• On Sep 28, 2017
    Brenda from WV 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.

    I am planning a trip with our adult children and 4 grandchildren ages 6-17. Will want three separate rooms. Would you recommend Art of Animation over Port Orleans French Quarter? There are pros and cons to each and I can't make a decision.

    Well, hey there, chère! Brenda, you will adore the quiet, authentic theming of Port Orleans French Quarter! It’s almost like Tiana and Ray the firefly are around the corner! But oh, the detail-oriented characters adorning Disney’s Art of Animation are so amazing… I see why you are having trouble!

    I see that your kids are a bit older, and may not be into taking naps, which is one of my primary recommendations for Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Those family suites (Nemo, Lion King and Cars) sleep 6, boasting a separate bedroom with 2 full baths, which makes spreading out during family trips much easier. Your family may adore the many themed pools (you can hear Mr.  Manta Ray singing and Dory calling for her friends UNDERWATER in the Nemo pool area) and the spacious food court area. The bus stop is large with regular bus service. If you want to hear more about Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, just imagine an alligator band leading to a large playground and a gorgeous Mardi Gras pool. Beignets are available for breakfast and Mr. Arneil the Greeter is waiting for your krewe dressed in first line style. The resort one of the smallest on property, so your family can walk the stone-lined streets in peace before you bustle out for your busy day. The rooms are more standard in size, sleeping 4 with 1 bathroom, and some rooms are adjoining.

    Either way, both Walt Disney World Resorts will allow you to enjoy the amenities of staying on site, like complimentary transportation and MagicBand use. If I were making the decision, I would choose Disney’s Art of Animation so your family can stretch out. If I can help you decide on anything else for your trip, please let me know. Me and Ray will be lighting the way! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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