• On Mar 4, 2017
    Bonnie 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.

    We are going to POR next week (super excited!). We booked a royal room, is this one of the preferred rooms? I have been reading about how large the resort is and I am worried about my 3 yo having to walk super far all the time. Any thoughts?

    Hello, Bonnie,

    Oh my goodness, your trip if probably right about to happen! I'm so excited for you and hope you get this answer before you leave.  Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside holds so many special memories for me as it was the resort we stayed at regularly when our children were younger. I'm sure you'll make just as many great memories! At the resort, the Royal Rooms are located in buildings 90 and 95 in the Magnolia Bend section of the resort.  The Preferred Rooms are located in buildings 14, 15, 18, and 27 in the Alligator Bayou section of the resort.  Both buildings 90 and 95 are midway between two different bus stops; it probably depends on your actual room which one is closest. They also have a pool between the buildings, and the main pool is not significantly far away.  

    When we stayed at larger resorts when our children were still toddlers, we brought our own stroller so that it would be easier to move around at the resort, especially after a day at the parks when they often fell asleep on the way back. When you arrive at the resort and find you don't like the location, you could certainly ask about moving rooms.  If there is availability, they may be able to accommodate your request. 

    Wishing you a magical trip!  -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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