Value vs. Moderates

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by cocofifi, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. cocofifi

    cocofifi Mouseketeer

    Jun 23, 2010
    Won't you please join me in beating this dead horse? Would you rather spend 8 nights at Pop or 7 nights at a POR royal room? I realize this is purely subjective, but it's fun to hear opinions of others. Thanks in advance for humoring me while I obsess over ridiculous details.
  2. Kristibo42

    Kristibo42 DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2005
    POP I would never pay to stay any other way then value. We are only in the rooms to sleep so don't need anything else.
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  4. JennyDrake

    JennyDrake Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan

    Aug 8, 2000
    That is my usual response, but since you are staying a week either way (kinda) I would go for POR just to have the boat to DTD and the build your own pasta at the food court!
  5. disneybliss2

    disneybliss2 DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2008
    POR--if there were a huge difference in length of stay favoring POP, I would have chosen it. There's only a day difference, and I think the stay at POR will be much more enjoyable.
  6. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Jul 6, 2004
    Hey, obsess away!!:hippie:

    For one night's difference, I would probably go with POR. If you gained more than one night by staying at a value, I would go with the value resort. If you had asked 10 nights value vs 7 nights mod, I would say 10 nights value.

    Though time of year may make a difference, if you were going in the middle of summer when it is screaming hot and suffocatingly humid. The moderates have shaded bus stops at the resorts, and most of the values do not. The moderates also have benches at their resort bus stops, which the values do not have. Both are nice to have when it is very hot and sunny.
  7. Tinkerbellie16

    Tinkerbellie16 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Certified <font colo

    Apr 3, 2009
    POR - I would rather stay at a resort that has a pool slide. And there are other reasons (larger room, more amenities at the hotel, boat ride to DTD) but the pool slide is the clincher for me.
  8. we3travellers

    we3travellers Mouseketeer

    Feb 25, 2012
    POR hands down! I would stay at any mod over a value anytime, even if I lose one day. Now deluxe versus mod is a different story. Sometimes the upgrade in price is just not worth it, although we have done deluxe. The difference in price from value to mod is well worth it for us!
  9. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

    Mar 29, 2011
    Kristi I would normally agree with you but JennyDrake makes a good point. Its only one night. Plus I do love the boat to DTD and the make your own pasta & salad stations in the food court. Lets not forget the great pool with slide and hot tub AND the bike rentals!!!! POR gets my vote.
  10. AuroraRora

    AuroraRora Princess

    Sep 5, 2012
    I'd vote Pop - all the amenities like making your own pasta and bike rides sound great, but I spend next to no time at my resort so I wouldn't benefit from them. An extra day in the parks would be worth a whole lot more to me.

    When I stayed at POFQ last year we didn't do any of that stuff, everyone raved about the boat to DTD and the band that played in the bar at night, but we were never there for any of it. But if you're the kind of person that really enjoys resort time, I'd say POR might be a better choice.
  11. Stacy_C

    Stacy_C DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2003
    Extra night at Pop. No doubt.
  12. Marionnette

    Marionnette Children see magic because they look for it

    Sep 26, 2009
    I usually look for ways to make my stay longer but if I had the choice, I'd choose POR with one less day.

    • Queen size beds vs. full beds
    • Water slide
    • TS restaurant
    • Boat to DtD

    Plus, I just prefer the theming of the POR resort to POP's.
  13. abinormal

    abinormal Mouseketeer

    Jan 23, 2013
    I can't do double beds. So I would do what I had to to avoid that.
  14. olwyngdh

    olwyngdh DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2010
    Since all a room is to us is a place to sleep and shower, I would stay at Pop and get the extra day--that and I love Pop :)
  15. mommyarewegoingback

    mommyarewegoingback DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2005
    Love POP when the kids were younger, but now we really need the queen beds at the mods. We love POR royal rooms, they are pure disney magic, if you're okay with being surrounded by disney all the time. So we go with POR royal rooms. If you family can do the double beds, do POP. More days at disney! Nothing is better than more days at Disney. Have fun!
  16. Polynesian27

    Polynesian27 Mouseketeer

    Feb 25, 2013
    I have stayed at both POP and POR and although I loved them both, I would choose POP over POR. We found that there was an awful lot of walking at POR to the bus stops or the main dinning hall. POP didn't seem that bad when it came to walking and we stayed at the furthest building from the food court/buses. POP had so many pools to choose from and I felt like there was only 1 main pool at POR. Also, I believe the rooms at POP were renovated recently (maybe 2010). We stayed at POP 3 years in a row because of the savings, new rooms, awesome food court, really nice gift shop and mainly because you didn't have to share a bus with another resort (that might of changed with the new AoA?) Anyways, POP has always been a favorite for us and quite frankly it feels more like a moderate resort for the price of a value. Happy planning!
  17. ktnryansmom

    ktnryansmom Mouseketeer

    May 11, 2008

    After seeing the lines at the parks to catch a bus back to the values I said no way ever! I never had a long line or wait to catch a bus back while we were at POR.

    I also loved their food court area that wasn't always jam packed
  18. DisneyRunner2009

    DisneyRunner2009 DIS Veteran

    Jul 15, 2009
    Port Orleans is my families favorite resort, but we've stayed at both. I would say one extra night at POP. I like more time at Disney. My DH says POR. His reason is you've done most everything you wanted to do within the seven days. The create your own pasta is a plus for us, too. However, AoA has the create your pasta there. If you enjoy that just walk over. I believe POR has four additional quiet pools, besides the main pool.
  19. cocofifi

    cocofifi Mouseketeer

    Jun 23, 2010
    Thanks for the input, everyone! Much appreciated!

    MSSANDRA DIS Veteran

    Sep 14, 2006
    We have never done POR ( we LOVE CSR) but in general, we would loose one night at a value, to stay at a moderate. It took us a while, and staying at both a value and a deluxe to discover moderates but they are perfect for us. We really like queen beds, a sit down option and just a little nicer feel to the resort.
  21. Jeanieblue114

    Jeanieblue114 DIS Veteran

    Aug 6, 2009
    I've stayed at both Pop and the Royal guest rooms each twice now.
    Both are excellent choices.
    There are a million extra touches with the Royal guest rooms that you will be constantly surprised with. The rooms really are special.
    The queen beds are nice too if bed size makes a difference to you.

    For room design and special feel royal rooms win.
    double sinks are handy
    If you want a lounge available for a cocktail royal rooms win
    if you want the boat to DTD royal wins
    All the royal rooms are in a "prime" location. They aren't THAT close to busses and such but they are as close as you can get.

    I think the exterior designs at pop are fabulous so it wins for that.
    i like the pop food court options far better than the riverside food court.
    You can walk over to the art of animation resort and see the mini cars land and eat at their food court that has some great options as well.
    Saving money or getting a longer vacation is also great.
    All the value rooms have a frig now so the room amenities besides bed size are the same

    Or stay 4 nights at pop and 3 at royal rooms and change one of your table service meals to a quick service to make up the difference.
    Then you can have both with the minor inconvenience of a split stay room transfer (they will ship your bags over)

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