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CSR Construction

Discussion in 'WDW Resort Hotels' started by wwmmd, May 5, 2017.

  1. wwmmd

    wwmmd Active Member

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    Has anyone stayed at or visited CSR recently? We have reservations there for September and while I don't think the construction will be bothersome to us I thought I'd ask how loud or inconvenient it is?

    I'm debating on changing our stay to OKW, but can't decide.
     
  2. Much-Pixie-Dust

    Much-Pixie-Dust Well-Known Member

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    I stayed there two weeks and it didn't impact my family at all. There wasn't any noise where we stayed, casitas 1. Couldn't hear anything at the main pool. You see the construction fences but that didn't bother us. We drive and one day leaving we had to wait about 3 minutes while they swept up a small amount of loose dirt that was on the road after a dump truck left. DH is project manager for commercial construction and he was impressed about how they were handling it all. Hope this helps.
     
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    Demeter Tess Well-Known Member

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    We stayed in the Ranchos section in April. No construction noise that we could hear. Some construction fences up along the Cabanas walkway, but they weren't intrusive.
     
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  5. wwmmd

    wwmmd Active Member Original Poster

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    Thanks for the replies everyone and the video Buzz! I think we will keep our reservations at CSR. I actually am hoping to get a room in the Cabana's section since we want to be close to the main pool and also somewhat 'close' to El Centro. I have 1 daughter that really wants to stay here because of the colors and pool and the other wants to change to OKW because of the 'easy breezy' feel there. I can't decide. The only thing I'll miss if we stay here is the boat to DS since we will be visiting there at least a couple times. I do love the proximity of this resort to most of the parks.
     
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  6. RedDad

    RedDad Smitty Werben JagerManJensen Premium Member

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    Just stayed there a few weeks ago and were in Cabanas 8B. We had no issues with the construction at all. Cabanas is easily our favorite section, and CSR has become our go-to resort recently. Our 7yo daughter loves the pool, and it's hard to beat for the price. Bus transportation can be an issue at times - though it's only been a problem (waiting +/-30 mins for a bus) once out of our 3 stays there.
     
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  7. Jim S

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    How long is the construction at CSR going to last. Will it be completed by summer of 2018?
     
  8. wwmmd

    wwmmd Active Member Original Poster

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    @Buzz2001 according to the video they are still working on Ranchos 7A. Is it expected that each building will take about 6 months to refurb? Just curious since I booked a water view room and want to stay in the Cabanas near transportation. Because of that I assume (hope) to get a room in 8A or 8B and you had stated in another thread that 8A is next on the list. Do you know if that is still the plan?
     
  9. Buzz2001

    Buzz2001 Well-Known Member

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    Cabana 8a is underway and rancho 7a is open and booked. Many guests are getting those rooms.

    7a took longer because of issues found once the rooms were striped of everything. cabana 8ais only two floors vs 3 for rancho 7a but they never know what hey will find that needs repair when they start the work. Like any home project.
     
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    Buzz2001 Well-Known Member

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    Tower construction goes through 2019. Room renovations will hopefully be completed next year, late in the year
     
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    wwmmd Active Member Original Poster

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    @Buzz2001 is that a lounge or restaurant? The walkways over the lake will be a welcome addition I imagine.
     
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    Has anyone who just stayed here gotten construction pins in their room like they did for WL?
     
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    Much-Pixie-Dust Well-Known Member

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    Stayed in April and did not get construction pins. Maybe they will give them out as the project continues.
     
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    It is to be a restaurant but hopefully a lounge is included.
     
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    Buzz2001 Well-Known Member

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    They are only given to those that have issues during their stay with construction.

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    July update of CSR from Theme Park Brothers. Tell them Buzz2001 sent you
     
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    I've only stayed at CSR once. I enjoyed it but the biggest complaint I had was how long it took to walk around that lake. Those new walkways will be just what the doctor ordered.
     
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    Awesome thank you!
     
  20. Buzz2001

    Buzz2001 Well-Known Member

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    Starting now, casita 1 and 3 will be rehabbed and only 2 will be available for the month of August.
     

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