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Old 12-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Hi! So we are having to upgrade from AoA in order to get a Visa discount. I'm wondering what your opinion would be on the best mod? There are three of us going: me, my sister, and DS (6). We are most interested in the food court (picky eaters), transportation, pools (for DS), and walking distance. We were hoping not to be in too big of a resort, but I'm worried POFQ might seem crowded since there is only one pool and one bus stop. I know everyone has differing opinions, but which mod do you like best and why? Thanks!
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POFQ should not be a problem - POFQ is the first stop then it goes to POR.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by spiceycat View Post
POFQ should not be a problem - POFQ is the first stop then it goes to POR.
Thanks. I am actually hearing that POFQ might not be offering the same discount though. I heard this from someone else, so I have to confirm it...but I'm looking at the other mods just in case.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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I've stayed at CBR, POFQ, and POR. I haven't stayed at CSR yet, but it looks nice (except I'm not a fan of the one-sink thing).

I like CBR, but it hasn't been refurbished as recently as POFQ and POR. It also has double beds instead of queen-sized beds. I've heard that the rooms at CBR are slightly larger than the other mods, but am not sure. I think CBR has a better feature pool than POFQ and POR.

It's been a while since I stayed at POFQ and I was teenager at the time, but I didn't like it as much as CBR, mostly because of the theme. The size is great, though.

Just got back from POR and liked it a lot! I don't think you can go wrong with any of the moderate resorts. Go where you can get a discount, and pick the resort with the theme that appeals to you
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
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I've stayed at all 4.

My rankings:
POFQ - love the compact size
CBR - love the tropical theme
POR - ok, too big
CSR - didn't care for the theme or food court
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:44 PM   #6
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POR. I wrote about it in your last post. Love this resort, and having the option of both main pool or quiet pool.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #7
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I agree with the op. French quarter is the way I would go especially if looking for a "small" resort. I would stay there everytime if we could afford it.

CSR feels huge to me. CBR is huge because you have to get on a bus just to get to the food court. Not a fan of that but I did enjoy it otherwise. POR is nice but I much prefer POFQ.
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