Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 28, 2010
    Stephanie from TX 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.

    Hello! My family is planning to visit WDW in August 2010. I had a couple of questions? One is it worth getting the water park option or use our POR pool ? Two what time does the POR pool close?

    Hi Stephanie! The main Ol' Man Island pool at Port Orleans Riverside is open until around 10pm every night, subject to weather conditions. However, there are several quiet pools throughout the resort that are open 24 hours, but these pools do not have lifeguards on duty, or towels available onsite.

    That said, if your family are big into water slides, wave pools and the other fun to be had at both Disney's Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach, I definitely think the water park option is worth it. You could very easily spend an entire day just at one of the water parks, especially in the August heat, but if you'd like to break it up by a visit to a theme park, of course you can do that too. The one common factor I've found with my kids at the water parks is once they get there, they do NOT want to leave! It's really up to how you think your family will enjoy the water parks, or be satisfied with the pool options at Riverside.

    Whatever you decide, I hope you have a fabulous vacation! Let us know if you have any other questions. ~Suzannah
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Meet the Panelist: Suzannah, Florida

I'm Suzannah, a former cast member, former travel agent & lifelong Disney fan! Now a mom of 3, I'm ready to help you plan your Walt Disney World Vacation. As a Florida resident I'm always visiting the Parks & Resorts to see new things! Learn More About Suzannah

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