Port Orleans Riverside or Caribbean Beach Resort?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Sommery, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. LuvLDM

    LuvLDM DIS Veteran

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    I love POR, it is my favorite moderate.
    It's a really beautiful resort, lush landscaping, recently renovated rooms, boat to DTD, great food court...etc.

    I'm kind of neutral about CBR, I didn't dislike it but it didn't wow me either. The resort itself is lovely but the guest rooms were kind of bland. Food court & Shutters were mediocre IMO. CBR does have a fabulous pool, nicer than POR.
    I found service & housekeeping to be good at both resorts.
     
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  3. Luv4Dis

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    My vote is for POR!!!! I have stayed there 2x, POFQ 1x, and CBR 1x. Honestly I didn't really care for CBR. The layout made everything feel so separate and far away. Yes, busses worked fine bc there are so many stops, but I felt like it was a hike to food court, pool, etc. overall it just felt too big for me. We went in September of 2011 w an infant and 2yr old so the layout mattered a lot for us and our excursions. Also I was not a big fan of their food court either. The pool was pretty awesome though....IMO probably their best feature!!!

    I love POR theming and layout. I also think a boat to DTD is awesome!!!!! At night the resort is gorgeous and so fun to take a boat ride! I also enjoyed the entertainment in the lounge/bar as well. At the time we had our now 4yr old who was 1yr and it was very family friendly.

    I honestly didn't "love" CBR and would probably choose a different moderate when we go next time.
     
  4. snykymom

    snykymom Still tagless after all these years

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    OK, I'm confused. Your comments seem to indicate that you would prefer POR, but you say that you actually preferred CBR? Or am I misreading something?
     
  5. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    Yep! I made a mistake! I fixed it. Thanks.
     
  6. Peanut

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    I really have to go with POR. CBR was not a good choice for me. I thought I'd like it a lot more than I did. There's nothing particularly wrong with it, jut not my style I guess. I haven't seen the new pool, but I don't spend much time at the pools. In the end, you never really know until you see it for yourself. :)
     
  7. misstdiana

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    this is my dilemma right now. I have a chance to probably do either for similar costs. I have 2 kids 11 and 15 and it would be just me with them. Which resort?
     
  8. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    If you don't have your own car, or would not have a preferred room, I'd say POR. CBR is just too big and has too many bus stops. Having your own car would make it a much nicer stay if you chose CBR.
     
  9. misstdiana

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    Yes I will be driving. Now I'm trying to decide between a split stay at POR and WL. Or CBR and WL. Decisions decisions. Lol.
     
  10. Googelibear

    Googelibear Every day is the dawn of a new error, hehe

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    that is funny. We always stay at POR and because it's not available for free dining in November, we chose CBR. I sure hope this isn't a mistake. I will read on and see what others have to say :thumbsup2
     
  11. dansdad

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    This was us 4 trips ago and we haven't been able to go back to POR since. We fell in love with CBR.
     

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