disney's port orleans riverside
transportation and safety
The Safety Factor to consider in the Resorts is that they are Monitored 24 hours a day and this includes all 33 resorts Disney owns so this is especially good if you have children. All other resorts off property might sometime be placed where there is a high crime risk. Disney shelters you in from that from the very beginning when you enter.
rest and pool time
I myself like to spend some time in the Resort pools enjoying the hot sun. When I'm not spending it in the parks i am in the resorts relaxing as they offer Bicycles you can rent or sometimes you can go out to the lake and rent a little boat to ride around the lake and relax for the rest of the day. Last time i stayed at the Contemporary Resort i rented out a little power boat for up to two guest and it was well worth it.