Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 6, 2008
    Christal from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hey Erin! You are so knowledgeable about the distances & resort offerings- My ? is- With a multigenerational group going including a granny of 86, should we upgrade from value resort to moderate & if so, which one for ease of transport?? THANKS!!!

    Switching from a value resort to a moderate resort could add quite a bit to the cost of your vacation, something I would never presume to tell someone to do. But to help you make decisions about your vacation here are some things to think about:

    - Will grandma have a wheelchair, ECV, or other device that takes up a lot space in the room? The value resorts don't have much extra floor space for these items.

    - Can you upgrade to a preferred room at your value resort? These rooms are closer to the food courts and bus stops, saving grandma lots of walking. A preferred room at a value could involve less walking than an outlying room at a moderate

    - Can you stay at the Pop Century value resort? There are dedicated buses for this resort, whereas the All Star Resorts share buses. Sometimes this makes the Pop transport quicker.

    - Does grandma have other mobility issues? The bathrooms at the values are quite small. If she needs more room or grab bars, etc., you should consider requesting a handicapped room for her. 

    If you do want to switch to a moderate, my favorite is Port Orleans French Quarter. There is a very relaxing, old world feel here. Additionally, there is a pleasant boat ride to Downtown Disney, which gives you another way to travel. 

    I hope your entire family has a great trip to WDW! 
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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