• On Jan 13, 2009
    Korri from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    stayed at caribbean and coronado, didn't like coronado as main pool not near food ct. Which of PO river. or closer to food ct and easier to get around?- Also, my kids are scared of the serpent, so how are the other pools at fq?

    Korri, both Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter have separate food courts.  However, if you want to steer clear of serpents, Port Orleans Riverside is your resort of choice!

    PO Riverside has it's own themed pool and playground, Ole Man Island, located in the middle of the resort.  I've looked at some resort maps and the closest buildings to both the dining areas AND pool seem to be building 85 (Magnolia Terrace)  and building 14.  You can request rooms in these buildings, although depending on availability, your request may not be honored.  If the rooms are unavailable, tell the cast member that being close to dining, transportation and the pool area is your main priority -- again, there are no guarantees, but I have found that Disney tries very hard to accommodate their guests and they will help get you as close as possible.

    If you find your children don't like Ole Man Island for some reason, there are several quiet pools located throughout the resort.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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