Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 19, 2012
    Jill from Northumberland 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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    Staying at POR this August. If I book for 2013, how does Saratoga Springs compare? Would hate to be disappointed if it wasn't as good as POR. Thanks for your help.

    Hi Jill!

    You'll really enjoy Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. It's such a beautiful property in an ideal location.

    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is located in close proximity to Downtown Disney, off of the same waterway system as the Port Orleans Resorts. Room set-up and pricing is completely different here since the smaller, Studio Villas include a kitchenette and Queen bed with double sleeper sofa. If that accommodation set-up suits your travel party, I'd definitely recommend that you pay a visit during your August stay! The best way to visit Saratoga Springs would be to take a bus directly there at the end of a shorter park day - perhaps on a day that you plan to visit Animal Kingdom. Tour the property and visit the dining and recreational areas while you stroll around. If you're very intrigued about the accommodation set-up, stop by the concierge or front desk and inquire about visiting a room, as you're considering the property for your next Walt Disney World vacation.

    Following your visit to Saratoga Springs, hop on a boat and for the short ride across the water to Downtown Disney and enjoy some dinner and shopping! The perfect way to end a Disney day! You'll be able to board a boat back to POR at the end of your evening.

    This way, you'll get a first-hand account of the resort, enjoy a fabulous evening and be able to decide how you think the property compares to Port Orleans Riverside. If you're lucky enough to have a bounce-back offer in your resort room in August, you may be able to reserve your 2013 stay at either resort at a great discount, and be able to make an informed decision about where you'd like to stay next!

    Wishing you a simply Magical time on your August vacation to Walt Disney World Jill!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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