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  • On Apr 24, 2008
    Patti from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We (2 adults, 3 children aged 14, 7, and 1) are planning a trip in June 08. I'd REALLY like the queen sized beds instead of doubles, but not sure it's worth the difference in price from moderate to deluxe? We've never stayed on-site before.

    Hi Patti,

    Only a few days until vacation and you taught me something today.  I did not realize that the beds at the moderate resorts were doubles.  I honestly thought they were queen size because the space feels no different to me than the queen I have at home.

    Because you are a family of five you are limited in the resorts which can accomodate you in a standard room-Port Orleans Riverside, Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge and the Boardwalk.  Though because you have a little one in a crib, Disney may let you increase your options.

    In my opinion the biggest difference in moderate and deluxe is the amount of time it takes to get to and from a park.  If you notice, most deluxe resorts are located next to a major park, and you can take two modes of transportation to and from that park. For example, Yacht & Beach and the Boardwalk will allow you to walk or take a boat to EPCOT and/or Hollywood Studios. 

    All moderate resorts provide transportation via the motorcoaches. This means it is a longer time to get to the parks.

    Another difference is in the interior design of the rooms.  A moderates bathroom will only have accent tile in color with the remainder of the tub area in white.  A deluxe would have a variety of colors in the tub area.  Also, some deluxe rooms may have a small foyer before entering the room where a moderate is right into the room.

    For your trip, if your one year old will require daily naps in the hotel, go for the deluxe and stay a day shorter to balance out your hotel budget.  You will save the extra time in the parks versus going back and forth on the bus.

    Have a great trip!
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My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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