• On Jun 11, 2012
    Carter from LA 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.

    I am torn between two great moderate resorts for me, my mom, and my girlfriend to stay in for a week. The Royal Guest Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside or Coronado Springs? Which is nicer? Which is more magical? Which is more popular? Help please!

    How exciting that you will be visiting the "Happiest Place on Earth" with your mom and girlfriend, Carter! Although I love both Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort, you made my job much easier by asking which Resort was more magical.  I would definitely have to say that I personally find the Royal Guest Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside Resort to be more magical due to the storybook theming and the attention to detail that is captured in each guest room. I got a firsthand look at these beautiful new guest rooms in April and can see why they have been so popular with guests since they opened this Spring! When staying at Port Orleans Riverside Resort, you will also be able to travel to Downtown Disney via the Sassagoula River Cruise. With that being said, I noticed you are from Louisiana and wanted you to be aware that this Resort is themed after Rural Louisiana. If you prefer something completely different, you cannot go wrong with Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. I have stayed at this Southwest-themed Resort myself on many occasions both with and without children. Coronado Springs Resort does have a convention center on property so you may find more adults sans kids at this resort location. I would recommend visiting the unofficial website to view the extensive photo galleries for both resort locations. I hope this helps in making your decision!  I honestly don't think you can go wrong either way. Every Disney Resort provides guests with unique theming and the superb customer service that Disney is known for!  Please let me know if you have any additional questions that I can assist you with. Best wishes for a most Magical Trip, Carter!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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