Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 28, 2011
    Jennifer from VA 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.

    Hello. We are planning to come to WDW over Thanksgiving week and still trying to choose the moderate resort and restaurants our children would like. We have a boy, 9 and a girl, 6. Do you have any suggestions?

    Hi Jennifer!

    I have two boys, ages 12 and 7, and they both love Port Orleans Riverside's pool and playground.  They also love going cane pole fishing there in the morning and taking the boat to Downtown Disney.  It's also my favorite Disney Moderate Resort.  I love the theming and the beautiful landscaping.  My favorite section of Riverside is the Alligator Bayou section.

    If you are coming to Walt Disney World this Thanksgiving, be sure to make Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) as soon as possible.  ADRs are critical during a busy time like Thanksgiving.  They can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

    My children love Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary, Whispering Canyon Cafe in the Wilderness Lodge, Cape May Cafe in the Beach Club (but they love seafood), breakfast at Ohana in the Polynesian Resort, the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater in Hollywood Studios, and the Coral Reef in Epcot.

    Good luck with your decision and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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