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Is Yacht/Beach Club twice as nice as POR?

#41
For us it's no contest - Beach Club is worth double Port Orleans. Frankly, we'd rather stay offsite than at a Moderate or Value but that's just us....

Here's why....
1. Port Orleans is, from our vantage point, a glorified motel. Yes it's cute and the rooms look nice but your still dealing with motel-style accommodations with outdoor entrances, long walks between buildings (in the heat outside), and on and on.
2. Did I mention the extremely long walks? Depending on where they put you, you could be a LONG ways from the main feature pool, restaurant, etc.
3. We really don't enjoy the WDW bus system and want to avoid it as much as possible.

On the other hand, at YC/BC:
1. Gorgeous hotel-style accommodations with air conditioned corridors linking everything together.
2. The (fabulous) pool and restaurants are never far away, and plenty more restaurants within an easy walk (Boardwalk, Epcot restaurants, etc.)
3. Far less time spent on (and waiting for) the bus.

I've waited 45 minutes for a bus before at park closing, and when faced with that I'd rather drive to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress or similar hotel which is typically available for the price of a moderate.... When we can get a value for under $100/night we sometimes will consider that (and drive everywhere ourselves...)
 

BASS

Active Member
#42
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I'll echo what most have said. Worth is subjective; ultimately, it's a financial consideration for you and your family. But, IMO, for this special occasion, if you can swing Yacht or Beach Club, it's far better than Port Orleans. I've stayed at both and would stay at both in the future. But I prefer Beach/Yacht Club, particularly because of the ease of access to Epcot. I personally find transportation to the park the most frustrating and annoying part of a Disney vacation. Not having to hit a bus to go to 1 of the parks is worth the extra money for me.

You also have immediate access to the Boardwalk which has some really good restaurants. My family enjoys Bluezoo and Flying Fish and not having to hop in a car to go to either is another perk of staying in the Boardwalk area.
 

BoarderPhreak

Well-Known Member
#43
For us it's no contest - Beach Club is worth double Port Orleans. Frankly, we'd rather stay offsite than at a Moderate or Value but that's just us....

Here's why....
1. Port Orleans is, from our vantage point, a glorified motel. Yes it's cute and the rooms look nice but your still dealing with motel-style accommodations with outdoor entrances, long walks between buildings (in the heat outside), and on and on.
2. Did I mention the extremely long walks? Depending on where they put you, you could be a LONG ways from the main feature pool, restaurant, etc.
3. We really don't enjoy the WDW bus system and want to avoid it as much as possible.

On the other hand, at YC/BC:
1. Gorgeous hotel-style accommodations with air conditioned corridors linking everything together.
2. The (fabulous) pool and restaurants are never far away, and plenty more restaurants within an easy walk (Boardwalk, Epcot restaurants, etc.)
3. Far less time spent on (and waiting for) the bus.

I've waited 45 minutes for a bus before at park closing, and when faced with that I'd rather drive to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress or similar hotel which is typically available for the price of a moderate.... When we can get a value for under $100/night we sometimes will consider that (and drive everywhere ourselves...)
lolwhut 🤷‍♂️
 

Hockey89

Well-Known Member
#46
Based on location alone, I would agree if the price was the same. But other than for peak holiday season when we were just there (but usually are not), it wouldn't be worth the difference in cost to get that location.
Once again, I couldn't disagree more... I would pay that all day long and don't consider POR to be much...
 
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