• On Nov 2, 2017
    Rebecca from PA 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.

    Hello, We are staying at the Port Orleans Riverside this coming Thanksgiving. Would you recommend taking the carriage ride around the property? Do I have to make a reservation ahead of time?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rebecca! 

    Can you believe your magical vacation is only two weeks away?! We have the same arrival date - so, if you're like me, you're getting too excited to sleep. EEK! 

    Excellent choice in selecting Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside as your home-away-from-home for your vacation, it's my favorite Walt Disney World® Resort hotel in its category. As a family of five, I love that Riverside offers accommodations that meet our need for space at an affordable price.

    Magical details also abound at this charming resort, including Carriage Rides; such a unique way to add a little magic to your stay. Reservations are highly recommended and can only be made by calling (407) WDW-PLAY. You can always try to reserve a ride from the Concierge Desk in the lobby once you arrive, but availability during a holiday weekend will probably be tough. If you call to book now, don't forget Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground also offers carriage rides, in the event Riverside is booked. There is even a Holiday Sleigh Ride option at Fort Wilderness, though it is a little more expensive. 

    I hope this information is helpful, Rebecca! My family has had the opportunity to enjoy this experience and it is a lot of fun, so please let me know if you have any additional last-minute questions. 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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