Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Aug 1, 2012
    Marianne from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am bringing my 10 year old daughter and 6 year old boy with Down Syndrome to Disney next April! I am wondering what you think is the best moderate resort? And can I request a room close to everything?

    I, too, have a daughter with Down syndrome, Marianne.  She's twelve and has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was just a year old!  You want to know her number one criteria for declaring a resort fun?  Whether or not there is a pool.  If so, she's in.  If your children are anything like her, they will love any of Disney's moderate resorts because they all have pools!  Still, I have to admit that I do have a personal favorite.  Disney's Port Orleans Riverside is amazing.  The grounds are gorgeous, for starters.  I also appreciate the extensive opportunities for recreation (think fishing, biking and even boating!).  My daughter also gets a kick out of attending the River Roost Lounge on nights when Yeeha Bob is on hand playing the piano; he has a great, family-friendly show! 

    You can certainly request a room close to the resort's lobby, gift shop and food court.  I would recommend Lodge 18 in the Alligator Bayou section. 

    Have a great time, Marianne.  And don't hesitate to ask me further questions with regard to traveling with loved ones who have Down syndrome.  Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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