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Old 01-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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POR, Coronado, or POP?

We are planning our second trip to Disney this May! We stayed Polynesian last time but it's priced way too high for us this time. We are considering POP, POR or Coronado. All are priced about the same. We have 2 girls, ages 3 and almost 6. What resort do you think would be the best fit? Our biggest concern is transportation. We were spoiled by the monorail last time. We will be spending the most time at MK and Epcot. Thanks!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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We have never stayed at POR or Coronado, but have looked at them... we have stayed at all the values. POP is the best out of all of them. DD, her friend and her cousins loved it. Now I understand you can easily get over to the new resort and walk around there. Now if you are looking for fancy hotels with amenities this is not the place. We really enjoyed it... but we are the type that gets up early, eat, parks all day, hit the pool, sleep and do it over again.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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The travel times to MK and EP are about the same from each of those resorts, give or take a few minutes. Generally, it takes about twenty minutes to reach either MK or EP (although your trip will likely be shorter--this is on the far end).

CSR and POR have the advantage of multiple bus stops--no matter where you are in the resort, you likely have a bus stop that's not too far away. There is only one stop for all buses at POP, in front of Classic Hall. POP also has a slight disadvantage as it's bus stops tend to be the farthest away at the parks (due to the fact it's a value resort).

Another thing to consider is whether or not you enjoy spending time at your resort--CSR and POR both have excellent pools, as well as many other activities (biking, fishing, and such). POP has multiple pools, but they lack the slides and fancy features of the moderate resorts. If you tend to be park commandos, this is not a concern.

Considering the age of your kids, however, POP or POR would probably be the most appealing--both are very well themed and have a lot to see. You'll enjoy any of them!
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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If all three are priced the same I would prop stay at POR or CS. Since they are mods they have more amenities then values. I hear they both have great pools.

At POR you can walk over to it's sister hotel POFQ. You can also you their pool. THere is also a boat that goes to DTD from POR.

POR and CS also have queen beds in their rooms. POP only has doubles.

POP also has the advantage to walk over to AoA, which looks and sounds amazing!1
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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We have stayed at all 3 of these.

We stayed at POP our first time on property. This was about 6 years back. We found the bus transportation was excellant & we never waited very long for a bus.

We decided to try a Moderate the following year & decided on POR. We loved the resort. The mansion area is beautiful & love the boat to DTD....this is a big perk as it is relaxing & such a pretty ride there. We also walked to POFQ ...was abit of a walk though.

We stayed 2 times at POR & each time had the same issue. We dislike the room decor of the bayou area & pay extra for a King room preferred area...but they put us in the bayous each time. They switched us to the mansions both times.. but we decided to try elsewhere the next year. And after staying moderate my DH wasn't interested in going back to a value. He likes the quietness & resort feeling of the moderates as we are a couple traveling w/o kiddos.

So we decided on CSR. We have now stayed here 2 times now & are booked for this coming December also.

We love CSR! Beautiful resort, pretty rooms, peaceful & great bus system. We book a King room & both time have had a room in the Casitas. This is close to a bus stop #2 & you get picked up first & dropped off first. It takes a few minutes to walk to the front area to fill your drink mugs...but walking around the lake is a great unwind time to me.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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I am considering the same options for my trip this fall. I've stayed in PO FQ and Riverside and the Caribbean Beach. They were all very nice. I liked the Riverside the best because it is so close to the MK and doesn't have those creepy giant heads staring at you in the food court. The theme is more adult and we are 2 adults w/o kids.

We are thinking about the Coronado this time just so we can say we've hit all 4 moderate resorts. But, it is more expensive than the other 3.

I would like to bite the bullet and stay in a budget but, the resort is a big part of the experience for me.
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