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Moderate Resorts...

We are thinking of taking our 2 older nieces and 2 of their friends with us when we go next spring. At first I was thinking we would just book a room at AOA. But, if they offer free dining the week that we are going, I'd rather stay at a moderate so that we can get the deluxe dining plan. Are there any moderate resorts that offer a suite type feel, or that would sleep 6 people??

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We usually stay at a moderate resort when we go (Port Orleans: RS & FQ, CBR). They generally sleep only 4, 5 at Port Orleans Riverside in the Alligator Bayou section but that's a small trundle bed. You might be able to squeeze into the Ft. Wilderness Cabins. Two people would have to sleep on the bunk beds and the other 2 on the murphy bed. The bunk bed and full size bed are all in same room. You probably would want more privacy Your best bet with 6 people is probably to stick with AOA suite. Otherwise, 2 rooms would be necessary.

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We usually stay at a moderate resort when we go (Port Orleans: RS & FQ, CBR). They generally sleep only 4, 5 at Port Orleans Riverside in the Alligator Bayou section but that's a small trundle bed. You might be able to squeeze into the Ft. Wilderness Cabins. Two people would have to sleep on the bunk beds and the other 2 on the murphy bed. The bunk bed and full size bed are all in same room. You probably would want more privacy Your best bet with 6 people is probably to stick with AOA suite. Otherwise, 2 rooms would be necessary.

I agree...I've stayed at CBR and there really is no way to sleep more than 4 ppl somewhat comfortably and the 5th would have to be a child. Same with POR...we are staying there this year and my son is using the Murphy bed but he won't even be 2...I can't imagine a child older than 10 fitting on that bed. AoA will be your best bet for privacy/comfort or the Cabins.

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I'd recommend CSR in a heartbeat! Besides having a great main pool area, CSR also offers many deluxe amenities at a mod price.

CSR has queen beds and the rooms have been recently renovated and are gorgeous. The rooms also have a sliding wooden door separating the sink area from the room instead of a privacy curtain like the other mods (can be good for little ones napping in a pack n play).

Amenities include a fitness center, spa, free wi-fi, tanning beds, a sauna, salon, full menu room service and a night club.

The resort offers the same toiletries as the deluxes (except GF). CSR has separate shampoo and conditioner instead of the shampoo/conditioner combo at the other mods and values (a small thing, I know, but it means I don't have to pack shampoo and conditioner).

CSR has the largest hot tub of the mods and one of the longest pool slides on Disney property. The pool, slide and playground area is great and all located in one area at the main pool.

Bus service is terrific and is not shared with another resort.

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Port Orleans has queen beds too at Riverside and French Quarter but still too small for 6 people. Still think that AOA or the Ft. Wilderness. Probably AOA is your best bet for more room and privacy.

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Agreed 100% with Poppet. Fort Wilderness cabins would be fun (and are considered moderates), but the fact that four people have to sleep in the room with the closing door would mean no privacy for you.

AoA is great, and you'd have your own room AND bathroom away from the girls. Really, it's the perfect option.

I wonder if you'd be able to pay the difference to upgrade to deluxe dining from quick-service dining. I'll have to do some digging there. I know you can upgrade to standard dining plan from quick-service when staying in a value, and I don't see why you wouldn't be able to pay the extra to get up to deluxe.

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I wonder if you'd be able to pay the difference to upgrade to deluxe dining from quick-service dining. I'll have to do some digging there. I know you can upgrade to standard dining plan from quick-service when staying in a value, and I don't see why you wouldn't be able to pay the extra to get up to deluxe.

you are. We did that last year when we stayed at Pop... so that wouldn't be a problem at all.

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emmaanne wrote:
AJW wrote:

I wonder if you'd be able to pay the difference to upgrade to deluxe dining from quick-service dining. I'll have to do some digging there. I know you can upgrade to standard dining plan from quick-service when staying in a value, and I don't see why you wouldn't be able to pay the extra to get up to deluxe.

you are. We did that last year when we stayed at Pop... so that wouldn't be a problem at all.

how much does it cost to upgrade the dining plan? Is it just the difference between the 2 plans?

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Spook wrote:
emmaanne wrote:
AJW wrote:

I wonder if you'd be able to pay the difference to upgrade to deluxe dining from quick-service dining. I'll have to do some digging there. I know you can upgrade to standard dining plan from quick-service when staying in a value, and I don't see why you wouldn't be able to pay the extra to get up to deluxe.

you are. We did that last year when we stayed at Pop... so that wouldn't be a problem at all.

how much does it cost to upgrade the dining plan? Is it just the difference between the 2 plans?

You just pay the difference.

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The deluxe plan isn't offered free at the moderates, the regular dining plan is offered [email protected] snack, QS, TS per person which can be great and filling. The deluxe is 3 table,& 1 snack per person. It's fantastic if you plan on a lot of table service or 2 credit restaurants. The upgrade to the DeluxeDP from the DDP may not be worth the extra money if you have light eaters.
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