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disneyworldluvr349
10-07-2006, 06:19 PM
I just lovePort Orleans Riverside.I know every place inside the hotel yet every time I go I find new and much more beautiful things
I mean I went to the hotel when it was Dixie Landings!I have a cup from when I was there, it had more of a Splash Mountain thing on it so it was a lot cuter. I am pretty much an expert at hotels and which ones our best becuase I have been into the Poly, AKL, Contemporary, POP, and many more. Lately we have just fallen in love with the beauty of this hotel. As soon as you stp into it you feel so serene and happy. I just love spending my nights in the private pool messing around with my family. There is no better way to end the day in my opion (besides the wonderful night spectaculars of course!) :) I just wanted to know how many Dis people love this hotel as much as I do!Let me why to!

Yours truely,
Disney Princess (or Robin)

:wizard:

Pixiedust34
10-07-2006, 06:25 PM
We stayed there in 8/05 and are returning in 8/07. We love :love: POR! It is so peaceful and tranquil! It's a great place to return to when you want to unwind from the parks.

Forever a Princess
10-07-2006, 06:50 PM
Its funny that you posted this.

Just the other day I was saying to DH how I loved the POR. We were there last October. I was remembering the beautiful walks around the lake, the blast that we has seeing Bob and the great King bed rooms.

We can't wait to go back!!!!

Corwin12
10-07-2006, 06:54 PM
Are you guys talking about the whole resort, including the FQ, or just Riverside?

stitchgal
10-07-2006, 07:20 PM
We stayed once when it was Dixie Landings and again this August. We love Port Orleans Riverside, so pretty. We haven't stayed at the French Quarter but would like to stay there sometime too.

N2THRILLRIDES
10-07-2006, 07:34 PM
We have stayed in AB and in the Mansion sections. We love how peaceful and quite the resort seems to be even when it is full of resort guests. We also really enjoy the boat rides to DTD.

PrincessJasmine08
10-07-2006, 08:40 PM
I fell in love with Port Orleans Riverside (specifically Alligator Bayou) this past March. When we went to Disney this August I was staying at Old Key West and one day I just went to Riverside to walk around because I missed it. I really can't explain it, but it is just so tranquil and lush. It is definitely full of Disney magic. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our trip, hopefully fellow Riverside lovers will appreciate them:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Stitch1404/IMGP1499.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Stitch1404/IMGP1494.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Stitch1404/IMGP1495.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Stitch1404/IMGP1423.jpg

I Love Pluto
10-07-2006, 08:52 PM
No offense - but POR stressed me out. It was dark at night, the winding paths made it difficult for me to find anything day or night, and the housekeeping was terrible. Each time I left the room (July) my glasses fogged making it even more difficult to see. We were also given the furthest room possible from the food court. Bummer.

However, the very best & kindest people we ever met were at POR. Their food court is excellent. So - yes, it does have some things I do like.

PrincessPaczki
10-07-2006, 11:12 PM
Hi
We loved the POR! It was so relaxing. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Our room was in building 39, 2nd floor, across from a quiet pool. Great location.

balletomane
10-08-2006, 06:31 AM
DH will not stay at another resort. He is willing to visit them/dine at them, but not stay at them. He loves everything about Riverside; the theming, food court, boatride to DTD, walk to our room whether in the mansions or bayou although he prefers bayou.

dixiedizfan
10-08-2006, 06:39 AM
We've been to the All-Stars and every moderate resort so far. The first moderate we tried was Dixie Landings, and after staying there every other resort was a letdown. You can't beat it for sheer beauty, themeing and landscaping ... POR will always be our favorite!

deejohn
10-08-2006, 07:48 AM
We loved POR when we stayed there, and plan on returning. My kids loved the pool, playground, and we loved the hot tub.

The food court was perfect. Never too crowded and had a good selection.

We are trying all the mods before we pick a family favorite, but so far POR is in the lead.

