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arizonacolbys
06-11-2004, 02:52 PM
We were all set to stay at the Shades of Green this September, then changed our minds & thought about POP Century, now we're considering a Moderate. :rolleyes:

We planned on staying at the Caribbean Beach Dec 2002 when it closed for refurb. & we ended up at the Polynesian instead. :D So, we still have a desire to stay here.

I really love the look of Coronado Springs, but am not sure we'll like the overall resort as well.

I also recently started reading more about POR & love the idea of the boat to DTD.

Can anyone shed some light on these resorts for us? Which one is your favorite & what makes it your favorite? Is there one you don't like & why not?

Any info would be greatly appreciated - they all look so great, I really can't decide! :confused: :)

k&a&c'smom
06-11-2004, 02:59 PM
I've only stayed at POR (formerly Dixie Landings) so I guess my vote isn't really fair!;) But, CBR and CSR both seem so spread out, after walking in the parks all day, the last thing I want is a hike to my room, or to get a drink!!:teeth: We really enjoyed our stay at POR, the landscaping was lovely and the kids enjoyed the pool.:sunny:

Sirius
06-11-2004, 02:59 PM
What about PO - French Quarter? It's our favorite moderate. :teeth:

mamalle
06-11-2004, 03:07 PM
we love the coronado springs resort! :sunny:

jtovey56
06-11-2004, 04:32 PM
We just got back from POR. We stayed at Coranado Springs between the two, I'd choose POR. It's shady, well themed, & very family friendly.

Jim

arizonacolbys
06-11-2004, 04:36 PM
Thanks for all your input - please keep them coming! :)

K&A&C's Mom - what did your kids like about the pool at POR? From the pictures I've seen CBR & CSR's pools seem more interesting - are there some better pics of POR's pool around that you know of?

I forgot to mention before - it's just me & hubby & we are really looking for a resort with great transportation that will be good for a daily afternoon swim break, a great pool, and not too far of a walk to get our refillable mugs refilled (usually several times per day.)

We've stayed at the ASMovies, Polynesian, WL & Contemporary & we loved all of them for different reasons.

Thanks again!! :)

Pooh67_68
06-11-2004, 05:56 PM
I chose POR because you didn't have my favorite POFQ.

arizonacolbys
06-14-2004, 06:59 AM
BUMP!
So far POR is winning - anyone else?:bounce:

snels
06-14-2004, 09:05 AM
Hi,
We have stayed at all of the mods. Port Orleans (Dixie Landings) is our favorite moderate. We enjoy the landscaping there. We like the added perk of the boats to Downtown Disney.
We enjoyed all of the moderates. Whichever one you pick will be great.
Sandy

k&a&c'smom
06-14-2004, 09:22 AM
arizonacolbys - Hey!:wave: Sorry, I hadn't caught this thread again, so I didn't see your question. It's been 8 years, but I think what the kids liked was that the pool was on it's own little island, like an old swimmin' hole. You're right, the pics of CBR and CSR give their pools the edge!;) At that time, CSR hadn't been built yet, and CBR didn't have rooms that would hold 5, so we couldn't stay there, so we really didn't look it over too much.

If it's just you and your spouse, I think POR would be a great choice, there's the boat to DTD, you're fairly close to Epcot and MGM, there are beautiful pathways and the carriage rides. As someone pointed out, POFQ might be an even better choice for you - that New Orleans theme would be very romantic, and all the bldgs. are close!::yes::

Good luck with your planning! That's part of the fun, IMO!:sunny:

Mickey76
06-14-2004, 09:25 AM
:D

I chose the Port Orleans Riverside simply because I have not stayed there yet and I've been to the other moderates. I like the theming at POR and i hope to stay there in the future. Just staying at any WDW resort right now would make me happy, though.


::MickeyMo Mickey76::MickeyMo

chelsea's nana
06-14-2004, 09:35 AM
I pick POR...or POFQ...stayed at POR in 9/15/01....it is a friendly, quiet and shady resort. I thought is was quite romantic...lots of pools, the boat to DTD and gorgeous landscaping. Seems like it is a bit of "quiet time" after touring the parks all day.:cool:

AladdinsPrincess
06-14-2004, 10:30 AM
My hubby and I have stayed at all of the moderates and POR is definitely our favorite!! The theming and landscaping is beautiful and classy. If you're not traveling with kids, the "quiet pools" are just what you'll want. They're convenient, large, and generally not filled with screaming kids. The boat ride to DTD is a great perk as well.

