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  • On Jul 8, 2013
    Nancy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We just booked a 2-night stay in Port Orleans - Riverside resort for our 1st Disney trip with our 3 and 13-year-olds and I'm so excited. Anything we should know about the resort? Any tips?

    Congratulations on your first Walt Disney World vacation, Nancy!  I'm so excited for your family!  You are going to love Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort!  My husband and I stayed at Port Orleans Riverside Resort in January and loved the relaxing atmosphere, rural Louisiana theming, fun recreational activities and Riverside Mill Food Court.  Guests staying at this resort can travel to Downtown Disney via the Sassagoula River Cruise (water taxi.)  Your children may enjoy one of the many fun recreational activities offered at Port Orleans Riverside Resort such as catch and release fishing, horse-drawn carriage rides, swimming at Ol' Man Island, boat and bike rentals, plus much more. As a Walt Disney World Resort guest, you can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, which would give you additional time in the park above and beyond standard operating hours. Follow this link to view the Park Hours for your specific dates of travel. If Morning Extra Magic Hours are offered at a park that you are anticipating a visit to, I would recommend taking advantage of this special time in the park. My family has found that we are able to experience many of our favorite attractions with little to no wait during Morning Extra Magic Hours. Complimentary bus transportation is available to all of the parks from Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort. If you will be visiting the parks during your trip, be sure to utilize Disney's complimentary FastPASS Service where available to decrease your wait for many of the most popular attractions. I am out of room for my answer, but please don't hesitate to write me back with any additional questions. I would love to assist you further in the planning of a magical first trip, Nancy!
    Happy Planning,
    Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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