Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 20, 2010
    Patti from IN Asked

    In terms of the moderately priced Disney resorts, does anyone have a favorite? I have 2 boys ages 6 and 7.

    Hi Patti!

    Thank you for sending in this question to the Moms Panel.  For a Disney Moderate Resort, I recommend you consider Port Orleans Riverside or the Caribbean Beach Resort.

    I personally love Port Orleans Riverside, especially the Alligator Bayou section of the resort.  My family loves the pool; it has a very long slide relative to other hotel resort water slides.  I also like the fact that you can do a carriage ride at night.  Also I love the boat ride to Downtown Disney; it is very relaxing.

    I also have to recommend the Caribbean Beach Resort because young guests really love that resort, especially the pool as it is fantastic!  Your children may also love the pirate-themed rooms at the resort. My only negative about this resort is its size.  Caribbean Beach Resort is a very large resort; I suggest looking at a map and then making a room request based on what's important to your family. You can find a map on the independent site AllEars.Net.

    When deciding between a Value and a Moderate resort, you should give some thought into how much time you will be spending there. If you are just looking for a place to sleep, because you plan on being in the theme parks the rest of the time, then you might consider a Value resort; my favorite Value resort is Pop Century. However, if you're looking to spend some time at the resort hotel, such as swimming one afternoon, then the extra amenities and services of a Moderate resort might be worth it. A hotel's pool is very important to my children and they absolutely want a water slide; thus my family usually stays in Deluxe or Moderate resorts because none of the Value resorts have a slide.

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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