Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 24, 2009
    Laura from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, my husband, kids (S: 7, D: 5) are staying at the P.O. Riverside in Feb '10 for our first visit. I've looked at the maps but want some idea of the scale of the distance. Can we walk to Epcot and get the monorail there? Or to the Wilderness? Thx.

    Hi, Laura!   The only location within walking distance for you from Port Orleans Riverside will be its sister resort, Port Orleans French Quarter.  This is about a 15 minute walk along a lovely path!

    Other than that, you will have to rely on bus transportation to theme parks and water parks.  There also a boat that can take you to Downtown Disney.   From Downtown Disney and the theme parks, you can transfer to other resorts.   The monorail is accessible from the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and the Transportation and Ticket Center. 

    I know it all sounds confusing, but remember that WDW is about 43 square miles with 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a sports complex, over 20 resort hotels and so much more!   If you want to plan out how to get somewhere, try visiting   At the bottom of the page, you will find the Transportation Wizard.  By selecting Point A and Point B, the Wizard will give you transportation options and approximate travel times.

    Enjoy your first trip to Disney!  

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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