Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Mar 27, 2008
    Catherine 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.

    My friend and I are planning a vacation to WDW. We'll be bringing our two kids each and our husbands (so really - 6 kids total). We know we want to stay at a moderate resort and our husbands only request is to stay somewhere with a bar on location. Advice?

    How wonderful that you and your friend are planning a WDW trip!

    You’ve already done well by narrowing it down to a moderate resort. Since the 2 “older children” are requesting an on-site bar, I can tell you the following:

    Coronado Springs:

    Siesta’s pool bar at the Dig Site main themed pool
    1 nightclub, Rix Lounge opened 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.
    1 outdoor bar
    Pepper Market food court offers a margarita and beer kiosk

    Port Orleans French Quarter:

    Scat Cat’s Clubs is a lounge open 4:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. (located inside the main building)
    Mardi Grogs Pool bar

    Port Orleans Riverside:
    River Roost Lounge offers live entertainment on some evenings and Monday Night Football drink specials.
    Muddy Rivers Pool bar near ‘Ol Man Island

    Caribbean Beach:

    Banana Cabana Pool Bar (near food court and main themed pool)

    I’m not sure when you are traveling so bear in mind that the Caribbean Beach’s main pool is closed for rehab until later this year.  When it re-opens it will offer a pirate themed slide. Without knowing the ages of your kids, it’s difficult to help choose a resort so let me highlight some important characteristics:

    Port Orleans French Quarter is a small, quaint resort. The pool slide is geared for younger children. Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs are very large resorts. It is more difficult at these two locations to get a room closer to all of the resort’s amenities. Caribbean Beach offers sandy beaches with playgrounds. Coronado Springs has a convention center and many adult, business guests on property. Port Orleans Riverside, also a large resort, offers some rooms with trundle beds in the event the children would not want to share a bed. All moderate resorts provide bus transportation to the theme parks. The 2 Port Orleans resorts have boat transportation to Downtown Disney.


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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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