EDIT: I was trying to decide between YC CL or CSR’s Biz Class. I’ve since decided on a GF CL/YC CL split, and to try CSR another trip. I will leave my comparisons below in case other Liners ever need to make the same decision.
It’s March Madness! I’m going crazy picking a resort! Please help!
We are staying 6 nights, the conclusion of our trip falls over SWW. Then 3 more nights at UOR. Just me and 2 kids (will be 9 & 13).
We’re booked at YC club level but CSR business class room is available as well.
The kiddos and I were looking at pictures of CSR Cabanas 9b (their business class rooms) last night and we were very impressed!
Which resort to choose? Or do we do a split stay? Would changing resorts after 3 nights be too hectic? (We’ve only done it after 4 nights.)
We’ve never stayed anywhere we had to rely solely on buses. At YC, we loved being able to walk to/from EP & HS. Except maybe to MK; we’d take a cab to CR from YC for MK RD.
If we are at CSR, I’m worried that when the SWW fireworks are over, it’ll be quite an ordeal using Disney transportation to get back to the resort. We could walk to to the EP resorts and catch a cab I guess.
This is why I think a split stay would be great, if not too much of a hassle.
In this very important category, YC wins hands down.
YC: noisy to us quiet-lovers. Lots of hall noise, big gap under hall door, thin walls. And we had a “quiet” room off the main hall! Long hallway full of rooms full of people…not so relaxing. Even CL desk area was awkwardly placed & crowded. Many connecting rooms.
CSR: I don’t know, please help if you’ve stayed in Cabanas! I’m guessing that the door will be sturdy, since it has to keep out the weather. I need to know if noise from neighbors comes through the walls very much. The pictures make Cabanans look remote and tranquil, with light foot traffic, especially on 2nd floor. Thoughts?
In this category, CSR probably wins, pending more info.
YC CL: Who doesn’t like sipping an adult beverage while checking in? And dedicated concierge to attend to every detail before & during trip? Also at YC, we can book 4th & more fpp, move ADRs, well anything, via text. Of course the morning & evening food & drink are great.
CSR Biz Class: Lounge looks like CL lite. It’ll be fine for grabbing a quick bite pre-RD, or a drink when we get back…but I don’t think it has any extra service or dedicated check in. At least we won’t have to deal with a dreaded food court.
YC wins this category.
We weren’t wowed by YC’s atmosphere, TBH. It seemed a bit sterile, but we were there for the location. It was pretty boisterous at YC (yes I know it’s calmer than BC, but we’re a laid-back quiet Poly-type family).
OTOH CSR Cabanas look so peaceful! We only have pictures to go by, but the landscaping and small buildings that are the Cabanas reminded us of The Polynesian.
CSR wins Atmosphere.
We don’t spend much time at the pool, too many other things to do so this isn’t a big factor in my decision, but I was surprised that my kids weren’t that excited about returning to SAB. They do think the pictures of CSR pool look amazing. I liked reading that there might be less screaming kids, it being a convention resort.
CSR wins Pool.
Obviously, CSR wins. It’s just over half the cost of YC CL. Using AP discount for either.
I found out that once the bathroom area is subtracted, CSR standard rooms SLEEPING AREA is the same as YC’s! So it’s kind of a wash.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and give me your opinions as well as feedback on CSR.