Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Oct 5, 2012
    David from MA 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.

    Staying in POR with a family of five....chose the least expensive room. Is there any benefit to upgrading to a preferred room? I believe all the rooms for 5 there are at buildings that are far from the main entrance anyway.

    Hi there David.

    I've had the opportunity of staying at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside with a party of 5 and really enjoyed the experience! There is a special section of the resort called Alligator Bayou that features guest rooms with an extra pull-down Murphy bed. In this area, you can also choose to upgrade to a Preferred Room which will place your group in close proximity to the restaurants, transportation and main buildings of Riverside.

    A great unofficial website that features a map detailing these Preferred Room locations can be found at: You'll also find plenty of photos and reviews to help in your decision making.

    Wishing you a pixie-dusted Disney vacation! Please feel free to send more questions my way in the days leading up to your trip!
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I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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