Disney Official info about CSR and CBR EXPANSIONS

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  1. ellie05

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    I don't see how a tower fits the theme. Neither of those resorts are my favorite but if it is going to become another High rise hotel I would rather go somewhere else.
     
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  2. Irish_Mike

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    Those are the proposed updates to Old Port Royale?
     
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  3. rteetz

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    Looks that way. I want to know if TP has renderings of the new DVC tower there. Its in the permits.
     
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  5. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Looks like it matches Disney description. They said they were adding waterfront dining, so that new building which is on the water management plans too would be a restaurant and has what looks like porch dining as well. Looks like the Custom House is lost with the new building at the front, so check in etc should move there where it always should have been.
     
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  6. Disneylover99

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    I'm intrigued by the changes at CSR. I wasn't a fan when I stayed there. Maybe when all the renovations are done, it will appeal to me.
     
  7. Kevin355

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    Looks like CBR will be outside of my budget now.
     
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  8. dtstampz

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    I'm thinking that my trip in May could be my last stay at CSR.
    Wonder where my new Disney home will be going forward....?
    :(
     
  9. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Am sure you will not be alone .... it's been getting hard already to justify.

    If the rates are going up and the immersion goes down, I don't see myself splurging.

    I like to be there as often as I can and to do that I stay wherever
    I get the best rates (within reason, I have minimums :rolleyes:).
     
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  10. Minniemoo15

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    CBR is our favourite. We are staying here again in 2 weeks. I've lost count how many times we have stayed - we love the theming, the atmosphere, the pools, and the price is right. I'm very sad thinking this might be our last stay there. We would probably stay somewhere else next year if it's renovation city, and after that we will likely be priced out :(
     
  11. Poohbear03

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    Does anyone know how bad the construction will be this upcoming mid April at these two resorts? What should people expect??
     
  12. Babsy

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    Does anyone know the timeline for this at CSR? Do we have any time to get a last minute visit in before this starts?

    I am so sad....I was thinking of a visit to CSR in Nov, but I guess that is off the table now.
     
  13. rteetz

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    It's should be too bad yet in April.

    Both resorts should be complete in 2019. Construction has already begun in some cases.
     
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  14. butterfly71076

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    I'm right there with you. Not happy about this at all.
     
  15. Babsy

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    Thank you.
    Looks like I will probably be staying at POR more often until 2019. Then we will see how CSR has fared.

    At least my last stay at CSR was perfect - in 9B BC with a corner room and gorgeous view. It was incredible! Now i wish that we had stayed there longer
     
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  16. KristiKat

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    We stayed at CSR in October and fell in love with it. We could see the fireworks from our room. Very sad to see they are putting up this tower that will block those views.
     
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  17. DisneyPiPhi

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    This has me wondering about the moderate category and price range. Surely with these planned updates, the price on these resorts will go up. Also, given that at least CSR will now be getting some deluxe resort hallmarks, they may be reclassified as deluxe, part-deluxe, or be something new according to some new system. Either way, it stands to reason that the prices will rise.

    The moderate resorts are incredibly popular due to the theming and amenities you receive for the price you pay. To be sure, many fans of CBR and CSR will pay more to stay at their favorite resorts. Others, who are typically deluxe fans, will try these resorts at their new higher price point because they have new amenities. However, this leaves a shrinking moderate market, with only the Port Orleans resorts left (and the cabins, which are really in a category of their own.)

    Regardless of any new classification system that will be developed, what do you think will be left with the current level of moderate amenities and at the current moderate price point? Do we see a new resort being built in the style of the current moderate resort category (mid-sized rooms, exterior categories, waterslides, food court + table service restaurant, etc.)? Will amenities be added to value resorts to bump them up in price, too? (I know this wouldn't really put them on scale with CBR, POR, etc. due to the smaller rooms.)

    Any thoughts on this?
     
  18. Farro

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    I can't imagine raising the prices too much on all the rooms with outside corridors. One of the reasons I like to stay deluxe is indoor corridors for the rooms.
     
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  19. disneylove16

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    Same here! I always try to keep an open mind about changes at WDW, but this just makes me so sad. CSR is our go-to. If we get priced out, the only moderates we're going to have left is Port Orleans, which we're not a fan of. Feels like we're being forced to go deluxe or value. :(

    On a side note, should I expect the worst for our upcoming August trip? I request a casitas or cabanas room. I'm guessing construction will be well underway by then.
     
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  20. rteetz

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    Well the rumor is that Disney is looking to get rid of resort categories (no more deluxe, mod, value) and just price things based on location, services, and amenities.
     
  21. rteetz

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    I have always found Disney to do pretty good with resort construction and keeping the impact low on guests. Look at Wilderness Lodge or the Poly as recent examples. Will there be some impact in August for you? Probably but not enough that would make me change resorts or worry too much.
     
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