• On Mar 10, 2018
    April from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello!! We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside in September. We have been to Disney a ton of times, but this is the first time doing a resort. Tips?? Suggestions?? Also, Ive heard about an app. Can you explain that to me and what it is. Thanks

    Hi April,

    I'm SO excited for your first stay at a Disney Resort hotel! I can relate as I had been visiting the theme parks for my whole life, but that first time I stayed right in the middle of the magic at a Disney Resort hotel? Amazing!

    You're going to love Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. It's peaceful and beautiful, yet also has that touch of Disney magic. My advice to you would be to spend some time just enjoying all that the Resort has to offer. There are lots of recreational opportunities at this particular resort including swimming, fishing, horse-drawn carriage rides, poolside activities, bicycle rentals, movies under the stars, campfires, and so much more! I'd encourage you to grab a Recreation Calendar when you check in to see what all is going on during your stay and have fun enjoying it all. Definitely take time to experience the live entertainment of Yehaa Bob at River Roost while you're there, and a relaxing boat ride to Disney Springs is always lovely, too.

    And yes, you'll want to download the My Disney Experience app. It's wonderful at keeping all of your dining reservations, FastPass+ selections, PhotoPass pictures, and much more all in one place. Plus, you'll be able to view attraction wait times, find maps with turn by turn directions, look up show times, or search for the nearest location of that must-have snack! This free app is super convenient and will help keep all of your plans in one place.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, April, and have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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