Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 26, 2013
    Angie from WI Asked

    I need help deciding on a resort. I "think" we have it narrowed down to Port Orleans, but need help deciding between the two. Also thinking about the Wilderness Resort. We have 2 boys, ages 5 & 7. Also, is the park hopper worth the extra

    Hi Angie!

    Personally, I love both the Wilderness Lodge and Port Orleans French Quarter resorts! They are my top two picks in the Deluxe and Moderate resort categories! You really can't go wrong with either choice, but if I had to choose, and it was in my budget, I'd go for the Wilderness Lodge!

    Our family really prefers the smaller size of French Quarter over Riverside. After a long park day, its nice to know that everything you need is just a short walk away at your resort. One great addition to this resort is the queen-size beds that are pretty new at the resort. This is a great if you're having to share beds with any kids! Plus, don't forget to sample some of the beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter's food court!

    And, last, the Wilderness Lodge is my favorite of all of the Disney Resorts. The Pacific Northwest theme, complete with totem poles and multistory fireplace is magnificent. It feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Its location is top-notch too - it is just a short boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom.

    While I love the convenience of the Park Hopper option, I usually recommend loosely planning your trip before you decide. If you think that you will want to enjoy evenings by the pool, shopping at Downtown Disney or dining at the resort then the Park Hopper may not work for you. However, if you think you'll be up for some after dinner park fun, then it may be a good idea!

    Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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