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Old 12-28-2012, 11:35 AM   #16
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Thanks so much everyone! We have reluctantly decided to go with POR. I know all of the resorts are beautiful, and it was a tough decision between POR and CSR, but POR won out with my sister, so we are staying there. One last question though:

We are hoping to stay in the mansion section rather than the alligator bayou section. We are staying in a standard room. Are there standard rooms in the mansion section? I know two of the buildings are royal rooms, so those wouldn't have standard rooms, but what about the other two buildings? Are there standard rooms in those? And if so, should I call the reservation line again and request those sections? I know it's simply a request, but the mansion section is much more appealing to us. Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #17
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I think you'll love POR. I haven't stayed there since they added the royal rooms- but yes- I feel sure the other rooms are standard. I'd definitely call back and request that and add any other request- close to the bus stop, food court. There is a ton of info on the Dis about the rooms and a map to help if you haven't already looked on here.
We thought the mansion side was beautiful!
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #18
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We just returned from POR and LOVED it!! We stayed in a RR so I am not sure on the regular rooms. Just wanted to reassure you that it is a great place to stay!
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:18 PM   #19
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I'll say the best moderate resort at Walt Disney World is Coronado Springs Restort (in my opinion) I've stayed there and it's so peaceful and relaxing and it also has kiddie pools and play areas. They recently remolded the pepper market they have all sorts of food in a buffet style. I love it! It's one of my favorite resort :D

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #20
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Thanks so much everyone! We have reluctantly decided to go with POR. I know all of the resorts are beautiful, and it was a tough decision between POR and CSR, but POR won out with my sister, so we are staying there. One last question though:

We are hoping to stay in the mansion section rather than the alligator bayou section. We are staying in a standard room. Are there standard rooms in the mansion section? I know two of the buildings are royal rooms, so those wouldn't have standard rooms, but what about the other two buildings? Are there standard rooms in those? And if so, should I call the reservation line again and request those sections? I know it's simply a request, but the mansion section is much more appealing to us. Thanks!
Yes, I'd request this: Magnolia Terrace or Acadian House, side closest to Old Man Island bridge.
Have them add the request to your reservation. This area will put you close to both main pool, quiet pool, main buildings just past main pool, and bus stop behind mansion building. We prefer this stop because its less crowded then main depot, and often the last stop before it leaves for the parks.

I hope you love POR as much as we do, it's a beautiful resort. Be sure to catch Bob Jackson's show, take the boat to DTD, and walk over to POFQ one morning for Beignets!
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Just FYI- we just changed our trip to June 7-13 and I booked 3 rooms at POFQ using the Disney Visa discount! No problems at all! The CM told me that sometimes it isn't 'listed' in discounts b/c it is technically considered part of POR. So, if you're wanting POFQ- might not hurt to call and ask! I called and asked first and that CM told me yes, you can apply it to POFQ. Then I called back to actually make the reservation- this is a big family trip- had to discuss with others before booking- and that CM said no problem.
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We love POR. Nice atmosphere, several pools, beautiful grounds. We also enjoy the food court.
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