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msmama 01-15-2013 05:27 PM

Sell me on a moderate resort!
 
I'm a Disney vet. Usually I go for the value resorts, but have stayed at Deluxe and CBR many many years ago (as a college student).

What is the appeal of the moderates?

To me the obvious appeal of a value is the cheapness, and I like the convenience of the Deluxe, but what's the selling point of a Mod?

(Son's birthday trip got out of hand and I'm planning for my son and I, ex-husband, my mother AND ex's parents. Trying to please everyone is...difficult, lol).

nessz79 01-15-2013 05:39 PM

We have only done CBR as a moderate, but this is what we like about it compared to Values:

*Better pools with a slide
*A TS restaurant in addition to CS, in case we want to use TS but not leave the resort
*Better landscaping, prettier surroundings
*Lots of places to walk and my DH appreciates jogging trails
*Recreational Rentals- bikes, boats, etc.
*Nicer rooms (though CBR is still lacking queen size beds!)
*Tends to be quieter and more relaxed in general

We still use Values relatively often.

Another great value is the Swan and Dolphin. It is almost at a moderate price (and if you are a teacher or nurse, much more so) and you get a Deluxe experience. If you love the Epcot resort area, this should be a definite consideration.

DLB 01-15-2013 05:41 PM

Hot tub!!!' That is why I upgrade to moderate.

pjhootch 01-15-2013 05:44 PM

The standard moderate rooms are a little bigger and feel more spacious. Most have queen beds now I believe and coffee pots in the room. The mods have hot tub/spas out by the main pool area. Clearly, not a selling point in July or August, but really nice after a long day in the parks in cool weather. In general, there are also more food choices at the moderate resorts.

In other words, they are just a bit more comfortable depending on the person, and your traveling style.

DizDaD7 01-15-2013 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msmama (Post 47201514)
I'm a Disney vet. Usually I go for the value resorts, but have stayed at Deluxe and CBR many many years ago (as a college student).

What is the appeal of the moderates?

To me the obvious appeal of a value is the cheapness, and I like the convenience of the Deluxe, but what's the selling point of a Mod?

(Son's birthday trip got out of hand and I'm planning for my son and I, ex-husband, my mother AND ex's parents. Trying to please everyone is...difficult, lol).

To me its a combo of both a value and a deluxe. Not as much in your face as a value but very nice feature pools with slides like the deluxe. Food court as well as a restaurant and lounge. Also price is very affordable. And comfy queen beds.
To me hands down CSR is best mod. We call it a deluxe lite.[U]
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Kwaschitz 01-15-2013 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by DizDaD7 (Post 47201771)
To me its a combo of both a value and a deluxe. Not as much in your face as a value but very nice feature pools with slides like the deluxe. Food court as well as a restaurant and lounge. Also price is very affordable. And comfy queen beds.
To me hands down CSR is best mod. We call it a deluxe lite.[U]
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Totally agree about CSR :)

Sue M 01-15-2013 06:46 PM

Love :love: POR mansion section.
Queen beds
More room
Double sinks
Nicer rooms
Beautiful landscaping
Hot tub
Boat to DTD
Quieter, more relaxed then values
Great food court
Evening entertainment
Horse & carriage rides
Coffee maker!!!!!

disney1990 01-15-2013 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by DLB (Post 47201650)
Hot tub!!!' That is why I upgrade to moderate.

This is my major reason for choosing a moderate -- HOT TUB. I actually like think the Values have a much better choice of food in their food courts.

carrie1626 01-15-2013 07:05 PM

The prices of Deluxes are outrageous.
I afforded only after booking during Value and Regular season and with "free dining" also, I had alot of $$ on my Disney Rewards Visa. Splitting the cost of the room with my adult sister helped too. So with all those things coming together it was very very affordable.

