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Old 04-24-2008, 08:10 AM   #496
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Thanks, Buzz. CSR just gets better and better! I'm booking our trip for 9/21-27/08 this morning. Can't wait!
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:15 AM   #497
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Just back from CSR!!!!

We just got in last night after a week stay at CSR and all I can say is that it was even better than I expected from start to finish. Check-in took minutes and the CM was so friendly and gave the kids all sorts of fun pins and stickers. I requested connecting standard view rooms in Casitas and was sure that we would have a view of the parking lot. But instead we received connecting rooms with a beautiful view of a courtyard. The room was spotless and the beds and pillows were very comfortable. The mousecleaning left us towel animals all week along with setting up the kids stuffed animals in all different ways, the kids loved it.

The pool was great, the slide was open and we all had fun on it. Just an FYI if you have little kids, you can bring your room key to the marina and they will give you a life vest to use for the entire stay. It was great because my 3 yr. old was able to go down the water slide and we didn't have to catch her at the bottom, which made her feel so grown up. Our four kids loved the pool! I enjoyed meeting Francisco at the the pool bar and really enjoyed my lime/strawberry margarita at the pool!

We also loved the Pepper Market, I was a bit nervous because of the mixed reviews, but it was great! The food was excellent and an amazing value on the dining plan. We especially loved the Mexican section, the fajitas and quesadillas were so good!

There were conventions going on while we there, but they in no way interfered with us. They were busy during the day and left the buses fairly empty. The only time we were on a packed bus was on the way home from MK. We stayed for Wishes and as expected there was a long line for the buses, but that was the same for every resort. I also liked staying at the Casitas because you are the first stop to be picked up and we always had a seat on the way to the parks and were the first to get off the bus coming home.

What can I say, but thank you for all the advice on information that you all shared on CSR. CSR was not my original choice, we wanted to stay at POFQ but we were able to get a good deal by staying at CSR and not at POFQ so we decided to stay at CSR and we couldn't be happier. CSR will for now on be our resort choice, it was perfect in every way! I am already starting to plan our next trip to CSR!
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:18 AM   #498
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We just got in last night after a week stay at CSR and all I can say is that it was even better than I expected from start to finish. Check-in took minutes and the CM was so friendly and gave the kids all sorts of fun pins and stickers. I requested connecting standard view rooms in Casitas and was sure that we would have a view of the parking lot. But instead we received connecting rooms with a beautiful view of a courtyard. The room was spotless and the beds and pillows were very comfortable. The mousecleaning left us towel animals all week along with setting up the kids stuffed animals in all different ways, the kids loved it.

The pool was great, the slide was open and we all had fun on it. Just an FYI if you have little kids, you can bring your room key to the marina and they will give you a life vest to use for the entire stay. It was great because my 3 yr. old was able to go down the water slide and we didn't have to catch her at the bottom, which made her feel so grown up. Our four kids loved the pool! I enjoyed meeting Francisco at the the pool bar and really enjoyed my lime/strawberry margarita at the pool!

We also loved the Pepper Market, I was a bit nervous because of the mixed reviews, but it was great! The food was excellent and an amazing value on the dining plan. We especially loved the Mexican section, the fajitas and quesadillas were so good!

There were conventions going on while we there, but they in no way interfered with us. They were busy during the day and left the buses fairly empty. The only time we were on a packed bus was on the way home from MK. We stayed for Wishes and as expected there was a long line for the buses, but that was the same for every resort. I also liked staying at the Casitas because you are the first stop to be picked up and we always had a seat on the way to the parks and were the first to get off the bus coming home.

