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  • On Sep 17, 2012
    Kristin from IL 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 a family of 4 (incld two DS's-6 & 2 1/2), planning WDW visit in Dec & trying to chose btwn: ASMov, CBR & POR-all new hotels for us. We have visited sev times (only 2nd trip w/ youngest). Want to find balance of fun, space & cost. Wo

    Hi Kristin!

    This is a great question!  It looks like you are looking at Disney Value Resorts and Disney Moderate Resorts.

    My favorite Disney Value Resort is Pop Century.  After that, it would be the standard rooms in the new Art of Animation Resort, but rooms there are typically more expensive than the rooms at Pop Century.  However, I think Art of Animation is a better resort with more theming and a better food court.  It also has a better pool in my opinion.

    My favorite Disney Moderate Resort is Port Orleans Riverside, followed closely by Port Orleans French Quarter.  Typically, I don't recommend the other Disney Moderate Resorts unless you have a car, because they are so large and sprawling; it is difficult to get from one place to another quickly.  I particularly love the Alligator Bayou section of Port Orleans Riverside.  I also love the pool there with its relatively long water slide and the boat service to Downtown Disney.

    My recommend would be to compare Port Orleans Riverside to a standard room at the Art of Animation Resort for a good combination of value, fun, and space.  I hope this helps!  Good luck with your decision, and please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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