• On May 3, 2020
    Debra from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Which is better for a family with 3 boys ages 7-19 driving from texas ? Plans were shifted to end of December due to corona so now changing resorts to accommodate new dates Trying to decide between Riveria villa and Old key west villa

    Welcome Home, Debra!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I empathize with your situation, we too had to revamp our next visit to the 'World, and while a "stitch" in our plans was not ideal, we will make it work! I love that you have two fantastic new options to choose from, and I guarantee you can't go wrong with either choice!

    Disney's Old Key West Resort is the ultimate in laid-back charm. Their Disney Vacation Club Villas are some of the largest on property, so if your family likes to spread out, this is the place to stay! I love the hammocks that dot the property, and my whole family loves the proximity to Disney Springs. You can hop on a water taxi and take a leisurely boat ride to all the fun, dining, and shopping of the fabulous entertainment district.

    On the other hand, Disney's Riviera Resort gives you the brand new Disney Skyliner! The gondola transportation system connects four Resort Hotel properties as well as two Theme Parks. From the Resort, you are a hop, skip, and a jump from EPCOT and the Planet of Batuu! I think this would be ideal for you and your boys, as it makes transportation to the Parks super easy and fun. You will love the Mediterranean-theming of the Resort, and your boys will enjoy the pool and giant-sized lawn games. You also have hands down one of the most delicious and delightful brunches on property at the hotel. Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends is the best! The Croissant au Jambon takes me straight back to my favorite café on Île St. Louis in Paris, and Dancer Daisy might be my favorite Character outfit ever!

    Now that I've compared both Resorts, I'm going to have to say Disney's Riviera Resort for the win! But, regardless of where you stay, I know you will have a magical adventure. Bon Voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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