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Top 8 Disney Pro Tips For Moderate Resorts at Walt Disney World

Guests who visit Walt Disney World simply must stay on property at a Disney Resort to enjoy exclusive perks and be close to the magic at all times. Guests who enjoy a stay at a Disney Resort can choose between three categories with Deluxe being the most expensive, Value having the best prices, and Moderate falling somewhere in between. The Moderate Resorts of Walt Disney World are all amazing in their own rights and feature wonderful themes, atmospheres, pools, amenities, dining, shopping, landscaping, and complimentary Disney transportation. While the Moderate Resorts are beloved by many guests, Disney pros know some special tips and tricks that are designed to make stays there more magical and enjoyable. With special experiences, unique rooms, and wonderful amenities, it is no wonder why Disney pros love to stay at Moderate Resorts! Here are the top eight Disney pro tips to make any say at a Walt Disney World Moderate Resort simply amazing!

8. Take The Boat To Disney Springs

While all Disney Resorts feature complimentary Disney transportation, two Moderate Resorts feature a unique and relaxing way to travel to Disney Springs. Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort are both nestled along the banks of the mighty Sassagoula River and offer both beautiful views of the water as well as convenient water transportation. Guests staying at both Moderate Resorts can walk down to the water and hop aboard a small boat which leisurely travels down the Sassagoula River to Disney Springs and back. This easy mode of transportation is a great way to enjoy beautiful views while getting to and from places in Walt Disney World.

7. Enjoy Beignets

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is themed to feel like New Orleans’ French Quarter with wrought iron details, a festive jazz atmosphere, and plenty of beautiful gardens and fountains. The quick service dining location found at the Moderate Resort is called Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and serves up traditional Cajun specialties with American classics. Guests who stop by or stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort definitely need to pop into the quick service location to enjoy indulging in beignets! Beignets are fluffy squares of dough which are fried and then smothered in powdered sugar. They are the perfect treat to cap off a long day in the parks.

6. Swim In The Fuentes del Morro Pool

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort features several different pools, but the main one is sure to thrill guests looking to enjoy some time splashing around. The Fuentes del Morro Pool can be found just behind the lobby at the Moderate Resort and is themed to look like a colonial Spanish fortress complete with cannons, towers, and fluttering flags. Guests who enjoy time cooling off at the Fuentes del Morro Pool can fly down a waterside, relax in a large hot tub, sip on tropical drops from the Banana Cabana pool bar, and enjoy the zero-depth entry.

5. Enjoy The Pirate Rooms

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is also home to rooms which feature a special décor and theme that is sure to thrill the pirate in every guest. The Pirate Rooms at the Disney Resort feature plenty of swashbuckling details like beds that look like ships, treasure maps, and sails. Guests who enjoy a stay in the Pirate Room are sure to love their time spent at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

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4. Enjoy The Princess Rooms

In addition to the Pirate Rooms at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, guests can also enjoy the royal treatment at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. There guests can stay in Princess Rooms which are fit for royalty with beautiful details including royal portraits and faucets shaped like magic lamps. With intricate details and a sense of royalty, guests are sure to love staying in the Princess Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort.

3. Three Caballeros Topiary

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a beautiful sprawling place that is themed to feel like Spanish Colonial Mexico with wonderful architecture and lush grounds. Guests who stay at the Moderate Resort can check out plenty of wonderful and romantic details including a topiary which pays tribute to three classic Disney characters. Just outside of the main lobby building, guests can spot an intricate topiary featuring the Three Caballeros which makes an excellent photo opportunity.

2. Swim In Doubloon Lagoon

Disney pros know that the Moderate Resorts of Walt Disney World feature some of the most amazing pools on property. Guests who stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort definitely need to spend some time cooling off at Doubloon Lagoon where whimsical alligator statues can be seen playing jazz instruments, tropical drinks are served up at Mardi Grogs Pool Bar, Scales the serpent winds his way around the pool, and a thrilling water slide awaits.

1. Know What Area To Stay In

One of the best tricks that Disney pros use when staying at a Moderate Resort is knowing exactly where on the resort grounds they would like their room to be located. By knowing which area of the Moderate Resort they want to stay in, guests can decide whether they want to pay extra money for a specific view or make a special request when booking their vacations.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.