Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside are both Moderate Disney World Resorts. While they have some similarities, such as being similar in size, there are many differences that make them unique. Read on to compare these 2 Disney Resorts across 5 categories.
1. Distance From Parks
Caribbean Beach Resort is in the Epcot Resort Area. The closest theme park is Epcot, just 1 mile away. Followed by Hollywood Studios (2 miles away), and Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom (both 6 miles away).
Port Orleans Riverside is in the Disney Springs Resort Area. The closest theme park is Epcot, just 1 mile away. Followed by Hollywood Studios (5 miles away), and Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom (both 9 miles away).
2. Transportation Options
Both resorts offer complimentary, continuous transportation by bus to all 4 Disney parks, Disney springs, Disney Boardwalk, both waterparks and ESPN World Wide of Sports.
What sets them apart: At Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside guests can take boat transportation to Disney Springs. Guests staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach can use Disney Skyliner, a mode of sky transportation (gondola).
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort has 7 pools for guests. There is one main pool is zero entry and contains 2 waterslides for guests. The larger slide is an 82-foot long waterslide. Kids will love the water cannons and younger guests will enjoy the shipwreck play area.
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside has 6 pools for guests. The main pool is found on Ol’ Man Island spanning 3-acres. The main pool contains a waterslide for guests, and a shallow pool nearby for little ones. Furthermore, Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter is a sister Resort, and guests may share this next-door Resorts pools as well. Normally, pool hopping is not allowed at Disney World.
Both Resorts contain room options to sleep up to 5 guests. Learn what sets them apart below.
Caribbean Beach Resort contains 2,111 rooms for guests. The rooms are separated into 5 districts, each named after islands: Aruba, Barbados, Jamacia, Martinique and Trinidad. The resort is a Caribbean paradise escape. Also offered are Pirate Themed Rooms, with nautical theming and a ship-shaped bed.
Port Orleans Riverside contains 2,048 rooms for guests. The rooms are divided into 2 areas: Magnolia Bend (plantation-style mansions) and Alligator Bayou (rustic lodges). Themed after a by-gone era with southern charm. Also offered are Royal Guest Rooms, with magical touches. Furthermore, this Resort offers Dog-Friendly accomodations.
5. On-Site Dining
One of the benefits of staying at a Moderate Resort are sit-down dining options in addition to the Resort’s food court. Each Resort also has a poolside bar for guests with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and more. Learn what restaurants make each Resort unique below.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort offers a food court, as well as a separate quick-service eatery for named Spyglass Grill, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus Sebastian’s Bistro, where guests can enjoy a family-friendly, casual sit-down dinner located on the Old Port Royale waterfront.
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside offers a food court, as well as Boatwright’s Dining Hall. This sit-down dinner restaurant is a hidden gem of Disney World, offering New Orleans home-cooking style foods. Plus, an indoor lounge named River Roost.
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