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


View Poll Results: Which resort for first no kids trip?
POP 2 1.74%
POR 56 48.70%
CBR 11 9.57%
CSR 46 40.00%
Voters: 115. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-03-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM
DIS Veteran
 
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kentucky~~ Go Big Blue!
Posts: 1,809

Best resort for first "no kids" trip..

Trying to decide between a few mods or maybe even a fun value for the budget and throwback to our youth...please tell me any positives of your choice for two 30 something parents who have never been on a vacation alone since our honeymoon in 1994! I did not include POFQ because it isn't included in the summer 20%off deal.
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DS18) (DD15) (DS9) Ddog
May 1992~High school grad nite WDW trip/Howard Johnson's
April 2006~1st family WDW trip/Windsor Hills
June 2009~2 week WDW-Cocoa beach extravaganza!/Windsor Hills
October 2010~Our 1st WDW MNSSHP/Windsor Hills
June 2012~ 2 week WDW(YES program)-Universal-Seaworld-Cocoa beach/Windsor Hills
June/July 2014~last minute 20th anniversary/4th July trip!!!
October 2014~MNSSHP and onsite at CBR!
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
RocketEAR99
DIS Veteran
 
RocketEAR99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 512

I chose POR because I know many who have stayed there and really enjoyed it and the atmosphere. I hear lots of good things about CSR too though. For a first getaway in a long time without kids, I would lean Moderate for upscale atmosphere.

That said, having stayed at POP and been to the other Values except AoA, POP is really the best of the Values. I do recommend it as a good choice (AoA looks great too, but is more pricey and probably isn't on that discount you're looking to get, plus it's hard to book since it's new).
__________________
My past trips:WDW-1: Jun 1992 (Off Property), WDW-2: Aug 1997 (Off Property), WDW-3: Feb 2007 (POP), WDW-4: Jan 2009 (SSR), WDW-5: May 2009 (BWV), WDW-6: Oct 2009 (AKV Kidani), WDW-7: Mar 2010 (BLT), WDW-8: Jan 2011 (AKV Kidani), WDW-9: May 2011 (SSR), WDW-10: Feb 2012 (OKW), WDW-11: Oct 2012 (VWL), WDW-12: May 2013 (BWV), WDW-13: Dec 2013 (OKW)

Me DW Maverick

RocketEAR99 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-03-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
Shaden
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,045

I'd say POR - because we are planning our second "no kids" trip (we don't have kids ) and are going to POR and we are very excited about it !

I'd say CSR because we went there for our honeymoon and it was fantastic ! Stayed in Cabanas, Waterview King (got a nice corner room) The rooms are very very nice, the decor is very sophisticated, the hard division to the vanity/washroom area is very nice, and the TV is bigger than it appears to be at POR.

Also the Resort at night is just fantastic, so VERY pretty.

The are a few places on resort, restaurant, Cabana by the lake, and pool side bar to get a drink and relax if you want, Cafe Rix was nice, and the Maya Grill was actually quite romantic and had fantastic food.
Shaden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
boscov
Mouseketeer
 
boscov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 244

I would say it's a toss up between POR and CSR for me. I gave the edge to POR simply because I love that place so very much. It has a good lounge area, good pool par, nice long strolling paths, tranquil theming Just a very comfortable homey feel.
__________________
11 times between 1985-2001
April 11- Port Orleans Riverside, 1st trip for my DD
December 13 - Port Orleans Riverside. 1st trip for my OTHER DD

boscov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 05:47 PM   #5
SYDNCLAIRESMOM
curiouser and curiouser
 
SYDNCLAIRESMOM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Through the looking glass
Posts: 685

I voted for POR because it is just a short boat ride to DTD and has the Yeehaa Bob factor at River Roost Lounge. Have a great time!!
__________________
Me DHDD15DD13
June 1996-offsite Nov 2002-FW cabins Sept 2003-BWV March 2004-ASMo Oct/Nov 2004-BWV Nov/Dec 2005-POR Sept/Oct 2006-CBR 2007-2011 failing economy hit us hard... Aug 2012-BLT/AoA May2013-SSR Adult Trip! Sept 2014-POP Claires 14th b-day trip

SYDNCLAIRESMOM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
lovin'fl
DIS Veteran
 
lovin'fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,008

We stayed at POR and it was nice...that's the only one on your list that we'd stayed at. I selected CBR because it's an Epcot area resort and we love Epcot. I will say that my SIL and her family stayed at CSR and loved the food there. POP has a nice food court from what I've read and you can walk over to the new AoA which also is supposed to have a nice food court.
__________________
DVC since 2006
Next trip(s): Jan 24-26 at HHI
Aug 1-8 at BWV & AKV
lovin'fl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #7
dp911
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 130

Grand Floridian is where I stay on a couples only trip. With kids yc BC for sab
dp911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #8
ExpatDisneyLover
DIS Veteran
 
ExpatDisneyLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Currently working for the Mouse in Beijing, China with Disney English.
Posts: 2,098

Of your choices I said CSR - more "adult" ambiance - or POR if you want to have boat access to DTD which is a nice perk.

