• On May 30, 2018
    Linda from FL 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.

    Im torn between Disney Port Orleans Riverside and Pop, only 400.00 difference. My boyfriend and I and my ( sister that just passed away) her children a boy 11 and girl10. This needs to be a special trip as they are very young and now without their momma.

    Hi, Linda! My heart breaks for your niece and nephew with their very sad loss. How very lucky they are to have an aunt like you who is working so hard to keep magic in their lives.

    In terms of theme, I think kids this age would get a bigger kick out of the super sized icons and bright colors of Disney's Pop Century Resort. The rooms are a little bit smaller, but the resort has a much more "fun" vibe to it where kids are concerned. The food court is convenient and offers a great selection for a quick bite or a decent meal.

    On the flip side, my kids absolutely love Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside resort. They could spend the whole vacation at Ol' Man Island swimming pool, with a 95 foot water slide as part of the 3.5 acres of water fun. The resort offers horse drawn carriage rides in the evening, and they have both a table service restaurant and a wonderful food court. The rooms are a tad bit bigger, so if you plan on having some down time, this might end up being an important part of your decision.

    I think the ultimate decision has to be based on what you're looking for. Bright and fun - Pop Century gets my vote. Peaceful with a great pool - Port Orleans - Riverside would be my choice.

    Whichever resort you choose, I hope this vacation brings your hearts healing and gives two incredible kids memories of a lifetime. If there's anything else we can do to help you plan your trip, Linda, please come back and see us.

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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