• On Jun 23, 2009
    Lori from IN 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.

    We have 10 yr old triplets. Trying to decide if we should stay at All-Star Music or Riverside. Should we do Dining w/ sit down or just the quick service. We are going in Sept and hours are shorter. Kids aren't into characters but more into rides. HELP!

    Hi, Lori!  If it were up to me to choose between All Star Music or Port Orleans Riverside, I would probably go with the family suite at All Star Music.  The suite has an advantage over Port Orleans Riverside that I couldn't live without - an extra bathroom!  In addition,  you'll find three different pull-out options at the family suites, plus the separate bedroom.  There is a television in each room, so if the kids want to turn in early and you want to catch the late news, you won't disturb them.

    Also in the family suites, you have a small refrigerator and a microwave.  That allows you to throw together some quick breakfasts or late night snacks.  This is great for saving money!

    If you aren't the kind of family that wants to do character meals or longer sit down meals, I'd say the quick service dining plan is probably fine for your family.  Walt Disney World actually has some great quick service options, so you won't be eating hamburgers and chicken fingers at every meal.  You could always make a reservation for one nice meal at one of the resort hotels for after a long day at the theme park.

    Have a wonderful trip!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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