Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-22-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
fairytalelover
DIS Veteran
 
fairytalelover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: California
Posts: 1,397

Do you like POR or POFQ better and why?

Would love to get feedback about the pros and cons. We have only stayed at POR and love it but hubby would like to try POFQ and we are wondering if we should or not.
__________________

ME DH DS
Disneyland- hundreds of times
Disneyland Hotel 6/05,12/05
Disney Fairytale Wedding@Disneyland 6/05
WDW 2/04, 6/05, 5/12, 10/14, 10/15
Port Orleans Riverside 2/04 & 6/05
All Star Movies Resort 5/12
Coronado Springs 10/9/14
Port Orleans French Quarter 9/30/15
Disney Wonder 6/05
Disney Dream 4/12
Disney Fantasy 10/18/14 & 10/10/15
fairytalelover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 12:42 AM   #2
dansdad
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 1,209 miles from CBR.
Posts: 6,269

Both resorts are great. But since you asked, we do prefer POR for a couple reasons.

DS prefers the slide at the feature pool
We like the quiet pools
We prefer the food court
We love the ambience of the mansions section
Closer to Yeeha Bob

Now the great thing about these 2 resorts is if you're staying at one it's very easy to enjoy the amenities of the other. These are just our preferences.
__________________
ME DW DS12
dansdad is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-22-2013, 01:59 AM   #3
TheoDawg
Mouseketeer
 
TheoDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 136

I love FQ mostly due to it's tiny size I can walk from the farthest room to the Food Court in 3 min and to the bus stop in 4.

At POR we had a room that was far away an it took 13 min to walk back to the Food court, the bus was a 1.5 min walk across the parking lot. But it was the last stop so the bus was usually full by the time it got to us so we always had to stand.
__________________
WDW Trips
1st Trip-Mar 2005-Off Site
2nd Trip-Mar 2006-POP
3rd Trip-Apr 2007-Off Site
4th Trip-Nov 2007-Marriott Grande Vista-SOLO
5th Trip-Feb 2008-OKW
6th Trip-Mar 2009-POFC
7th Trip-Nov 2010-POR/Marriott Grande Vista/POP-Family
8th Trip-Apr 2011-POP
9th Trip-Sept 2011-Sheraton Vistana-Family
10th Trip-March 2013-Vacation Village @ Parkway
11th Trip-May 2013-Seralago Hotel
12th Trip-Feb 2014-The Fountains/Villas at Island Club
TheoDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
goofyintoronto
Proud foot flusher
I really wanted to like it, but I didn't
 
goofyintoronto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 9,380

This exactly.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dansdad View Post
Both resorts are great. But since you asked, we do prefer POR for a couple reasons.

DS prefers the slide at the feature pool
We like the quiet pools
We prefer the food court
We love the ambience of the mansions section
Closer to Yeeha Bob

Now the great thing about these 2 resorts is if you're staying at one it's very easy to enjoy the amenities of the other. These are just our preferences.
The smallness of FQ doesnt appeal to me, and I personally dont like the appearance of that resort. The tiny food court doesnt appeal to me either. I think POR if much prettier, esp the mansion section. I like the pool better, so does my DS12. Food court is awesome! Looove the make your own pasta. I also love that the bike rentals are located at POR. Oh, and the quiet pools are definitely a bonus.
__________________





........."Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor, mantengase alejado de las puertas".........







AUGUST "2013" DINING REVIEW / AUGUST "2012" DINING REVIEW





I've been BOO'ED by Forum Jumper!!!
goofyintoronto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:41 AM   #5
darkwing818
DIS Veteran
 
darkwing818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 2,683

Quote:
Originally Posted by dansdad View Post
Both resorts are great. But since you asked, we do prefer POR for a couple reasons.