It will be MOD for me next time.

disneybliss2 01-15-2013 07:17 PM

I was surprised by how much the moderates offered compared to the values. Truly, it's something you have to experience (at least for me) to see for yourself. You can see all the differences on paper (or computer in this case) but truly, for us, it took experiencing it to understand.
It took one time at a moderate to sell me on never returning to a value. We have also stayed deluxe once, and while we absolutely loved it and would make it our first choice again, it would have to be with a great discount to justify the additional charge. However, I would stay at a mod over a value without blinking an eye for the additional charge--totally worth the additional fee (to us).
Here's what we like better about the mods:
1. The mod we stayed at (POFQ) was SO much quieter and calmer. It set such a peaceful atmosphere that allowed us to relax after a long day at the park. It was also so much quieter that my children were able to sleep better. At the previous value (Pop) we had stayed at a couple of times, we always struggled with hearing people running, laughing, etc. by our room routinely until late hours. With young children, that was always an aggravation because it was hard to get them to sleep with all of the noise.
2. The pool slide was a plus with my kids.
3. Atmosphere was more appealing. While Pop was fun, it was also overwhelming to the senses after a full day at the parks.
4. MUCH better transportation (I know this could vary, but in our experience, it was much better--timing and consistency of buses & added service of boat at POFQ or POR)
5. Less crowded (at least comparing POFQ to Pop)
6. More room and bigger beds.

Robbi 01-15-2013 07:57 PM

I like CSR as much as CR and more than the Poly.
On other threads, I've mentioned going to Disney's website or googling unofficial fill in the blank resort sites. You can see tons of pictures that might help you make your decision.
This site for instance has videos of resorts and the rooms:
http://www.ourlaughingplace.com/ASP/...r#.UPYJFmeyn0g

arfisher12 01-15-2013 09:27 PM

The only reason why i stay at moderates is the hot tub. K know its silly but my feet need it after a long day in the park. My favorite is por French quarter. Beautiful grounds and a boat to dtd


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pigletto 01-15-2013 09:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by disneybliss2 (Post 47202621)
I was surprised by how much the moderates offered compared to the values. Truly, it's something you have to experience (at least for me) to see for yourself. You can see all the differences on paper (or computer in this case) but truly, for us, it took experiencing it to understand.
It took one time at a moderate to sell me on never returning to a value. We have also stayed deluxe once, and while we absolutely loved it and would make it our first choice again, it would have to be with a great discount to justify the additional charge. However, I would stay at a mod over a value without blinking an eye for the additional charge--totally worth the additional fee (to us).
Here's what we like better about the mods:
1. The mod we stayed at (POFQ) was SO much quieter and calmer. It set such a peaceful atmosphere that allowed us to relax after a long day at the park. It was also so much quieter that my children were able to sleep better. At the previous value (Pop) we had stayed at a couple of times, we always struggled with hearing people running, laughing, etc. by our room routinely until late hours. With young children, that was always an aggravation because it was hard to get them to sleep with all of the noise.
2. The pool slide was a plus with my kids.
3. Atmosphere was more appealing. While Pop was fun, it was also overwhelming to the senses after a full day at the parks.
4. MUCH better transportation (I know this could vary, but in our experience, it was much better--timing and consistency of buses & added service of boat at POFQ or POR)
5. Less crowded (at least comparing POFQ to Pop)
6. More room and bigger beds.


cmhguy 01-15-2013 10:01 PM

I enjoyed our stay at Pops, and it would likely be our first go-to choice. We don't spend a lot of time in the room, and we'd rather put our budget on other things than a room. A deluxe isn't something we would pay for.

The biggest reason we went POR over PoP for this year's trip - the weekend rates, after the spring sale, were VERY close in price! So, the cost of staying at POR or CSR over PoP was a VERY minimal difference. So - I thought why not go moderate.

I like the whimsy of PoP, but I soooo enjoy the calmness and peacefulness of POR and CSR. We are outside kind of people. Walking the lovely grounds, sitting on a bench and soaking it all in, and the over-all feeling of being in the theme of those two resorts is a big plus for us.

Lastly - the quiet pools! That's the push I need to go moderate....

TruBlu 01-15-2013 10:42 PM

Nicer pools (slides) & TS restaurants onsite.

Some have queen beds.

:)

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