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Old 05-03-2014, 11:44 AM   #91
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I noticed that the website shows absolutely no availability for the 3rd week of September. My sister is hoping to stay there since both PO resorts are excluded from FD. Anyone know if there's any hope in some opening up when announce the FD general discount? Getting very nervous. Thx!
All I can tell you is that, for months, we were trying to get CSR for that week in September. There's been "limited to no availability" for quite some time. Could be the conventions have the rooms booked and some will be released as we get closer to September. (but I guess that won't help you for FD.) I do wish you luck - keep trying and you just might get lucky!
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:10 PM   #92
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How many people would leave the park between 5-10pm just to get a snack for free from business class. Not a cream cheese pretzel, Mickey head ice cream, or dole whip, but crackers. I can't even make the sacrifice for being at pool when the lifeguard and slide are open. The alcohol BC offers is also not choice. Wondering how this is worth $40 extra / day?
We book Business Class for the room location. It is the premium location at CSR. I consider any use I get of the lounge just a bonus. I wouldn't book it based on getting my $50 a day out of the lounge.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:13 PM   #93
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We book Business Class for the room location. It is the premium location at CSR. I consider any use I get of the lounge just a bonus. I wouldn't book it based on getting my $50 a day out of the lounge.
Yup, exactly. Minimal price difference between this mod's preferred location and others
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:14 PM   #94
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I think they mean across the lake. I am here now, have Stayed before also and it is a short walk between the 2 but definitely not right beside. Esp. When compared to other resort, this one is much bigger and more spread out. Just be aware you will have to walk a ways to something, no matter which area you stay, even BC.
BTW, you can get your drinks to go in the lounge. Water is in carafe so you just pour into to-go cup to take it. No bottled water, we asked. Lol
Cabanas 9B is a 2 min walk to the Digsite pool area and a 3 min walk to the food court. I don't consider that alot of walking. There is a video on Buzz's site where someone walks from Ranchos to Pepper Market at a normal walikng pace in 7 mins. The walking times and distances at CSR are greatly exaggerated by some people on this forum. There is more walking from the far rooms at the Deluxe resorts than Business Class location at CSR.
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Following along. Hoping to stat at CSR in Nov for first time!
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:38 PM   #96
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We will be here in a Business class room with FD end of Sept/beg of Oct. for the first time! Excited to try a new resort but will only stay there of guaranteed the cabanas section (we are from AZ and don't want to vacation in a southwestern-style section and prefer the beachy part) Can someone clarify that business class rooms are all in 9B? I am fine with anywhere in that building but don't want to miss requesting it if I need to . Also, where exactly is the Coconino Lounge located? Thanks!
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Our 6 night CSR reservation with FD, Sept. 6 - Sept. 12 is less than a preferred room at POR with a RO discount of 20%, allowing a measly $500 for food or $480 OOP for the QS dining plan. My 6 nights business class Cabanas 9B room, 6 day park tickets for 2, and FD=$2212 total. Preferred at POR with 20% RO discount, $500 for food for 2 people/7 days, 6 day park tickets for 2=$2363. Duh. We're going to CSR! If I switched over to garden view at POR with the RO discount, park tickets, $500 food=$2183. Wow! A big savings of $29! Nope. Like I said, CSR, business class, "free" snacks and drinks, close the the Dig Site and food court and bus stop=no brainer.
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We will be here in a Business class room with FD end of Sept/beg of Oct. for the first time! Excited to try a new resort but will only stay there of guaranteed the cabanas section (we are from AZ and don't want to vacation in a southwestern-style section and prefer the beachy part) Can someone clarify that business class rooms are all in 9B? I am fine with anywhere in that building but don't want to miss requesting it if I need to . Also, where exactly is the Coconino Lounge located? Thanks!
Yes, Business Class is 9B. You are guaranteed a room in that building. The Lounge is on the main floor in the middle/front side of the first section of 9B.
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Cabanas 9B is a 2 min walk to the Digsite pool area and a 3 min walk to the food court. I don't consider that alot of walking. There is a video on Buzz's site where someone walks from Ranchos to Pepper Market at a normal walikng pace in 7 mins. The walking times and distances at CSR are greatly exaggerated by some people on this forum. There is more walking from the far rooms at the Deluxe resorts than Business Class location at CSR.
I understand where everything is at. As I said I am here now in BC, some ppl exaggerate it but I do think it is fair for those who don't know the resort, that they understand that "right by" is not walk out of your room around the corner and there is the pool. Here everything is a short walk. I can stand at my room in business and barely see the dig site, but it is a short walk across the way.

Food alone in BC isn't worth the extra money, IMHO. But location is prime to us so between the two definitely worth it. They have pastries and bagels one morning and muffins and bagel the next. It rotates with the offerings. There is berries, melon and pineapple. Also yogurt and granola, coffee, milk and OJ.
Las night we went down for beer and sangrias and then hubby went back and got us each one to bring back to the room. Evening snacks are pretzels, white choc pretzels, nuts, 3 kinds chips and dips, cans soda, 3 different beers, 2 wines and sangrias. This is not something you could use in place of dinner, just something to snack on with your drinks.
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We are thinking of bookings business class to insure location. However the lounge seems to be an added bonus. What is included in the lounge? Do you have to pay for items in the lounge?

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We are thinking of bookings business class to insure location. However the lounge seems to be an added bonus. What is included in the lounge? Do you have to pay for items in the lounge?

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No, you do not have to pay. The Lounge items are included in the room rate. RachelTori posted some great info and photos here! They are about half way down the page in the link listed.


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We are thinking of bookings business class to insure location. However the lounge seems to be an added bonus. What is included in the lounge? Do you have to pay for items in the lounge?

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No, the offerings are all included in the Business Class price.
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There are other great room locations at CSR, but you can't guarantee them. It's a nice feeling to know where your room is going to be.
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That is exactly why I decided to stay BC. I LOVE the idea of knowing we will be in a prime location. That has been a real time saver for us on other Disney trips. It's literally close to everything. IMHO just that is worth the extra $$. We are also CSR newbies but are very excited to check it out, especially after Pete's rave review on the podcast.

Now if I can just upgrade my room to FD Wednesday morning....... Anybody think this might be an issue?

Thanks and have a great weekend!
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That is exactly why I decided to stay BC. I LOVE the idea of knowing we will be in a prime location. That has been a real time saver for us on other Disney trips. It's literally close to everything. IMHO just that is worth the extra $$. We are also CSR newbies but are very excited to check it out, especially after Pete's rave review on the podcast. Now if I can just upgrade my room to FD Wednesday morning....... Anybody think this might be an issue? Thanks and have a great weekend!
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Business class rooms are limited and if you are there when there is a convention the availability will be even more limited. Luckily there isn't a convention on the list for our dates but still I was actually surprised that they were available for FD but it was my first choice so I went for them first and got one! Good luck on Wed!
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