Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 3, 2010
    Laura from NJ 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 are a family of 4 w/ 2 boys ages 12 & 14. Stayed at POR in 8/07 & loved it. Returning in 8/10 & debating saving money with a value resort as we spend most of our time at the parks. Are there any major disadvantages compared to POR or CBR?

    Hi, Laura!   If you go from a Moderate Resort to a Value Resort, you will lose some amenities in your room such as a double sink, coffee maker, refrigerator, and square footage (moderate rooms are about 314 square feet vs. 260 square feet in a value room.)   Value Resorts do not have a sit-down restaurant or a pool slide.  

    For me, the biggest difference between value and moderates is the overall feel.   The moderate resorts have a more relaxed feel.   The value resorts are full of energy, kids, and activity.   If you do not plan to be in your room much, then I would save the money and book a value resort.   For a more leisurely vacation, the extra money is worth it for a moderate resort.

    Whatever room type you choose, I hope your vacation is magical!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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