Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Dec 3, 2012
    Cornelis from MI 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.

    We are planning a stay at the Port Orleans Riverside with 2 Kids (9, 11) Jan. 20. Can we choose the area to stay in - Alligator Bayou or Magnolia Bend - Which do you suggest?

    Hi Cornelis!

    My family loved our stay so much at Disney's Port Orleans--Riverside, that we've planned a second trip back to this beautifully landscaped resort! We enjoyed Ol' Man Island pool, and the great offerings at Riverside Mill are plentiful and delicious. You will truly enjoy your time amongst the southern comfort.

    When booking your vacation, you can request either the Mansions or Alligator Bayou by calling (407) WDISNEY and having it noted on your reservation. Guest services does their best to accommodate all guests when possible. Personally, we have always chosen the mansions, particularly the Magnolia Bend section of the resort. I would recommend Magnolia Terrace (building 85) as it is in close proximity to the East Depot bus stop, a short walk over a bridge to Ol' Man Island and to the marina and Riverside Mill. Another building which affords a water view and close proximity to Riverside Mill (over a bridge) is Oak Manor (building 90). It is close to the quiet pools, and a small walk to a bus stop. We've stayed in both, with our preference being Magnolia Terrace.

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation! -Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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