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Old 03-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #16
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Another vote for POR.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #17
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POR or cabins! Torn
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:08 PM   #18
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We've stayed at POR and POFQ and I greatly prefer POFQ but that may have to do with our stays at POR we were in Alligator Bayou and perhaps at the farthest possible outlying building. It was not too convenient with the kids were little to have to traipse 15-20 minutes to get to the food court or the big pool.

I've not done CBR because of the standard double beds. I"m old and when I'm tired from touring and walking all day I don't want to be sharing a double bed. I have looked at CSR often too particularly before they put the queen sized beds in at POR and POFQ but it's so large that it seems overwhelming.

But while we enjoyed POR, we love POFQ and would return there again. if you want to enjoy the resort my vote would go to POFQ because of it's manageable size. The pool is cute with the big sea serpent in it and Disney has done a great job of making sure all of the resorts have fun pool games and outdoor movies and marshmallow roasts. We spent an enjoyable evening in the bar listening Elliot Dyson too and it was lots of fun (Try the Sassagoula Swampwater) The landscaping is lush and just beautiful. Both POR and POFQ have the boat to DTD too so that wasn't a big deciding factor for us.

What POFQ doesn't have is a table service restaurant. I've always been fine with the food court and it's selection it's decidedly more varied at POR and if having a table service restaurant is important to you then I'd say you'd have to opt for POR. I don't find Boatrights to be that big of a draw and we have always opted to have our TS meals in other locations but you might find that appealing. The pool is bigger there, the food court is bigger too but the walks are longer and if you plan to use the facilities you may not want a 10-15 minute walk to the pool or to refill your mugs.

I also prefer the decor in the POFQ rooms with the dark woods and rich colored linens. We always say that it's what New Orleans would be like if they sanitized the streets and cleaned it up nightly. The staff has always been warm and friendly too but that's pretty much a Disney standard.

You're going to have a wonderful time no matter what you choose. I hope my ramblings have proved somewhat useful to you in making your decision. Have a magical time.
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Nov 1991 Offsite - June 1997 Disneyland Paris - May 1999 Dixie Landings - Alligator Bayou - May 2000 Dixie Landings - Alligator Bayou - December 2008 - Animal Kingdom Lodge November 2010 POFQ - 25th Wedding Anniversary SSR with my Prince Charming - April 2011 - March 2013 Graduation Trip for my Boy at POFQ
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