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  • On Nov 27, 2012
    Charlene from NS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Any preferences between Saratoga & Port Orleans Riverside? Debating between the two for our anniversary & asked the question previously but the reply I got compared POFQ and not Riverside. Been to POFQ, loved it & its location but want to try a

    Hi, Charlene!

    Thanks for coming back with your question!  Comparing Saratoga Springs and Port Orleans Riverside is a bit difficult as they are completely different resorts.  Let me give you some information on each:

    Saratoga Springs is a Disney Vacation Club property, so you have your choice of everything from Studios to Multi-bedroom suites.   It is located across from Downtown Disney so some of the views are really nice depending on your room location.  There is a walking path from the resort to the Marketplace, or you can take a bus or boat over if you want to shop, dine, or just have some fun in Downtown Disney. If you get a one bedroom unit or larger, you will have a full kitchen, so this will be nice if you plan to spend a lot of time at your resort or like to cook your own meals.  There is a nice foodcourt, but it is not huge and does get a bit crowded at breakfast.

    Port Orleans Riverside is a Moderate Resort, so here you will get a room with either 2 queen beds or you can book a room with a king bed.  This is a very large resort.  My husband and I used to love staying here before we had kids and would enjoy long walks around the resort.  There is a huge food court and some nights you can enjoy YeeHa Bob in the lounge where he entertains in the evenings. 

    Personally, I prefer Riverside as long as you are just looking for a "room" and not a "suite."  The grounds are beautiful, there is a nice boat ride to Downtown Disney, and the rooms will be much cheaper.  If you liked French Quarter, then you will probably like Riverside as well. 

    Good luck deciding and I hope you and your Prince Charming have a wonderful Anniversary celebration!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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