Have fun!!

Buzz2001
06-14-2004, 10:48 AM
CSR!!

IndyDisneyFan
06-14-2004, 12:17 PM
Riverside for me! Although I have never stayed at Carribean Beach, I was totally disappointed with Coronado(unheated pools, hated the food court with that extra tax!). My husband and I found Riverside relaxing, romantic, and a nice place to stay. The food court had lots of options, and the room was bigger than we expected. I am sure that no matter where you stay, you will have a great time.

Laura

montessori
06-14-2004, 12:32 PM
I strongly believe that CSR is the BEST moderate resort at DW. :)

Check out ********'s web site, it has everything you need to know in it.

We love the Boardwalk Inn and have been able to get some really good rates to stay there.
Yet, I miss CSR and hope to stay there when we go in November for the Food and Wine Festival.

We like to stay in the Casitas, in a building close to El Centro, on the first floor, corner room with a water view. The view doesn't really matter but the location of the water view rooms seems more convenient for us.

CSR is a gorgeous resort!
The walk anywhere on the property is a pleasurable experience.
The rooms have central air conditioning which we like better than the wall units in the other moderate resorts.
CSR has a beauty shop and a work out room, which the other moderates do not have.
CSR has room service, another thing the other moderates do not offer.
It's nice to get a drink from the bar and sit out by the lake at night.
The buses are not shared with any other resorts.
CSR is close to The Boardwalk, which is where we spend much of our time.
The gift shop is really nice too!

We have stayed at almost all of the DW resorts.
Our absolute favorite is the Boardwalk, but CSR is right up there too!
Good luck with your decision and have fun planning!

:sunny:

been there done that
06-23-2004, 10:51 AM
CBR!!!
This will be our first time staying there but it looks so beautiful!We are requesting the Jamaica building. The pools look great and they have hammocks to relax in after a long day at the parks. It looks so tropical. We can't wait. Hane fun!!

TINKTWINS
06-23-2004, 10:55 AM
I liked the French Quater much better than Riverside. I visisted CBR because I will be spending some time there in August, it looked really cute, But I like beachy resorts anyway, the Poly is my all time fave!!

currycook
06-24-2004, 02:43 PM
You left out the best moderate

POFQ

Sabor
06-24-2004, 03:15 PM
Second that .
You left out the BEST Moderate - PO French Quarter

been there done that
06-24-2004, 03:24 PM
CBR is sooo much prettier! I've stayed at POFQ for 10 nights and thought it was just o.k. I would rather be in a more tropical place with hammocks, beaches, and way more pools!
But everyone is different!

polkadotminnie
06-24-2004, 08:16 PM
We liked CSR a lot more than POFQ. It was more upscale and the pool was better!

JerseyMom
06-24-2004, 09:34 PM
I vote for CSR but I really don't think you could go wrong with any of the moderates. I noticed that you seem to go every year. Whatever you decide to do this year, why don't you try a different one next year. I really think you are the only one who can decide which one is best for you.

Have a wonderful trip! :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:

arizonacolbys
06-28-2004, 09:03 AM
Thank you so much to everyone that has replied to this thread! :)

We actually ended up getting a great military rate at POP Century that we couldn't pass up this year. We had wanted to check this resort out anyways, and at $46/night it was almost half of what the moderates discount was.

All of this info was a big help & will help us out next year when we try for a moderate again - thanks again!!! :Pinkbounc :bounce:

HopperFan
06-28-2004, 01:00 PM
and you can't go wrong with POR or CSR. We love them both and would go back to both !

Very comparable in what they offer to do and it would boil down to theming maybe. I think it depends on kids age too, mine always loved POR, but now that alittle older they prefer CSR.

There is NO comparison between the pools amenities at CSR and CBR. CSR is a hands down winner, even our young children were bored at CBR - and the pool was too small.

There are some great photos of the POR pool, but it's on another site that can't be posted here. Keep looking.....