Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 27, 2013
    Miranda 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.

    Undecided on AOA Lion King or POR. Traveling with daughter 16, two Grandsons 5, husband and I. Please help!

    Hi Miranda!

    This is a great question but tough to answer because they are both wonderful! The Art of Animation Resort is the newest resort on Walt Disney World property. This is considered a value resort and the majority of the rooms are suites (sleeps up to 6). They are very comfortable and nicely furnished. I recently stayed in the Cars Suite and I loved it. The themes for the suites are Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo. There is also a Little Mermaid section, however, these are standard rooms (sleeps up to 4). The "Big Blue" pool located within the Finding Nemo area is now the biggest pool within Walt Disney World property and is amazing. There is also a splash area featuring Nemo and friends. My kids loved it and even wanted to leave the parks to return to the pool.  The resort overall is very whimsical with large icons of the movies mentioned above.

    The Port Orleans Riverside is a different experience. The popular feature are the Royal Guest Rooms, which are gorgeous! The rooms sleep up to 4. What I like about this resort is that  it is very lush and has a beautiful scenery. I also like that you can take a water taxi to Downtown Disney. There are also recreational activities (some require reservations and may have a fee) such as making s'mores by the campfire, fishing, pedal boat rentals, horse drawn carriages and much more. Regardless of which you choose, your family will love it!

    If I can assist you with any other planning question, please feel free to send it to me!

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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