• On Apr 20, 2017
    Jennifer from CT 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.

    Is it worth upgrading from Port Orleans Riverside to Beachclub for room size for a party of 5?

    Hi Jennifer!

    Choosing your resort for your Walt Disney World vacation is an important part of the planning. There are several things to consider when deciding which great resort to call home for your stay.

    As you mentioned size of rooms is important especially for the larger families. The rooms at the Beach Club Resort will be some of the largest rooms on property. Before choosing to spend more money for a deluxe resort consider how much time you will actually be spending in your room. If you have older children you might prefer the larger rooms where if you have younger children it might not really matter.

    Port Orleans Riverside is my favorite moderate resort for many reasons. Rooms are comfortable and adequate and the amenities are good. But the Beach Club will win on location as it is within walking distance of two parks, Hollywood Studios and Epcot. If your budget can allow the difference between a moderate and a deluxe it is a great time to experience it when needing a room for five.

    Don't forget there are other options as well for larger families. Consider a cabin at the Fort Wilderness Resort. You will have a bedroom with a queen bed and bunk beds and then another queen sofa bed in the living area. You have a fully equipped kitchen as well as a deck and outdoor grill. It is a different but wonderful new way to experience Disney.  There are also family suites at the Art of Animation Resort. The added benefit for these rooms is that you will have two full bathrooms for the family to use. Hard decisions when deciding!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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