• On Mar 10, 2016
    Viviane from QC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Coming WDW Sept22-Sept30. Daughters 11, 9 & son is turning 4 during the trip!! Debating between PO-Riverside & CaribbeanBeachResort. Which is most convenient?Which is more fun for my son?Girls want a 'fancy hotel', which one is fancier? lol

    Hi Viviane,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your questions! We on the panel love helping guests to plan magical vacations. You are choosing between two lovely resorts, Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. I am sure that you will have a great time no matter which one you choose! I would recommend Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside for you. Let me share with you why.

    I find Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside to be very charming in theme. You can also walk to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, and do some exploring there. Disney's Caribbean Beach has a relaxed beach theme, but for quaintness and charm, I prefer Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.

    As to location and convenience, these two resorts are actually fairly close to each other, with Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort a little closer to Epcot and Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside a bit closer to Magic Kingdom. From both resorts, Disney transportation is by bus to almost all locations. However, because Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is located on the Sassagoula River, you can take a boat from this resort to Disney Springs, which I find to be another point in its favor.

    I do believe that overall, Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is the "fancier" of the two resorts. It is the one that I would choose, but if you end up at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, I am sure you will enjoy it there as well.

    I hope that these thoughts were helpful for you, Viviane! Have a great time planning your magical vacation, and please do let us know if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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