Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 16, 2013
    Shari from NC 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! I am planning a surprise trip for my 4 yr old Jan 27-30. Is it worth an extra $135 to stay at POR in a royal room or save those funds and stay at the Caribbean Resort in a preferred room? What is the difference btw standard and preferred? Thanks!

    Hi there, Shari!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!   Let me help answer your question about Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.   Standard rooms and Preferred rooms both offer views of the Resort Hotel, Woodlands or Courtyard.  They also include 2 double beds and accomodate up to 4 people.  Here is the difference… When you stay in a Preferred room, it is all about location.  Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is very large.  Preferred rooms put you closest to Old Port Royale, the main area of the resort.  It is there where you will find the Lobby Concierge, shops, dining and more.  Regarding your dilemma as to resort choice, that really depends on your budget and theming preference.  I suggest that you also take a look at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside to help with your decision.  Having seen the Royal Guest Rooms myself, I will say that they are nothing short of magical.  You will feel as if you are immersed in a Disney story.  Have fun making your decision, Shari.  You can't go wrong either way!

    I wish you a truly magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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