Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 2, 2013
    Melissa 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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    Hi! Not quite sure which resort to book? Art of Animation (standard room), Port Orleans(Royal Guest Room) or Caribbean Resort(pirate themed). Free Dining makes these 3 all within $200/$300 range...1st timers with a 5 & 7 yr old boys..Thanks

    Hi Melissa,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  All of your choices for resorts are wonderful - I really do not think that you can make a wrong decision!

    Of the three that you listed, I am going to recommend Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort with the pirate themed room.  I am basing this on the fact that you have two little boys.  The Royal Rooms at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside are beautiful; however, that theme seems to appeal more to little girls.  Likewise, the standard rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort are themed to The Little Mermaid, which tends to appeal more to young girls.  If your boys are more into pirates than princesses, I would go with the pirate room at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.  

    One more consideration would be the pools at each resort.  While both Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside have really nice pools, the pools at Disney's Art of Animation Resort are amazing.  The Big Blue pool is so much fun and so wonderfully themed.  So if the pools matter more to you than the theme of the room, you might choose the standard room at Disney's Art of Animation Resort.

    Any way you choose, it will be a great resort. Have a great time planning your trip, Melissa, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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