Walt Disney World’s Moderate Resorts are their “middle of the road” Hotels. Providing slightly more amenities and luxuries than their Value Resorts, yet at a much cheaper price than the Deluxe Resort Hotels, Disney’s Moderate Resorts are beautifully themed and filled with a lot more value than you may initially expect. Due to Deluxe Resorts providing more amenities, and Value Resorts costing less, Disney’s Moderate Resorts can find themselves quickly and unfairly overlooked by many. Moderate Resort Hotels include Port Orleans Riverside, Port Orleans French Quarter, Caribbean Beach Resort, Coronado Springs and The Cabins at Fort Wilderness. If you are still trying to work out which type of Disney Resort is right for you, consider looking more closely at the Moderate Resorts and some of our reasons to choose one of these Hotels.
The Food Courts
Port Orleans, Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs all boast very impressive Food Courts. With plenty of choice and large seating areas, these food courts are perfect for travellers looking for quick, fresh food with plenty of options to suit all tastes. The food courts at the Moderate Resort hotels are all superbly themed in keeping with the rest of the Resort, and each offers special delicacies in keeping with this (caribbean flavours at Caribbean Beach, for example). These Quick Service locations are generally open most of the day (typically 7am-11pm, although hours do vary) and serve Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, desserts, drinks and snacks. It is in these food courts that you’ll also locate the Drinks Machines used to refill your Refillable Mugs. so be sure to remember to bring them with you if you are eating here.
Moderate Resort Hotels also have a number of specially themed rooms, perfect for families looking for that extra special treat for their kids. Caribbean Beach Resort offers Pirate Rooms, where the beds are shaped like pirate ships and you’ll find Pirates of the Caribbean memorabilia tastefully incorporated into the decor. Similarly, Port Orleans Riverside has a number of special Royal Rooms, regally themed with artful nods to many Disney Princesses. If you’re travelling with some Pirates or Princesses, these Story Rooms at the Moderate Resort Hotels are the perfect option to help add some extra magic to their Disney holiday. These rooms do come at a slightly higher cost than a standard Moderate Resort room, however, so it is worth bearing this price increase in mind when considering a Story Room
Many people list “too spread out” as a big negative for Disney’s Moderate Resort Hotels. However, being a bit more spread out than some of the Deluxe Resorts has given these Hotels beautifully landscaped grounds for you to walk around. These walks (and jogging trails) throughout the Resorts provide you with some stunning scenery, and being much quieter than the parks, give you the perfect place to wind down and relax before retiring to your rooms in the evening. You’ll even find Resort-personal touches in keeping with its theme, such as hammocks on the beach at Caribbean Beach Resort, and flowered pergolas at Port Orleans.
Value for Money
These Moderate Resort Hotels offer fantastic value for money, offering enhanced amenities over Value Resorts, without the larger price tag which comes with choosing a Deluxe Resort. You’ll still get that same great Disney Service, with good-sized accommodation and extras such as a Table Service restaurant, arcade and a Pool with a slide. You’ll forfeit being close to the action and luxuries such as club level rooms and valet parking, but Disney’s Moderate Resort Hotels have all you could possibly need and more for a comfortable and enjoyable stay
During UK Free Dining Offers, choosing to upgrade to a Moderate Resort from a Value Resort will entitle you to a Free Quick Service Dining Plan for your stay of over 5 nights. Overall, this makes choosing a Moderate Resort incredible value for your Disney holiday, as the cost of your holiday will also cover the majority of the food you’ll need during your stay. During Free Dining Offers, a Disney Moderate Resort can work out at one of the best value ways to stay in Orlando, let alone just comparing it to other Disney World Hotels!
You’ll never be disappointed with a Moderate Resort at Walt Disney World, especially when the 5 great reasons listed above don’t even include all the incredible Disney Resort Guest Benefits you get by choosing to stay in a Walt Disney World Hotel. If you are considering a Disney Hotel, these Moderate Resorts should never be overlooked!