What can I say, but thank you for all the advice on information that you all shared on CSR. CSR was not my original choice, we wanted to stay at POFQ but we were able to get a good deal by staying at CSR and not at POFQ so we decided to stay at CSR and we couldn't be happier. CSR will for now on be our resort choice, it was perfect in every way! I am already starting to plan our next trip to CSR!
Welcome home! I am so glad you enjoyed my fav resort--CSR! We can't wait to be there in four months for our anniversary trip. I am so glad your kids loved the pool, and that you liked the Casitas--it is our favorite section and the one we always ask for (and get!).
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:20 AM   #499
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UShistoryteacher: Which Casistas building were you in? How was the walk to Pepper Market and the main pool?? And I love that you loved the resort!
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T-MINUS 4 DAYS TO CSR! I'm super excited and now after reading the review above I'm even more excited. Can't wait to get there and check out what seems to the best resort there!
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T-MINUS 4 DAYS TO CSR! I'm super excited and now after reading the review above I'm even more excited. Can't wait to get there and check out what seems to the best resort there!
Have a great trip. And hope you love CSR as much as we do.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:44 AM   #502
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We just got in last night after a week stay at CSR and all I can say is that it was even better than I expected from start to finish. Check-in took minutes and the CM was so friendly and gave the kids all sorts of fun pins and stickers. I requested connecting standard view rooms in Casitas and was sure that we would have a view of the parking lot. But instead we received connecting rooms with a beautiful view of a courtyard. The room was spotless and the beds and pillows were very comfortable. The mousecleaning left us towel animals all week along with setting up the kids stuffed animals in all different ways, the kids loved it.

The pool was great, the slide was open and we all had fun on it. Just an FYI if you have little kids, you can bring your room key to the marina and they will give you a life vest to use for the entire stay. It was great because my 3 yr. old was able to go down the water slide and we didn't have to catch her at the bottom, which made her feel so grown up. Our four kids loved the pool! I enjoyed meeting Francisco at the the pool bar and really enjoyed my lime/strawberry margarita at the pool!

We also loved the Pepper Market, I was a bit nervous because of the mixed reviews, but it was great! The food was excellent and an amazing value on the dining plan. We especially loved the Mexican section, the fajitas and quesadillas were so good!

There were conventions going on while we there, but they in no way interfered with us. They were busy during the day and left the buses fairly empty. The only time we were on a packed bus was on the way home from MK. We stayed for Wishes and as expected there was a long line for the buses, but that was the same for every resort. I also liked staying at the Casitas because you are the first stop to be picked up and we always had a seat on the way to the parks and were the first to get off the bus coming home.

What can I say, but thank you for all the advice on information that you all shared on CSR. CSR was not my original choice, we wanted to stay at POFQ but we were able to get a good deal by staying at CSR and not at POFQ so we decided to stay at CSR and we couldn't be happier. CSR will for now on be our resort choice, it was perfect in every way! I am already starting to plan our next trip to CSR!
Thanks for posting your review!!
We are even more excited about our choice being CSR in August!
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:42 AM   #503
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Mamacrush, We were in Casitas 3. The walk was very short to the Pepper Market, less than 5 minutes and that is walking with 4 kids ages 3-8. The pool took us a bit longer, under 10 minutes, but it is a beautiful walk. The way I judge if the distance is too far is if my kids complain. I never heard a peep from any of them walking to or from the pool or to El Centro. We are all wishing we were still there!
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Thanks UShistoryteacher for such a quick response! I must confess I like the "look" of the Casitas over the Cabanas, but my husband likes the idea of the convenience Cabana 9B.

Can anyone tell me what the views are like from Cabana 9B?? Thanks!
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Thanks UShistoryteacher for such a quick response! I must confess I like the "look" of the Casitas over the Cabanas, but my husband likes the idea of the convenience Cabana 9B.

Can anyone tell me what the views are like from Cabana 9B?? Thanks!
Go to Buzz's site. He's got a ton of pix for Cabana 9B
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Fax number for CSR? I'm sure I've asked a million times but my mind is going in a hundred different ways.....
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:25 PM   #508
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We are staying at CSR for the first time in Sept. DH has always wanted to stay there but I never really wanted to. But after looking through Buzz's site...AMAZING BY THE WAY THANK YOU... and reading through this thread I'm very excited. I can't wait. Only 147 days and counting...
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I put a request in our reservation for cabana's and we alos have water view rooms...I will be traveling w/ dh, dd(7), ds(5), and baby ds..do you think I should request 1st floor? any certain bldg.?

I'm getting very excited..heard wonderful things about this resort
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