Pop is not a bad choice either - but more kids in the pools, food courts etc.
__________________
Jill * 1984 DL * 1986 WDW * 1994 Euro Disney * 1996 WDW * 2009 WDW POR * March 2010 DLRP Santa Fe * June 2010 DLRP Magic Circus * November 2010 DLRP Magic Circus * February 2011 DLRP Dream Castle * May 2011 WDW Sheraton Vistana / Hilton Bonnet Creek * September 2011 WDW Night of Joy Hilton DTD * March 2012 WDW Pop * April 2012 WDW AKL * May 2012 WDW SSR * August 2014 HKDL Disneyland Hotel * December 2014 HKDL Hollywood Hotel * February 2015 DLRP Newport Bay Club *
New Trip Reports August and December Hong Kong Disneyland http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3356993http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3323118

ExpatDisneyLover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 06:42 PM   #9
Tpiejg
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 300

We just went for our first "no kid" trip last august. We stayed in a preferred room with a king bed. We loved it. Its a beautiful resort, and was very quiet. our dinner at Boatwrights was delicious, and Yeehaw Bobs show in the lounge was a lot of fun. We also loved the boat ride to DTD.
Tpiejg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 07:57 PM   #10
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM
DIS Veteran
 
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kentucky~~ Go Big Blue!
Posts: 1,809

I do love more of a Caribbean theme, but CBR doesn't seem to have many votes so I'm not so sure about that one. Does anyone LOVE CBR?
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DS18) (DD15) (DS9) Ddog
May 1992~High school grad nite WDW trip/Howard Johnson's
April 2006~1st family WDW trip/Windsor Hills
June 2009~2 week WDW-Cocoa beach extravaganza!/Windsor Hills
October 2010~Our 1st WDW MNSSHP/Windsor Hills
June 2012~ 2 week WDW(YES program)-Universal-Seaworld-Cocoa beach/Windsor Hills
June/July 2014~last minute 20th anniversary/4th July trip!!!
October 2014~MNSSHP and onsite at CBR!
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #11
RapunzelsGoodMom
Mouseketeer
 
RapunzelsGoodMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 259

I didn't vote in your poll but from your choices would choose POR. But many times you can do AKL for not much more which would always be my choice. The restaurants are fantastic and you can beat te view! Now that you don't have to be there for rope drop, you can have coffee and enjoy the animals. Pool and restaurant tour.....it's all so great! Price it out and see how much more. Would take cheapest room here over mod any day for adult only trip!
RapunzelsGoodMom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #12
RapunzelsGoodMom
Mouseketeer
 
RapunzelsGoodMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 259

Quote:
Originally Posted by BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM View Post
I do love more of a Caribbean theme, but CBR doesn't seem to have many votes so I'm not so sure about that one. Does anyone LOVE CBR?
Personally, not me. The rooms are average and your DS8 would love the pool. But first trip with no kids? Not my thing! Very much a kid hotel. I feel similarly about Pop but even it I slightly more adult. Really depends upon what you and DH want from the trip.....
RapunzelsGoodMom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 11:30 PM   #13
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM
DIS Veteran
 
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kentucky~~ Go Big Blue!
Posts: 1,809

Well, after looking at millions of pics and videos all day long I am now leaning toward CSR. I never really even considered it, but it is really beautiful! I definitely like the rooms better than CBR. They seem more upscale and nice. CSR is also very beautiful at night. Also if it is even slightly less crowded that is a definite plus as well. POR is also in the running, although it seems a little too much like home and I am looking for a very different feel than home.
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DS18) (DD15) (DS9) Ddog
May 1992~High school grad nite WDW trip/Howard Johnson's
April 2006~1st family WDW trip/Windsor Hills
June 2009~2 week WDW-Cocoa beach extravaganza!/Windsor Hills
October 2010~Our 1st WDW MNSSHP/Windsor Hills
June 2012~ 2 week WDW(YES program)-Universal-Seaworld-Cocoa beach/Windsor Hills
June/July 2014~last minute 20th anniversary/4th July trip!!!
October 2014~MNSSHP and onsite at CBR!
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 10:01 AM   #14
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM
DIS Veteran
 
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kentucky~~ Go Big Blue!
Posts: 1,809

Okay POR is starting to get really close to CSR in my poll. Can anyone who has stayed at both tell me which one you like better and why?
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DS18) (DD15) (DS9) Ddog
May 1992~High school grad nite WDW trip/Howard Johnson's
April 2006~1st family WDW trip/Windsor Hills
June 2009~2 week WDW-Cocoa beach extravaganza!/Windsor Hills
October 2010~Our 1st WDW MNSSHP/Windsor Hills
June 2012~ 2 week WDW(YES program)-Universal-Seaworld-Cocoa beach/Windsor Hills
June/July 2014~last minute 20th anniversary/4th July trip!!!
October 2014~MNSSHP and onsite at CBR!
BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 10:19 AM   #15
DisneyRookie2007
DisDad Member #660
 
DisneyRookie2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Riverview, NB, Canada
Posts: 1,019

I voted POR as that is where my wife and I went on our solo trip w/o the kids.

However, we are planning on a trip next month and just cannot justify the additional costs over POP. I'd much rather spend the additional $$ on some nice TS meals or tours - besides - romance doesn't have to be conditional on where you're staying - I'm planning some surprises during our stay to keep the "magic" alive
__________________
2007 (Feb & Aug): POP & ASMu
2008 (April): POP
2009 (May): POP
2010 (Jan): POR
2012 (Mar): POP
DisneyRookie2007 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 04:54 PM.

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

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