Disney World Resorts

Disney World Moderate Resorts


Moderate Resorts


Disney’s Moderate resorts offer a good mix of value and nicer amenities. Larger rooms, beautiful landscaping, and a greater range of food, shopping, and entertainment at the main building. Moderate resorts are still motel style with exterior corridors, but the landscaping, position, and shape of the buildings offer more privacy. One downside to this is the long distance of some rooms from the main building and multiple bus stops which can be a headache during busy times of the year. Having your own vehicle, or renting one, is highly recommended. Moderate resorts typically appeal more to adults, but they do offer great themed pools along with some child friendly activities. The addition of specially themed pirate and princess rooms to some locations also adds kid appeal. Fort Wilderness Cabins and campsites are also included in the Moderate class though they offer a much different experience.



  • Reasonable prices, ranging from $162 to $338 non-discounted
  • Fort Wilderness Cabins $289 to $481, camp sites $48 to $132
  • Exterior corridors and separate main building
  • Nice rooms, 314 square feet. More ‘living space’ than some Deluxe resorts
  • 2 queen beds or 1 king
  • Port Orleans Riverside Alligator Bayou rooms have Murphy style bed in bench seat
  • Minifridge, safe, coffee maker, but no closet
  • Food court and pizza delivery. Table service restaurant typically with limited hours
  • Lounge and some entertainment
  • Nicer main pool plus small quiet pools closer to rooms



  • Reasonable prices
  • Quieter than Value resorts and well landscaped
  • Offer resort activities, such as carriage rides, boating, or fishing
  • Beautiful landscaping and buildings are a nice break from the crowded parks



  • Some buildings are too far from main building
  • Food court can get overloaded in the morning
  • Multiple bus stops mean overcrowded buses during busy periods



  • Avoid typical family mealtimes at the foodcourt; especially breakfast
  • Get up early to avoid packed buses or use your own/rental vehicle
  • Book a Preferred room or call ahead to request a particular building just before your arrival to be close to the main building