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Old 04-02-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Port Orlean Riverside vs Art of Animation

Hi everyone, I need help deciding for this. I'm torn.

Me and my fiancee are going in our honeymoon this June-July.

We are currently book 2 days at the Coronado Spring, then I surprise her with 1 night at the Polynesian ( she alway wanted to go there, so I booked it whitout telling her ).

Then we do a 3 night cruise on the Dream.

When we come back, we are currently book for a 5 night stay at the Art of Animation ( Little Mermaid Room ). I booked it for the price.

Now.. the summer promotion just came out. I save 125$ on the Coronado Spring part. And since the AoA isn't included in the promotion, the price difference between that room and the Port Orlean RIverside ( Garden view ) is only 92$.

So my question is... what would you do. The brand new Art of Animation.
Or the newly renovated Riverside.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Got to riverside sine it is your honeymoon. It is romantic. AOA is not Romantic at all. It great for kids. LM rooms are small and the walk is far. I think you will enjoy POR more and the rooms have been newly renovated.

With the money you save can you do 3 nights at the poly. That is a lot of switching and you may just want to relax.

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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I agree, esp. After staying at poly, you be unhappy at AoA... Never stayed at any either of them, but loved porfq... Horse drawn carriage rides, walk along the river, boat to DTD!

We walked through POR, very quiet and shaded. So would be nice in the hot summer sun!

Plus POR has the quiet pools away from the kids to wind down your honeymoon!!

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Old 04-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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Another vote for POR for the extra $92! Haven't stayed at AoA yet, but POR seems to have a much more romantic vibe to it for your honeymoon!
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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Another vote here for either staying at the Poly again or POR. We're headed to POR on Sunday and can't wait. Also planning on doing the carriage ride since we're celebrating hubby's b'day and we want to do something relaxing and different.
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I agree with POR for a honeymoon. We are staying at POR this fall. I've never stayed at Riverside, but we've stayed at POFQ and AoA before. AoA is super cute and has very bold decorations. We really liked AoA. The pool was large and fun with a zero entry and splash area for kids - no slide though. POR does have a slide and several quiet pools, and a hot tub. You can take carriage rides along the river. POR has the boat to DTD where you have the choice of a lot of restaurants.

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Old 04-03-2013, 01:09 AM   #7
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Alright then, it has been settle.

We will be doing this :

3 days at the Coronado Spring
Then 3 days on the Disney Dream
1 night at the Polynesian Resort ( surprise for my gf )
4 night at the Riverside

I did the POFQ 3 years ago and I did love it. So I wanted to try Riverside. But with the Art of Animation being brand new I wasn't sure if I would be missing on something there.

But I saw that the riverside as renovated room since a year or 2. So it's gonna be great to.

thanks !
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