With spring break approaching fast, are you thinking about making your kids' Disney dreams come true? If so, this is the time to start planning, especially if you want to stay on property at one of the popular Disney World resorts.

Disney’s moderately-priced lodging options offer something for everyone

With spring break approaching fast, are you thinking about making your kids' Disney dreams come true? If so, this is the time to start planning, especially if you want to stay on property at one of the popular Disney World resorts. There are a few lodging categories to meet a variety of needs. This blog recently reviewed the Value resorts; today we will explore the Moderate category. This might be the perfect fit for your family!

From an escape that makes you feel like you're vacationing on a Caribbean beach to a more rustic wilderness retreat, you'll likely find what you're looking for in one of these four moderately-priced options. Some of the resorts even have special themed rooms for families with or without children, just because it’s FUN! From huge water slides to jazzy flare, these resorts can be a blast for the whole family and make your Disney World vacation even more memorable. Which one would you like to call your next home away from home?

Coronado Springs Resort


Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort features lovely grounds with a glimmering lake set in the center of multiple buildings. It's located near Animal Kingdom. There's a feeling of old, romantic Spanish-colonial Mexico throughout the colorful grounds. Guests can stay in bright casitas, rustic ranchos or beachfront cabanas. The resort has a sand volleyball pit, an awesome waterslide built around a 50-foot replica of a Mayan pyramid, the largest hot tub of any Disney World resort, campfire activities, a children’s playground and an arcade. With a huge convention center, Coronado Springs also is a go-to resort for organizations interested in setting up the perfect meeting space. With the detailed Mayan theme, it is such a unique place to stay and relax. The rooms can hold families of up to six.

Fort Wilderness


The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness are nestled in a 750-acre forest resembling the old, American frontier. Enjoy the camping atmosphere with all the comforts of home in these cabins that are conveniently situated near Magic Kingdom! They have private patios, kitchens and full bathrooms. There are scenic trails with wildlife such as deer, ducks and rabbits, plus a white sand beach and a pool with a corkscrew waterslide. You'll also find a children’s water area with slides for younger ages. Looking for some quiet time? Take a dip in the Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool, which is an all-ages quiet pool with a whirlpool spa. You can rent a golf cart or bike to get around the resort. The cabins can accommodate families of up to six.

Port Orleans Resort


Disney’s Port Orleans offers two different sections with unique themes. The first is called the French Quarter, where guests can take in the romance, cobblestone streets, wrought-iron balconies, live jazz and gas lamps — just like the real historic French Quarter in New Orleans. With a Mardi Gras-themed pool and waterslide surrounded by King Neptune, the kids will love this resort just as much as the adults. Adults can wind down an evening at the Scat Cat's Club, sipping on an adult beverage while enjoying a one-man jazz band. The second section is called Riverside, which offers Southern hospitality among white-column mansions in Magnolia Bend and quaint cottages in Alligator Bayou. You'll feel like you're in the rural Louisiana bayou! You just might fall in love with the Tom Sawyer-inspired swimming hole and sawmill slide. You can choose a themed room with a royal flare and moving fireworks in the headboards — any prince or princess will be amazed! Port Orleans is located near Downtown Disney. The rooms in French Quarter and Riverside can accommodate families of up to four. There are a few rooms in Alligator Alley that hold up to five guests.

Caribbean Beach Resort



The last of the Moderate resorts is Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. It is set around a 45-acre bay with white sand, swaying palm trees and hammocks, and colorful colonial architecture. The six-village resort is made to resemble a tropical island. You'll feel like you've found paradise, and it's conveniently close to Epcot! The main pool has a pirate ship-themed slide for the little ones, and if you look around, you might just see a few cannons to protect against the pirates. This resort also offers a few pirate-themed rooms, with two pirate ships to sleep in. Don’t forget to check out the treasure map tables. These themed rooms can accommodate a family of up to four.

These beautiful, fun resorts are located so conveniently close to all that Disney World has to offer. With their moderate pricing, I hope you will find that one of them is just what your family is looking for. In my next blog, I'll tell you about the fabulous Deluxe resorts. I wish you and your family a magical vacation!

If you would like to find out more about Walt Disney World Moderate resorts, just call or email me, Jody Clair. I am happy to help make your vacation magical with my free services.

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