• On Jan 21, 2020
    Jessica from NY 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 bring our kids to WDW every 3 yrs. We LOVE and have been staying at the Contemporary, but the price keeps rising. On our next trip our son will be 8, our daughter 4. Thinking of Caribbean Beach. Any other moderate recs? Afraid we've been spoiled.

    Hello, dear Jessica! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    Before I tell you all about other beautiful Moderate Disney Resort Hotels you can consider, let me share my experience with the Disney Vacation Club. My husband and I became members precisely because we visit every two or three years, and we wanted to stay at Deluxe Disney Resort Hotels but keeping our budgets under control. 

    After crunching the numbers, we discovered that if we always stayed at Studio Villas, the Disney Vacation Club would allow us to stay at the Deluxe Hotels while keeping our budgets locked at Moderate Hotel prices. This logic works because you can bank and borrow your Disney Vacation Club points to visit every two to three years, so you don't have to buy all the points you'll need for each stay. 

    Since you love Disney's Contemporary Resort, you could consider buying points at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort or even at the surreal Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows (where I own my beloved points). 

    But if the Disney Vacation Club is not perfect for your family yet, I'm thrilled to tell you that the Moderates offer you a vast pool of choices. 

    Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is an excellent choice within this category because it gives you access to the Disney Skyliner. Like Disney's Contemporary Resort, this Moderate offers fast transportation to two Theme Parks: Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, on the other hand, has a not-so-secret weapon: Gran Destino Tower. The rooms there are fantastic and my favorite in this category. Believe it or not, I rank these rooms above some of the options found in some Deluxe Hotels. These rooms usually have very competitive prices, and the food offerings at Grand Destino Tower are certainly something to take into consideration when looking for a room at a Moderate Hotel. 

    Finally, let me suggest my dear Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter. This gorgeous little gem offers boat transportation to Disney Springs and has a luxury feel to it mostly because it's one of the smallest hotels on property. The manicured lawns are gorgeous, and a Water View room there is undoubtedly a luxurious treat! 

    I hope that these options help you find your best way to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in the future, Jessica! If you need more advice, please, don't hesitate to come back. It's a pleasure to have you here! 

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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