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Old 05-20-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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Which Moderate Resort?

We are a value family and have stayed at value resorts most recently. However, we are considering a moderate resort for next summer. I haven't stayed at a moderate in years (only when those were considered the value and the All Stars and Pop didn't exist). Anyway, we're a party of 9 people. My family of four has 2 children-one boy age 6 and one girl age 4 (these are their ages at the time we go). My brother and his family will have one girl age 4 and then my parents will be joining us. Is there one moderate resort you prefer over another? Any suggestions or opinions are needed. We stayed at Caribbean Beach once and Port Orleans another time (when there was only one Port Orleans and the "Riverside" was Dixie Landings) but I was really young and don't remember much about them.

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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I would suggest PO French Quarter. It's a smaller resort so easy walking for the kiddo's. The pool slide is much more tame than say Caribbean Beaches so a 4 or 6 year old can easily use it by themselves and not be intimidated. Also you have the boat to Down Town Disney and you can use POR's pool or just take the boat up and have dinner there to try something new one evening.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #5
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I'd suggest checking out CBR. We stayed there as a party of 9 - parents, grandparents, and young children, and we loved it. The rooms are the largest of the moderates, so we had plenty of room for everyone. And the kids LOVED the pool. The 3yo loved the special kids play area with the boat and the small slides, and the 6yo loved the bigger slides in the main pool. Plus the zero-entry was great for letting the younger, less confident swimmer be in the main pool with the adults without having to hang onto them. We were lucky to get a room that was a short walk from the pool and food court (I realize a lot of people complain about the walking at CBR). The only other downside was that it's now the only moderates with double beds, but we didn't mind that.
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Were you able to fit five persons in one room at CBR? I thought all moderates, except for the Alligator Bayou section of POR would only allow four plus one infant.

For the OP, you may want to check out a room at POR as the AB section has a Murphy Bed that would be a good size for one of the children and they are designed for a family or group of five.
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We are a value family and have stayed at value resorts most recently. However, we are considering a moderate resort for next summer. I haven't stayed at a moderate in years (only when those were considered the value and the All Stars and Pop didn't exist). Anyway, we're a party of 9 people. My family of four has 2 children-one boy age 6 and one girl age 4 (these are their ages at the time we go). My brother and his family will have one girl age 4 and then my parents will be joining us. Is there one moderate resort you prefer over another? Any suggestions or opinions are needed. We stayed at Caribbean Beach once and Port Orleans another time (when there was only one Port Orleans and the "Riverside" was Dixie Landings) but I was really young and don't remember much about them.

Thanks so much!
If you plan on the parents staying in your Brother's room, then you can only go with POR - AB rooms; that accommodate 5 people.

You could book preferred and link your reservations, so you could be placed in the same building and general area.

Any other mod, your parents would have to get their own room for the length of their stay.
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Were you able to fit five persons in one room at CBR? I thought all moderates, except for the Alligator Bayou section of POR would only allow
four plus one infant.

For the OP, you may want to check out a room at POR as the AB section has a Murphy Bed that would be a good size for one of the children and they are designed for a family or group of five.
We did fit in five in one room, but only because the 3yo was actually 2years-10months. He didn't sleep in the pack-n-play though. They brought us a roll-away mattress (no charge, which was nice) that fit on the floor in the bathroom, so he had his own space. With the extra space in the CBR rooms, we had plenty of room anyway. This summer we have to get three rooms though. We looked at POR and the Murphy beds, but there is no dresser and since the rooms are smaller, we just couldn't imagine it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #9
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We love POR! It has such a relaxed feel, and the food at the resort is really good. Our DS7 loves the pool and boat to DTD. I think the little girls in your party, and even your son, would love the Royal Rooms!
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