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  • On May 16, 2009
    John from AP Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    You give such great help, I'm hoping you can help us too. We're having a tough time choosing between the POR and BC for our family of 5. Budget votes for POR, near the parks votes for BC. We'd love to hear your thoughts!

    Hello John!

    In this economy,  I would say your budget has a big vote!  I have stayed at Port Orleans Riverside (POR) in the past and it is a very lovely, relaxing resort.  There is also the the added convenience of taking a boat ride to Downtown Disney (although that in itself may end up blowing your budget!).

    Honestly, if you can swing it budget-wise, I would go for the Beach Club (BC).  I'm also from a family of 5 and, like us, I think you will enjoy the queen beds and day bed in the BC vs. the double beds and a pull out trundle bed at POR.  You can't beat the pool area at BC and all the fun things to do and restaurants to visit on the Boardwalk.  You are also within walking distance to two parks - Epcot and Hollywood Studios (you also have an option of taking a leisurely boat ride to these parks).

    I'd like to recommend a couple websites were you can keep an eye on discounts.  My absolute favorite is Mousesavers.com.  If there is a discount available for anything Disney - it will be posted here!  I'd highly recommend signing up for the newsletter so that you are alerted of special deals.

    Disney has also been very good about posting special offers here.  What I find helpful on the Disney website is you can go through the booking process without actually submitting to get an idea on prices, etc. 

    I hope this helps with your decision. Diane  :)
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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