Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 23, 2009
    Abigail from WI 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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    Hi-Planning first trip with kids ages 4 and 2 this fall. Looking at POFQ or Polynesian. Is Polynesian that much better given the price difference? Thank you!

    Hello Abigail!

    Both resorts you mentioned are beautiful. The Polynesian does offer you more for the higher pricetag. On of the major benefits to staying at the Polynesian is it's proximity to the Magic Kingdom. Many of the rooms offer views of the park, and transportation is quick and convenient via the monorail. The Transportation & Ticket Center is within walking distance, which also makes getting to Epcot very easy. The rooms at the Polynesian are larger in size and offer queen sized beds versus the double beds at Port Orleans. The Poly also offers two table service restaurants. If a room here is within your budget and you will be spending a good bit of time at the Magic Kingdom, it definitely makes sense to stay here. It will be very convenient to return to your resort from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot with your young kids for naps or time at the pool.

    Port Orleans French Quarter is also a very nice resort. If you were to stay here, you would be able to use the swimming pool at Port Orleans Riverside in addition to the French Quarter pool. Transportation to Downtown Disney is available by boat, but you will need to take the buses to all of the theme parks.

    I would take into account which parks you plan to spend most of your time in and how much time you would like to spend at your resort when you make your decision. I hope this information is helpful!
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My name is Amber and I’m a stay-at-home mom from southwestern Pennsylvania. Planning my family’s Disney vacations is always so much fun. I love spreading the magic by getting others excited for their trips.
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