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Old 05-13-2013, 04:02 AM   #16
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For us...a resort was a place to sleep at one time. So the All Stars worked well. The boys loved the theming of the AAMovies when they were little. Graduated to sports...I'm sorry...if you have a kid that loves all and anything related to sports...you will stay at ASsports. Where else is there a football field? LOL! With that said, my boys are growing up. They love all of Disney...and I've agreed to a split stay. Kids pick AsSports. I picked Poly...which they agree to. So split stay. Lucky me...I hate split stays.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:26 PM   #17
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Moderate resort, and skip a dining plan altogether. I like to eat what I want and not be stuck to what the dining plan offers. Sometimes I'll want to add an appetizer and split an entree, for instance.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:27 PM   #18
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I love the All Stars and I love food - BUT- I think the Deluxe DDP would just be too much. In this case, I'd take the upgrade to a moderate.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #19
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We love the regular dining plan and it fits our needs very well, so we would do the resort upgrade. We like POP and would definitely consider staying there for a Value resort, but the biggest thing keeping us away is bed size. Two Queen beds is nice when the three year old decides to come over and snuggle...

Not all of the Moderates are big enough to require internal buses, so our choice would be POR since we like it's quiet rural atmosphere. We don't have anything against Deluxe dining, but our choice would be to stay at a nicer resort.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:33 PM   #20
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I would have to go with the Moderate upgrade. All of the mods are great!

The regular dining plan is plenty of food.

My family usually goes quick service and will stay at a Moderate Resort to keep the price down. We like being able to eat whenever we want and wherever we are at. Dont really like to have reservations every night. Kind of takes the spontaneity out of the whole experience for my family.

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #21
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I'm not sure when you are going, but if it's during free dining I would still go with a mod and the regular dining plan. I looked at a value with an upgrade to the regular DP instead of the quick service plan and to stay at a Mod was only $50.00 more for us.

We are Port Orleans Riverside people, we just love that resort, but I would have had no problem staying at a value resort if it would have saved some money.

The DDP is just way to much food, and to much time away from the parks.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:41 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by lizzi6692 View Post
For us, a resort is just a place to sleep. As long as the beds are comfortable and the room is clean, we're happy. And we like to eat and we like to eat at nice places, so we would choose the DxDP upgrade. And I truly don't understand the people that say it's a chore to get to two reservations a day(we're doing DxDP on the upcoming trip and we're only doing 2 ADRs a day because almost have of ours are signature restaurants) we always have at least one ADR a day and it isn't difficult at all to make sure were there at the scheduled time. You have to eat at least twice a day anyway, why not make it a meal where you can sit down and relax for awhile? We tend to go commando the rest of the day so those two breaks are great for us and make it so we're able to go hard the rest of the day.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #23
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Thank you all for your opinions, you have all been so helpful! I think I like to eat too much and not have to worry about paying for it on my vacation, so I might have to stay in the value, since we're never really in the room anyway.

Thank you again for the responses

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Old 05-15-2013, 11:18 PM   #24
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The deluxe dining plan is simply way too much food and the jump up from value to moderate is significant!

No brainer for me, although I am more of a resort than food person.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #25
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One more vote for Resort upgrade
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