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View Poll Results: Which Moderate Resort?
Caribbean Beach Resort 14 14.89%
Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter 19 20.21%
Port Orleans Resort - Riverside 39 41.49%
Coronado Springs Resort 22 23.40%
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Moderate resorts. Where would you stay?

Hello all!

We are tentively planning a Disney trip for May 2013. We are not new to Disney but have always stayed off site (except for 2004 we stayed at the POLY for our honeymoon). We are considering staying at a moderate resort this time around. I'm leaning towards the Caribbean Beach Resort and my husband is leaning towards Port Orleans Riverside. Just wondering which one everyone else would pick and the reasons why you would pick one over the other.

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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I am biased. I loved the mansions at POR it was beautiful there & not as spread out as CBR.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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I voted for CSR since that's where we are staying for our first time onsite. It looks so pretty and peaceful.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
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I am also biased; I love POR.

With young children, you may want to do POFQ; easier with the buses, smaller more compact resort, etc.

But POR will suit you as well. So many wonderful things for young ones to see and do.

We had a 5 year old and a 14 month old last year and they loved, loved, loved it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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I voted for POR

I have the same decision to make for my solo conference trip in December. What sold me on POR is the lounge, the much better food court, Boatwrights (much better than Shutters IMHO) and most of all, the boat ride to Downtown Disney.

Last time I was at CB I felt a little "trapped" when I was there. Like I was either in the room or the food court. At least at POR you can hang out in the lounge for a drink or take a nice, slow boat trip to Downtown Disney to stroll around.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:23 PM   #6
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We are taking our family trip in late January and were initially considering POFQ...but i think we've decided to go with the value AoA suite for more room and because the kids would enjoy the theming better than what they have at POFQ. It's a little more money, actually, which was a little shocking to me but in the end i think it will work best for our family of 5. But if you aren't concerned with having room to really spread out or have a smaller family, I think I'd stay at POFQ because I've heard so many wonderful things about how small it is and easy to navigate. Also basically getting two resorts in one seeing as how you share ammenities with POR. This is just from observation on the boards, not experience
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:05 AM   #7
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Hello all!

We are tentively planning a Disney trip for May 2013. We are not new to Disney but have always stayed off site (except for 2004 we stayed at the POLY for our honeymoon). We are considering staying at a moderate resort this time around. I'm leaning towards the Caribbean Beach Resort and my husband is leaning towards Port Orleans Riverside. Just wondering which one everyone else would pick and the reasons why you would pick one over the other.

Thanks!
With the ages of your kids I would say CBR, great theme and preschool pool
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:54 AM   #8
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It's hard to vote on one when we havn't stayed at all the mods. So far we have only stayed at POR and CBR. As my choice between the 2 POR definately over CBR. POR has more to offer and I do have to say the boats to DTD is a added bonus instead of always boarding a bus. Are next trip we are going to try CSR. The kids are excited when they see the main pool area there. As for which area to stay ar CSR we have no preference. As for buses, yes sometimes it's crazy and you get headaches but remember they are included with you stay and you don't have to pay extra for a rental car that will sit in a parking lot all day.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:44 AM   #9
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CBR for the kiddie pool

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With the ages of your kids I would say CBR, great theme and preschool pool
I agree with two little ones 3 and 1 I would go with CBR for their kiddie pool. You can also have them playing the sand and the playground is better for smaller children compared to CSR.

We have stayed at CSR and CBR. We liked both but CBR was better for little ones. You can also try POR or others when the kids are older
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:03 AM   #10
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I've stayed at CBR and POFQ, and am staying at POR in a few months. Personally, I would pick POFQ. It's small and cute, and was recently renovated (not as recent as PO Riverside, but still recent).

I think that CBR and CSR have the best themed pools though. I do like the theme of CBR, it works nicely with being in Florida
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:13 AM   #11
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My vote went with PO Riverside - a room refurbishment has just been completed and it looks great - nothing like a nice new room! While it is spread out, I would probably book a preferred room or request a couple of specific bldgs and then ask at check in for a room close to the lobby area, if it wasn't assigned. Several quiet pools and a fun main pool area as well.

My favorite moderate is POFQ, but do not like the purple and gold rooms since the last refurb in 2010. Many do, but just not my cup of tea....and the discounts are slim there lately - 5% as compared to 20 or 25% for Riverside, depending on the season and offer.

CBR used to be our favorite moderate - it was brand new when we first stayed there and fabulous! After several Polynesian and Contemporary stays we wanted to try a new resort. We LOVED it...stayed 4 times in a row. When we went back in 2004, it wasn't the same - lots of changes. Of course, it doesn't have a lobby within walking distance and the food court and on site restaurant leave much to be desired these days - at least for us. Then we went back to deluxe resorts...in 2006 tried POR and FQ and couldn't believe how much we loved both resorts.

It is always difficult to choose a resort, unless it is one where your family has always wanted to stay. Good luck in choosing - I am sure you will have a wonderful trip no matter which you choose! Happy planning!!
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