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  • On May 30, 2012
    Michelle from GA 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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    We are trying to choose for our first visit to stay at Port Orleans or Disney Caribbean Beach. We are going in early December with a 4 and 6 year old. So hard to choose from all the options! Help!

    Hello again Michelle!  It is such a pleasure to be able to answer your vacation planning questions here at the Moms Panel!

    I just returned from a stay at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside and I recommend this over Caribbean Beach HANDS DOWN!  The theming here is absolutely fabulous and your family will feel like you've been transported to the Antebellum South..Louisiana to be exact!

    This resort has a really intimate and boutiquey vibe and is situated along the picturesque Sassagoula River amidst the shady oaks and stately mansions.  Port Orleans is home to some delicious dining options and is only a short and relaxing boat ride away from Downtown Disney via the Sassagoula River. 

    The rooms have been recently renovated and the Mansion section (my favorite) features Queen Sized beds, with rich fabrics and luxurious decor.  For a really magical experience, check out the all new Royal Rooms which pay homage to Princess Tiana!  We just stayed in one and LOVED it!

    The real draw here is the resort's recreation area Ol' Man Island.  Complete with a fishing hole, HUGE themed pool and water play area, as well as a pool bar and playground, Ol' Man Island is the place to be after a long day of park hopping.  You can also take an enchanted carriage ride around the property which is a really neat experience!

    I just love the fact that you really feel as if you're in a boutique hotel at Port Orleans and I will return again and again!

    -Amanda F.

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, California

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