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Old 02-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #31
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We have stayed at BC, AKL, and last trip we did a split stay between Poly and POR. We loved POR- though granted, my husband was not with us the last trip and he tends to be harder to please. We adored the Poly, but were not disappointed in POR. Ask for a ground level floor- we were at the front of a building (had a Royal room) and loved being able to open the door and let the kids play. Or it gave me a beautiful area to leave the kids inside watching tv and find a little peace and quiet. The grounds are just very Disney- so well done and beautiful. Kids loved the pool and the activities, a highlight of their trip. And you have to make time to take the boat to DtD.

We loved the AKL but it did feel a ways out there. The food options were wonderful. Both resorts have busses only to the parks, as you know. Unless the room is a savannah view, I would probably stay put at the POR. If it is, then.......

4/14- 7nt Eastern on the FANTASY! 11/13- Weekend at DLR and stay at Disneyland Hotel
8/13- CR at WDW/ 4nt Cruise on DREAM! 6/12- Poly/POR Split Stay at WDW
8/11- DLR and stay at Grand Californian 1/11- 2 night Cruise to Nowhere on WONDER
10/10- DLR/ Mickey's Halloween Party and stay at Paradise Pier
2/10- WDW and a Week stay at the AKL 2/10- 4 Night Bahamas Cruise on DCL WONDER
6/09- DLR- Stay at Paradise Pier 4/09- DLR/ Club 33- Stay at Disneyland Hotel
10/08- Halloween Party at DCA 3/08- 3 Night Bahamas Cruise on DCL WONDER
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #32
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We have stayed at GF, Poly, and WL before staying at POR. And we were very happy with our decision. It is a beautiful resort, we did the horse drawn carriage ride and loved it. We stayed in the mansions and when we told our driver this she took us through Alligator Bayou. We want to go back to POR and stay here because of all the vegetation. It's a beautiful resort to wander around, the walk to the FQ is very nice, the boat to DTD is handy, we had NO issues with the bus. But I'm sure transportation will be hit or miss where ever you stay.

I say give it a chance
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by JoJostar View Post
Leaving next week for POR. We have only stayed deluxe before. I am second guessing myself like crazy ( probably belong on the resort changers board). I have officially driven my DH so crazy that he will leave the room if I try to ask him a trip question. So my question is this, having only stayed at deluxes and DVC resorts, will POR be a let down? Should I pay an extra $300 for AkL or an extra $800 for WL? Help!
beautiful resort, but my only way to stay there is preferred room ...cause otherwise its very big and you can be walking for a long time, not a fan of that after park days...and since they have the best food court and the best mercantile, and that inside bar I need to be near shop and sustenance
have a great time...
Beautiful resort (and I have stayed many deluxes and CL myself, still LOVE por!!)
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:01 PM   #34
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Oooh! You all have me wishing I was staying at POR this next stay. We love it there (have stayed twice in the past) and originally had reservations for May but decided to shell out more $$ and changed it to SSR. We had DVC for several years and got spoiled. BUT, now I'm wondering if we made the right decision. DH will kill me if I change it again. The reason we changed it was because we spend a bit more time at the resort than the parks and we love the balcony, kitchenette, sofa, etc. It feels less like a hotel room that way. Maybe not enough to justify the extra $$. I'm re-thinking this now.

OP....you won't be disappointed staying at POR. I'm just being a little picky at the moment.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #35
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We were just at AKL club level for 4 nights and have been transferred to por and love it more.

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