Art of Animation or PO-FQ? PO-R?
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I can't decide! The price at PO-R is significantly lower when I price out packages for 12/29-1/5. My dd's would love the theming at both and we don't really need a kitchenette, but two bathrooms would be nice so we would consider doing two standard rooms. Do you have a recommendation either way?
Leah (12)Charlie(9) and Allie's (6) Mommy ASmo 12/14-20/2003
ASMu/POP/Wilderness Lodge Concierge/ASMu 3/24/05-4/2/05
Coronado Springs 12/4-12/07
Planning Port Orleans-Riverside 1/4-12/13
It's a tough choice. Having read about AoA and seen the pictures of the theming, even I am intrigued and at least want to see the resort. I say even I because I am a DVC member and so I don't generally pay out of pocket to stay at WDW anymore.
How many are in your family? That could make a difference. I see 3 children listed in your signature. If you are a party of 5 you can not do POFQ, but could do POR in the AB section. If you don't have 2 adults, I'm not sure you can do 2 rooms. Personally, I would choose PO, but I'm a senior citizen who thinks AoA is cute, but too over the top for me.
With 3 kids, having a suite would be nice, to have some breathing room. Even though POR is our fav moderate resort, I only go with 1 or 2 adult daughters so don't need extra room.
Having a fridge & microwave would be handy for breakfasts. We usually have breakfast in our room, but POR only has fridge in room so- cereal for us, or bagels & cream cheese type things.
The things I don't like about AoA are: the price (pretty high IMO for a value), the bed (no king beds in the suites) and what they "sell" as beds (pull out's are fine for a night or 2, but for longer than that, they should have more "real" beds in the suites). Kids are people too and deserving of a comfortable place to get some rest, not a table or a couch turned into a bed.
POR is the best value for a family of 5. We are a family of 4, so we can get away with a standard room at AofA. Would love to do a suite, but the extra $1200 just seems silly for us. You can do two adjoining standard rooms at AofA for less than the cost of a suite and still have the two bathrooms.
Stephanie- Mom to Jaden and Emerson, Wife to Keith, Novelist