AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jul 16, 2009
    Patty from MI 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.

    We are planning a vacation in May 2010, we have stayed at CBR April 2009 LOVED IT! However I am looking at doing BC. Can you please tell me if going to a deluxe over the moderate resort it is worth the money. Thank you sooo much (Love the Panel!)


    Because you're a fan of the panel, you know I'm a budget mom....and had I not recently stayed at the Beach Club, I probably wouldn't be as adamant that the deluxe was worth the price.  However, deluxe resorts, and specifically Beach Club, offer several things that the moderates don't:

    1. Better pool facilities.  I know you're thinking 'Caribbean Beach Resort's pool and theme is fabulous!' AND IT IS.  But Beach Club is over-the-top!  It sports a water slide with a perch almost as tall as the hotel; a kid's area with white beach sand, and movies at night.  You can also float its mini "lazy river."
    2. Close access to the parks: You can't put a price on the fact you can walk to Epcot in 5 minutes and Disney Studios in 12 to 15 minutes.  (OR take the boat, a ride in itself.)
    3. Better restaurants.  Not only does Beach Club offer a Character Breakfast with Mickey at Cape May, you're also near Beaches 'n' Cream, home of the "kitchen-sink" sundae and one of the best steakhouses on property: Yachtman's.  (PLUS: you've got all the restaurants at  nearby Boardwalk!
    4. Lots of activities & Nightlife. Beach Club sits across from the Boardwalk with its shopping and boardwalk games.  Catch Illuminations from several areas at 9 p.m. each evening!
    5. Bigger rooms.  The deluxe rooms can accommodate 5 with their day beds.  Only one moderate resort is a fit for the large family, Port Orleans: Riverside, and its trundles can hardly compare to the day beds that with standard mattresses!
    If you're struggling on a budget, consider cutting down on your park visits if you need to because, rest assured, you'll have lots of other activities out of the parks at the deluxe resorts!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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