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  • On Nov 20, 2011
    Jamie from WY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Our first trip to WDW is June 2012. We have reservations at the POFQ but are considering changing to the ASMR. We have 4 girls 17, 16, 14, and 12 and will be staying 2 rooms. Can you give me some advice as to which resort would be best for our family?

    Hi Jaime!

    That's a tough question! Personally, I do think its worth the extra money to stay in a moderate resort (rather than a value) for a couple of main reasons:
    • The moderate resorts include a refrigerator in the room as part of room package. At a value resort, there is a extra daily fee for a refrigerator rental if you'd like one.
    • Pool Slides! My kids LOVE the water slides at the Disney moderate and deluxe resorts. We can spend hours at the pools enjoying the water and slides!
    • Some of the moderates also have queen beds - a great bonus if you have to share your bed with a child (or even a hubby who likes to steal the covers)!
    My favorite resort in the moderate category is Port Orleans French Quarter. Our family really prefers the smaller size of this resort. After a long park day, its nice to know that everything you need is just a short walk away at your resort.

    A couple of other great bonuses for Port Orleans French Quarter are the boat transportation over to Downtown Disney (great for meals, shopping, or even a trip to DisneyQuest) and the ability to use the pool and amenities at Port Orleans Riverside. Having this option might be fun - if you're planning a day or two of downtime at your resort. Port Orleans French Quarter recently went through a complete refurbishment too (Queen beds too!).

    Plus, don't forget to sample some of the beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter - YUM! Hope this helps!
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Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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