Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 17, 2009
    Tori from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Second trip, would like to know ASMovies or PO-R? I have heard that the bus system at PO-R is confusing? If using magical express to get to MCO, what time do we have to be ready to catch bus? 2-3 hours before,  right?

    Hi Tori,

    I think the answer to your questions depends on how much time you plan to spend at your resort.  If it will be nothing more than a place to sleep at night, then you could save a fair amount of money by staying at All-Star Movies.  However, if you'd like to relax in the resort area, I'd definitely upgrade to a moderate.

    Port Orleans Riverside has a very laid-back feel and an excellent food court.  You'll also find a table service restaurant here - an amenity that the value resorts do not offer.  The pool area is also a big step up, with a waterslide and interactive elements that are lots of fun for the kids.

    The bus system at moderate resorts is different, but I don't find it confusing.  At the value resorts, there is only one bus stop in the front of the resort.  At moderates, there are several stops scattered throughout the property.  This really cuts down on the amount of walking you'll do to get around property, but you will need to remember which bus stop is closest to your room.

    For Magical Express service back to the airport, you will receive a scheduled departure time that is approximately 3 hours before your flight leaves the MCO airport.

    Hope that helps, and have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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