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View Poll Results: Which would you do?
Value (ASMu) and save the money 16 23.88%
Moderate (CBR) and enjoy the upgrade 51 76.12%
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:35 PM   #16
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At risk of sounding like an echo, I'd suggest Moderate and POR. The larger beds are a big deal for us, and you'll have multiple pools to choose from (at both POR and POFQ). The boat to DTD is another fun park free activity.

You can help justify the extra cost by looking at what you are saving on the extra days of park tickets. Also as you mentioned the dining upgrade cost makes the Moderate look so good too...
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #17
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Our daughter is 8, so the pools are a big thing for her. But great point about the amount of pool days. Last time we DID swim in November (we're from New England ... ) but one of those days was a little much for me so I went to the poolside bar instead!

We were also considering a water park, but now I'm thinking an extra park day and a moderate might be the way to go.

We had no issues with the value resort, although we were "stuck in the ducks" and I thought the beds WERE a little small.

We've got some time to think, so that's good ... last time I wanted POFQ but my husband saw POR and loved it. But now we've been to the Caribbean twice since then and LOVED it there, which is why we were leaning towards CBR.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #18
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We've got some time to think, so that's good ... last time I wanted POFQ but my husband saw POR and loved it. But now we've been to the Caribbean twice since then and LOVED it there, which is why we were leaning towards CBR.
Just a reminder, CBR has 7 bus stops, if you don't mind such a big resort. POFQ has 1 and shares with POR's 4 bus stops but POFQ goes first.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #19
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Just a reminder, CBR has 7 bus stops, if you don't mind such a big resort. POFQ has 1 and shares with POR's 4 bus stops but POFQ goes first.
We drive there. Buses are NOT an issue for us, thankfully!
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:04 PM   #20
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We have stayed at both CBR and POR and prefer POR . My kids like the pool better at POR . They also like the food court MUCH better . With that being said - we planned a last minute trip for this past February and chose all star sports to save money . I was worried that I wouldn't enjoy it after staying moderate -But we were pleasantly surprised. We did use the pool several times , but the kids were fine without the slide . So - if price is an issue , you will be fine at the value . Guess I'm in the minority , but I would rather stay value and gain a couple more days at disney !
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #21
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Just a reminder, CBR has 7 bus stops, if you don't mind such a big resort. POFQ has 1 and shares with POR's 4 bus stops but POFQ goes first.
We stayed at POR twice in April & shared buses with POFQ once. So buses at really a mon issue. There's so much to do at POR that when we go in October we are planning down days at the resort this time. There's also outdoors movies too.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #22
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Moderate for sure. But if I'm going to pay moderate prices, then I want the queen size bed and not a full. CBR hasn't been on our list because of that.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:59 PM   #23
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Well if you didn't really care for the value last time. Nothing has changed. So go with a moderate if you think that is a better choice.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #24
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If I were going to upgrade I'd upgrade to a less expensive deluxe like AKL! (So I voted stay value and save money --for a future trip LOL!)

Have fun wherever you stay!

CBR would give you more room and a great pool so if that is important to you go for it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #25
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While the price difference between deluxes and the mods are HUGE, the price difference between the values and the mods just never seems worth the downgrade to me. I'd much rather have nicer pools, lush landscaping, bigger rooms, queen beds, etc than stay at a value. POFQ is lovely. I've never stayed at either POR or POFQ, but I have stayed at CSR several times and I love it!
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:03 AM   #26
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Moderate for sure. But if I'm going to pay moderate prices, then I want the queen size bed and not a full. CBR hasn't been on our list because of that.
Do you know when they will switch to queen beds?
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:25 AM   #27
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On a previous trip we did POP for 2 nights then the rest at POFQ.

My teens really appreciated the space and beds at POFQ over POP. The rooms at POP felt really cramped to us.

Plus, the buses at POFQ were so easy. It's a small resort and we really like that.
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I would actually cut the trip one day short and use the money for the mod. If you were looking at three pool days, cut that back to two. Three pool days out of nine is really a lot. I know that even though my kids love hanging out by the pool for a couple hours here and there, they would NOT want to be at WDW and be spending so much time not at the parks! Two pool days on that length trip is more than enough. Then you'll get the upgrade you want, too.
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Do you know when they will switch to queen beds?
I have been wondering this as well. Queen beds are a must for us.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:45 AM   #30
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The way I see it, you're spending so much for the vacation already, that if you can, splurging for a nicer hotel can be worth it.

Having said that, your own financial situation is the most important thing to keep in mind. And you've already stayed in value resorts, so you know what you'd be getting into.

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