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Old 07-22-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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POR experts - would you rather...

Stay in a preferred room or a Royal Room pool view? We have a quick 3 night trip in Oct. I already have preferred booked and with the holiday offer can get a Royal for a smidgeon cheaper. We stayed in a RR for a few nights a couple of years ago and kids loved it. Even as teens they were obsessed with making the lights twinkle . We were in Parterre and thought it a great (quiet) locale. I didn't explore the resort enough to familiarize myself with other sections.
So WWYD??
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:51 PM   #2
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For my family, we would do the cheapest option!
Unfortunately we never get to do a "quick trip" so we are basically in the room to sleep/shower only and the extra cost for views or close to amenities locations are wasted on us.
If your kids like the RR, do that and let them twinkle the lights and enjoy the magic! Have fun!
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:43 AM   #3
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Standard room for us--location TBD by the resort.
We've had great luck with this--easy to find rooms and not far from one of the four bus stops which is more important for us.
Have a great trip!
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Cheaper AND more magical? What’s to decide?

Cheaper you can get anywhere, but where else can you get more magical?
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I've stayed at POR but am not an expert. However, if you know the location is good for the RR - I would go with RR! Always love that extra bit of Disney magic!
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Since your kids love the RR and it is cheaper, I would choose that one. I think all the RR are fairly close to the food court, etc. The preferred might be a bit closer, but not enough to matter.
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I changed from preferred to RR garden view. View doesn't usually matter to us but GV was like $5 more than SV so why not? . We have a trip in Sept so I'll check for
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We had a wonderful RR location in Oak Manor in the courtyard on riverside of the building. Our room faced the fountain in the courtyard and when we stepped our our door had a lovely view of the river. It was a GV room and close to quiet pool, foot bridge and the main pool.
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Last vacation I stayed at a preferred room and although is was super close to the main building, I wouldn't recommend it. The closest bus stop is the one by the main building and it was the last stop. Busses were almost always full and when coming back exhausted, you had to loop around the resort before getting to the stop.

I'd go for the Royal Room, plus it's cheaper which means more spending money.
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