Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 14, 2013
    Jennifer Asked

    Hello. I am currently planning a trip in Jan or Feb '14. I cannot decide which resort to stay at, French Quarter or Riverside? which one is less busy? which one is easier to get a bus to the parks?

    Hi, Jennifer!

    Trying to decide which one of the beautiful Resorts at Walt Disney World can be a tough decision because they're all so different and gorgeous! Disney's Port Orleans Resorts are both just amazing and I'll do my best to give you some helpful info on both in hopes of making your decision easier!

    Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter is themed around the REAL historic French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. It's a rather small resort with just over 1000 Guest rooms and only one bus stop. I absolutely love the feel of this resort with all of the wrought-iron railings and cobblestone walkways. The Mardi Gras-themed Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is a festive and convenient eatery that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, on the other hand, is a much larger Resort with well over 2000 Guest rooms. It's themed more along the lines of the rural Louisiana Bayou. The true Southern Charm feel here is just gorgeous and the recently remodeled Royal Rooms are truly fit for a Prince or Princess! There are four bus stops at this Resort. One bus is normally shared between the two Resorts. It typically takes about 15 minutes to travel through all five stops between the two properties.

    I happen to really love the small feel of the French Quarter, but Riverside is gorgeous as well! I hope I've given you some details that will help with your decision. Portorleans.org is a very good unofficial website that has tons of detailed information about both Resorts as well.

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel with your question, Jennifer, and please stop back by if you have any other questions!

    Wishing you Pixie Dusted vacation planning!

    ~Jackie
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Florida

Hi! I'm Jackie, mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl! I've traveled to Disney Parks with toddlers, grandparents, and everything in between and I'm excited to help you plan your Pixie Dusted vacation! So, go ahead, ask me a question or two! Learn More About Jackie

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