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  • On Sep 29, 2009
    Deidre from PE 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.

    . My guestions is what is the best hotel to stay at for kids. I seems like there is a big price difference between the value and moderate, delux resorts. Why? We do not want to break the bank!!

    Hi, Deidre!  There is a price increase when you move from a value resort into the moderate resort range, and again when you step up to the deluxe resorts.  A lot of this has to do with the amenities at the resort, the size of the rooms, and even location.  The value resorts, for example, have only a food court on site for your dining needs, but if you go to a deluxe resort,  you'll find at least one table service restaurant, a counter service location, and even a pool bar.  There are also different recreational activities at the different resorts (while you can't rent a surrey bike at an All Star, you can still go to Saratoga Springs and rent one, even if you are not staying there).

    You will also find that the moderate and the deluxe resorts have refrigerators in the rooms, and the value resorts do not.  You will also find in room coffee makers in the moderate and deluxe resorts. 

    The room size varies as well.  You will find the rooms increase in size when they increase in price, and if you plan on spending a considerable amount of time at the resort, this may be something you want to put a lot of thought into.  The value resorts also have less elaborate pool areas.

    We have stayed at the value resorts, the moderate resorts, and the deluxe resorts, and have no trouble recommending any of them.  If our stay is brief, and we plan to do most of our days in the theme parks, there is nothing wrong with staying in a less expensive resort.  If I plan on having lots of time to rest and relax, I like a deluxe resort with the additional activities and amenities close at hand.
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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