New here! Whats best? Better resort or longer trip?

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  1. BriarRose129

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    We were pricing out a few options and we can do 7 days at AOA suite or at a lower level Deluxe or a Moderate. OR for about the same price so for 10 or 11 days if we stay at a Value. While I'm not thrilled with the Value Resorts the idea of more disney vacation days is tempting. What do you think? Will 10 days at a value be too much since they don't have as many amenities. Or it should be ok since we aren't really hang at the resort people anyway.
     
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  3. Mousemommy1

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    I guess I'm no help because for longer trips I prefer a deluxe. Our trips at values/moderates have been 7-8 nights. Our trips at deluxes are 10 nights. Longer at a deluxe is much more comfortable and allows for time to enjoy the resort.

    On shorter trips, we aren't in the room much so a value/mod is just fine. :goodvibes

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  4. BriarRose129

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    Thank you for your reply! That was my thought as well. My husband had said that he'd rather stay longer and instead of staying at our resort on down days, go to the beach or go check out sea world etc. so I just don't know which one of us is right hahaha thanks again!! :)
     
  5. Carriesouthard

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    10 or 11 days is a long time to be go, go , going...we like to relax and enjoy the resort as well. If I were to stay longer I would definitely want a nicer resort so that I could have down time to relax, enjoy the pool with my kids etc....just my opinion.
     
  6. BriarRose129

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    Ok thanks!! This is definitely helping!! I appreciate the help from all of you disney veterans :)
     
  7. Magalex

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    We would always choose longer! We have stayed at moderate & value resorts. What are your dates? Maybe there be will a discount offer so it will be easier to stay at a moderate. POP as a value is very popular for the budget minded. We usually stay at a moderate but If someone offered a 10 day vacation at WDW/POP I would have no problems staying at that resort for 10 days.:goodvibes:thumbsup2
     
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    We couldn't go, go, go for a weeks vacation let alone 10-11 nights.... Just too much stress on back and legs and temperament !!

    We've always preferred deluxe for the amenities...being close to a park for getting back for noon breaks.

    Motel stays (value and moderate) I can do anywhere and anyplace but a deluxe themed resort like Disney is just icing on the cake... We'll take a shorter stay and stay deluxe..!
     
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    While we have never stayed that long, we usually are there for 7 nights...we are not hang out at the resort people so we usually stay at a value. Last time, we had a really good discount so we stayed at a moderate. Obviously, everything was a little nicer and we found that because it was nicer, we did use some of the amenities for a more relaxing trip. It had less of a "Disney" feel, but the beds were more comfortable, the pool was nicer (although just as crowded), the food court had a good selection and we had no problem with the bus service and long lines like we have experienced at the values. Having done both types of resorts and taken multiple Disney trips, if we had to choose...I do think I would pick the better resort due to the better beds (better sleep) and the fact that it was more relaxing. We were not totally exhausted when we left Disney like we usually are.
     
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    Thank you! We are looking at end of November/early December. Are the value pools and such just not good to spend the day at? I doubt wed be sitting in the room ever. Even at a deluxe. We just aren't sit in the room type people. Does that make sense? Oh btw we have 2 elementary school aged sons as well I don't know if that makes a difference.
     
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    Thank you everyone! This is really giving me a lot to think about! You are all do helpful! :)
     
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    You almost answered your own question. :)

    If you are not "stay in the resort" people, then don't spend the extra money for amenities you won't use. Our vacations are always focused on the resort stay. In fact, our biggest complaint of our last trip is that we didn't spend enough time relaxing at our resort. :)
     
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    We are a deluxe family so a shorter stay at a deluxe would be our choice; however, we do spend a lot of time at the resort (probably more time than at the parks), so we utilize the deluxe resort amenities. If you didn't go with a deluxe, I would recommend a moderate as the rooms are larger than at the values, they have double sinks, and the pools have slides (whereas the values have single bathroom sinks and no slide at the pools). Good luck.
     
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    I did, didn't I haha. I just didn't know if Disney would be different. But we are just so active that I can't imagine us sitting in a room while on vacation. Are there places we can like rent a boat or something? Or go exploring? That would be more of our idea of down time.
     
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    I'm a longer person. We are doing 14 nights in a value and yes we do. Spend sometime at the resort. If I want peace I just go over to the 50's pool to avoid the activities. We have stayed at all levels so been there done that.
     
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    I've stayed as long as 6 nights at a value and 9 nights deluxe
    If you don't have kids I think the values would get old fast. How about a split stay. Stay a few nights at the value and go to the beaches parks etc. Then switch to deluxe to relax around the resort. We have done that and it worked out very nicely.

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    I would be careful if looking at early december of the large tour groups, such as Pop Warner. The values tend to attract these groups and, no thank you, I would not want to be staying around large groups of teens/pre teens anywhere. Read horror stories every year on these boards about these groups.

    For me for a longer stay with lots of resort time, I would do moderate at least and look for a good "sale".
     
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    We do have young kids. 2 boys who are 10 and 6. How does a split stay work? Can you book it as a split or is it just 2 separate reservations? And is it a pain to pack up and relocate ?
     
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    Ohhh thank you!!!! Wow, I guess that can be very unpleasant if there are horror stories about it! Yikes! How do you find deals? Do they come out closer to the time of your stay? Sorry for all the questions!
     
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    I'm sure you will have fun wherever you choose! With two boys I would go with a moderate for the pool slide and a bit more space!
     
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    That's what my husband had said as well. It doesn't matter, we will be in disney and it will be a great vacation no matter what. We will make the best of any resort choice. I will check out the moderates! Thank you!
     

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