Rumors have been circulating recently about a Disney Vacation Club project planned to occupy the site of the former River Country water park. Although I’m pleased to see this area in consideration for some much-needed attention, I have some concerns about the final result.
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside is a Moderate resort themed to the rural ports of the Deep South. The standard rooms here are the most costly of any of the moderate resorts on property, but most people agree that Riverside offers a more elegant and illustrious experience that is more on par with what that of the Deluxe resorts. In this review I’ll list all of the resort’s amenities and features as well as provide what I believe are the best selling points. Although Riverside is one of my personal favorites, it is not without flaw – I’ll get into those too.
Disney’s All-Star Movies is the quintessential Disney Value resort. For this reason most people find its offerings to be a fair deal for the cost to stay here. It is not the most luxurious of Disney hotels by any means, but you will get what you need for a fair price. In this review I first want to lay out everything that this resort has to offer. There are many things that the resort does and doesn’t offer that could make or break your decision to stay here. However, if you’ve looked into or stayed at an All-Star resort before, there will be no surprises here. Finally I’m going to give my take on the things I love about this resort, as well as the things that drive me crazy.
Disney’s Art of Animation is a bit of a mixed bag (of good things!) relative to the other resorts. Of the Value resorts, it is priced the highest to the point where I barely consider it a Value resort at all. Depending on your needs, your perceptions of the value (no pun intended) for what the resort offers may vary. In this review, I’ll discuss the various room types and features Art of Animation has to offer, as well as my personal take on whether it’s worth it. I’m also constantly going to compare it with the other Value Resorts, if only because it is by far the most unique in the category.