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:36 AM   #835
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How do you know if there will be a convention during your stay? if they are starting a refurb I would think this will then also limited the # of rooms if a convention is also the same time.
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How do you know if there will be a convention during your stay? if they are starting a refurb I would think this will then also limited the # of rooms if a convention is also the same time.
Just to put this into perspective for everyone.

There is approx 2000 rooms at CSR in 13 buildings. They are refurbing only 1 building at a time. That means only about 150 rooms are out of circulation at one time during the refurb. 150 out of 2000 will have a very minimal effect on operations. The building being worked on will not be used and the construction is inside the rooms. This means no noise or vacation disruption for anyone staying there. Unless you walk right up to the construction area you won't even know it is going on.

This refurb is exciting not negative!
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:35 PM   #837
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Just to put this into perspective for everyone.

There is approx 2000 rooms at CSR in 13 buildings. They are refurbing only 1 building at a time. That means only about 150 rooms are out of circulation at one time during the refurb. 150 out of 2000 will have a very minimal effect on operations. The building being worked on will not be used and the construction is inside the rooms. This means no noise or vacation disruption for anyone staying there. Unless you walk right up to the construction area you won't even know it is going on.

This refurb is exciting not negative!
Well said! I think people are worried this will be like the MAJOR construction going on at Poly which is affecting the overall resort. My guess is most would have no clue there are room renovations going on at CSR without reading about it or being contacted by Disney the category they booked is no longer available.
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:45 PM   #838
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Well said! I think people are worried this will be like the MAJOR construction going on at Poly which is affecting the overall resort. My guess is most would have no clue there are room renovations going on at CSR without reading about it or being contacted by Disney the category they booked is no longer available.
Yeah the Poly situation is different. They are basically reconstructing most of the resort. This is a room refurb. Anyone who is concerned should read through the CBR thread. The room refurb has begun there. All current guests are reporting no noise or disturbances of any kind. They are all very excited on that thread.
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:44 PM   #839
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How bad are the rooms now if they are refurbishing them? We stayed in connecting rooms at CBR last summer and the rooms were horrible. The rugs were stained, bathroom ceilings were moldy, there was dust accumulation on light fixtures and the rooms just had a musty smell to them. After our last trip my husband didn't want to stay onsite again! I convinced him to try CSR for our August trip. Please tell me the rooms aren't that bad! Should we change to POR?
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How bad are the rooms now if they are refurbishing them? We stayed in connecting rooms at CBR last summer and the rooms were horrible. The rugs were stained, bathroom ceilings were moldy, there was dust accumulation on light fixtures and the rooms just had a musty smell to them. After our last trip my husband didn't want to stay onsite again! I convinced him to try CSR for our August trip. Please tell me the rooms aren't that bad! Should we change to POR?
I'm booked for connecting rooms this Dec. Are there certain buildings that have connecting rooms. I stayed at CBR last time and I would give Mousekeeping a C- I was hoping it would be better at CSR.
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