Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-03-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
JVig
Mouseketeer
 
JVig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 413

Value vs Moderate

Hi!

We are going to Disney for the first time from Aug 17-24 (SO EXCITED SQUEEE!).

It will be me, my DH and our daughter (she will have just turned 5 a few days before our trip).

We are currently booked for Little Mermaid room at Art of Animation.

I am considering moving us into a Moderate - we would still stay the same number of nights. I'm reading reviews on the mods now and thinking either POFQ or POR would be good.

What do you think? The main draw for Art of Animation is the theming, but she won't know what she missed if she never sees it. Will we have a better time (pools look more fun with slides...) if I move us to a Mod? Is it worth the extra $$?
JVig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
JVig
Mouseketeer
 
JVig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 413

Another factor is it is looking like there may be a room only discount available if I move to a Mod (but wouldn't apply to LM room at AoA). So assuming that happens and I get the 25% off, the price difference per night would only be $25.75. For the whole trip it would be a difference of about $180....
JVig is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-03-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
Sue M
DIS Veteran
 
Sue M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: B.C.
Posts: 9,619

AoA looks really cute. I'm not a value resort fan, but if I was, that would be my pic. I think you'd have a great time there. We went to look around during our last August trip.

Our fav moderate is POR. Love the mansion section. Rooms have been recently refurbed and have queen beds. This may be a deciding point since values have double beds.
Also your room will have a fridge & coffee maker. POR is beautifully landscaped. The main pool is fun, and also have quiet pools. Some other extras are the boat to DTD, evening entertainment in the lounge, horse & carriage rides, a marina, and fishing hole. Also double sinks, helps in the morning.
__________________
Past Trips:
Aug 2003 WDW Marriott Courtyard, [B]Aug 2005 [/BSeaWorld, Universal, Busch Gardens Hilton Garden Inn, ]Aug 2007 WDW CBR, Jan 2008WDW WL, Aug 2008St. Pete Beach, Universal-HRH, Sea Workd & Aquatica- Hyatt Place & Doubletree, Jan 2009WDW AKL, Aug 2009Key West Sheraton Suites, Cocoa Beach Hampton Inn, & WDW POR/WL, Jan 2010WDW Poly, Jan 2011WDW POR, Aug 2011WDW POR/BC CL, Jan 2012WDW WL, Aug 2012AKL CL, Jan. 2013POFQ Aug. 2013 WDW Pop, GF, YC Jan 2014POR

Next trip August 7-Sept 3 2014 Ft Lauderdale, Universal, WDW GF & GF CL
Sue M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 10:07 AM   #4
JVig
Mouseketeer
 
JVig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 413

Thanks, those thoughts are helpful. I'm leaning more towards a moderate, but only if the rumored discount really happens. Otherwise I would stick with AoA.

Next question would be which moderate, hah. Nothing is simple, but these are fun problems to have!!!

Here's another question if you know: Assuming the discount is offered - would I have to be on the ball and call real quick to get 25% of a mod? I assume they only make a limited number of rooms available at the discounted price, right?
JVig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
Missytara
I'm all ears!
 
Missytara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Delaware
Posts: 14,087

Quote:
Originally Posted by JVig View Post
Thanks, those thoughts are helpful. I'm leaning more towards a moderate, but only if the rumored discount really happens. Otherwise I would stick with AoA.

Next question would be which moderate, hah. Nothing is simple, but these are fun problems to have!!!

Here's another question if you know: Assuming the discount is offered - would I have to be on the ball and call real quick to get 25% of a mod? I assume they only make a limited number of rooms available at the discounted price, right?
Yes, you should jump on it; especially if you are planning on POR. They are the only (and most affordable) option for a mod for a family of 5, so they get snapped up pretty quickly.

Another vote for POR; we had a five year old a couple of years ago and she loved all the activities.
__________________




Me and the three cats - Momma Abby and the Kids, Gracie, Jack, and R.I.P. my little Desi (10/14/11) - Momma and the kids miss you and so do I.
Missytara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #6
Disneylover99
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Just East of Toronto
Posts: 7,308

If you are getting 25% off a mod room and 0% off a LM room at AofA....it would definitely be worth it to upgrade to a mod. and pay the small difference in price, especially in August. I would not want to be in a LM room for a week in August. I know lots of people are not bothered by the walk from their room to the lobby, but I would be bothered in the heat and humidity of August.
Disneylover99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
JVig
Mouseketeer
 
JVig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 413

Well now that my husband just tonight decided to show some interest in where we are staying (with some gentle prodding), we are definitely changing to a mod. He says heck no to double beds. So I probably should've gotten his input a while ago, but it's like pulling teeth!
__________________
JVig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 10:01 PM   #8
Dixiemom
DIS Veteran
 
Dixiemom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 802

JVig,

We have stayed at Pop and CSR and enjoyed both for different reasons. Now we are booked for POR for June 15-23 and I can't wait! CBR is out of the running for you as it still has the double beds, so that narrows your choices down by one......Sounds like you are leaning towards POR I had forgotten POR can use the POFQ pools and vice versa....an added perk to an already long list.
__________________


Lynn, mom of 2

DS 14, DD 9
Dixiemom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #9
trfishin22
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 16

port orleans french quarter

Sorry but I havent stayed anywhere but the port orleans french quarter resort. This will be our 5 time vacationing at disney world. We have looked into the different resorts to. They all have different things as landscape, pools, resturants etc.

We have stayed at the Port orleans french quarter as it has always been VERY clean and reasonable prices on rooms. the food and pools have been great. Our whole family enjoys staying there. Its really peaceful and has quick access to ride the river boats up to Riverside resort or down to down town disney.

We cant wait to get down there and start another family vacation. Hope you all have a great time on your vacations.
trfishin22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.