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Spotlight On…Disney’s Moderate Resort Hotels

by Leap on January 20, 2012 · 0 Comments · in Hotels, Resorts & Lodging

If you’re looking for a Disney hotel with more amenities and recreation options than a Value Resort, but that is still reasonably priced, Disney’s Moderate Resorts may be just what you need. Here’s some helpful information if you’re considering one of Disney’s Moderate Resorts.

Why Choose a Moderate Resort:
If you are planning to spend most of your time at the theme parks, but still want the option of a sit-down meal and an awesome pool complex, Disney’s Moderate Resorts are a great choice. The rates are much less than midway between Value and Deluxe Resort rates, but there is a big difference in amenities and theming compared to the Value Resorts.Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside Resort

From the 35-foot authentically reproduced water wheel at Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside Resort to the Old Port Royale pool modeled after a Spanish fortress at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Moderate Resorts are impressively themed, to say the least. The Moderate Resort buildings have exterior corridors; the window and door of your room face outward onto a common walkway. Most rooms are in separate buildings spread across the property and may require you to drive from your parking lot to the lobby.

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – RiversideFROG FAMILY FAVORITE

The rooms at the Moderate Resorts are 314 square feet. (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort has larger 340-square-foot rooms.) Disney's Coronado Springs ResortStandard rooms at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the Magnolia Bend section of Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside Resort have two double beds and sleep up to four people (plus a baby under three years old in a crib). Rooms in the Alligator Bayou Section of Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside Resort have two double beds and a trundle bed that can sleep a 5th small person. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans-French Quarter Resort have two Queen beds which accommodate four people plus a baby under three years old in a crib.

Take a video tour of Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside Resort.

Take a video tour of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Each of Disney’s Moderate Resorts has a food court, table-service restaurant (except for Disney’s Port Orleans-French Quarter Resort which only has a food court),Disney's Coronado Springs Resort lounge bar and pool bar (except for Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort which only has a pool bar), arcade, gift shop, laundry facilities, playground and on-site recreation such as boating and bike rental. There is one main themed pool complex and several additional smaller pools located throughout the property at each Moderate Resort (except Disney’s Port Orleans-French Quarter Resort which only has one main pool complex). Disney’s Moderate Resorts do not offer valet service. Each room is equipped with a refrigerator.

Want to know why the Frog Family loves the Disney Resorts?
Read Why the Frog Family Stays On Property (blog).

Still deciding which Resort Level is best for your family?
Click here for overview of Disney’s Value Resorts.
Click here for an overview of Disney’s Deluxe Resorts.

For information about hotels on and around Walt Disney World property, check out Where to Stay on UndercoverTourist.com.

If you’re ready to book your room now, Undercover Tourist also offers hotel reservation services.

Happy Traveling!

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