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  • On Oct 3, 2013
    Tonya from PA 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.

    HI, I'm planning a trip in jan. 2014 and was wondering what the big difference between a value hotel(allstar sports) and a moderate hotel (port orleans-riverside) and also if there is mini refrigerators in the value hotel.

    Hi, Tonya!

    Great question!

    In my opinion, one of the biggest differences between a Walt Disney World Value Resort and a Moderate Resort is the pool area. In a Value Resort, you'll find a wonderfully-themed main pool as well as one or more additional, smaller pools. They are mainly located near a food court, and there will be a pool bar situated nearby as well. At a Moderate Resort, those main pools will also feature a very cool slide and hot tub as well, and the pool bar will a separate building near the pool, rather than an attachment to the main building. This may or may not be important to you for a stay in January, although the pools are heated.

    In addition, the Value Resorts will have one bus stop, which is centrally located near the lobby / food court / arcade. Moderate Resorts, on the other hand, will include additional bus stops which are located throughout the resort.

    I called Disney's All-Star Sports Resort and was told that there are currently no mini-refrigerators in the rooms; however, you can request a refrigerator for your room by calling the resort. Disney's All-Star Sports can be reached by calling (407) 939-5000.

    Have fun planning your upcoming visit to WDW, Tonya! Be sure to send more questions as you think of them; we love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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