AoA suite or POR?!?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by nancy01, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. nancy01

    nancy01 Earning My Ears

    Sep 22, 2009
    Well, we are officially Disney obsessed :-) We've been the last three years in October, and are contemplating a fourth trip in the fall of 2013. We've stayed at the Poly, POFQ and BC (in that order). Due to our budget, we are trying to decide between a finding Nemo suite or a room at POR in the AB section for our next trip.

    Our girls will be 9, 7 and 4 next fall. I would like opinions from people who have stayed at both an AOA suite and a room at POR. I like the idea of the extra space at AoA, but POR has the boat to DTD and a more relaxed look.

    A list of pros and cons for both resorts would be appreciated! Which would you choose if in our situation?
  2. SarahJN

    SarahJN Mouseketeer

    Jan 2, 2011
    I have stayed at both POR and AoA (Lion King.) I'm assuming you would have 1 room at POR. If it were me, I would pick AoA. The suite provides more space and you would have 2 bathrooms.
  3. pigletto

    pigletto DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2007
    I have stayed at POR, but only walked around at AoA. I prefer the look and feel of POR. That being said, I think the space at AoA would be nice with 3 children, as well as the second bathroom. There's no doubt the children would probably appreciate the decor at AoA much better too.:)
  4. mike the canuck

    mike the canuck

    May 18, 2010
    I really enjoyed how immersed you feel at AOA. The Little Mermaid room was really cool. The Big Blue pool was pretty cool too. I liked the underwater speakers. Here are some videos I took of the AOA resort:

    Cars Wing and Pool Tour -
    The Big Blue Pool Video Tour -
    Little Mermaid Room Video Tour -

    Hope this help you with your decision
  5. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    POR pros:

    Pool slide
    Hot tub
    Marina/boat rentals
    Bike rentals
    Sit down restaurant
    Multiple covered bus stops
    Less $$
    Lush peaceful ambiance
    Boat to DTD
    All the amenities of POFQ a short stroll away

    Less room vs. the Suite
    Only 1 bathroom vs. the Suite

    AoA Suite Pros:
    Brand new
    More space in suite
    2 bathrooms

    More $$

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