• On Jan 5, 2018
    Cailla from VA 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.

    My wife & I will be taking our 2 younger brothers age 8 & 6 in June & will be staying at Port Orleans Riverside! This will be their 1st time visiting any Disney resort. Would the resort staff do anything special for their first time visit?

    Hi Cailla,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you stopped by with this great question. Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside is such a fun and picturesque place to stay, and I know you are going to love it!

    First visits are so exciting, and Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort have lots of special ways to sprinkle a little extra pixie dust! When you check in, be sure to let your Cast Member know it’s their first visit so they can give them each a special Celebration button. When your Mouseketeers proudly wear their buttons around the parks and resorts, they will be greeted with warm welcomes from Cast Members and fellow guests alike.

    Cailla, if you want to add a little extra magic right in your hotel room, the team at Disney Floral & Gifts have some fun In-Room Celebrations to kick off a first visit, including delicious celebration cakes and gift baskets. Or what if you wrap some cute Disney-themed pajamas or t-shirts in a colorful package for them to open on your first night? Bring character stuffed animals or blankets to give their beds some Disney style and the feeling of home, and then keep an eye out because "mousekeeping" (housekeeping) sometimes has fun when they make your beds each day!

    Don’t miss out on all the fun experiences right at your resort. Ol’ Man Island pool has an awesome slide and layout, and make sure you check out the dragon slide at the pool at Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. There’s also a catch-and-release fishing hole in the Alligator Bayou section where you can rent rods and enjoy the serene riverside setting. Have fun exploring, and remember to stop and take in those magical little moments of togetherness and joy.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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