Best moderate for us

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by pmcneff, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. pmcneff

    pmcneff November 2015 WDW trip!

    Jan 25, 2008
    We are going in July with friends of ours. We both have kids that are older 17-23. Wondering what is the best fit for us. The pool is good but not something we will spend a lot of time at. Your comments are most welcomed!:cool1:
  2. runner_princess

    runner_princess Mouseketeer

    Mar 15, 2011
    For older kids, I would do CSR. Nice pool, and some fun eating/lounge areas. It feels "Disney" but not in a kiddie way.
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  4. gogo

    gogo DIS Veteran

    Aug 27, 2007
    I agree with the previous poster that CSR is a great choice with older kids. I've stayed twice before with my son who is now 18. We are staying on our arrival night this January before we start our package at BWI. Our previous stays were longer than one night. He asked to stay here for our initial night this trip. I really like that each section has great quiet pools in addition to the large main pool. My favorite quiet pool was Casitas (it was large). We spent a great afternoon here one day. As the pp stated, it isn't over the top Disney but it does have a great theme better suited for older kids.

    I think a plus for the POR resort is the boat to downtown Disney. The kids might enjoy doing this on their own.
  5. cmurray234

    cmurray234 DIS Veteran

    Jul 31, 2007
    A third vote for Coronado Springs. Queen-sized beds and resort themeing that is a bit more sophisticated. The pool is a lot of fun too.

    This is our favorite moderate resort. Centrally located so that it's quick to get to all of the parks.
  6. pmcneff

    pmcneff November 2015 WDW trip!

    Jan 25, 2008
    great info. and we will certainly keep this in mind when making our decision!
  7. mymickeyfans

    mymickeyfans Mouseketeer

    Aug 3, 2011
    We just got back from a week at Port Orleans Riverside and LOVED it! The grounds were beautiful, it was very relaxing, the main pool was a lot of fun and the food court had great selections. This was our first trip so I have nothing to compare it to, but we'd definitely stay here again.

  8. StitchandPooh'sMom

    StitchandPooh'sMom <font color=magenta>Now if only I could think of s

    Feb 27, 2006
    I'd also suggest CSR for older kids and teens - good food choices, comfy beds, sliding doors at the vanity for privacy when getting dressed, great pool and slide, large hot tub, fitness center, spa, night club for those over 21, and great bus service.

    POR might also be a good choice. We haven't stayed there, but it is said to have a great food court, and it offers the boat to DTD. CSR offers a bus to DTD, so they can still get there, but the boat would be cool.
  9. MHSweb79

    MHSweb79 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2008
    Another vote for POR- they might like to take the boat to Downtown Disney and be on their own for a while.

    POFQ also offers the free boat ride to DD, but their pool is geared for younger children. My DH likes the hot tub at POFQ, though.
  10. disneyworld1977

    disneyworld1977 Mouseketeer

    Oct 20, 2009
    Coronado Springs #1
    POR #2

    I like both!
  11. I Love Pluto

    I Love Pluto DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>I guess that make

    Jun 20, 2006
    POR or POFQ. POFQ has only one pool, but you may use any of the quiet pools or the main pool at POR.

    POR's food court is amazing in its choices and quality of food. Staying at either resort would give you access to both POR & POFQ's food courts. It's only about a 5 minute walk between the two resorts. Teenagers would actually like this walk.

    The boat to Downtown Disney is a plus.

    The cleanliness of both resorts needs to be commended. The rooms, as well as the common areas, are extremely clean.

    The personnel at both of the Port Orleans resorts are very kind and extremely helpful. They seem to do it all with a smile.

    We enjoy staying at both of these resorts very much. Good luck to you in your choosing! Have a great time! :goodvibes

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