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  • On Apr 23, 2013
    Chris 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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    on our first visit staying on propety in Nov 2011, we were at the AKL.Booking for Nov 2013 and my kids are plugging for another deluxe resort. Need to spend less $ this time, esp. if free dining isn't offered. will we be disappointed with POFQ?

    Hi Chris!

    There are an incredible variety of resorts in all sorts of budgets at Walt Disney World but they all have one thing in common: They are all Magical! Honestly, we've been lucky enough to stay at nearly all of the resorts and we have favorites in all price categories.

    I can't imagine you would be disappointed in Port Orleans French Quarter. This moderate resort is always at the top of everyone's favorites list! The pools here are very fun, with a serpent slide -- AND for double your fun, you can hop over to the pool complex at Port Orleans Riverside (its sister resort). A fun option for transportation here is the  boat ferry option to Downtown Disney. It is a great change of pace from buses!

    One suggestion, if you don't mind changing resorts, you could start off your vacation at a value or moderate resort and then switch mid-trip or for the last few nights to a Deluxe resort. This way you get the best of both worlds - saving some money and making he kids happy! We often start off at a value resort and then change to a Deluxe. Here is an example of how we might split our stay.

    All Star Sports - Our family LOVES this value resort. Since we're not huge sports nuts, we were a bit hesitant to try this resort but we were incredibly surprised. The resorts decor is over the top and we loved the pools. The baseball pool kept our son entertained for hours.

    Wilderness Lodge -  By far, our favorite resort! This Pacific Northwest styled resort is beautiful inside and out. The grand lobby is breathtaking and there are tons of resort activities for kids. The Whispering Canyon Cafe is often a popular restaurant with the kids.

    I hope this helps! Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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