Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jan 17, 2013
    Amy 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 on a vacation in March with 3 adult and 2 kids we are trying to find the good price on a resort, we looked at Port Orleans Riverside and Art of Animations.I was trying to figure out why the prices are so different & get a review on both

    Hi, Amy!  It's hard to give you an exact answer without knowing exactly what you looked at, but I would venture to guess there is some difference in price because of the different types of rooms.  

    Art of Animation is a value resort, but they also have family suites, which will accommodate larger families.  The standard room is just that - your standard hotel room with just a view of outside.  The suite sleeps up to six guests, and features two full bathrooms, two televisions, a private bedroom for mom and dad, and a small kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator.  

    Port Orleans Riverside is a moderate resort, so slightly higher priced than a value for a standard room.  You'll generally find the standard room at Port Orleans Riverside runs about $60 more per night.  The room rates go up from there, with the highest priced usually being preferred rooms.  Preferred rooms give you a closer proximity to things like the main pool area or bus stops and the main lobby.  

    You can do a Google search to find reviews, but if I really want to know what people think, I like to visit allears.net.  There is a rate and review section where you can find some very current reviews on both resorts.

    Have a great time planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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