Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Nov 9, 2011
    Alexis from OH 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.

    We are debating btwn the an AOA family suite & POR 2 rooms for our trip next Nov. coming with DH DS 8,7, & 5 & DD's 2. Which do you think will be better for families? How is the bus system from POR & any thoughts on how it will be from AOA?

    Hi Alexis,

    As a Mom of 5 myself, I prefer to have as much space as possible when staying together in a resort room. As nice and family friendly as the Art of Animation is going to be, with as many children as you are traveling with, I would choose connecting rooms at the Port Orleans Riverside. Those standard rooms are approximately 352 square feet each, which will allow you to spread out a little. In addition, the Family Suites have couches and chairs that make into beds for the kids. My children sleep better on a real bed, which they would get at the Riverside.

    The bus system at Port Orleans Riverside is comparable to all of the other resorts. It can get crowded at times, but no more so than the Value resorts. In addition, the Family Suites will most likely have a lot of big families (a lot of people boarding the buses at once), where there may be more smaller families and couples staying at Port Orleans Riverside.

    Hope this helps. If you need more assistance planning your vacation, please don't hesitate to send a follow-up question.

    Have a wonderful vacation,


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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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