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  • On Jun 24, 2011
    Emily from AL 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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    We have booked a trip for port orleans french quarter but starting to wonder if we should have booked wilderness lodge. is transportation from wilderness lodge much faster than port orleans to all the parks? any advice would be welcomed. thanks.

    Hi Emily:

    Port Orleans French Quarter is a wonderful Resort, my favorite of the moderate Resorts.  It's small and picturesque, which makes it very relaxing in my view.  Wilderness Lodge is expertly themed also, but has a "bigger" and more of a "bustling" feel for me.  The big transportation advantage the Wilderness Lodge has over Port Orleans French Quarter is to the Magic Kingdom.  Wilderness Lodge is located just a short boat ride away from Magic Kingdom.  Also, Port Orleans tends to share buses with Riverside Resort, which can add time to any ride. 

    Wilderness Lodge is considered a deluxe Resort providing more amenities and will likely be more expensive than your current Port Orleans French Quarter reservation.  My best guess is that you are just fine exactly where you are staying now.  Whether a switch is worth it likely depends on your budget and perhaps how much time you plan to spend at Magic Kingdom. 

    Enjoy your vacation. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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