Corwin12
10-08-2006, 07:56 AM
I thought I had made my mind up about staying at All Star Music, (I asked soooo many questions on these boards to help me with my decision.) But then, I woke up one morning a few weeks ago and decided to upgrade to a mod. The next question: which one? The only resort we ever stayed at was CBR. We both liked it (DW and I) except for one thing ... it was too spread out. We had a nice location, but it was still too spread out for our taste. I was very close to booking CSR, I think more people on the DIS recommend that mod than any other. We ate there for lunch one day and loved it. But I think it is still too spread out for us. So, I chose POFQ. DW knows nothing about this upgrade. She still thinks we are staying at ASMu. I am going to surprise when we arrive there, "Didn't I tell you I changed resorts?" She saw it on the plannind DVD and said she wanted to stay there, but I told her it was too much money. Lying to my wife ... I am such a bad husband. :guilty:

DanenRox
10-08-2006, 08:01 AM
Don't tell my husband, :ssst: but I think Port Orleans Riverside is nicer than Beach Club - at least for my taste - it's a little less stuffy, and more beautiful. But we bought at Beach Club Villas for the location, which is our first priority (and it is very nice). My favorite resort to date though, is Port Orleans Riverside. :blush:

petrymom
10-08-2006, 08:32 AM
We stayed at POR Riverside in 2005 and totally enjoyed the stay. I would recommend this resort to anyone.

disneymouse
10-08-2006, 09:59 AM
we haven't stayed port orleans riverside in 4 years since we were trying out other resorts. we will be back at POR Nov 26 for 5 nights and i can't wait to see it again!

binky
10-08-2006, 06:11 PM
I thought I had made my mind up about staying at All Star Music, (I asked soooo many questions on these boards to help me with my decision.) But then, I woke up one morning a few weeks ago and decided to upgrade to a mod. The next question: which one? The only resort we ever stayed at was CBR. We both liked it (DW and I) except for one thing ... it was too spread out. We had a nice location, but it was still too spread out for our taste. I was very close to booking CSR, I think more people on the DIS recommend that mod than any other. We ate there for lunch one day and loved it. But I think it is still too spread out for us. So, I chose POFQ. DW knows nothing about this upgrade. She still thinks we are staying at ASMu. I am going to surprise when we arrive there, "Didn't I tell you I changed resorts?" She saw it on the plannind DVD and said she wanted to stay there, but I told her it was too much money. Lying to my wife ... I am such a bad husband. :guilty:


No.....such a GOOD husband! Your wife will love POFQ! By the way, is it just the 2 of you or kids, too? POFQ is great for couples or families, but if it was just my DH and me, I would definitely choose POFQ over ASMu! Have a great trip :goodvibes

mickeymousemom
10-08-2006, 06:13 PM
It's home.

Dis31
10-08-2006, 08:39 PM
I DO. WE have stayed there almost evety visit! We jsut keep going back. We tried WL love it , BC and YC, and OKW and loved them. But somehow we always end up at POR. :goodvibes :goodvibes

jworthy
10-08-2006, 11:04 PM
Though we have only stayed at 3 resorts, POR has been our favorite. We will be there in Jan. '07. Would like to try WL sometime.

DizzKneeGeek
10-08-2006, 11:39 PM
It's really good to hear some great things about POR. We'll be there for the first time in about 5 weeks. If you've read any of my past threads; I've been flip-flopping on trying POR or going with the one I know I love(POP). I've definately decided to stay with POR. And just keep my fingers crossed that the busses aren't as bad as everyone says they are.

