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Old 02-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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First time! torn! HELP!!!



my "dilemma" is as follows and i'd very much appreciate the infinite wisdom of the dis'ers

i've booked & put a deposit down for POFQ for May 2- May 6. it has come to my attention that with the spring room rate, unlike all of the other moderates right now, it is only discounted by 5%!!!

it is definitely my favourite resort of the mod/values (which is what is in my budget) but the fact that it isn't discounted like the others makes me feel like i'm not getting the full value of the discount. i guess i'm being petty/cheap/whatever you want to call it, but frugality is in my blood. i can't buy anything without a coupon or pricematch

should i switch resorts to save money (cbr OR asmo...technically we won't even be spending much time in the resort anyways, right??) or should i just stop being so cheap and stay with POFQ?!
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure POR is part of the discount...that way you can go over and visit POFQ anytime you want while getting the discounted accommodation!
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure POR is part of the discount...that way you can go over and visit POFQ anytime you want while getting the discounted accommodation!
omg! i can't believe i didn't even think of that option!! thank you so much! going to go check on the price difference.....
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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I'd opt for POR too. We had the same thing happen to us last year. We booked at POFQ, but with two PIN deals for POR we couldn't pass it up. I'm actually glad we stayed at POR instead of POFQ. It seemed way more updated and clean to us.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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thank you both so much for your replies!! here's another one for you that i'm also not sure about...

i was originally thinking of 4 day park hoppers but 5 day base tickets are about $150 cheaper for an extra day if i go that route!! are the park hoppers really worth it?!
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:48 PM   #6
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thank you both so much for your replies!! here's another one for you that i'm also not sure about...

i was originally thinking of 4 day park hoppers but 5 day base tickets are about $150 cheaper for an extra day if i go that route!! are the park hoppers really worth it?!
For us park hoppers are a must. We go to a park at rope drop or morning extra magic hours, tour until afternoon. Take a break/nap/swim, and then to a different park for the evening.

Parks with the morning extra magic hours will be more crowded than non-EMH parks. We love to tour in the AM with EMH, so staying or coming back to the same EMH park does not work for us, too crowded!.

AK also closes early, so we go to AK in the AM and then to a different park at night.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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i was originally thinking of 4 day park hoppers but 5 day base tickets are about $150 cheaper for an extra day if i go that route!! are the park hoppers really worth it?!
I could be reading this wrong, but you know you can't use that 5th day to go to a second park in one day, right? A hopper is the only way to get more than one park in a day.
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Just my two cents..we did the 5 day pass (no hopper) on our last trip, plus one MNSSHP ticket. We didn't miss the park hopper until the last day when our son really wanted to end the trip at MK and we had already been to EP earlier in the day. After a horrible mixup with a CM at POR and another two at the gates of MK, we ended up having to pay for hoppers at 8pm on the last night of our vacation! It ended up being worth it just so our son had the great memory, but would have been a better investment on day one. Especially when AK and DHS were half-day parks for us.
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Just my two cents..we did the 5 day pass (no hopper) on our last trip, plus one MNSSHP ticket. We didn't miss the park hopper until the last day when our son really wanted to end the trip at MK and we had already been to EP earlier in the day. After a horrible mixup with a CM at POR and another two at the gates of MK, we ended up having to pay for hoppers at 8pm on the last night of our vacation! It ended up being worth it just so our son had the great memory, but would have been a better investment on day one. Especially when AK and DHS were half-day parks for us.
You could have just cried and gotten them for free like a lady in another thread. I think you did the right thing and set a good example for your kids.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #10
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You could have just cried and gotten them for free like a lady in another thread. I think you did the right thing and set a good example for your kids.
Really uncalled for.
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I've never been huge on POR- would you ever consider CSR? It's my favorite moderate- gorgeous, updated, easy bus system, etc. Love love love it!
I only personally know one person who has stayed at CSR, and she disliked it and it's theme (too much like SoCal, I guess for her taste.) So one person's paradise is another's purgatory - which is why it's so great that Disney has 23+ resorts to choose from.
Here's a youtube link if you want to get a feel for POR, or search w/ any of the resort names on youtube and there's a billion of them for each resort.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emk30JtrCvo


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i am actually SO relieved to hear that!!! everyone i have talked to just seems to rave about animal kingdom but we just haven't seen much about it that appeals to us so far idk, to each their own i suppose. we aren't big animal lovers by any means though and my kids are always bored stiff at the zoo or museums, they need more to DO.

i was thinking along the lines of checking it out and hopefully going on to downtown disney later on in the day/evening. glad to know it's a possibility
I personally love AKL, but many find it to be a half day park. Be sure to catch the finding Nemo show and the Lion King show and It's Tough to be a Bug.
POR (which I have not stayed at) and POFQ (which I have stayed at) are sister resorts and you can use the facilities of both when staying at either one - you can walk or boat between the two. I was in the POFQ building closest to POR when I was there and the walk to POR was not much further than the walk to the other end of POFQ, but POR is a largish resort so how close you would be to POFQ could vary a lot.
Your plan to visit DTD for an off afternoon/evening is especially nice from these two resorts because of the lovely boat ride to and from DTD and each of the resorts - so pretty and relaxing.
You don't mention if you have any ADRs, but if you do have any in the parks and you opt to not get park hoppers, then the park where the ADR is will have to be your park for that day.
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