CBR bigger than CSR?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by carly chloe, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. carly chloe

    carly chloe DIS Veteran

    Oct 10, 2008
    We've stayed at CBR (preferred) and LOVE it!! Alot of people seem to like CSR better saying CBR is so big. But when I look at a map I think CSR looks big too and the pool looks so far away from the foodcourt/store. Is it?
  2. twinboysmom

    twinboysmom DIS Veteran

    May 26, 2010
    I think they are both large but I did think that CSR is a little easier to get around. But CSR is a bit confusing with the preferred rooms being close to the food areas and the main pool on the opposite side from the resort (far from the preferred rooms). We liked both resorts a bunch but they are different. We preferred the food options at CSR but the pool and overall theme of CBR.
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  4. fall08CP

    fall08CP Cheesehead

    Feb 13, 2008
    Yes, they're both large. If you have a car, it's not a big deal. If you're relying on Disney transportation, they both have busses that can get you around the resort (CBR's is official, CSR's is unofficial, ask the front desk).

    CSR is a giant circle, where CBR winds this way and that way- you can even end up in Pop Century's backstage area if you make a wrong turn.

    I like that CSR's front desk is connected to dining, gift shop, and the convention area. CBR's front desk is kind of on its own and inconvenient if you don't have a car.
  5. wendyt_ca

    wendyt_ca DIS Veteran

    Apr 2, 2007
    We have stayed at both and preferred CSR by far. It's a nicer resort and better layout. We never rent a car when we are onsite except to go to universal and didn't find transportation to the parks an issue. I learned after this trip we are just ending where we stayed off site that buses are more convenient than a car rental since they drop you closer to the gate.
  6. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

    Mar 8, 2011
    I can't find the exact acreage of each resort, but based on the wdwinfo resort fact sheets, I would say that CBR (my very favourite) is larger.

    CSR: 1,917 rooms. The lake covers 17 acres with an approximate perimeter of 1.1 miles.

    CSR: 2,112 rooms. The lake covers 42 acres with a 1.4 mile perimeter.
  7. malacajo

    malacajo Mouseketeer

    Sep 6, 2011
    CSR was huge, but loved it!!!
  8. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Jul 6, 2004
    I've stayed at both and to me CSR seems smaller. Another plus is the bus service is less crowded.
  9. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

    Apr 3, 2009
    Being an architect familiar with laying out site plans, all three large moderates are about the same size square footage wise; CBR, CSR, and POR.

    It is the way CBR is laid out. A few things; first of all, it is really elongated, which makes it seem so much farther from the main building.

    The other two resorts are more round in shape and things are a bit closer.

    The other thing I noted (I have stayed at CBR and POR) is that the entire walk to the building from the bus stop is not under cover - you don't get under cover until you walk clear across the parking lot.

    At POR and I believe looking at the pics are CSR, once you exit the bus and go up the sidewalk to the building, you are under cover the entire way from the overhangs above. You are essentially in the shade a lot faster.
  10. DizDaD7

    DizDaD7 Truly a ~GOOFY~ Person.

    Jan 8, 2009
    In my personal experience, I believe CSR to be a tad smaller...Both Large though. Just easier to navigate through CSR.

    I hate to sound bias to 1 or the other, but IMHO CSR has soo much more to offer.....Grant it, if I had to stay at CBR I wouldn't turn it down, but it's just not my thang..LoL

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