Corwin12
10-09-2006, 04:29 AM
No.....such a GOOD husband! Your wife will love POFQ! By the way, is it just the 2 of you or kids, too? POFQ is great for couples or families, but if it was just my DH and me, I would definitely choose POFQ over ASMu! Have a great trip :goodvibes

Just the two of us. :love:

Cee
10-09-2006, 05:57 AM
My youngest daughter and I stayed at Dixie Landings when we went for a long
weekend for some "special time". We've been back since it's been changed to
POR. It's just wonderful. She still calls it DL and refuses to let anyone else in
the family stay there. It's just for us. Man, these kids are selfish! ;)

klwdisney
10-09-2006, 07:37 AM
DH & I stayed at Dixie Landings back in 1998 and fell in love with it. We stayed in Alligator Bayou and felt like we were really home! Every trip we've taken since then has been with a smaller budget so we've stayed at value resorts. We're going back to WDW next November to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and we're booked to stay at POR in Alligator Bayou again. We just can't wait!!! :hourglass

Shifletjl
10-09-2006, 09:51 AM
So nice to read such positive comments about POR. We are staying there in June, our first trip onsite. We are getting so excited. If you have pictures to post, I would like to see them. Thanx :wave:

mickman1962
10-09-2006, 11:34 AM
POR Pics (http://public.fotki.com/gobnu1/riverside/)

O2BNWDW
10-09-2006, 05:19 PM
:love: :love:

I LOVE, love POR. We've been staying there since it was DL and even though we have been BCV owners for several years now, no trip is complete without a stay there!

I'll be there in 16 days for 2 nights! Can't wait to stroll through the gorgeous landscaping holding hands with my honey!!! I think this time we will try a carriage ride also!

:love: :love: :love:

CindyLover
10-09-2006, 05:36 PM
Can't wait - staying there in 11 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :Pinkbounc

Shifletjl
10-09-2006, 05:37 PM
mickman1962, great pixs! I am going to run the slideshow for the family after dinner tonight. Thanx again. :wave2:

MagneticxBoy
10-09-2006, 07:15 PM
POR Pics (http://public.fotki.com/gobnu1/riverside/)
Great photos

Hawk
10-09-2006, 08:58 PM
Home Sweet Home

Tim/Hawk :thumbsup2

binky
10-09-2006, 10:13 PM
Home Sweet Home

Tim/Hawk :thumbsup2


Boy, you're not kidding, are you? :)

BillyFeat
10-09-2006, 10:22 PM
Dixie Landings was the first hotel we stayed at on Disney Property many years ago. POR has managed to keep most of the charm of this resort and I still consider this property to be the best hotel value at Disney. My family have stayed at the WL, Poly, POFQ and All Star resorts over the years, but POR still holds a special place in our hearts.

Bill :goodvibes :goodvibes

DiszyDeanette
10-09-2006, 11:20 PM
I thought POR was nice, but last week I was very relieved that we went to CSR instead. Leaving the parks at night we would get in our bus line with a dozen or so other people, and see 10X as many (no joke) in the POR/FQ line. People around us would be asking "Which resort is that? I'm glad we didn't stay there!" It is pretty, but far too spread out and maze-like for us.

Redbudlover
10-09-2006, 11:39 PM
I have been there twice and just loved it! I love the landscaping, the boat to DTD, Boatwrights, the walk to POFQ, the people. I love the the lushness of it. So far it comes in a close second to POLY - and POLY only because of the fireworks from the beach! Am trying CSR this time - and am hoping for good things. The reviews seem great....

LorieR
10-10-2006, 06:20 AM
POR Pics (http://public.fotki.com/gobnu1/riverside/)

Great pictures!!!

txaggiemomof3
10-10-2006, 09:38 AM
I thought POR was nice, but last week I was very relieved that we went to CSR instead. Leaving the parks at night we would get in our bus line with a dozen or so other people, and see 10X as many (no joke) in the POR/FQ line. People around us would be asking "Which resort is that? I'm glad we didn't stay there!" It is pretty, but far too spread out and maze-like for us.

We were in those lines :) We would look longingly at the short lines at what seemed like all of the other resorts!!! They even had extra rope put up to accomodate the longer lines. I just don't understand why Disney hasn't done better with the transportation at POR :confused3 . This was probably my biggest complaint about this resort.