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  • On Aug 21, 2009
    Annie from MI 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.

    THiS is our FIRST time and are going to be ther for 5 days. We are having trouble deciding between the Moderate Hotel ( with soo many ammenidities) or the Value ones.I feel like the MODERATE is for longer stays. Kids are 9 and 7 yrs


    There are pros and cons to both the Moderates and the Values.  Because both have bus transportation to the park, there are other things to consider.

    The Value Resorts are a solid choice if:
    • You're planning to spend most of your time in the parks, and only sleep in your room.
    • If you have kids and not big teenage boys or girls who like to spend a lot of time in the bathroom.
    • If you are going at a time of year when you don't think you'll spend much time (or any) at the pool.
    • If you're planning on returning in the future.  (It's harder to go from a Moderate to a Value than vice versa on a future trip.)
    The Moderate Resorts are a good choice if:
    • You need a little more space in your room and would like a privacy curtain to pull between the sink and bedroom area.
    • You need a refrigerator to store breakfast or snack foods.
    • You are visiting during warmer months (April - September) and plan on visiting the well-themed pool with slides.
    • You desire to have more than a food court on property.
    • Want an upscale, resort feel to your surroundings.
    I've stayed at both Coronado Springs and Port Orleans for visits shorter than five days and enjoyed them.  The grounds are definitely a step up, and the boat at Port Orleans to Downtown Disney gives it another pro in my opinion.

    I honestly don't think you'll be disappointed with either choice, though, as Disney's rooms are clean and well-themed.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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