Not to be second-guessing myself or anything...

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by ptrbryant, May 1, 2005.

  1. ptrbryant

    ptrbryant DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2001
    but I just realized that we could stay at the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort [which I've heard fabulous things about] for $5 more per night than at POR. Hmm, we've always stayed on-site at WL/VWL and have always said we'd never stay off-site. We'll have 4 nts. at Saratoga Springs and I have the next 3 nts. booked at POR [with no codes, it will be our first MOD stay). Our dates for POR are May 20-23 and we're planning on attending the Star Wars Weekend events at MGM all weekend.

    Honest opinions, please!

    Karla B. :flower: :earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsboy: :flower:
  2. Tinkaroo

    Tinkaroo DIS Veteran

    Jan 24, 2005
    I can't count the number of times I stayed at the World Center on family trips as a kid. We always stayed there, and we loved the pool slide, the glass elevators, etc. (My dad traveled a TON, so we always used his Marriott points for our vacations.)

    Now that I'm an adult and on my own, we've been staying on property. While the Marriott is very nice, I would still keep your reservations at POR. The drive can sometimes be a bit tiresome, and it just isn't very "Disney". It could be at any other locale in the US - but POR can only be found in the World!

    Hope this helps (I'll admit - I'm hooked on staying onsite!).
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  4. chipscinderelly

    chipscinderelly <font color=3399cc>Victim of a drive-by tag attack

    Aug 11, 2000
    Have not stayed at the Marriott, however I have stayed offsite at the Grand Cypress and it was fab - but we spent ZERO time there so not worth it at all. I'd stay onsite and enjoy POR - beautiful resort!
  5. mommykds

    mommykds All Disney all the time! Hang on little Dole Whip,

    Mar 2, 2005
    I would not consider staying offsite because of all the "perks"...But if you plan to do anything else in Orlando maybe you might want to try it.

    POR is a nice resort. I don't know about the orlando hotel you mentioned but I wouldn't give up staying on site especially if thats what you are used to.

    Whatever you decide, have fun in WDW!
  6. Mom of Sleepy Bashful and BabyDoc

    Mom of Sleepy Bashful and BabyDoc DIS Veteran

    Aug 15, 2000
    Maybe you should also ask this on the resorts board. :)
  7. UrsulasShadow

    UrsulasShadow <marquee><img src=

    Mar 15, 2005
    Isn't this the resorts board? :confused3
  8. thelobstershanty

    thelobstershanty Parrotteer

    Sep 20, 2004
    If you are planning on doing mostly WDW things during the trip, then DEFINITELY stay on site. Even though it is a distance of less than a mile or so--it makes all the difference in the world. Just look at the difference in convenience from the resorts that are "park" resorts liike GF, YC etc,. then from a WDW resort that is not near a park like the value, moderate, etc resorts,
    But, if you are going to be doing Universal, SeaWorld, etc., then stay at the Marriott. You will not need the WDW park property advantage and you will have a bigger room!
  9. ptrbryant

    ptrbryant DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2001
    so I think my first choice is the correct one: POR!!! It sounds like there's a lot to like at the Marriott World Center, but as an earlier poster said, it could be Anywhere, USA.

    Staying put!!!

    Karla B. :earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsboy:
  10. bengalbelle

    bengalbelle Geaux Tigers!

    Jan 10, 2005
    Yep! We've stayed at the Marriott World Center and a POFQ. While the Marriott was nice (and free to us) I think you will be much happier at POR :) .
    Oops, hit the button too soon. ETA: If I was given a choice between the two, I'd stay on site.

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