Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 25, 2012
    Michele 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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    Me My Brother our families + mother will be going to Disney October 22,2012 and staying till the 28th. Which would you recommend Boardwalk Inn, Caribbean Beach or even Port Orleans? I know there is a 1,000 differance between 1st &others. Is it worth it

    Hi, Michele!  What a great trip it sounds like you're planning!

    You have definitely chosen resorts that are very different, but I can still give you my opinions on them!  If you're not considering budget, I love the Boardwalk Inn.  My family really enjoys the proximity to EPCOT, and we love the theme.  The kids thoroughly enjoy the pool area, and some of our favorite restaurants are over on the Boardwalk.  You also have the evening entertainers on the Boardwalk - jugglers, magicians - it varies.  This is probably the most expensive of the three options, but the rooms are a little bit bigger and I like having the walk to EPCOT.

    Caribbean Beach has an awesome pool area, and the resort is lush and tropical feeling.  It's a big resort, and quite sprawling, so there are plenty of places to browse around.  The rooms are a little bit smaller than at the Boardwalk, but you might opt for one of the special themed rooms at Caribbean Beach.

    You don't say whether you are thinking of Port Orleans Riverside or French Quarter, but both are very nice.  I personally love the French Quarter.  It's smaller feeling - more intimately sized.  I could sit and enjoy the beignets and coffee all day!  The rooms are similar in size to Caribbean Beach, so a little smaller than the Boardwalk.

    If you plan on spending time at your resort, I think the extra cost of the Boardwalk is worth it.  If you'll only be sleeping and showering there, then it really won't make much difference where you stay, so choose one of the moderates with a theme that most suits your tastes!

    I hope your vacation is magical every moment!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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