Port Orleans FQ vs. Riverside

Discussion in 'Countdowns and Live Reports' started by mebedisney, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. mebedisney

    mebedisney Earning My Ears

    Feb 2, 2006
    I just discovered DIS tonight and have already become addicted. We're planning a trip in Oct. '06 and are looking at the moderate Port Orleans resorts. We'll be travelling with 2 kids (8 & 5). Can anyone recommend one over the other?
  2. disneyfan'ole

    disneyfan'ole Hand over the chocolate and no one gets hurt!!

    Feb 1, 2006
    We have stayed at the Port Orleans Riverside and like it!! It is very nice and there are a lot of things to do there. I think the riverside is prettier than the french quarter but they are about the same. You can fish, take carriage rides, rent a boat, the pools and walking around the trails. It is a nice place to stay. :goofy: :goofy:
  3. colby&connorsmom

    colby&connorsmom Earning My Ears

    Oct 19, 2005
    We like the French Quarter. We've stayed there twice now. My sons 12 & 7 love the pool. These two resorts share buses and French Quarter guests are always picked up first on the way to the Parks and always dropped off first on the way back to the Resorts.
  4. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Jul 6, 2004
    I love both resorts, but with the ages of your children I would recommend POFQ. It is a much smaller resort so you will be closer to the food court. The pool area is geared toward smaller children too. :)
  5. Disney Crazy Debbie

    Disney Crazy Debbie DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2006
    I concur with the POFQ over POR because it is smaller it is so convenient to everything. The size of the rooms was very nice but the location of the rooms to the food court and bus stop was priceless. You are first stop to get picked up and the first dropped off, and believe me if you spend a day in any of the parks you will welcome that fact and the fact that you don't have much further to walk to relieve your feet! This year we are wearing Crocs!

    Don't be in such a rush that you don't take the boat to DTD, and this won't matter if you decide on POFQ or POR. The ride is leisurely and relaxing.

    Disney Crazy Debbie

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