8.15.2013---We got up and were out the door by 4:05am. I drove the entire way down and only stopped for gas. The boys slept a good portion of the trip. As you can tell, they were out cold. I wish I could have done the same! In all honesty, I was wayyy too excited to sleep so that is why I elected to drive. We pulled into Coronado Springs Resort around 12:30pm. We only booked one night there (room only) because it was a cheaper option than going straight to the Yacht & Beach Club and beginning our package. I don't like to start our package until we have a full day to take advantage of it. Anyway, we were really hoping to like the hotel so that we could stay there again in the future. Staying in a moderate resort would save us a fortune over staying deluxe but we just can't see the point in it. We are much happier saving our money up and staying in the nicer hotels because they offer so much more than the moderates and values. Anyway, we did like CSR for the most part. It had a great pool and we liked the theming. We stayed in the Rancho section (there are 2 other sections with totally different decor). It was right behind their cool Mayan pool. The problem with the Ranchos is that they are too far from the main section that houses the food court, shops, and restaurant. We had to get in the car and drive to the other side for dinner. I found that extremely inconvenient.
My crew sitting outside the Maya Grill
Love my sweet family! It made things feel complete having Stephanie with us. She is so much fun and this was her first time visiting WDW. Unfortunately, her first table service dining experience wasn't the best. We tried out the Maya Grill in the main building of CSR. It was unbelievably HORRIBLE. I cannot stress enough my disdain for this place. The food was cold and tasted bad. We all had different plates and yet it was all pretty gross. I couldn't believe it. How do you mess up Mexican food?! It's really not that difficult to make good tacos, burritos, salsa, and enchiladas. Somehow, this place managed to screw it all up. If you ever find yourself at CSR, my advice is to go to the counter service place (Pepper Market) instead. We didn't try it out but there is no way that it could be worse than the restaurant. If PM sucks too, at least it won't cost as much as MG did. Oh, and please note that MG is not owned by Disney. It is independently owned so I won't blame the mouse for this bad experience.