• On Feb 17, 2020
    Lindsay from WI 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.

    I currently have a reservation for Art of Animation and I will be traveling with my 7 year old and 9 year old by myself. I am considering switching to the Port Orleans-Riverside and I am curious if the amenities are better and travel would be easier?

    Hi Lindsay!

    The good news is that you really can't go wrong with any Walt Disney World Resort! Each of the resorts has a special ambiance, but many share similar amenities.

    Personally, I think Disney's Art of Animation is a great resort for families of all sizes. The zero-entry pool features well-known friends from Finding Nemo. They add such a fun touch to your pool time! Two additional pools, inspired by Cars and The Little Mermaid, offer variety too! The resort dining options are easy to access and delicious too. Landscape of Flavors offers quick options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    One of the great perks at Disney's Art of Animation is the new addition of the Disney Skyliner. The aerial transportation will whisk you away to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios in just a few minutes. Since the Disney Skyliner loads continuously, you'll rarely experience long wait times. It is a great alternative to the standard bus transportation offered at the resorts.

    Of course, if you prefer Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, you'll still have great amenities. Dining options are delicious, the pool is wonderful (check out the water slide!), and the complimentary buses will take care of transporting you to the parks. As an alternative to the buses, you can even enjoy a boat ride to Disney Springs!

    Before you arrive at Walt Disney World, be sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app. Not only will it help you keep track of all of your plans, but you can even order quick-service meals right from your phone. You can easily browse menus, place your order, and pay. That means no standing in lines with the kids!

    I hope this helps! Have a magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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