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  • On Jan 19, 2008
    Mary from MS 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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    We have been looking at a moderate resort (Port Orleans Riverside), but just recently I have looked at a deluxe resort (Wilderness Lodge). Is the deluxe resort worth it? We will be traveling with husband, 4 year old daughter, grandmother and myself.

    We have stayed at both resorts and enjoyed them equally; but if given the option, we'd prefer the Wilderness Lodge.  I've always looked at the Wilderness Lodge as the not quite 100% deluxe resort because it doesn't  have all the amenities that the other deluxes have and only sleeps 4 to a room (the others sleep 5).  However, it does offer the following things that Port Orleans Riverside doesn't:  more table service choices, balconies, concierge level rooms, fitness center, kids' club, more theming with a jaw-dropping lobby, room service, and valet parking.  Also, the Wilderness Lodge is a Magic Kingdom resort, so it is a short boat ride to the park.  You may enjoy the close proximity if you plan on coming back to the resort for afternoon breaks/naps.  Finally, the Wilderness Lodge is a much smaller resort with only one bus stop; it is easy to move around the resort.  Port Orleans Riverside is, well, huge with four bus stops.   I've included links to the resorts so you could take a virtual tour of each to help visualize the differences.  

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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