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Old 03-23-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Value vs. Moderate

This may sound silly but are moderate rooms bigger than value rooms? I'm really leaning towards PoR but still thinking of AOA too... ( LM room) it looks about $350 cheaper to stay in value but.... The mods are so beautiful!
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:12 AM   #2
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Yes moderates are bigger than values. Most moderates also have queen beds where as values have full size beds. If it weren't for the fact that we are a family of five I would still choose a value over a modern. I can do a lot with $350 and I love the cute theming of the value resorts.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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Yeah you are right about the 350.00 and I like the cute themes too! Forgot about double beds too!
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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For me, I much prefer a mod to a value. The main key is the queen beds. There is no way my wife and I are going from a king bed to a full. Also, I much prefer the subtle theming at the moderates to the over the top theming of the values. Pool slides and more activities were also big contributors for my choosing a moderate.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:13 AM   #5
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We will always opt for a mod over a value. As PPs have noted, POR has larger rooms, bigger beds, nicer theming, better main pools, TS restaurant and boat to DTD. A big plus for us is also that the room has 2 sinks instead of just one- a huge plus when you're trying to get out the door in the morning.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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Another big difference in mod. Over value is the grounds and landscaping. To me Value to moderate s a big step up, only you can answer it if is worth the extra money. Also, depending on time of year you are going, the Values often get tour groups, such as cheerleaders, pop Warner, etc.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #7
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I like both and it depends on the kind of trip I'm planning.

My husband and I took an anniversary trip last summer without the kids and stayed at ASMu. We were only there for 4 days and we planned to be in the parks everyday. We only used the pool one day, didn't have a dining plan so we didn't need a restaurant, and we wanted to go cheap since we are planning a trip with the kids this summer. Also, since it was 2 of us, we were able to get a king size room. We had a wonderful time!

This summer, we are planning a weeklong trip with our DS (13) and DD (9) so we need the extra space and sink at POR. Also, we are taking a day out of the parks to relax so we want a nicer pool with more water features. The DTD boat will be great for our relaxing day, too. We are hoping for a dining plan so we like the idea of having more choices for meals on site. And, DH and I cannot sleep in a full size bed so we need a resort with queens.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #8
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One of the biggest reasons why I like moderates over values is the busses. We like to stay at POFQ. The busses aren't nearly as crowded and the waits don't seem nearly as long as when we stayed at Pop or ASSp. More room, bigger beds, nicer landscaping and pool slides are a plus, too.
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When our kids were younger we stayed at a value a few times as they got older we changed to the mod, then we moved on to the deluxes a few times and finally bought a DVC. The beds in the values are small and uncomfortable IMO,so if I were you I would go with the mod.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #10
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The mods are nicer---right down to the towels! :-)
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:42 AM   #11
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Good points everyone.. I didn't even think about the buses. Op is right about the buses being so crowded at values and didn't think about the two sinks! Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:54 PM   #12
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Both Port Orleans properties have the nicest renovated rooms I have ever seen! They certainly know how to do things right!

(One thing I would change - the bedspreads must weigh 50 pounds each. We take them off. I cannot deal with them on my ankles & legs.)
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:33 PM   #13
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This post at TouringPlans has a very useful comparison picture: http://blog.touringplans.com/2011/09...money-resorts/
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This post at TouringPlans has a very useful comparison picture: http://blog.touringplans.com/2011/09...money-resorts/
That was awesome....love having a visual.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #15
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We've chosen AOA over a mod as looking at all the you tube vids, we prefer the styling of the AOA over all of the mods.

The only other properties that took our fancy was deluxe and was out if our price range.

And on a plus note AOA is the newest resort.
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