Which Disney moderate resort is best? There are currently 5 different Disney World moderate resorts, each of them will offer you something a little different. Choosing which resort to stay in during your Walt Disney World holiday is fun, but it’s also a good idea to choose the right one for your needs.
Choosing one of the moderate Disney resorts is a popular option when free Disney Dining plan offers arise as the moderate resorts offer the quick service dining plan in the promotions.
Why Choose A Moderate Resort At Disney World?
The average room size for a standard Moderate room is approximately 314 square feet providing plenty of space for a family of four or five guests. This is compared to an average room size of 250 square feet in value Disney resorts.
Room sizes can often sleep up to five with the addition of a pull down bed for the fifth guest. The beds are queen size rather than a standard double, offering that little bit more room at an affordable price.
Moderate resorts also have some themed rooms. There are Royal themed rooms at Port Orleans Riverside and pirate themed rooms at Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort.
All of the rooms at moderate resorts have access via external doors, offering that feeling of even more space and fresh air.
The swimming pools in Disney moderate resorts all have slides, and many have quiet pools along side the main resort pool.
A moderate resort at Disney World offers an upgrade from basic accommodation facilities you can expect to find in the Disney value resorts. The resorts are closer to the parks that the value resorts, yet further away from the deluxe resorts.
Caribbean Beach Resort
Address: 1114 Cayman Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Rooms: 2112 in two storey buildings. There are no elevators available at Caribbean Beach Resort. Pirate themed rooms are available at this resort.
Facilities: 6 swimming pools, 1 table service restaurant, 2 quick service restaurants, movies under the stars.
Transport Options: Skyliner access to Hollywood Studios, Riviera resort and Epcot. Disney World bus transportation system to all parks and Disney Springs.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is themed around the Caribbean Islands. The resort is one of the larger moderate resorts at Disney World with over 2,100 rooms spanning across five different named islands, Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, Jamaica, and Aruba.
This is probably one of the best moderate Disney resort for kids if they enjoy swimming purely because of the amount of different pools available.
Port Orleans Riverside
Address: 1251 Riverside Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
Rooms: There are 2048 in 2 and 3 storey buildings across Port Orleans Riverside resort. Elevators are available in the Magnolia Bend area of the resort which are home to 3 storey buildings. Royal rooms are available.
Facilities: 6 swimming pools, 1 table service restaurant, 1 quick service restaurant, 2 bars, horse and carriage rides available, movies under the stars.
Transport Options: A boat service to Disney Springs, and the Disney bus transportations system to all parks and Disney Springs.
Port Orleans Riverside Resort is the sister resort to French Quarter. You can walk between the two resorts and use the facilities at both, including the pools. The main attraction for staying at Riverside is the boat transportation to Disney Springs down the Sassagoula river.
Port Orleans French Quarter
Address: 2201 Orleans Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
Rooms: 1,000 across 7 different three storey buildings.
Facilities: Elevators are available in all the different buildings at Port Orleans French Quarter. There is one quick service restaurant, but no table service restaurant. One swimming pool, Horse and carriage rides are available at this resort.
Transport Options: There is a friendship boat service to Disney Springs, and the Disney Bus transportation system to all parks and Disney Springs.
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Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is the smallest of the Disney moderate resorts. It is a popular choice due to its size and the convenience of only having one main bus stop.
The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
Address: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Entrance, Fort Wilderness Trail, Orlando, FL 32836
Facilities: Each cabin at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is like living in a private cabin in the woods. Each cabin sleeps up to 6 guests. Other facilities at Fort Wilderness resort include wagon rides, Chip N Dale’s Campfire Singalong, boat rentals, two pools, a quiet pool near the cabins and the main pool in the centre of Fort Wilderness Resort.
Transport Options: Boat transport to Magic Kingdom Park, Disney Bus transportation to all parks and Disney Springs.
If you don’t feel like staying in one of the Disney World hotels, and want something a little different, the cabins may be a great option for you.
Coronado Springs Resort
Address: 1000 W Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
Rooms: 1,917 spanning over three sections.
Facilities: Movies under the stars, 3 leisure pools and a main pool complex, playground, arcade, jogging trail, volleyball.
Transport Options: Bus transportation to all Disney parks and Disney Springs.
Coronado Springs Resort is one of the Disney World resorts that is often overlooked when deciding where to stay. Don’t let the popularity choice put you off investigating the hotel further.