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Old 01-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #16
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From the pics on the web I like the look of the POFQ better than POR. But if it means the difference of staying home or staying in a moderate....I'll put up with the huge property and "laid back" decor! Thanks for the info
We haven't stayed in the AB section of POR Riverside, we are always in the mansion section, but have walked around AB section, and it's very pretty. Have a look at Andre's map on the POR thread, and you can put in room request for the location you'd like. There are multiple bridges connecting everything. We love POR.
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I stayed at POFQ for my honeymoon. I'd been to Disney once when I was in jr. high but we stayed offsite, so this was the first time I'd planned my own trip. I didn't know about the Dis or Allears or anything like that at the time. I went online and picked the resort solely based on pictures. We ended up just loving it! We don't go terribly often, so I like to try out a different resort each time I'm there, but I remember my time at POFQ with happiness. We had a king bed river view room. It was very quiet and peaceful, which I especially appreciated because I came down with a terrible cold while I was there.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #18
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Always wanted to try POR but being a family of five that usually stays in delux I am weary. My kids are 11, 7, and 6. Will the room really fit all of us???
I think you'd be fine as long as the 6 yr old isn't 5 feet tall.

As others have said POR is more spread out, so book a preferred room or river view room. This would keep you close to the main building and main pool. River view rooms at POR are limited to 3 buildings (2 are preferred buildings) that are all in good locations IMO. $25 and $30 per night more than standard respectively, but still a big savings from the deluxes.
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We haven't stayed in the AB section of POR Riverside, we are always in the mansion section, but have walked around AB section, and it's very pretty. Have a look at Andre's map on the POR thread, and you can put in room request for the location you'd like. There are multiple bridges connecting everything. We love POR.
DW and I took our first trip to WDW togather in 1991 and stayed at POFQ (Just PO at the time) and we loved everything about it! Especially the beignets and boat to DTD!

My DS likes the grounds and pool at POR better, but if DW and I ever go alone we would be very happy to go back to POFQ, though we also love POR.

The only downer is that there is no TS restaurant at POFQ. We LOVED Bonfamille restaurant (Ate there on our aniversary first trip).
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #20
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Thinking now of changing my reservation to split stay between POR and BLT. Just ran some numbers and it could save us a bundle! Especially if we put all our tickets on POR reservation and get room only at BLT. A discount on the rooms or free dining would be nice too! As long as we end vaca at BLT I'm good Now if I can only convince my DH....
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