Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Nov 24, 2013
    Jessica from WI 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.

    What are the main differences between moderate and value resorts in terms of walking distance to buses, pools, restaurants? Do they run the same number of buses? Also, are there fridges in value standard rooms? We liked moderate but we're never there!

    Hi Jessica!

    These are great questions! The main differences between the moderate and the value resorts are the amenities. You will find that the moderate resorts offer more in terms of recreation. For example, resorts such as the Fort Wilderness Cabins and Port Orleans offer fishing, boating, carriage rides and many more. You will also note that the moderate resorts offer table service dining while the value resorts offer counter service dining. I also find that the rooms in the moderate resorts can be a little bigger in comparison to the value resorts. As far as walking distance, it is very difficult to gauge. The majority, if not all, of the value and moderate resorts offer guests the option of booking a "Preferred" room which are usually closer to the transportation, pools and dining areas. The value resorts do offer a small refrigerator in the rooms. After staying in all of the different value and moderate resorts, I can tell you from experience that I have had great experiences in both. It all boils down to themes and what you and your family would like to experience. I recommend that you visit the Resorts Page and check out all of the options. Be sure to look at the gallery of pictures of each resort to help you with your decision! I would love to give you my personal feedback if you have any questions on a particular resort!

    It has been a pleasure assisting you! Again, please feel free to send me any additional questions!

    Thanks for visiting us on the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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