CBR vs POR???

mom2aprincenprincess

Mom to 2 prince's and 1 princess
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Apr 11, 2011
I can’t decide between CBR and POR.. Anyone prefer one over the other right now, and why? I have a family of 5, myself and DH, and kids are 17, 10, and 7.
 

Monorail_Man_NJ

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Aug 9, 2017
I prefer CBR, the resort is basically brand new (lobby, food court etc).
Martinique is the best location IMHO (super close to lobby)
Better pool then POR.


Rooms are similar, size is similar.
Busses are terrible at both however CBR will be getting the skyliner which should help a lot with the busses.
Also CBR is usually a little cheaper.

If CBR dont book a pirate room as they are smaller beds.



CBR Martinique

POR Alligator Bayou

 

Kippa-Dee-Do-Dah

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Jan 29, 2018
We stayed at POR this summer and loooooved it. We had 5 and stayed in Alligator Bayou. My son (8) slept on the murphy bed and loved having "his" space. The resort is just so beautiful and serene. We drove to the parks every day, and the location was awesome! It felt like we were staying at a beautiful summer lodge a la Dirty Dancing.
 
  • Monorail_Man_NJ

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    Aug 9, 2017
    If your going park commando and want the easiest resort to get around then go to POFQ. However its pool is not as good nor are its food choices..

    POR also has BOAT to Disney Springs.
     
  • roydavid7771

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    May 5, 2010
    Another vote for Riverside, although I am definitely more and more intrigued by the renovations at CBR. We always stay at POR for our first night for a couple of reasons.

    1. We always have our first Disney meal at Disney Springs, so we like taking the boat to put us in full blown vacation mode.

    2. Yeehaa Bob. Fun entertainment over an alcoholic beverage or two!
     

    Monorail_Man_NJ

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    If this question was asked prior to CBR renovations then it would have been an easy vote.

    HOWEVER - CBR since the renovations is AWESOME.
     

    maxiesmom

    The Mean Squinty Eye Works
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    Jul 6, 2004
    POR. For me, it isn't even close. POR is big, but CBR is massive. I had a standard room, and found it a bother to go up front to get a pop or snack. If I went to fill my mug my mug was basiclaly empty by the time I got back to the room. I find POR to have a more peaceful feeling to it. And I love the gift shop and the food court. Plus if you are heading to Disney Springs the boat ride is much nicer than taking a bus.
     
  • dansdad

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    Sep 21, 2011
    After staying at both, we much prefer CBR. It was our favorite Moderate before all the upgrades and now, forgetaboutit! The Main Feature Pool, food options and overall feel are just more appealing to us. The rooms are bigger at CBR, 344 sq ft vs. 314 sq ft which will help with having 5 in your party.
     

    BebopBaloo

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    Jul 21, 2008
    I think it all boils down to personal preference and therefore you can't know for sure until you try them out. I never really cared to try POFQ, but once we did it quickly became one of my top choices and I actually preferred it over POR. We plan on trying out CBR later this year for the first time. We really like the Ranchos section of CSR, so I'm not too worried about the size.
     

    mom2aprincenprincess

    Mom to 2 prince's and 1 princess
    Joined
    Apr 11, 2011
    After staying at both, we much prefer CBR. It was our favorite Moderate before all the upgrades and now, forgetaboutit! The Main Feature Pool, food options and overall feel are just more appealing to us. The rooms are bigger at CBR, 344 sq ft vs. 314 sq ft which will help with having 5 in your party.
    Where do you find the sq/ft of the rooms?
     

    mom2aprincenprincess

    Mom to 2 prince's and 1 princess
    Joined
    Apr 11, 2011
    Ok y’all....so my dilemma is this... I have a 5 night stay booked at CBR with the fun and sun room discount for a family of 5, myself, DH, DD (17), DS (10), & DS (7). (And No park hopper) I am having second thoughts about not doing the free dining discount. Now, there are no rooms available at this point at CBR with the free dining, but there are still rooms available at POR with the free dining. However, the cost will be $1200 more at POR. It seems like a no brainer to just stay where we are booked, but I also like the thought of dining credits. Weighing all of this is stressing me out. I’m going to have to buy food while I’m there anyway, and I would then have a PH option that I don’t currently have. I’m having a really hard time figuring out how much we will actually spend on food daily and if the extra $1200 will be worth it. I need help and lots of advice asap. Thanks everyone!
     

    Disneylover99

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    Jul 17, 2012
    Ok y’all....so my dilemma is this... I have a 5 night stay booked at CBR with the fun and sun room discount for a family of 5, myself, DH, DD (17), DS (10), & DS (7). (And No park hopper) I am having second thoughts about not doing the free dining discount. Now, there are no rooms available at this point at CBR with the free dining, but there are still rooms available at POR with the free dining. However, the cost will be $1200 more at POR. It seems like a no brainer to just stay where we are booked, but I also like the thought of dining credits. Weighing all of this is stressing me out. I’m going to have to buy food while I’m there anyway, and I would then have a PH option that I don’t currently have. I’m having a really hard time figuring out how much we will actually spend on food daily and if the extra $1200 will be worth it. I need help and lots of advice asap. Thanks everyone!
    Does that $1200 include the upgrade to table service or is that just for quick service?
     

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