Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-19-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
JeannieKY
Tink fan
 
JeannieKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 209

Favorite Moderate and why?

Thinking of upgrading to POR, CBR, or CSR with the Summer discount. (POFQ is out as we have stayed there and it doesn't seem to be included in the special offer.) Just myself and DD16. Which of those three mods do you prefer and why?
__________________
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney
JeannieKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 12:08 AM   #2
Sue M
DIS Veteran
 
Sue M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: B.C.
Posts: 9,940

POR! Love the mansions. Newly refurbed. The resort is beautiful, walking along the river, sitting on a bench and just taking it all in.
IMO it has more to offer with a boat to DTD, evening entertainment in the lounge, Bob Jackson puts on a fun show for the whole family. Great food court, horse & carriage rides, fishing hole. Even if you don't fish, it's a pretty spot to visit and watch wildlife. The CM there is very informative and fun to talk to.
Queen beds.
__________________
Past Trips:
Aug 2003 WDW Marriott Courtyard, [B]Aug 2005 [/BSeaWorld, Universal, Busch Gardens Hilton Garden Inn, ]Aug 2007 WDW CBR, Jan 2008WDW WL, Aug 2008St. Pete Beach, Universal-HRH, Sea Workd & Aquatica- Hyatt Place & Doubletree, Jan 2009WDW AKL, Aug 2009Key West Sheraton Suites, Cocoa Beach Hampton Inn, & WDW POR/WL, Jan 2010WDW Poly, Jan 2011WDW POR, Aug 2011WDW POR/BC CL, Jan 2012WDW WL, Aug 2012AKL CL, Jan. 2013POFQ Aug. 2013 WDW Pop, GF, YC Jan 2014POR, Aug 2014 Universal Portofino Bay, & WDW GF,

Next trip January 2015 POR Riverside
Sue M is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-20-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
PrincessInOz
in
Catch you at the other end
 
PrincessInOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 92,902

Of the 3, I've stayed at POR and CSR.

CSR is a convention hotel and it just lacked a little something for me. But it is a beautiful resort.

I personally prefer POR. It's lovely and green and just feels relaxed.
__________________

Disneyland - Dec 1986, May 1990, Dec 1997, Aug 2003, Jun 2005, Jul 2007 TR, Nov 2008, The Mad Dash (Jan 2011, Nov 2012) Oct 14 PTR
Walt Disney World - Jun 2005, May 2010 (POR, BCV) PTR || TR, Oct 2010 (CSR) PTR || TR, Oct 2013 Anyone Game? PTR || TR in progress
Hong Kong Disneyland - Mar/Apr 2012 TR
PrincessInOz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 12:16 AM   #4
aVASTGrl
DIS Veteran
 
aVASTGrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 545

I was also disappointed to see POFQ was excluded in the summer offer. I would go for POR. FQ is a short, pretty walk away, so it's like having 2 resorts in one! Plus I love having the boat to DTD. CSR and CBR are too big and spread out for my taste.
__________________

[*]~Spring 2014 - WL"Flowers And Gardens And Bees" Solo Trip[*]~Summer 2013 - AKL "Family Reunion Recovery" Trip[*]~Halloween 2012 - YC Solo Extravaganza!![*]~Christmas 2011 - POFQ "Is That What Snow Looks Like?" Celebration[*]~Summer 2010 - Off-site[*]~Summer 2009 - CSR "Stop That Bus" Fun[*]~Summer 2008 - Off-site "Never Eating Salmon Again" Disaster[*]~Graduation 2007 - AKL "My Ankle Just Separated!!" Special Sister Vacay[*]~Late Summer 1998 - POFQ "Runaway Cart" Episode[*]~Early Summer 1998 - Disneyland Paris nee Eurodisney "Whinnie Le Pooh" Ooh La La[*]~March 1998 - Off-site Singing Competition "The Band Kids Stole Our Bus!!" Trip[*]~1985 - My One And Only Disneyland Trip That I Don't Remember[*]~1983-1996 - Every Other Summer WDW Pilgrimage aka the beginnings of my Disney Obsession Thank You Mom & Dad



aVASTGrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 07:19 AM   #5
Disneylover99
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Just East of Toronto
Posts: 8,011

