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Walt Disney World Resort Distinctions: Moderates

By Dave Shute


This page highlights differences among moderate resorts. See this for features all moderates share, and differences among resort price categories.


Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. Only moderate with no sit-down restaurant. With Port Orleans Riverside, only moderate with no lake. Only moderate with no quiet pool. Only moderate with no marina.  Most compact of moderates.  Most romantic of moderates.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Only moderate with a spa. Only moderate with a health club. Only moderate with substantial room service. Only moderate with only one sink per room, rather than two. Only moderate that hosts conventions. $5 (pre-tax) per night more than other moderates.

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Only moderate that can sleep 5 (only in Alligator Bayou section, with fifth on a 67″ trundle bed). No elevators in Alligator Bayou section. (Magnolia Bend section has elevators.) With Port Orleans French Quarter, only moderate not on a lake.

Caribbean Beach Baby PoolDisney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Only moderate with no elevators at all. Only moderate with no indoor bar/lounge. After recent renovations, best pool of any moderate.  (See thumbnail for the baby pool’s theming.)  Most kid-appealing of moderates. Onl;y moderate with full beds, rather than queens.



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