The Moderate Resorts may lack the glamor of the Magic Kingdom and Epcot resorts, but they make up for it in excitement. The imagineers have included more fun and whimsy in their design. They are no more than thirty minutes from any park by bus. Their rooms and beds are smaller than the more expensive resort, but they do accomodate four guests, and they are an excellent choice for value-conscious guests. The moderate resorts are the Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, and Port Orleans. They are all nice hotels with the characteristic Disney theming, heated pools, and legendary customer service. In lieu of gourmet restaurants, they have food courts and more casual dining rooms. Guests have all of the privileges of other Disney hotel guests.


The rooms at the Caribbean Beach are grouped in six two-story clusters around a scenic lake. Each cluster is painted a different pastel color and named for a tropical island. Martinique and Trinidad North are closest to the food court and the shops at the town center.
Caribbean Beach Resort

Coronado Springs puts you in the American Southwest. The plazas, fountains contribute to the spectacular atmosphere. The resort is built around a beautiful lake, Lago Dorado. At El Centro, guests enjoy Panchito's Gifts and the adjacent Pepper Market and Maya Grill. Across the lake is the recreation area featuring a Mayan temple and a pool. The Cabanas rooms are conveniently located to both areas.
Coronado Springs Resort

Port Orleans is really two hotels: the French Quarter and Riverside. The French Quarter is reminiscent of New Orleans with its wrought iron railings and mansard roofs. Riverside is strictly Old South with mansions and bayou bungalows along the Sassagoula River.

Although the Riverside mansions appear more magnificent, we prefer the room furnishings and setting of the bayou. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our week in the Alligator Bayou where we used the trundle bed for our youngest child.

Five pools are available, but the kids will use the old-fashioned swimming hole, the water slide, and the playground at Ol' Man Island in the bayou.

Alligator Bayou

French Quarter