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  • On Apr 5, 2009
    Wayne from IL Asked

    This is our first trip to WDW and we have two girls, ages 4 and 7. We are booked at the Port Orleans Riverside and I am now concerned we will not be totally happy with the resort. Would the Polynesian be worth the extra money? We want a memorable time

    Hi Wayne, the Polynesian is an amazing resort, but it does cost a lot more money.  I think it really depends upon what you can afford.  If you feel that you can spend the extra money, then switch to the Polynesian.  But, if the Polynesian is a stretch financially, then don't switch.  The Port Orleans Riverside is a wonderful resort, and you will still have a great time staying there. 

    The extra benefits to the Polynesian are, in my opinion:
    • closer access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, and the other monorail resorts
    • larger rooms
    • more deluxe amenities
    • a better theme
    • better food options (although Boatrights and the food courts are still great)
    I hope that helps you make your decision.
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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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