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  • On Nov 12, 2009
    Matthew from LA 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.

    My family size -2 adults, a 15 y/old and 5 y/old twins. I am debating Port Orleans or the Contemporary resort. The Contemporary seems like the best choice but is the convenience worth the extra $800.00 over the Port Orleans when you have 5 year old twins?

    Hi, Matthew,   If you can fit the $800 into your budget, I would go for the upgrade to the Contemporary Resort.    With a family of 5, you will have to stay at Port Orleans Riverside in Alligator Bayou;  This is the only location that allows 5 guests in room since it will have a trundle bed.   But that is the catch - one of your twins will have to sleep in the trundle, and I'm not sure how comfortable that will be after a few nights!     Now don't get me wrong - POR is one of my favorite resorts, and if you don't mind the trundle,  you will be just fine!

    By staying at the Contemporary, you get 2 queen beds plus a daybed and a bigger room.  Everyone will have a comfortable place to sleep and there simply is more closet space and more room for your family.   The location of the Contemporary can't be beat!  You are just a 10 - 15 minute walk from the Magic Kingdom!    The Contemporary is home to Chef Mickey's, a monorail that zooms through the middle of the Tower, a great pool and beach area, and a marina.

    With either resort, you will have a super vacation.   The Contemporary will just give you those little extras that make it a truly Deluxe Resort!  
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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