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Old 12-30-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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AoA suite or POR?!?

Well, we are officially Disney obsessed :-) We've been the last three years in October, and are contemplating a fourth trip in the fall of 2013. We've stayed at the Poly, POFQ and BC (in that order). Due to our budget, we are trying to decide between a finding Nemo suite or a room at POR in the AB section for our next trip.

Our girls will be 9, 7 and 4 next fall. I would like opinions from people who have stayed at both an AOA suite and a room at POR. I like the idea of the extra space at AoA, but POR has the boat to DTD and a more relaxed look.

A list of pros and cons for both resorts would be appreciated! Which would you choose if in our situation?
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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I have stayed at both POR and AoA (Lion King.) I'm assuming you would have 1 room at POR. If it were me, I would pick AoA. The suite provides more space and you would have 2 bathrooms.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #3
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I have stayed at POR, but only walked around at AoA. I prefer the look and feel of POR. That being said, I think the space at AoA would be nice with 3 children, as well as the second bathroom. There's no doubt the children would probably appreciate the decor at AoA much better too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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I really enjoyed how immersed you feel at AOA. The Little Mermaid room was really cool. The Big Blue pool was pretty cool too. I liked the underwater speakers. Here are some videos I took of the AOA resort:

Cars Wing and Pool Tour - http://youtu.be/bEHo_97ABwc
The Big Blue Pool Video Tour - http://youtu.be/Sov9jQCmZoA
Little Mermaid Room Video Tour - http://youtu.be/H1Gnima3Abg

Hope this help you with your decision
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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POR pros:

Pool slide
Hot tub
Marina/boat rentals
Bike rentals
Sit down restaurant
Multiple covered bus stops
Less $$
Lush peaceful ambiance
Boat to DTD
All the amenities of POFQ a short stroll away

Less room vs. the Suite
Only 1 bathroom vs. the Suite

AoA Suite Pros:
Brand new
More space in suite
2 bathrooms

More $$
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