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  • On Jan 25, 2011
    Stacey Asked

    What is the difference (other than price and a curtain) between the economy and moderate rooms?

    Hi Stacey! There are actually a few differences between the Value and Moderate resort rooms and experience:

    • Rooms - you will have slightly more room in a Moderate. Small fridges are included in your room as are coffee makers. While the beds are the same size, in my opinion the mattress quality is much better in a Moderate.
    • Pools - Moderate resorts have a water slide, hot tub, and towels provided at the main pool, where the Value resorts do not. Both Moderate and Value have additional quiet pools located in other areas.
    • Dining - Value resorts offer a food court (which can be quite chaotic during peak times) where the Moderates offer table service in addition to a food court. Limited room service is available in Moderates but is not in Values, aside from pizza delivery.
    • Bus Stops - if you are using Disney transportation, Moderate resorts offer covered bus stops.
    • Overall Crowds - because the Value resorts offer more floors of rooms and only a food court for all, it tends to feel much more crowded during peak times. Moderate resorts seem to have a much more laid back, relaxing feel to them because they are all spread out over more area.
    • Activities - most Moderate resorts offer activities such as water sports and other recreation. In the case of Port Orleans; a boat which takes you to Downtown Disney.
    I hope this helps with your planning! If you'd like any information on specific resorts or recommendations, come back and visit us! Thanks so much for your question.
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I'm Suzannah, a former cast member, former travel agent & lifelong Disney fan! Now a mom of 3, I'm ready to help you plan your Walt Disney World Vacation. As a Florida resident I'm always visiting the Parks & Resorts to see new things! Learn More About Suzannah

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