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Old 08-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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POR or POFQ?

We are a family of 5(boys 7, 4 and daughter 1) looking to stay at either resort next year. Is there a big difference between the two resorts? Any opinions on which one would be a better fit for us? Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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I would choose POR In my opinion.

POR: The food is better there, and with your kids, there is a big waterslide and pool.

FQ: not that great of food, a small five second waterslide, etc.

Both: take the boat to downtown Disney!!
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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It depends on what you are looking for in terms of theming, room space, and amenities. POR is a larger resort with more amenities and room choices. POFQ is more compact, one main theme, and a few less amenities. Look over more detailed info of both resorts at www.portorleans.org.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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I would choose POR In my opinion.

POR: The food is better there, and with your kids, there is a big waterslide and pool.

FQ: not that great of food, a small five second waterslide, etc.

Both: take the boat to downtown Disney!!
The waterslide might do it right there! Lol. We wanted to do a moderate this time and I wanted to check this one out. Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #5
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I've stayed at both but decided to be a more frequent visitor to POFQ. The main reason was the walking and the bus situation at POR. I would definitely stay there again though. Honestly, if they hadn't cut breakfast from Boatwright's I would probably have returned.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:17 PM   #6
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I am jumping in on this thread cause I am trying to decide between these 2 hotels when I take my mom and son......

from a walking perspective.....is POFQ less walking from the busses to the rooms etc?

I would rather POR for my son with the pool.....so thinking if I did this resort with a preferred room...would that help with the walking??
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
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I am jumping in on this thread cause I am trying to decide between these 2 hotels when I take my mom and son......

from a walking perspective.....is POFQ less walking from the busses to the rooms etc?

I would rather POR for my son with the pool.....so thinking if I did this resort with a preferred room...would that help with the walking??
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:10 PM   #8
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I love POFQ, but with a family like yours, a room in Alligator Bayou of POR sounds like your best option.
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I love POFQ, but with a family like yours, a room in Alligator Bayou of POR sounds like your best option.
What is the alligator bayou?
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What is the alligator bayou?
POR has two sections to it, the mansions and alligator bayou. The bayou is more wooded and rustic, and the rooms have 2 queen beds and a smaller fold down bed. The smaller bed is perfect for kids.
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I would choose POR In my opinion.

POR: The food is better there, and with your kids, there is a big waterslide and pool.

FQ: not that great of food, a small five second waterslide, etc.

Both: take the boat to downtown Disney!!
I agree. We loooove POR. I highly recommend it. We personally dont enjoy the smallness of POFQ. We dont like the short slide. I hate that there's no quiet pool. I dont like the theme of POFQ at all.

I love the fact that POR has bike rentals onsite, i love the fact that the food court at POR has more choices. I love yehaw bob in the lounge. The place is absolutely stunning, i love the mansions! so serene and beautiful. I also love that the boat picks up POR FIRST. Many times it would only pick up a couple of ppl at POFQ and leave the rest waiting for the next one because the boat was too full.
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I love POFQ, but with a family like yours, a room in Alligator Bayou of POR sounds like your best option.
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I agree. We loooove POR. I highly recommend it. We personally dont enjoy the smallness of POFQ. We dont like the short slide. I hate that there's no quiet pool. I dont like the theme of POFQ at all.

I love the fact that POR has bike rentals onsite, i love the fact that the food court at POR has more choices. I love yehaw bob in the lounge. The place is absolutely stunning, i love the mansions! so serene and beautiful. I also love that the boat picks up POR FIRST. Many times it would only pick up a couple of ppl at POFQ and leave the rest waiting for the next one because the boat was too full.
ITA with all of this We only ate dinner at POFQ during our last POR stay, but I just wasn't "feeling it" over there.

We loved the POR Royal Rooms so much more than we ever thought we would.
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We're POFQ fans, can't stand the hugeness of Riverside and their 4 bus stops...

After a day walking the parks, sure don't want to repeat the same at my resort...
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #15
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Since you still have one child under age 3, any of the resorts that sleep 4 will work for you. If I were you, I'd try out something that you could not stay in later when she turns 3. Could you afford to try WL or AKL? If not, from your choices, I'd go with POFQ while you still can.
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