Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 5, 2013
    Michelle Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Fam of 5 (DD12 &DS 8&5) visiting in Nov. Deciding on hotel- on a budget, were planning on POR like last trip, but I love the new rooms @ AOA-& they r bigger! but cost more.. and I do love the boat at POR to DD. What to do? Any help would b grea

    Welcome to the Moms Panel, Michelle! It is truly a pleasure to assist you in choosing a Walt Disney World Resort for your vacation! As a mom of four children which includes one teenage daughter and three younger sons, I can completely relate to enjoying additional space while on vacation. I have toured both The Finding Nemo Family Suites and Cars Family Suites at Disney's Art of Animation Resort and loved the immersive storybook theming, spacious accommodations, two full bathrooms, separate living room, separate master bedroom, and two televisions. I actually stayed in The Little Mermaid standard guest room in December and enjoyed a lovely stay at Disney's newest resort! Disney's Art of Animation Resort also offers dedicated bus service and features three pools including the very cool Big Blue Pool. With that being said, I do love Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort and the relaxing atmosphere if offers, diverse recreational activities, and the ability to travel to Downtown Disney via the Sassagoula River Cruise. I honestly would base your decision on how much time you anticipate being at your resort and the length of your vacation. My family of six usually stays in a two-bedroom villa when we are all together and have gotten really spoiled by having two bathrooms on vacation especially with a teenage daughter. If you are anticipating a shorter trip, then you may find that Disney's Port Orleans Riverside will best meet your needs. However, if you are planning an extended vacation and your budget allows for it, then you may want to consider booking a Family Suite at Disney's Art of Animation Resort which will provide you with additional spacing to spread out a bit more I hope this helps in making your decision. Please feel free to visit me again with any additional questions. Best wishes for a magical trip, Michelle!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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