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Unread 27 Feb 20, 11:11 AM  
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We stayed at POR 2 years ago.

I think I am right in saying, wherever you stay you are close to a bus stop and a pool. You may be a little walk from the main pool and food court...but what a lovely walk!

I loved the theming at POR, and although I liked the main pool, it did get busy, so the small pool (actually it was bigger than the main pool I think!) worked well as had a launderette and was quiet relaxing and close for dips after parks.

The POR food hall was bigger with more choice, therefor busier - a couple of different options at POFQ. Both have the boat to DS - a lovely trip.

POR would be my fist choice - but would would happily stay at POFQ - maybe we would like it better...but if not, POR is close by anyway...
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Unread 27 Feb 20, 04:19 PM  
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We stayed at POR and absolutely loved it. I personally think it looks prettier than FQ. I just preferred the look of it. We spent an afternoon at FQ & did enjoy the pool.

We went to our quiet pool by our room most evenings which we loved.

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Unread 27 Feb 20, 05:08 PM  
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I think first and foremost if you are looking to eat at the resort then check out the different menu options for POR and POFQ.

There are lots of walk through videos on YouTube that might help you out. We have stayed at POR 3 times but have been over the FQ.

Both are beautiful resorts, FQ is small and the buildings are visually very pretty. Riverside has 2 aspects to it, Magnolia Bend, with large mansion style buildings, it feels regal and elegant, and our favourite, Alligator Bayou full of little bridges over water, large shady trees offering dappled shade as the paths meander their way between the buildings.

The walk by the river, ink black at night and picturesque in the day, feels like a world away from the hustle of the parks. This is why we like AB. It feels like a retreat, a place to recharge your batteries.

We have used the main pool there once but much prefer the quiet pools.

Re the buses, it can be hit and miss. For the vast majority of the time we have been very happy with them and the boat down to Disney Springs. Occasionally we have waited over 20 minutes, that was from Epcot and Disney Springs back to POR. After Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios the line for POR was very long, so we edged our bets and caught the one back to FQ and walked back down the river. That was because the park closed when Fantasmic kicked out so everyone was leaving the park. Not great timings there Disney!
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Originally Posted by BirdsluvDisney View Post
POFQ is my fav moderate, Saying that I have never stayed on POR but always take a stroll over when staying at POFQ and really love the look of POR, We also love the QS and TS eateries at POR.

The reason we love POFQ we love the how small it is, How it is only a couple of mins walk to get anywhere.

We like that it only has one bus stop. We like the pool. We love the outlay, the quaintness.

To us it just feels like a really special place, I dont think you can go wrong with either PoFQ or POR.
This is pretty much what I was going to say.

Plus my fave thing about the two resorts is the Beignet Dash!
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I think first and foremost if you are looking to eat at the resort then check out the different menu options for POR and POFQ.

There are lots of walk through videos on YouTube that might help you out. We have stayed at POR 3 times but have been over the FQ.

Both are beautiful resorts, FQ is small and the buildings are visually very pretty. Riverside has 2 aspects to it, Magnolia Bend, with large mansion style buildings, it feels regal and elegant, and our favourite, Alligator Bayou full of little bridges over water, large shady trees offering dappled shade as the paths meander their way between the buildings.

The walk by the river, ink black at night and picturesque in the day, feels like a world away from the hustle of the parks. This is why we like AB. It feels like a retreat, a place to recharge your batteries.

We have used the main pool there once but much prefer the quiet pools.

Re the buses, it can be hit and miss. For the vast majority of the time we have been very happy with them and the boat down to Disney Springs. Occasionally we have waited over 20 minutes, that was from Epcot and Disney Springs back to POR. After Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios the line for POR was very long, so we edged our bets and caught the one back to FQ and walked back down the river. That was because the park closed when Fantasmic kicked out so everyone was leaving the park. Not great timings there Disney!
This is helpful, thank you.
Do you know any particular YouTube channels to watch?
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Yes, I have just done a little search to see which videos really show it and came across this channel, they stay at Port Orleans so know the resort well Links below. But also Tim Tracker does resort visits but from a different view point as he is a Florida resident so they don't stay at Port Orleans.

Just thinking, the boat to Disney Springs, they fill it first at Riverside but do reserve seats for French Quarter so it is never full when it reaches FQ. It depends on how many people are waiting as to whether you get on the first boat or not.

Anyway, links below

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