Disney World - Port Orleans, Riverside

May 2001- 4 Nights
Resort: Port Orleans Riverside
 

Summary: This was our first visit to Disney World as a family. It was in celebration of Hannah's 5th Birthday! On the day of her birthday she was treated like a true Princess! This magical visit had changed our lives, there was no doubt that we'd be back in 17 months for Daniel's 5th Birthday as well! If you are celebrating a special event during your trip, make sure to let the cast members know...you'll be treated extra-special!

Tips & Tricks: Before we left for this trip, we borrowed the "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World" to learn a few money-saving tricks for our trip; like bringing dry cereal for an in-room breakfast and renting the refrigerator for the week. (We chose to bring along Parmalat milk rather than stop, since it doesn't need refrigeration until opened.) We also opted for the suggested "bottomless mug" - you buy the mug for a reasonable price, and can fill it as many times as you want during your stay (including coffee).

However, this book
(particularly by introducing us to MouseSavers.com) would prove to be a valuable resource for our future trips...saving us enough money to forgo these penny-pinching tips, by allowing us to upgrade to concierge on future trips.

About Port Orleans Riverside: This "moderate" Disney resort was absolutely beautiful! It has a pleasant Carolina/Georgian plantation feel to it. The grounds were gorgeous, the restaurants were pleasant, the staff was courteous and the atmosphere was magical! The layout of the resort requires some walking, but if you're blessed with great weather, like we were, the walking was pleasant and romantic on the wooden bridges over the 'bayous'! If you're looking for a reasonably priced resort, with a little more amenities than the value resorts, we highly recommend Port Orleans Riverside!


Photo Gallery
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Magic Kingdom

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The "Castle Shot", a must!

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Inside Cinderella's Castle
(Walk-through Area)
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Mickey!
Animal Kingdom

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Egrets at Animal Kingdom
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"Bug's Life" (3-D show) is under that tree!
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Tree of Life!
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Grrr!
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Wildlife Express takes you to Conservation Station & more!
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Piglet at MGM!

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I'm glad I have this picture, because this wrecked Snow Speeder is no longer there! (See photos for 2002)
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NYC at MGM
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MK Entrance
Character Breakfast at the Grand Floridian
1900 Park Fare!

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Hannah's 5th Birthday!
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Mary Poppins stopped by!
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh!
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Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin!
Cinderella in Her Castle!
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Hannah's 5th Birthday Dinner was in the Cinderella's Castle!
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In the Castle
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Also in the Castle
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An After Dinner Spin On The Magic Kingdom Carousel!
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Minnie's House!
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Port Orleans - Riverside

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We stayed at the
Acadia House
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International Flower & Garden Festival
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Moon over "Germany"
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"Living Statue!"
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Bye-bye! <sniff>
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