• On Apr 4, 2020
    Joshua from NH 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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    Which resort should a family of 4 stay at, Animal Kingdom Lodge or Port Orleans - Riverside? Which one has a better bus service? We are going in September. Will Riverside share buses with French Quarter?

    Jambo, Joshua! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    I have loved my time at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- Riverside and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! In fact, I have traveled within a party of 4 to both of these locations, and have first-hand experience with the bus systems

    If I were to choose between these locations, I would want to take my party of 4 back to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Here’s why: The rooms are incredibly spacious and very accommodating, the restaurants are like safaris for your mouth, and I tend to like their bus system better than Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- Riverside. Typically, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has 2 bus stops within the Resort hotel property (they are about a minute apart). Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- Riverside makes 4 stops within the Resort hotel property (these stops are also about a minute apart). This is a rare occurrence, but sometimes Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- Riverside shares a bus system with Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- French Quarter

    Both of these Resort hotels are stunning, and you won’t go wrong either way! However, my heart, and favorite bus service, lies with Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. If you choose to stay with my animal-pals, be sure to make a reservation (or two) at one of my all-time favorite restaurants: Boma- Flavors of Africa

    Until next time, Joshua, Hakuna Matata! 

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Meet the Panelist: Allyn, Wyoming

Howdy Partners, I'm Allyn! My home has been, and will always be, the Walt Disney World Resort. But, when I'm not "home," I live in the heart of Wyoming. I'm living my fairy tale as a professional fine jewelry designer, fitness instructor, wife, and an extreme Disney enthusiast! Dreams do come true, and I cannot wait to share all of my magical Main Street, U.S.A smarts with you! Learn More About Allyn

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