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Which Mod resort??

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by alimbrogno, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. alimbrogno

    alimbrogno Mouseketeer

    Apr 13, 2010
    My family and I have always stayed at AsMo but we are debating about upgrading to a mod. There are 2 8yr olds going. Which mod would you recommend??:confused3
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  3. Sue M

    Sue M DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Our fav mod is POR. I feel they have a little more to offer with a boat to DTD, Horse & carriage rides, fishing hole, and evening entertainment.
  4. Robbi

    Robbi DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
    2 girls, 2 boys or one of each
    2 girls- POR Royal room
    2 boys- CBR Pirate room
    1 of each- CSR great pool
  5. Ashlander

    Ashlander DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2008
    We love CBR - The kids especially love the pool at CBR. Highly recommend it :-)
  6. Julie711

    Julie711 DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2012
    We have only stayed CBR (4x) and love it! DD, now 5 yrs old loves the kiddie pirate ship and the main pool and water slides! We love the Caribbean atmosphere, landscaping is so beautiful!
  7. alimbrogno

    alimbrogno Mouseketeer

    Apr 13, 2010
    One of each
  8. jhryb

    jhryb DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2007
    I have stayed at all of them except for POFQ. My favourite is CSR (especially if you are on the Dining plan). My biggest issue with CBR is the double beds - I much prefer the queen beds at the other resorts.
  9. jude&jonah

    jude&jonah Mouseketeer

    Jun 3, 2011
    I have to say I think they're all equally nice- I've tried very hard over the years to try and figure out which is the "best" and in the end I love them all and don't think you can go wrong with any- I just think it comes down to what theming appeals to you.

    CSR- best rooms and best bus service, altho pretty sprawling and wish the pool and food court were together

    CBR- love the theming and has the best pool IMO, altho slowest buses and rooms need some updating (Which I believe they are right now)

    POR- love the river and boat to DTD, however I personally find the rustic feel less enjoyable (personal preference)

    POFQ- quaint and quiet, but I think the pool is the worst of all and find the alligators tacky ;)

    Comes down to what best fits you- but I truly truly like them all pretty equally. I will say I slightly favor POFQ, CBR, and CSR because they're all more colorful which I think is pretty on vacation- POR is very muted. Look at tons of pictures and just choose on theme!
  10. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    Same here :). It's been awhile since we've been to CBR, but our DSs were 7 & 9 at the time and they loved the pool (and it has been redone since our stay). We loved the resort and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
  11. Sfmarine

    Sfmarine Disney is my second home

    Mar 21, 2012
    I really enjoyed my stay at CBR. Yeah..it's a lot of walking but try and get a place in Aruba or Jamaica and it will enable you to be close to the main house. Really great theming and there's a quiet pool in each section. The whole resort is very relaxing and the main pool is quite good as well.
  12. tinkerbella16

    tinkerbella16 DIS Veteran

    May 4, 2012
    Stayed at all the mods and both POR and POFQ are my favorites! Riverside is great if you are traveling with kids... more pools, better foodcourt. POFQ is my favorite if I am traveling without kids.. just perfect!!!
  13. MyTwoPrincesses

    MyTwoPrincesses DIS Veteran

    Sep 1, 2009
    I've stayed at CSR and POFQ. Staying at POFQ, I had the opportunity to check out POR. The theming at POR and POFQ isn't as appealling to me and the pool at CSR is the best of the three. The POFQ slide is kind of lame. Personally, I'd pick CSR of the mods. CBR looks like it has a great pool too, but the full sized beds are a deal breaker IMO.
  14. alc571

    alc571 DIS Veteran

    Sep 9, 2012
    We love POR. We love DTD (it's like free Disney), so the boat is a huge bonus. Our DS7 loves the pool, and they have a pirate cruise just for kids three times per week.
  15. littlelovebug

    littlelovebug Mouseketeer

    Feb 27, 2010
    We'll be checking into POR just a few days before you get to the World. This is our second time staying there and we convinced my best friend and her family to go too. My daughter was four the first time we stayed there and she really loved it too. I found this quote that I think explains why it is our favorite: "While being located right in the heart of the Disney magic 24 hours a day can be a major selling point to some people — especially families — others feel that it can all get a little too much and prefer to get away from all the ‘Disnification’ when they return to their hotel. Luckily, the beautiful landscaping and old-South theming of Port Orleans really doesn’t force Mickey Mouse upon you at all (apart from in the resort gift shop, obviously) and it’s quite possible to chill out and have a relaxed ‘Disney-free’ day without ever leaving the confines of the resort."

    Some other selling points for us were the foodcourt (everything we had was delicious), the pool area, and the ferry to Downtown Disney! We also want to try the surrey bikes this time!:thumbsup2
  16. Mac4life30

    Mac4life30 DIS Veteran

    Apr 2, 2012
    Throwing my vote towards POR!! :thumbsup2
  17. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
    Another vote for POR.
  18. Disneyaddictz

    Disneyaddictz DIS Veteran

    Jan 4, 2013
    POR or cabins! Torn :)
  19. AuroraMeansDawn

    AuroraMeansDawn DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 2008
    We've stayed at POR and POFQ and I greatly prefer POFQ but that may have to do with our stays at POR we were in Alligator Bayou and perhaps at the farthest possible outlying building. It was not too convenient with the kids were little to have to traipse 15-20 minutes to get to the food court or the big pool.

    I've not done CBR because of the standard double beds. I"m old and when I'm tired from touring and walking all day I don't want to be sharing a double bed. I have looked at CSR often too particularly before they put the queen sized beds in at POR and POFQ but it's so large that it seems overwhelming.

    But while we enjoyed POR, we love POFQ and would return there again. if you want to enjoy the resort my vote would go to POFQ because of it's manageable size. The pool is cute with the big sea serpent in it and Disney has done a great job of making sure all of the resorts have fun pool games and outdoor movies and marshmallow roasts. We spent an enjoyable evening in the bar listening Elliot Dyson too and it was lots of fun (Try the Sassagoula Swampwater) The landscaping is lush and just beautiful. Both POR and POFQ have the boat to DTD too so that wasn't a big deciding factor for us.

    What POFQ doesn't have is a table service restaurant. I've always been fine with the food court and it's selection it's decidedly more varied at POR and if having a table service restaurant is important to you then I'd say you'd have to opt for POR. I don't find Boatrights to be that big of a draw and we have always opted to have our TS meals in other locations but you might find that appealing. The pool is bigger there, the food court is bigger too but the walks are longer and if you plan to use the facilities you may not want a 10-15 minute walk to the pool or to refill your mugs.

    I also prefer the decor in the POFQ rooms with the dark woods and rich colored linens. We always say that it's what New Orleans would be like if they sanitized the streets and cleaned it up nightly. The staff has always been warm and friendly too but that's pretty much a Disney standard.

    You're going to have a wonderful time no matter what you choose. I hope my ramblings have proved somewhat useful to you in making your decision. Have a magical time.pixiedust:

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