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  • On Sep 16, 2011
    Rebecca from ME Asked

    DisneyWorld in February. I impulsively booked French Quarter. I am worried that I have made the wrong decision. We are really on a budget so I don't want to pay to upgrade rooms. (booking moderate for meals) Is there one that is better for kids (8 &

    Hi Rebecca!

    Port Orleans French Quarter is a favorite of many guests!  However, I think the best Moderate is Port Orleans Riverside.  I also think children prefer Port Orleans Riverside, because the pool at Riverside is better than the pool at French Quarter, especially the water slide.  However, as a quest of French Quarter, you can use all of the services and amenities at Riverside as well.  It's a relatively long walk between the resorts (about 15 minutes if you walk fast), but there is also a boat connecting the two.

    The other Moderate Resorts are too large in my opinion; they all have an internal bus service.  Thus I think Port Orleans Riverside is best, followed closely by French Quarter.  If you want to save more money, you could look at a Value Resort.  I'm a big fan of Disney's Pop Century Resort.  It has the best food court on property and it doesn't share any buses with any other resort; it also has only one bus stop at the resort.

    Good luck with your decision and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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