EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 30, 2010
    Rhonda from IN 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.

    I am traveling to Disney with my husband and 2 children 7 & 10. I want to know (honestly) the best place to stay---moderate resort or value resort--and which one of those. Want clean, friendly and just great! Thanks in advance----first trip EVER!


    OK, so here is where I would stay with a 7 and 10 year old, by resort class, and why;

    Value Resort: Pop Century
    I like the lake side location. It makes the resort seem less like a ton of buildings wedged in between parking lots. Not that you are going to do any water sports there, but it does result in a lower ambient noise level than at the other three All-Star Value resorts.  Also, the more central location (with respect to the entire Walt Disney World property) makes it a bit better in the transportation department.

    Moderate Resort: Port Orleans Riverside
    Having boat access to Downtown Disney is a nice plus that can also help with expediting any resort-to-resort travel you may have for meals. The resort ambiance offers more to do and explore for your kids as well, and that is a plus. The dining/entertainment at the resort (all G-rated) also make for a bit more family-friendly of a setting.

    When it comes to deciding between Value vs. Moderate, for me then it is all about budget. But I do try to move up the moderate if at all possible.

    I am glad to answer any specific follow-up questions!

    Have a magical vacation!
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