I would choose POR because of their excellent counter service restaurant and boat to DTD.
Disneylover99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #6
boscov
Mouseketeer
 
boscov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 244

I've stayed at all of them except CSR (which i've visited) and by far my favorite is POR. I love their tranquil theming, excellent food court (which is the best in WDW IMO), boat to DTD, Yeeha Bob in the lounge at night, a good pool and while the resort is large, that's an advantage to me. The resort never feels full.
__________________
11 times between 1985-2001
April 11- Port Orleans Riverside, 1st trip for my DD
December 13 - Port Orleans Riverside. 1st trip for my OTHER DD

boscov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 08:27 AM   #7
JeannieKY
Tink fan
 
JeannieKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 209

Also, prices are lowest for CBR, then CSR, and highest is POR, but all less than $200 more total for the week than the value. Is it worth it? Has anyone stayed at CBR and not loved it? If so, what didn't you like?
__________________
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney
JeannieKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #8
magicbob
DIS Veteran
 
magicbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,496

We like both CBR and POR Mansions. POR is very relaxing with lots of trees, etc. We enjoy vacationing in the Caribbean and staying at CBR gives us a little taste of that.
__________________


Ratatouille, the Ride!


magicbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #9
boscov
Mouseketeer
 
boscov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 244

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeannieKY View Post
Also, prices are lowest for CBR, then CSR, and highest is POR, but all less than $200 more total for the week than the value. Is it worth it? Has anyone stayed at CBR and not loved it? If so, what didn't you like?
Sorry for the late response, but CBR is the only resort I wouldn't go back to. I really disliked the layout of the resort. It's huge and awkward. Also, if I'm paying for double beds, I'd save the money and go with a value. I also didn't care for the food court at all. I think it's worth it for POR. But that's my opinion.
__________________
11 times between 1985-2001
April 11- Port Orleans Riverside, 1st trip for my DD
December 13 - Port Orleans Riverside. 1st trip for my OTHER DD

boscov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #10
DizDaD7
DIS Veteran
 
DizDaD7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northern ,New Jersey
Posts: 2,042

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeannieKY View Post
Also, prices are lowest for CBR, then CSR, and highest is POR, but all less than $200 more total for the week than the value. Is it worth it? Has anyone stayed at CBR and not loved it? If so, what didn't you like?
Unfortunately nothing there appealed to me....Worst bus service we've experienced, Smaller beds than the other mods....Waaay spread out, more so than POR & CSR, The main bldg., separated from all the rest... Pool was ok...

Although the beachy caribbean feel is ok, to me if I want that type decor and feel, than I would visit the many different islands... That's just me
__________________

1997- Buenavista Hotel/Spa--HoneyMoon--WDW 25thB-day
2000- Allstar Music---Milennium Year!!
2003- Allstar Movies
2006- Off Site/ House
2007- PoP Century
2008- PoP Century
2010- Coronado Springs--->Oct.29-Nov7.
2011- Port Orleans Riverside-->Nov3-Nov11
2012- Boardwalk Villas--->Aug. 21-Sep.1
2013- AKV JH--->Apr5-Apr13..2014- Grand Cal.Villas--->Feb.15-22
2014- AKV--->Nov.1-9
DizDaD7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #11
DizDaD7
DIS Veteran
 
DizDaD7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northern ,New Jersey
Posts: 2,042

Although we do like POR very much, the only real Downside to it IMHO was the bus service, which was horrible... Other than that we loved it here...The pool was great, the TS rest. was very good, food court top notch, boat to DTD , beautifully themed rooms....I'd stay here again in a heart beat, but:

I happen to think CSR is just a step above it....More of a Deluxe-Lite ( so-ta speak )

CSR- has probably the 2nd best main pool w/ slide out of all WDW resorts..Has the best HOT tub... Real nice themed rooms....Comfiest Queen sized beds...Awesome lounge, &TS. & I know that not many people are fans of PM, but I happen to think this is one of the reasons that puts them over the top...I don't mind a mere $5 bill to give up when I finish my meal...The fact that I have a table and drink already established before I get my food is a HUGE plus..
__________________

