Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 3, 2009
    Diane from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Thanks for your great advise so far-am trying to decide between value & moderate resorts. Traveling w/2 teen daughters(15&17). They are old enough to go off on their own since my husband & I will not spend as much time in parks - suggestions?

    Hi Diane!

    I think one of the most important factors to consider when deciding on a resort - other than budget, is how much time you plan to spend there. If you think you will be spending a lot of time at your resort, whether it be in your room, at the pool or walking around the grounds, it may make sense to pay the extra money for a moderate resort.

    A moderate resort will give you a slightly bigger room than the values and also offer a table service restaurant and water slides at the main pools. If you will take advantage of the extra amenities and a moderate fits into your budget then I would say to go for it. With two teenage daughters, a little extra space could come in handy!

    Out of the moderate resorts I really like Coronado Sprigs and Port Orleans French Quarter. Coronado Springs is the only moderate that offers a health club and spa. However, guests staying at either of the Port Orleans resorts have access to both main pools and are within walking distance to the other resort's table service restaurant. There is also boat service to Downtown Disney from Port Orleans.

    I hope this helps! Enjoy planning your vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amber, Pennsylvania

My name is Amber and I’m a stay-at-home mom from southwestern Pennsylvania. Planning my family’s Disney vacations is always so much fun. I love spreading the magic by getting others excited for their trips.
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