Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 22, 2009
    Joanne from ON 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.

    I'm trying to plan our first trip to Disney and was wondering what the best Moderate resort for a 2 1/2 year old girl would be?

    Hi Joanne!  Congrats on planning your first trip to Walt Disney World!  Make sure you drop by guest relations at the first park you visit to pick up a "First Visit" button!

    Personally, for families with young children, I prefer Port Orleans French Quarter from the moderate hotel offerings.  It's the smallest of the moderate resorts, so it's very manageable, yet the food court and pool are still very nice.  While it doesn't have a table service restaurant, Boatrights at the Riverside section is just a short walk away.

    I also had a good experience with the buses.  While the French Quarter and Riverside often share buses, they typically pick up at French Quarter first, meaning you should be able to get on and get a seat with little issue.

    For more information about Port Orleans, I'd recommend taking a look at the independent web site  Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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