Skyliner; Art of Animation
  • On Jun 28, 2024
    Shelley from AR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Currently have resv for Carribbean Beach in Nov. w/ 5th Sleeper rooms. Hoping to get the new LM rooms but know can't request them. Considering changing to Riverside but can't decide for sure. Is there an advantage over one vs. the other? Pros/Cons?

    Hi Shelley!

    Welcome back to planDisney!  I'm so glad you stopped by to see us again as you prepare for another Disney vacation!  

    Shelley, let me start by saying that you can't go wrong with either Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort or Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.  I have stayed at both of these properties previously and enjoyed a wonderful stay at each.  When choosing where to stay, my family tends to prioritize proximity to the theme parks as we're traveling with three children.  With that in mind, I would choose Caribbean Beach over Port Orleans Riverside thanks to the Disney Skyliner.  Not only do you have access to this convenient mode of transportation to whisk you away to Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, or a neighboring resort, but Caribbean Beach also serves as the hub for the Skyliner so you can have direct access to the theme parks without even needing to transfer!  I also prefer the dining options at Caribbean Beach with Sebastian's Bistro and the Banana Cabana Pool Bar both being great choices.  However, Port Orleans Riverside does offer water transportation to Disney Springs which makes getting to all of those restaurants and shops a relaxing and easy trip if you plan to spend time there.  

    While room requests cannot be guaranteed, you can make them by calling Disney Resort Hotel Reservations.  They can make a note of your request and do their best to accommodate if possible. If asked for room location preference, you'll want to request Trinidad for the best chance of securing a room inspired by The Little Mermaid.  My panelist pal, Betsy, also offered some great tips about using Online Check-in while also requesting a room that will take you Under The Sea.

    Shelley, I hope this information helps you plan for another magical visit later this year!  If you have any other questions, please stop by to see us again here at planDisney - we're all ears!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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