Review CSR

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  1. adaygaby

    adaygaby DIS Veteran

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    We arrived at CSR on around 9:15 PM on 10/19. We had 0 minute wait to check-in :) :)
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    The CM saw that I was there for a conference gave me a conference packet. We are very conversational individuals and we started yapping away with her. While the CM was looking for a room for us I mentioned DS would be celebrating his birthday and I asked her if he could get a special wake up call. She said I'll do a wake up call and do an extra special thing, but you won't see it until tomorrow. We were like great!!! (but she wouldn't tell us what though).

    She gave us Casitas 2b and gave a welcome packet along with instructions on how to get to our room. And off we went to follow the "brick" road to our new home for 6 days. :dance3: :dance3:
    (This pic is from the day after we checked in...DS took his MickeyMouse and Goosh Stuffed toys and MouseKeeping would always arrange them differently each day)
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    After leaving our items in the room we headed to the PepperMarket to have dinner. PM was great, DH got the concept real quick. I grabbed a sandwich, DH a quesadilla platter and DS a HotDog kids meal. After dinner we went to look around at Panchitos. DS ran for a stuffed animal and at the end basically wanted one of each :sad2: We had to tell him that we had to wait since Mickey Mouse would probably give him something.

    On Saturday afternoon we headed back to the hotel for a nap and as soon as DS went sleep, I decorated our resort window and started preparing his gift basket (had pre-shipped items earlier in the week)
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    After his nap, we got ready and I sent DH to the bus stop before me so I could decorate the table in our room. I had ordered a cake previously in the week and asked to have it delivered to the room in the evening. When we got back to the room around midnight we found a birthday cake and a birthday greeting from Mickey Mouse along with some balloons (greeting card with balloons was CM from check-in extra special thing :) )
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    DH said he would definitely stay at CSR again. He said that during the day there wasn't lots of people around the resort, compared to what he would see in the evenings. Our conference catered breakfast and lunch for us so not many of us running around loose.

    I didn't get to take lots of pics since I was "working" here are just a few pics that I took.

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    This is where Francisco's Lounge used to be. It's still under construction. The new date for opening is 10/28
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    Laguna Bar by the lake
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    We give CSR a 10+!!
    I'm keeping my fingers cross that we get to go again next year :goodvibes :goodvibes
     
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  3. adaygaby

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    DH and DS in a boat ride at the lake in CSR
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    My window view...which I didn't mind since I was hardly in the room
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    Did I mention we had Chef Bobby Flay as a guest speaker ;) ;) ;) (sorry had to throw that in there)
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  4. mom22boys

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    Where was this beautiful picture taken? Thanks for the glowing review. I really enjoyed all of your pics and info!
     
  5. adaygaby

    adaygaby DIS Veteran

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    I believe this fountain was in Casitas 3. I had to pass by it everyday to go to our room.:) :)
     
  6. Buzz2001

    Buzz2001 CSR MAN!!

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    Great review!! Thanks for sharing!! I love your pics!!
     
  7. Buzz2001

    Buzz2001 CSR MAN!!

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    Here is another photo of it. I like to sit here when I walk around CSR. It's very quiet and serene.

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  8. disnut1149

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    Hi
    Thanks for sharing. Your pics look beautiful. Did you like your location? My DH and I are going in Dec. and I requested Cabana 9B, but also love the look of the Casitas. We just want to be close to the main building and busses. I don't think we'll be swimming, so being close to the pool isn't really important.
    The table that you decorated for your son looks really great. Glad you liked CSR. Can't wait to stay here!!:yay:
     
  9. KatMark

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    Glad you liked your stay at the CSR. We give it a 10+ as well...it is our favorite.
     
  10. Buzz2001

    Buzz2001 CSR MAN!!

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    The casitas can be an option if being close to the main pool is a concern of yours.

    Casita 1 is attached to the main building and is very close to the restaurants.

    Casita 3 has great courtyard and fountain views. You can use bus stop #1 or #2.

    Casita 5 has some nice fountain and lake views and is close to the Dig Site but farther from the main building. Close to bus stop #2.
     
  11. adaygaby

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    I liked my location it was a close to the convention center and I knew I would be walking back and forth all day. DS and I would go take a swim in the evenings around 10pm at the quiet pool by our room. We also had bus stop #2 close by us and the wait for the buses was not long.
     
  12. danceintherain

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    Such pretty pictures. I wouldn't have minded your view either...
     
  13. Mamakoala

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    this looks great
     
  14. highland3

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    I get more excited about our trip to CSR with every review I read and picture I see!!!! :cool1:
     
  15. magicaldisney

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    DITTO :thumbsup2 Can't wait!! :woohoo:
     
  16. adaygaby

    adaygaby DIS Veteran

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    Hope you have a MAGICAL TIME!!! I'm sure you'll be happy with your stay.
     
  17. bab31

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    This is the coolest place at night, when you come back from all the hype and this is just so serene. I would love a room in this area!
     
  18. lustergirl

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    great review and awesome pictures. Going soon to my first CSR stay!!!
     
  19. DisneyDarlings

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    Thanks for the great review of CSR! We are staying there for the first time in March and I love reading good things about the resort. I can't wait!
     
  20. mom22boys

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    Thanks Buzz! Is this Casita 3? I can't find a round fountain on my map. CSR looks like such a beautiful resort. I hope when we go there we have time to explore all three of the different areas. I can't decide which one looks the prettiest!
     
  21. Buzz2001

    Buzz2001 CSR MAN!!

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    Yes, casita 3.
     

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