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Old 07-16-2014, 12:11 PM   #1171
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Very excited to be returning to the wonderful CSR in September! We loved it 2 years ago and this time we booked a king room - anyone know there those are located? Last time we stayed in Casitas and I think for a change this time we'd like to try one of the other sections. I'm hoping for Ranchos but I will be happy anywhere
Ranchos is a littler further away from everything but a beautiful location. If you're looking for a change the Cabanas are great and close to the Dig-site and main building depending on room placement. I also know there are King beds in the cabanas so I'm guessing there are King beds in every section of Coronado. Have fun! I also have so many fond memories at Coronado!
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:15 PM   #1172
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Does anyone know if there are any plans for updating the rooms anytime soon? We love staying at CS with the pool and great bus service. However we felt the rooms were looking a like they needed some touching up last year.
Really? I felt the opposite. I thought the rooms were some of the best rooms available for a moderate (until the Royal Rooms at POR became available) when I stayed in 2011. I was there again this past spring and still thought the rooms were great. I can't remember the exact year but I believe they were renovated in 09, maybe 10?

On the subject of moderate rooms needing an update, Caribbean Beach rooms could use some lovin!
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:19 PM   #1173
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On the subject of moderate rooms needing an update, Caribbean Beach rooms could use some lovin!
The rooms at the CBR are getting a refurb right now. Some of the Jamaica buildings have been completed and crews are working their way through each village. New carpet, drapes, furniture, lighting, queen beds and some rooms have murphy type beds so that they can fit a family of 5.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:20 PM   #1174
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So we have booked a preferred room - does anyone have any suggestions on room requests? What can I request and why should I? I have no idea if some rooms are better than others in the preferred area.
I've posted about this before but I would suggest the Cabanas. i think they are great and close to everything. The first time I stayed at Coronado was the Cabanas was an excellent experience. We were close to the Dig-site and close to the main building. The cabanas also had it's own quiet pool and was close to the laundry mat.

However I requested a preferred room for the my last trip to Coronado in the spring and got Casitas and was left feeling underwhelmed with that area of the resort. I felt so far from everything and it was so confusing each time I tried to find my room. The area felt desolate and isolated. I didn't like the overall look of the casitas area either. Maybe I'm being picky, and this is totally my personal preference but you asked for suggestions
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:22 PM   #1175
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The rooms at the CBR are getting a refurb right now. Some of the Jamaica buildings have been completed. New carpet, drapes, furniture, lighting, queen beds and some rooms have murphy type beds so that they can fit a family of 5.
That's awesome! Thanks for the update. Know where I can find any photos of the new refurb? I'm guessing in the Caribbean Beach thread ! lol
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That's awesome! Thanks for the update. Know where I can find any photos of the new refurb? I'm guessing in the Caribbean Beach thread ! lol
Yep, over on the CBR thread.
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Hi!
I'm sorry if this is posted elsewhere on this topic already, I tried searching for some info and was overwhelmed by bus posts!

I'm staying at Coronado in September I'm starting to figure out my morning routine (I'm a pretty crazy planner haha) If I want to be at each park for rope drop, I need to figure out how long the bus rides are from the resort to each park.

Obviously I don't know which Coronado bus stop I'll be closest to yet, but if someone happens to know the general travel time between Coronado and each park, that would be super (and I'm sorry again if this has already been discussed).

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Old 07-16-2014, 01:58 PM   #1178
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Hi!
I'm sorry if this is posted elsewhere on this topic already, I tried searching for some info and was overwhelmed by bus posts!

I'm staying at Coronado in September I'm starting to figure out my morning routine (I'm a pretty crazy planner haha) If I want to be at each park for rope drop, I need to figure out how long the bus rides are from the resort to each park.

Obviously I don't know which Coronado bus stop I'll be closest to yet, but if someone happens to know the general travel time between Coronado and each park, that would be super (and I'm sorry again if this has already been discussed).

Thanks!
As a general rule I try to be at the bus stop around 45 min prior to rope drop at any resort I'm staying in. Coronado isn't a far distance from most parks as lets say AKL but I do remember it taking 15-20 to get to parks. I don't really know the time it would take to get to each one but if you give yourself the max 15 wait time for the bus and about 20 min on the ride then 45 min should be enough time. It always is for me
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What time does the slide at the pool close?
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:16 PM   #1180
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What time does the slide at the pool close?
The Dig site pool where the slide is located closes at 10:00pm I believe.
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Slide closes when lifeguards go off duty, usually around 8 or 9pm.
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Rules for main pools changed WDW wide last November. Pool (and slide) is open until 11pm with lifeguards on duty. At 11pm they kick everyone out and you can no longer use the main pools after hours.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:41 PM   #1183
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Parking?

Is all the parking close to the rooms? We plan to drive everywhere and want a room close to my car!
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:39 PM   #1184
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Hi!
I'm sorry if this is posted elsewhere on this topic already, I tried searching for some info and was overwhelmed by bus posts!

I'm staying at Coronado in September I'm starting to figure out my morning routine (I'm a pretty crazy planner haha) If I want to be at each park for rope drop, I need to figure out how long the bus rides are from the resort to each park.

Obviously I don't know which Coronado bus stop I'll be closest to yet, but if someone happens to know the general travel time between Coronado and each park, that would be super (and I'm sorry again if this has already been discussed).

Thanks!
According to the 2014 Unofficial Guide, commute times by bus from CSR to the parks are as follows with 1st # being avg. to () being worst case:

MK: 23 (32)
Epcot: 20 (28)
DHS: 18 (26)
AK: 18 (27)
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Is all the parking close to the rooms? We plan to drive everywhere and want a room close to my car!
Yes, the entire resort is surrounded by parking.
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