DS prefers the slide at the feature pool
We like the quiet pools
We prefer the food court
We love the ambience of the mansions section
Closer to Yeeha Bob

Now the great thing about these 2 resorts is if you're staying at one it's very easy to enjoy the amenities of the other. These are just our preferences.
Gets our vote also . Gotta love the food court
darkwing818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 10:19 AM   #6
minnie mum
Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)
 
minnie mum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: WAY too far north
Posts: 12,305

We enjoyed POR for all of the reasons cited by Dansdad. But it was just too big for us. The walk to and from the main buildings to our room just about did me in. POFQ is just so easy and convenient to get around that it wins out for us- if we feel the need for pasta or music we can just walk or ride over to POR.
minnie mum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
MiramarQE
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 268

In order -

POR Preferred rooms
POFQ
POR Mansions (unless you really like solitude!)

Bus service is better at FQ and for buses that stop at both resorts FQ is first - if you want a seat (or to even get on if it's busy)! At the mansions you could have a hike to a bus stop. If you take the water taxi to DTD it's a shorter boat ride at FQ

POR has better choice/more varied food in the food court

The preferred rooms are always a short walk to the food court, main pool and a quite pool at POR.

Unfortunately no quiet pool at FQ
MiramarQE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
elaw
DIS Veteran
 
elaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,853

Quote:
Originally Posted by goofyintoronto View Post
This exactly.

The smallness of FQ doesnt appeal to me, and I personally dont like the appearance of that resort. The tiny food court doesnt appeal to me either. I think POR if much prettier...
I agree but I especially prefer the rustic charm of the AB at POR. POFQ is nice but I find the FQ to have more of an urban feel to it.
__________________

Last edited by elaw; 03-22-2013 at 12:35 PM.
elaw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
Sue M
DIS Veteran
 
Sue M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: B.C.
Posts: 9,966

POR mansion section is my fav. Magnolia Terrace or Acadian House are great locations close to everything without paying preferred.
Love the food court, and Mansion theming, landscaping, and option of quiet pool.

After 3 Por stays we tried POFQ in January, and loved it there too. Not having quiet pools wasn't an issue in January. We had a great location in bldg 4 close to everything. And I walked over to POR for my fav pasta bar! It's a short walk.

I think you should try it. It's always fun exploring new resorts.
__________________
Past Trips:
Aug 2003 WDW Marriott Courtyard, [B]Aug 2005 [/BSeaWorld, Universal, Busch Gardens Hilton Garden Inn, ]Aug 2007 WDW CBR, Jan 2008WDW WL, Aug 2008St. Pete Beach, Universal-HRH, Sea Workd & Aquatica- Hyatt Place & Doubletree, Jan 2009WDW AKL, Aug 2009Key West Sheraton Suites, Cocoa Beach Hampton Inn, & WDW POR/WL, Jan 2010WDW Poly, Jan 2011WDW POR, Aug 2011WDW POR/BC CL, Jan 2012WDW WL, Aug 2012AKL CL, Jan. 2013POFQ Aug. 2013 WDW Pop, GF, YC Jan 2014POR, Aug 2014 Universal Portofino Bay, & WDW GF,

Next trip January 2015 POR Riverside
Sue M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #10
hsmamato2
Tink in Training-Good Girl,Bad temper
Little house on the prairie was the HEIGHT of t.v
 
hsmamato2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 6,066

I love POFQ....the cute little size, the food court,everything! it is so cute,and convenient to stay there! I walked over to POR food court one morning,and didn't like the noisy bigness of it. it was just...too much. Again,I like all the resorts on property, but I know what my fave is.....
hsmamato2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #11
Disneyaddictz
DIS Veteran
 
Disneyaddictz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 618

I just checked out of POR this morning but did take a tour of POFQ and if have to say POR gets my vote, POR IMO was drastically different, it was almost hard to believe they were both moderates side by side. POFQ did have a more fun atmosphere, I thought POR had a deluxe feel without the price tag. Yes very big but that's nice when you have down time for hanging at the resort!
__________________
<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/95a64agsr0qdg9x5.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>

<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/se588u4s7y1d3nmf.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
Disneyaddictz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.