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  • On Apr 6, 2011
    Jackie from IL Asked

    I am planning a Disney Vacation for November of 2011 and was looking at staying at a Moderate Resort. Our last visit we stayed at Pop Century and I am unsure if the addtional $500+ for the Moderate Resort is worth it?

    Yo, Jackie. I'm always looking for a deal. Maybe bargain hunting comes from my upbringing. Maybe it comes from Milwaukee (we're Bargain City, USA, dude.) Why should you care about this? (Hmm... why indeed...)

    Here's my two cents. If there are no discounts whatsoever, I have a hard time rationalizing the price difference between value resorts and moderate resorts. You get a few add-ons with moderates (usually double sinks, coffee maker, fridge, towel service at the pool, etc.) I can live with the value resort amenities if the price difference between it and a moderate is that dramatic.

    On the other hand, if there's a special deal going on, say, moderate resort room only reservations for 40 percent off, I'll go with a moderate because its price, in turn, is much more in line with what I would expect to pay for a value resort (without any discounts.)

    The last question you want to be asking yourself while on vacation is "why did I spend money on that?" Determining how much you were planning to spend on your room is where I'd start. Then, I'd look at what kind of resort that money can buy. MouseSavers.com is a great place to routinely check for special offers.
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I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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