Coronado Springs Resort - New Unofficial FAQ Thread - November 2011

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  1. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

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    Now that's a good idea. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. StitchandPooh'sMom

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    Here's some info from Buzz about CSR's new club lounge:

    Opening January 2013!
    Coconino Cove – the new Business Lounge at Disney Coronado Springs Resort – will provide a variety of exclusive amenities and upgraded services to our Guests.

    Located in the Cabanas, building 9B, Coconino Cove is a semi-exclusive gathering place for networking, relaxing, working or playing.
    Guests with Coconino Cove access will enjoy upgraded, semi-exclusive services and amenities, including:
    Use of in-lounge iMac and PC stations, computer gaming consoles and flat screen televisions
    Electronic device charging stations & boarding pass printing
    Areas suitable for small groups to gather and meet in a relaxed setting
    Assistance with dining reservations, ticket information and other special requests
    Food & beverage offerings throughout the day
    Conveniently, all Guests with Coconino Cove access will be located in building 9B during their stay. Guest rooms will be close together near the lobby and convention center.

    Coconino Cove is open 7:00 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week


    Sounds kind of like club level lite, with a smaller price tag. I'm not sure what semi-exclusive means, exactly.
     
  4. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

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    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but the folks over on the POR FAQ thread can tell you some nightmare stories about Pop Warner week when POR used to be the choice moderate hotel. In the past, it was always POR and the All Stars offered. Last year it was the All Stars and CBR offered due to the POR refurbs. We on the POR thread assumed it would be the same this year since lots of the POR room inventory is now royal rooms, so I am surprised to hear that they now have two moderate resort offerings. I wonder why... if they are expecting more people than usual or if they are trying to spread the group a little thinner...

    In a nutshell, the horror stories revolved around intoxicated parents, cheerleaders and pre-teens running rampant across the resort at all hours, noise, taking up the pools, etc. I can't speak to it personally nor can I speculate on how it may be this year with more hotels offered than usual, but the general consensus has always been you will have no problem with pop warner week so long as you avoid the hotels they are staying at. Disappointed to hear CSR is offered now because I was considering pop warner week at CSR for next year :rolleyes2
     
  5. mommyrosa2

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    I just noticed this option when the website was back up earlier...they have it listed under business class. It was a little over $500 more than the preferred VW. I'm definitely going to call tomorrow to find out more. We really enjoyed CSR back in '09 and we really enjoy club level so I'd be anxious to hear what you get for that price. If it is more of a club level, I'd seriously consider this option for our trip next August as it would be much cheaper than club level at a deluxe.
     
  6. MarineVet

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    We are scheduled to check in on Sunday the 9th. Is the event over on Saturday the 8th or Sunday the 9th? When do you think they will be checking out and leaving? Thanks.
     
  7. PolynesianAlex

    PolynesianAlex Alooooooooooohaaaaa

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    Can someone please explain the whole RFID thing to me? Is this only at Coronado? Does it affect buying with the room key? Do all rooms at Coronado have this? I'm just really confused on what it is:confused3
     
  8. mommyrosa2

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    From what I understand all the resort rooms will be switching over to the RFID lock system (if they haven't done so already). We were at the BC this past August and their rooms already had the new system. Instead of inserting your Key to the World Card into a slot on your door in order to open it, you now just scan your card and your door opens that way. This doesn't affect any other privileges you might have on your card including charging privileges. We had a few minor "blips" with opening our door at first and two of our cards had to changed but once they did that, we had no other issues.
     
  9. Ilivetogo

    Ilivetogo I really DO want to live there!

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  10. StitchandPooh'sMom

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    As far as I can tell, the event ends on the 8th, but the package rates go through the 9th. The Disney WWOS website lists November 30-December 8 as the dates, while the Pop Warner sites states December 1-8. I think most people will leave on the 9th, if not earlier, to get back to school.
     
  11. longhorns2

    longhorns2 Mother runner blogger with a #DisneySide

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    Going for an Adult only trip for the Princess half marathon. Just switched from AoA LM room to the grown up resort of CSR! :)

    It looks fabulous! Any tips for a newbie? We didn't get a preferred room- should we?
     
  12. Donna in NJ

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    We got home Sat from 8 days a CSR. The new keys are the best. You barely had to touch the door with the key and it unlocks. Big helps when your hands are full. The card work like it always did for park tickets, fast pass and charging.
     
  13. mommyrosa2

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    So I just got off the phone with a CM who had NO CLUE about this. He kept telling me that Coconino Cove was the old name for the club level at the Contemporary and didn't know where I was seeing this information. I pointed out to him to go on the website and price out an August vacation (as I did) and he would see the description. He still insisted he had no idea what I was referring to. I gave up after that :upsidedow
     
  14. EpcotBill

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    A long time ago there was a Coconino Cove lounge at the Contemporary. http://waltdatedworld.bravepages.com/id224.htm
     
  15. psw

    psw Earning My Ears

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    Our family of 9, age 13 to 64, spent last week at Coronado Springs. We loved it!! Made our reservations thru Disney and did online check in. Annette finished our check in and granted all of our requests. 2 rooms connecting, 2 rooms on the same floor, for a total of 4 rooms, Cabanas 8B.

    We used the bus service to the parks and never had a long wait and only stood once.

    We had free dining. We ate breakfast buffet every morning and everyone liked to have something different every day. We also ate at Maya Grill one night and liked the Mexican food and margaritas.

    Yes, we saw the alligator. As we crossed the bridge to eat on 2 mornings it was floating next to the bridge. out of 8 days we never saw it again. My daughter thought they might have called animal control to come and get it. She used to work at Disney and said animal control was always having to go to different parks and resorts to get the alligators away. Fact of life in Florida.

    We took advantage of the dig site, the hot tub, the arcade and the ping pong table. also I washed a load of clothes one evening. $2.00 to wash and $2.00 to dry. Only needed one cycle to dry. Met lots of nice people.

    all of the employees we passed always spoke to us. Marc and Gail, concierges, helped us with questions. our rooms were always cleaned and extra shampoo, gel and towels were left every day after I told the housekeeper that the teenagers were using a bottle a piece.

    Would go there again in a heartbeat!!!
     
  16. Valgoof

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    Preferred, king and waterview are all booking categories at the same price. Are there king and waterview rooms in Casitas 1-3? So are king and waterview requests you can make if you have a preferred room booked or would they cost extra???
     
  17. sau418

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    I just switched to preferred room for the Princess weekend. My TA who is also a runner suggested it after he stayed there for ten nights this summer. I have never been but totally trust his advice on this.
     
  18. serene56

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    psw did you need to use your room key for laundry or did machines take dollar bills
     
  19. Donna in NJ

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    I did 2 loads of laundry last week. Washers and dryers only take quarters. There are change machines in the laundry room.
     
  20. lilouisianagal

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    Trying to set up Boma breakfast ADR for our departure morning. Any guidelines on how long to budget for traveling to and from AKL? I'm assuming going to AK then to AKL would be the quickest route?? TIA
     
  21. loganpaulsmom

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    I would take a cab.. I have friends that stay at Moderates all the time and spend the $10 or so that it costs to travel by taxi, worth the money for piece of mind..

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