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Unread 26 Feb 20, 04:14 PM  
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Port Orleans - French Quarter Or Riverside

If you have stayed at either river side or the French quarter, how did you decide which one? What are the pros and cons?

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Unread 26 Feb 20, 04:39 PM  
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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.
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Unread 26 Feb 20, 04:40 PM  
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I chose Riverside purely because I liked the large grounds with lots of trees, the river... the overall natural theming appealed more to me.
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We stayed at Riverside because we liked having more than one pool.

We normally use the quiet pools at resorts rather than the main pool so liked to have this option.

Having said that guests at either resort are free to use all the pools at both Riverside and French Quarter so you could use them anyway.

Like another PP we liked the grounds and overall theming.

Another factor to consider would be the make up of your party, if you have little children or mobility issues then French Quarter might suit you better as it is much smaller and has only one bus stop.

I dont think you can go wrong with either resort tbh.
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I prefer riverside its far more scenic and relaxing.

We did visit fq a few times as you can use the pool and the food court had some different options I wanted to try but I wasn't a fan of the overall theming. I know a lot of people like the smaller size of fq but I didn't feel por was really that big and it was an enjoyable to stroll to our rooms esp in the evening when it was a bit cooler.

when we were there the boat for disney springs went from por first so there were often limited seats left for picking up at FQ though they did make sure some were left empty
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We stayed at POFQ in 2015, we choose it because it was smaller and had the boat to Disney Springs, we loved it when we were there.

We have booked to go back for a couple of nights during our visit this year.
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MUCH preferred POFQ I found POR too big, I didnt like the main pool at all. Preferred the smaller and more intimate feel of POFQ
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POFQ for us - smaller, quieter, beautiful, beignets, freestyle machines, nice pool, lovely hot tub, quick boat/bus ride to Disney Springs, one bus stop with good service. Then its a short walk/boat ride to use any of PORs facilities too.

POR would be my second choice of resort though if we couldnt stay at FQ for some reason.
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