Mom And Son On Run
  • On Sep 20, 2012
    Rhonda from KY 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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    Planning to visit for the first time in Oct. One 8 year child. Would you recommend Caribbean resort or Port Orleans? Also do you recommend a dining plan?

    My personal favorite of the two is Port Orleans Riverside, Rhonda.  I find it to be a really charming place with gorgeous grounds and a ton of recreational opportunities that kiddos love.  My girls are especially fond of the main themed pool there.  Honestly, though, both resorts are very similar.  Both are quite large and offer a table-service restaurant as well as an extensive food court.  Both qualify as moderate resorts and offer similar transportation.  It might just come down to personal preference.  Do you prefer a laid-back, beachy feel or more of a down-home woodsy charm?  Go with your gut and save the alternate resort for next time. 
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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