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View Poll Results: AOA Little Mermaid room vs POR Royal room
Art of Animation Little Mermaid room 7 26.92%
Port Orleans Riverside Royal room 19 73.08%
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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POR Royal room vs AOA LM room

I had posted this question in a previous post but figured I would put it in the form of a poll.

I am taking my 6yr old daughter on our first Daddy/Daughter trip this May (wife doesn't want to go). My daughter loves LM but also loves other princesses (just not quite as much).

So now I have to decide between rack rate (no discount offered ) at AOA or a Royal room at POR with discount on both tix and room making the price almost the same as the AOA room.

just looking for opinions from those that may have stayed at either or both of the properties as I have not stayed at either before.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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I would absolutely do the Royal Room. She will love it and a POR is really nice. I would almost always take a moderate over a value unless you're talking about a suite. And the LM rooms are really far away from the main building.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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I would absolutely do the Royal Room. She will love it and a POR is really nice. I would almost always take a moderate over a value unless you're talking about a suite. And the LM rooms are really far away from the main building.
So are the Royal Rooms from the main building.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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So are the Royal Rooms from the main building.
I don't think so. Just a short walk across the bridge. Probably 5 minutes from the farthest room.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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Boy I would not think this would be such a tough decision.

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You could have a daddy/daughter carriage ride, take a surrey bike ride around the resort, take a boat ride, ride the boat to DTD, or go fishing. POR is such a beautiful relaxing resort
Good points all, thanks. Also I could sell the royal room a bit by having her go around the room picking out what was left by each princess.

On the flip side to do POR i will need to do a package which is non refundable i think vs room only which if something happens between now and May could be important.

Does anyone know if the bus service is better from either place? Is one more crazy busy than the other?

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it's not a fun resort in the way that AoA is
It seems that POR riverside might be a bit more "laid back" than AOA? At least from what I have been reading. Going in may i don't think either will be super busy? Not too many "groups" coming in during that month if i remember correctly.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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My vote is POR, too. We stay there alot. You are going in May, which means FL heat, and the pool there is great. We love that resort.
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I don't think so. Just a short walk across the bridge. Probably 5 minutes from the farthest room.
I clocked 8 in September when I was in the farthest rooms. I clocked 5 from LM rooms to the food court.
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Hey NH Dis dad here too - We have a LM room booked for April 13 - I showed my 7 yr old DD "other" resorts.. "ANOPE, I wanna stay in the LM room" !! ..lol. So , no discount for us but hey... They are only little once. Maybe get her input ..unless it's a surprise
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Having stayed in a Royal Room, I would not go back. I did not care for POR at all, too big and it's not a fun resort in the way that AoA is. So I would definitely pick LM for sure. Everything about AOA is more fun and cute for a little kid, and while they say that the rooms are bigger I highly doubt it. It's SMALL!!!! Having stayed at Pop before, at least I knew going in the rooms were small, but so many people here were trying to convince me the rooms were bigger and I just didn't see it.
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Having stayed at POR, that got my vote. There's much more to do at POR. You could have a daddy/daughter carriage ride, take a surrey bike ride around the resort, take a boat ride, ride the boat to DTD, or go fishing. POR is such a beautiful relaxing resort. It is such a nice break from the craziness of the parks. You can't go wrong with either, but those are the reasons I would chose POR.
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We stayed in the royal rooms at POR last July and loved it. We had three girls (ages 3-10) and they loved it, especially the fireworks on the headboard. We as parents loved it because it was a nice break after the craziness of the parks. The walk from building 90 (the 2nd building with the royal rooms) to the food court only took about 5 minutes (if the 3yr old was walking). Plus, there were movies on the lawn of our building every night.
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So are the Royal Rooms from the main building.
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I don't think so. Just a short walk across the bridge. Probably 5 minutes from the farthest room.
Agree with dansdad here... a lot of people say POR is too big but if you're in a Royal Room, there is a bridge straight across to the main building and food court. 5 mins tops. It is a long walk to the main pool if you are in Parterre Place, but there is a quiet pool in between the Royal Rooms buildings.

As much as I like POR, I might choose AoA in your situation. With a 6 year old girl, she would get a much bigger kick out of seeing all the familiar Disney scenes and characters at AoA, especially if she is a LM fan. The themeing at POR, while beautiful, is likely lost on children. Even the Royal Room theme can be considered on the subtle side, compared to something like the LM room. Since it's just the two of you, I don't think the rooms will make much difference. If mom was coming, I might change my mind to POR for the Queen beds, but since she's not I doubt if it will be a factor.
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