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  • On Jan 13, 2013
    Deanna 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 and I have stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort and Coronado Springs. Both were great. We are considering staying at one of the Port Orleans resorts in 2013. Are they as family friendly? Our girls will be 5 and 8.

    Hi Deanna,

    In many ways, I think the Port Orleans resorts are even more family friendly than the two you mentioned. I've always preferred Port Orleans because it feels more relaxed and less spread out than some of the other moderate resorts,

    Port Orleans Riverside has six swimming pools, a big playground in the middle of the pool complex, a catch-and-release fishing hole, plus bike rentals and carriage rides. The main pool at Port Orleans French Quarter, which is adjacent to Riverside, has one of my daughters' favorite features at any Disney pool: a slide that resembles a sea serpent.

    From either resort, it's a short, scenic boat ride to Downtown Disney.

    If your daughters like the princesses, you might want to check out the section of Port Orleans Riverside that was renovated into Royal Guest Rooms. The theme's premise is that Princess Tiana's royal friends have stayed here and left mementos behind. The art, wallpaper, carpet, shower curtain and furniture all feature symbols of Disney royalty. Fireworks glitter in the headboards. 

    My favorite touch is the gold faucets shaped like Genie's lamp.

    I hope that helps. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions. Enjoy your visit!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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