1997- Buenavista Hotel/Spa--HoneyMoon--WDW 25thB-day
2000- Allstar Music---Milennium Year!!
2003- Allstar Movies
2006- Off Site/ House
2007- PoP Century
2008- PoP Century
2010- Coronado Springs--->Oct.29-Nov7.
2011- Port Orleans Riverside-->Nov3-Nov11
2012- Boardwalk Villas--->Aug. 21-Sep.1
2013- AKV JH--->Apr5-Apr13..2014- Grand Cal.Villas--->Feb.15-22
2014- AKV--->Nov.1-9
DizDaD7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 09:31 AM   #12
JeannieKY
Tink fan
 
JeannieKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 209

I do worry about the distance to refill drink mugs from the rooms at the mods so any feedback on distance to standard rooms from food courts would be appreciated. I'm struggling between a preferred room at a value vs a standard room at a mod. Price difference is $140 for CBR, $165 CSR, and almost $200 for POR due to available room selection. We spend most of our time in the parks, but plan some pool time. Just the 2 of us and DD is 16. Is it a lot more walking to refill mugs at the mods?
__________________
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney
JeannieKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #13
Coconuts
DIS Veteran
 
Coconuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Haddonfield, NJ
Posts: 2,901

I have stayed at all 3 resorts. CSR has always felt more geared towards adults to me. Overall my favorite is POR. It has the boat to DTD, the piano bar which is a hoot, and my favorite food court. All of the mods are pretty spread out but honestly only a 10 min walk usually.
__________________
Me DH DS(13) DD(11) DD(6) DD(0) DDog
2013 POR ; 2012 DCL Magic ; 2011 POR ; 2011 POP ; 2009 CBR ; 2007 POR ; 2006 Poly ; 1998 CSR ; 1993 Offsite-Royal Plaza ; 1986 Offsite-Hyatt Regency ; 1983 CR ; 1979 CR
Coconuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 10:01 AM   #14
aVASTGrl
DIS Veteran
 
aVASTGrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 545

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeannieKY View Post
I do worry about the distance to refill drink mugs from the rooms at the mods so any feedback on distance to standard rooms from food courts would be appreciated. I'm struggling between a preferred room at a value vs a standard room at a mod. Price difference is $140 for CBR, $165 CSR, and almost $200 for POR due to available room selection. We spend most of our time in the parks, but plan some pool time. Just the 2 of us and DD is 16. Is it a lot more walking to refill mugs at the mods?
I would say for this concern, POR is going to be your best choice. If you're not paying for a Preferred room at CSR/CBR, you could potentially be all the way on the other side of the resorts from the Food courts, and that is a very long walk! It's just luck of the draw. With a standard room at POR, you could still be in the far corner of the resort, but at least your walk would be shorter.
__________________

[*]~Spring 2014 - WL"Flowers And Gardens And Bees" Solo Trip[*]~Summer 2013 - AKL "Family Reunion Recovery" Trip[*]~Halloween 2012 - YC Solo Extravaganza!![*]~Christmas 2011 - POFQ "Is That What Snow Looks Like?" Celebration[*]~Summer 2010 - Off-site[*]~Summer 2009 - CSR "Stop That Bus" Fun[*]~Summer 2008 - Off-site "Never Eating Salmon Again" Disaster[*]~Graduation 2007 - AKL "My Ankle Just Separated!!" Special Sister Vacay[*]~Late Summer 1998 - POFQ "Runaway Cart" Episode[*]~Early Summer 1998 - Disneyland Paris nee Eurodisney "Whinnie Le Pooh" Ooh La La[*]~March 1998 - Off-site Singing Competition "The Band Kids Stole Our Bus!!" Trip[*]~1985 - My One And Only Disneyland Trip That I Don't Remember[*]~1983-1996 - Every Other Summer WDW Pilgrimage aka the beginnings of my Disney Obsession Thank You Mom & Dad



aVASTGrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #15
JeannieKY
Tink fan
 
JeannieKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 209

Thank-you for the feedback.
__________________
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney
JeannieKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.