Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 10, 2012
    Bridget from DE 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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    Ok, so I'm torn between Port Orleans Riverside Resort or the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort - Bonnet Creek...I have two sons, ages 7 and 11. The Wyndham appers to have more for kids, plus I like the outdoor hot tubs and fire pits. Anyone have an opinion?

    Hi Bridget!

    My family has stayed in both resorts and I recommend staying at Port Orleans Riverside unless you get a great deal at the other. The two primary reasons are Extra Magic Hours and Disney transportation. I usually don't recommend staying in a Downtown Disney resort unless you have a car, need the extra room sometimes available, or are getting a great deal. The independent bus service for the Downtown Disney hotels is better than most offsite places, but not as good as Disney transportation. 

    Port Orleans Riverside is a great Disney Moderate Resort. It is my favorite and won an unofficial poll of the Moms Panel last year. It is not too large, has nice theming, and a great pool. The boat service to Downtown Disney is also a lot of fun, especially at night. 

    Good luck with your decision, and please write back with more questions. 
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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