Cabins or POR?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by lacrossemom13, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. lacrossemom13

    lacrossemom13 Earning My Ears

    Oct 14, 2012
    Hi again, so after a bit if debate we are considering myself flying w the babies and DH driving w boys. This would put me there 2 nights earlier (flights are cheaper on a wed than sat) so I was thinking of POR or FW Cabins, as both resorts will hold 5 plus baby incase we change our minds and all fly or they arrive early before our offsite check in. It's a 200$ difference between resorts. Babies will be 2.5 and 1. Boys 11 and 9.
    Thanks once again :)
  2. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

    Oct 27, 2011
    I think I'd go with the cabins if the extra fits your budget. You'll have a LOT more space - the babies can take naps in the bedroom without worry of big brothers disturbing them. Plus there are a lot of activities (free or low cost) at the campground that the kids would love.

    Enjoy your vacation!
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  4. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

    Feb 11, 2009
    POR rooms are the same size as any other moderate. They hold 5 because of the murphy bed, but the rooms aren't any bigger. You'll be really cramped there, IMO.
  5. bankgirl05

    bankgirl05 DIS Veteran

    Dec 9, 2008
    For a family your size, and the fact that you will have a car for most of your trip, I would definately stay at the cabins!!! I HATED FW because of the layout, and the taking a bus to get a bus scenario, but Loved the space the cabin offered, the outside deck, the KITCHEN. (only down side, no split bathroom.)

    Since you will have a vehicle once your hubby gets there it will be so much easier to just drive to the parks, no loading the stoller on the internal bus, to get off and have to load it on the external bus.

    You have your own private parking space just outside of your cabin, so those late night drives back from the park when the babies fall asleep in the strollers, you can transfer them easily to their carseats, and then right to thier beds!!!
  6. tmanaster

    tmanaster Mouseketeer

    Aug 1, 2005
    My family of 6 have stayed in both. When my twins were babies we stayed at POR. While we loved it, we were pretty cramped. A few years later we stayed at Fort Wilderness and really enjoyed the extra room. It was great to have a full kitchen and a little deck as well! I think it is worth the extra 200 bucks.

    BTW, we've also stayed in connecting value rooms and like this set up a lot if we are doing a dining plan mainly for the extra bathroom. The suites at ASMu were nice too but don't know if the kids would enjoy the pull out beds for more than a night or two.
  7. Sue M

    Sue M DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    I agree, you'd be pretty cramped in a room, and will have lots more space in the cabins. And the older boys can run off steam outside.
  8. portocall

    portocall DIS Veteran

    Jul 22, 2008
    As much as I love POR, and we stay there as a family of five fine, I think even the budget conscience me would spring for the cabin adding a baby crib. The only way I would still do POR would be if we only planned to be in our room to sleep.
  9. RevKjb

    RevKjb love the MBs

    Mar 23, 2009
    You will have outdoor space for kids to play at the cabins. That is my recommendation.
  10. believinthemagic

    believinthemagic Mouseketeer

    Sep 28, 2011
    OK, I am going to go against the grain and say save the $200 and stay at POR. Yes, it will be a little crowded IF all 6 of you are in the room, but if I am right it sounds like this will only be 2 nights at the most, and then you are moving off sight.

    For just 2 nights that's not very much time, and I could deal with being a little crowded. Also IMO if the boys & husband do not show up early you paid the extra $200 for nothing. And if it was just me with a 2 1/2 yr old and 1 year old I would rather be at POR than FW. More walking to get to where you want to go at FW and I think POR would be easier by myself with the kids.

    Now if I'm incorrect and you are staying the whole week, then definitely FW for the extra space!!

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