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Unread 12 Jan 18, 08:08 PM  
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What do you like about POR? What do you dislike? As a young couple on our honeymoon will it be suitable?

I like the look of Magnolia Bend but interested to hear what others think is the best area to stay! First time on site so any advice is appreciated
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Unread 12 Jan 18, 08:19 PM  
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POR is my favourite moderate resort. Personally I like the Alligator Bayou area better as it is more rustic and the foliage is deeper. The resort is supposed to mirror the properties of the area it is portraying in terms of wealth so the Bayou area is rustic and the Magnolia Bend area more majestic. However. With the outside decor of the buildings is just a shell with the same size room behind them with the same basic amenities. Exceptions are AG ha less drawer space but a fifth pull down bed and MG doesnt have the pull down but has more drawer space. The Royal Rooms are more themed and more expensive. Pool views cost more. Water views more again. You cant see any view unless you leave your room. Its a large resort and preferred rooms are in AG and near to the food court and main reception and shop. These are where I stay. There are four bus stops. The main pool is great and there is a spa pool, lockers, bar and shower facilities. The QS food court is excellent and the TS restaurant is fine for a visit if convenience of a resort day appeals. Boats to Disney Springs. Walkable to POFQ for more QS options. Beautiful to walk around. Fishing. Couple of hammocks. Kids play area. Great quiet pools next to laundry facilities. Decent shop. Excellent bar with Ye Haw Bob some nights who is not to be missed! I think youll have a lovely time. For a honeymoon Id request a corner room with a king bed and keep my fingers crossed x
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Unread 12 Jan 18, 08:24 PM  
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For a honeymoon Id request a corner room with a king bed and keep my fingers crossed x
Note that king bed is a separate booking category at the moderates, so you'd have to book a king bed to receive one. But otherwise I agree with the suggestion of requesting a corner room.

And I would also request MB over AB since you get the drawer space and I personally prefer the theming. Most of the differences are external as mentioned but there are subtle differences inside. Lighter and brighter, IMO.

Royal Rooms don't have king beds so that section is out for me. Love a king bed!
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Stayed there in April last year for the first time on property. We were impressed- it felt like a quality hotel in a beautiful non Disney setting. It's calm and beautiful. The boat to Disney springs is lovely. I liked magnolia bend.
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Unread 12 Jan 18, 08:59 PM  
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We stayed there in September it was a nice enough resort but I personally dont see what all the fuss is, considering the price I would rather pay the extra and stay at OKW or stay at CBR
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Unread 12 Jan 18, 09:01 PM  
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We moved from Cbr we had 3 rooms in Alligator Bayou and loved them . It was a lovely resort and very peaceful even in August it never felt full no problems with buses either. We will definitely go back loved the boat to Disney springs.
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French Quarter is my favourite mod but Riverside would be a close second, its lovely! Boat to DS, nice walks around the resort/river, horse carriage rides etc.

Originally Posted by loldis View Post
Note that king bed is a separate booking category at the moderates, so you'd have to book a king bed to receive one. But otherwise I agree with the suggestion of requesting a corner room.
You can fax a request and ask for a king bed though. We were upgraded to one when we stayed at POFQ
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POR is my favourite moderate. We stayed in Magnoloia Bend and loved it. I just find it so tranquil and lovely. Lots of rabbits, squirrels, ducks etc.

I would stay there again without a doubt.
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