Renovated Coronado Springs ... Not a Fan

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  1. DisneyArkie

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    I love McDonalds ;-)
     
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  2. cobright

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    True enough. I intended my review to be one of my experience with the resort as a whole, not a review of the refurbishment per se. But, as it was a refurb room I stayed in, there were some specific elements relating to that, some things in fact I would have preferred they not changed.

    Good question. the entire elevator would lurch up about an inch and a half prior to the doors closing. The panels covering the overhead lighting bounced a bit more than seemed right. Honestly, pretty normal things that elevators can get to be doing and didn't seem dangerous, just a little more 'jinky' than I expected.

    That's a great question. I can't find a video review of the new rooms that does have a tub.

    It is. Using google maps measurement tool I plotted the walking path and the furthest Ranchos room is about 500' longer of a walk than I had. Normally I range the resort property a bit first hand and have a better perspective of where things are but with the construction and the sheer size of this place I didn't do that here. From my balcony I think the Rancho building looked like a closer walk.
     
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  4. Brett Wyman

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    Right. The person I was replying to was mentioning an off site stay.
     
  5. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    The tub thing is subjective. I prefer a shower. The idea of sitting in a public (hotel) tub absolutely skeeves me out. :scared: I prefer a nice shower i can walk in and out of safely. :) I just came back from a trip, stayed at Pop (which was just renovated). I did a split stay with Movies (also partially renovated, but i had a new room at both resorts). Not all rooms had a shower. A lot of rooms had a tub. BOTH my rooms had a tub, which was unfortunate because i'd prefer a shower. :(
     
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  6. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    We dont know if ALL rooms have a shower though. In Pop/Movies, they have both showers and tubs. Maybe someone who has stayed recently can confirm if there are tubs in some rooms.
     
  7. SarahC97

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    I had a refurbished room in July that had a tub.
     
  8. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

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    Thanks for your report. We just returned from a 10 day stay at CSR ourselves.

    We thought the same, but to be fair, the gift shop is still under refurbishment currently.

    We experienced the same, however housekeeping had it set to 65 when we first checked-in and we didn't attempt to change it until the end of our stay. It definitely did NOT feel like 65 degrees, but was still comfortable. When we did change it at the end of our stay, we couldn't get it to go past 68 again. There is an override you can do, but I don't know how it works.

    I was neutral on the floors, but I will add that I do think it amplified the sound of the woman walking in high heels in the room above us. I also noticed that housekeeping did not sweep or vaccuum for the duration of our stay - as evidenced by the amount of hair on the floor that grew over the course of our stay from all the shedding my hair does when I style it, and also due to the towel lint and crumbs we noticed in the corner of the bathroom that stayed. I suspect housekeeping can get away with less floor cleaning with the hard floors.

    As for room location, we booked a preferred room and were in Casitas 3 which was very convenient. The size of CSR doesn't bother us much, but the preferred rooms there are ideal for being close to El Centro and Bus Stop 2, which is first pick up and first drop off.
     
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  9. SarahC97

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    Can I ask - since the gift shop is under construction, do they still have liquor and wine there for sale?
     
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  10. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    That's a nice room.

    It is themed, it's themed to "Coronado Springs Resort" - no other rooms on property have this theme. With Disney touches in the artwork.

    I swear, some people on this board want to bring back 1970's curtains and bedspreads like grandma's house! :rotfl: Maybe we can throw in some plants with long green vines in the shower stall...
     
  11. Catvondita

    Catvondita A Quirky Strange Girl in a Disney World

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    I feel attacked. lol
     
  12. Brett Wyman

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    Like the late 80's Polynesian?

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  13. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    Oh my god. So awful!

    Wait...where is all the Disney theming? ;)
     
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  14. cassie58

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    DD and I just said it looks like a mall food court - and after renaming it El Mercado? :confused3
     
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    I can clearly see Ariel on the table tent. :fish:
     
  16. nkereina

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    I recall seeing beer, but wasn't looking for liquor or wine so I can't confirm. They still have a small refrigerated section where beer and other drinks were sold.

    Hideous right?! I suspect that's why CSR (and other resorts) went with a more neutral palette during the refurbishment. It stays relevant longer. Less inclined to become outdated so quickly.
     
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  17. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    :lmao: No kidding right? I loooove the new theme. its different, clean, and just beautiful.

    :rotfl2: Couldnt have said it any better. :teeth:
     
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    Disney Springs hotels are off-site. They receive many of the on-site benefits that used to be exclusively for only Disney properties.
     
  19. heidijanesmith

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    I personally love CSR for families and conventioneers. I have been there for both.

    The renovated rooms are much more sophisticated. They have so much more storage and great for a working traveler.

    The bus service is fantastic! The pool is amazingly themed and so much fun for all ages.
     
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  20. snappy

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    The white comforters are clean looking until you spill something like my DH invariable does. But if the rest of the little details go, might as well just dispense with the names of the resorts and just go with a numbering scheme by general area, Epcot resorts, MK resorts, AK resorts, Disney springs resorts, EP hotel #1, EP HOTEL #2, and so on.
     
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  21. Princessclab

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    We stayed in a refurbished room at CSR. We loved it. We had a great stay.
    It was clean, light and looked more sophisticated than the previous deco. Less is more, the Disney theming was there but not gaudy and out-dated.
    We had a tub with a shower in our room, we were in Ranchos 6A. Great bus service.
    Took about 10 minutes to walk to El Centro, not bad at all even though it was HOT.

    Yes, they still sell wine in the gift shop, I had to ask at the desk because the coolers were not in yet. NP.
    Don't know about beer.
    Hope this helps answer a few questions.

    JMHO. :flower1:
     

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