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    Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    Which section is better for children?

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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    great question... I never thought about it before and we are planning on staying there in October.

    I will be watching out for the answer.

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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    I don't know exactly where everything is located. Here is a map: http://allears.net/acc/portorleansmap.jpg from here you may be able to figure out how far things are from the playground, dining, and pools.


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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    Looks like the playground is across from dining (and the main pool is by the playground) and there are multiple pools. There are also multiple bus stops.


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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    I'd say Alligator Bayou is more kid friendly...but then again, I don't have kids so what do I know
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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    Alligator. The mansions are all across the river.

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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    We stayed in building 28 of Aligator Bayou, which was about a 3-5 minute walk from the pool and playground, and the walk is very nice and peaceful, due to the awesome theming. The Bayou rooms are a little more rustic, more of a wilderness feel, which may appeal more to kids. The only downside is that there are no elevators, so we had to lug our stroller up a flight of stairs. Our son loved the playground and pool, the pool has a waterslide, which was his first (2 yr old), and he loved it.









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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    Quote Originally Posted by TTAfanatic View Post
    We stayed in building 28 of Aligator Bayou, which was about a 3-5 minute walk from the pool and playground, and the walk is very nice and peaceful, due to the awesome theming. The Bayou rooms are a little more rustic, more of a wilderness feel, which may appeal more to kids. The only downside is that there are no elevators, so we had to lug our stroller up a flight of stairs. Our son loved the playground and pool, the pool has a waterslide, which was his first (2 yr old), and he loved it.
    We stayed in bldgs. 27 and 18 in '01 and '04, respectively, with 3 young kiddos, and for all the reasons indicated, Aligator Bayou seems to be much more kid friendly/oriented.
    We just made sure we had first story rooms to avoid the stair situation.
    Ol' Man Island with the pool, waterslide, catch-and-release fishin' hole and such, was also good fun for us, as well. And we were reasonably close to the food court, main bldg. and busses. Also, don't forget to take the boat to DTD!
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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    That is interesting about no elevators because at POFQ they do have them. But remembering back to '05 when we stayed there, we did lug up luggage to the third floor. THUD THUD THUD all the way up and down the stairs.


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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    DH (Dizisit) is correct...we loved the Bayou section, our kids had fun feeding the ducks that wander thru the resort, our DS and both DD's had a great time cane pole fishing. The boat ride to down town disney, we loved the bike rides around the resort, their gift shop was fun, and even the food court's theme was fun. Some of our favorite pictures are in front of the water wheel. We tried to find a resort that offered each of our kids something special and fun to do. The pool is kid friendly as well. We also picked buildings that were close to the food court area and the bus area.

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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    Interesting question! We didn’t think about compare them when we have been there but I will remember during our next trip.

    Moreover, we stayed at “Alligator Bayou” twice and spent great time. We really enjoyed there (Alligator Bayou) and loved it so much! It has great location and I think perfect choice for kids.

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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    I believe we seen more for the the kids in the Bayou. We were in the Mansions & not many kids when we were there. But, we loved the resort.
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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    I woudl think the Alligator Bayou section. With three little ones, it was the only one that fit us.

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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    It's Alligator Bayou. We have stayed there several times and we love it.

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    Re: Port Orleans - Riverside - Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou??

    I think Aligator Bayou would be better for kids under 10, but I really enjoyed Magnolia Bend when i satyed there. (I'm 13) Aligator Bayou is closer to the pool, lobby, and food qourt, so i think you should go with that. Although I thought Magnolia was much nicer and calmer, not rustic like Aligator, but that's my prefrence.
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