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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.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    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

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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