• On Nov 3, 2019
    Shannon from IA 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.

    Going to Disney World for the first time with my two daughters and husband. What would recommend for resort, Port Orleans Riverside or French Quarter?

    Hi, Shannon!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you are planning your first Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  I truly think there is something great about every Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, and you are going to love all of the benefits that come from staying right in the middle of the magic.  

    I really don't think you can go wrong with either of the resort hotels that you mentioned.  However, I must confess that Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter is one of my favorite places to stay when I visit the Walt Disney World Resort.  In comparison to other Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter is rather small.  This small size results in lighter crowds on the theme park buses, as well as at the pool and food court.  The quaint cobblestone streets create a peaceful atmosphere where you can relax after the hustle and bustle of the theme parks.  Another big plus to staying at Disney's Port Orleans Resort- French Quarter is, undoubtedly, the delicious beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory.

    Although I prefer the small size of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, I must say that Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is an absolutely gorgeous resort hotel.  Like its sister resort, Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside evokes a peaceful southern charm.  At Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, guests have some unique options when it comes to accommodations, such as the Royal Guest Rooms.  These rooms were refurbished in regal style by Princess Tiana, and they are truly fit for royalty.  Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside also provides guests with a larger selection of dining options, including both Table-Service and Quick-Service restaurants.

    Shannon, if we can help you with anything else as you get ready for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, please visit us again.  Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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