Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Feb 7, 2010
    Christine 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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    Which hotel do you think is better for a family of four?*Port Orleans Riverside* or the boardwalk.I switched over from *Port Orleans* to the boardwalk and my daughter is very very upset.She was planning a scrapbook of Port Orleans.Should I switch back? :-(


    I think both are great, for different reasons. As kids get older, the BoardWalk gets better and better as a choice, I think. And the BoardWalk has as many, if not more, scrap-bookable (Is that a word? Well, it is now!) moments as a resort. There are a number of great, affordable art pieces in the General Store that could be a great addition, like pencil drawings of the resort.

    A main advantage of the BoardWalk is the immediately accessible nightlife areas, including the BoardWalk itself, and the Epcot World Showcase. Port Orleans does have the somewhat nearby (by boat) Downtown Disney area, but while Port Orleans has a lot of other great features, the BoardWalk is a Deluxe resort, and that brings other benefits. The restaurant selection is much larger, the boat/walk access to two parks is particularly nice, and the rooms are just a bit more upscale.

    If your daughter is that upset, you could switch back. That would put some dollars back in your pocket to spend. But if she is not all that upset, I would try to stick to the BoardWalk, for all the added features, and accessible areas.

    Have a magical vacation!
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