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  • On Jul 11, 2012
    Patti from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are making res for end Sept.,2013. i am sold on POR. Will have young children(7 5 2 1) and 7 adults. Can you give me a little more info on this resort? Too big, too much walking? Thanks, you guys give great advice!!

    You've made a great choice, Patti!  Port Orleans Riverside is my favorite moderate resort; it's just gorgeous there!  While the resort is sprawling, it features charming walkways that make the stroll from point A to point B a pleasant one.  Depending upon how much you intend to require access to the resort center and the main themed pool, you might not find that your stay will require a ton of walking.  Bus stops are convenient to every room. 

    During one stay, my family was assigned a room in lodge 18 of the Alligator Bayou section.  We were a quick walk from the lobby, food court and lounge, but a bit further from the pool.  When we stayed in the mansions, it took us significantly longer to get to the resort center, but getting to the pool was quick and easy.  It really depends upon where you end up.  With kids that young, you'll probably have access to a stroller or two and you could always make use of them on the resort grounds as well as in the parks.  I hope you enjoy your stay at Port Orleans, Patti!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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