Mom And Son On Run
  • On Oct 8, 2009
    Robyn from NY 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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    I am heading to disney world 2010. I am traveling with a 5 year old boy, a 3 year old and 5 month old girls. Could you give me advice of which resort to stay in. Port Orleans Riverside or Caribbean beach pirate rooms? Thank you

    Hi Robyn!

         This is a tough one!  The pirate rooms at Caribbean Beach are absolutely amazing - you won't find cooler rooms anywhere on property!  However, they are a long haul from the food court and shopping area.  While the location is not prime, there are internal buses that will bring you from Trinidad South (where the pirate rooms are) to anywhere in the Caribbean Beach Resort.  The food court is average and I don't really care for their table restaraunt, Shutters.

         On the other hand, Port Orleans Riverside is my favorite moderate resort!  There is so much to see and do here that I could easily spend my entire vacation just hanging out and exploring.  I won't lie, the rooms are nice, but not exciting.  The Caribbean Beach rooms win that category hands down!  However, the grounds are beautifully landscaped, the Sassagoula River is gorgeous and you are just minutes away from Downtown Disney.  My kids love running through the paths and swimming in the old swimmin' hole.  Everything is so relaxed and the cast members are so warm and friendly.  Last but not least, we love the food court AND Boatwrights Dining Hall.  My family always tends to head back "home" to this resort!

         I highly suggest checking out the room photos and reviews on  This site has pictures of absolutely everything - from the food court to the detail on bedspreads!   Have fun planning and have a fabulous vacation!

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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