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  • On Jan 24, 2010
    Holly from MA 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 decide between a few hotels for our family of 5. Since the youngest is 2, we could pick any. Would you stay at Coronado springs, and get a roll away bed? Or stay at POR with the trundle bed? The other boys are 10 and 7. Thanks!!

    Hi Holly!

    I would suggest staying at Port Orleans Riverside over Coronado Springs Resort.  However, I'm biased!  My family loves the rustic atmosphere of the Alligator Bayou section of Port Orleans.  We also love the theming of the rest of the resort and things like the boat to Downtown Disney, carriage rides at night, and being able to use the pool at Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter.  Pool hopping is generally not allowed at Walt Disney World, but in this case it is as both are considered to be part of the overall Port Orleans resort.  Also, the pool at Port Orleans Riverside is nice; the water slide is relatively long and my children, ages 5 and 10, love it!

    Coronado Springs is a nice resort and I know a lot of guests who love it.  It also has a great pool area.  However, it caters to a lot of business people attending conferences.  When I'm on vacation at Walt Disney World, I'd rather not be reminded of work by seeing a few people in business suits with briefcases, etc.  The resort is also very large and spread out resulting in it having an internal shuttle system.  Finally, some guests do not enjoy the unique aspects of the Pepper Market, their food court though I've always personally enjoyed eating there.

    Both are great resorts so I know it is a hard decision.  Good luck and have a magical vacation! 
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