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Do You Know These 6 Gems About Moderate Resorts?

Guests who visit Walt Disney World know that the best way to be close to the magic at all times is to stay on property in a Disney Resort. There are over twenty different Disney Resorts to choose from, each with their own themes, pools, amenities, recreation, dining, shopping, and size. With so many options to choose from, guests can become a little overwhelmed but thankfully the Disney Resorts are broken down into three price categories to make life a little easier. Value Resorts feature the best deals, Deluxe Resorts are the most extravagant and expensive, and Moderate Resorts fall somewhere in the middle. Guests who enjoy a stay at a Moderate Disney Resort can enjoy beautiful accommodations filled with convenient Disney transportation, magical touches, and world class amenities. Even guests who are familiar with the Moderate Disney Resorts might overlook some beautiful details and secrets to be found there throughout their stays. Let’s see if you know these six gems about Moderate Resorts in Walt Disney World.

6. Scales The Serpent —

Guests who stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort can enjoy feeling as though they are strolling through the quaint and charming streets or New Orleans’ French Quarter. With wrought iron details, a festive Mardi Gras atmosphere, and plenty of beautiful details, the Disney Resort is a favorite of many guests. Those who enjoy a say at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort can spend time relaxing and splashing at the main pool area called Doubloon Lagoon. Found atop his massive head is Poseidon, and guests can plummet down his tongue into the waters below. While many guests recognize this iconic serpent, they might not know that his name is Scales!

5. Beignets —

Also found at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is a quick service dining location that is home to a unique and delicious snack. Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves up traditional Cajun meals alongside American classics. In addition to the main courses, the location has a bakery counter which serves up everything from cookies to ice cream. Also found there is a delectable treat which guests will never want to share! Beignets are squares of fried dough which are then smothered in powdered sugar. Warm, flaky, and sweet, beignets are served up in batches of three or six and are the perfect way to end a long day spent in the parks.

4. Three Caballeros Topiary —

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort invites guests to feel as though they have traveled to Spanish Colonial Mexico with bright architecture and charming details. While many guests love to wander the massive grounds of this Moderate Disney Resort, they may miss a unique detail which pays homage to the history of Disney films while tying into the theme of the resort. Near the main lobby, guests can spot a beautiful topiary of The Three Caballeros. Jose, Panchito, and Donald can be found in colorful living form making for an amazing photo opportunity while enjoying Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

3. Pirate Rooms —

Guests who stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort can relax in six unique villages scattered around the massive Barefoot Bay. The Moderate Disney Resort aims to bring the island feel to guests and allow them to relax in the tropical atmosphere. While a majority of the guest rooms at the resort are considered normal, there are a handful which feature a unique theme that is sure to thrill guests. Pirate themed rooms are offered at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort with plenty of swashbuckling details including beds that look like ships.

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2. Princess Rooms —

While there are Pirate Rooms found at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, a different type of specialty themed room can be found over at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Royal Guest Rooms aim to make those staying there feel like royalty with beautiful touches like murals featuring the Disney Princesses and faucets shaped like the magic lamp from Aladdin.

1. Boat To Disney Springs —

One of the best secrets found at Moderate Disney Resorts can be found at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter Resorts, Disney’s Old Key West, and Disney’s Saratoga Springs.  These Resorts re nestled along the banks of the Sassagoula River and feature docks which can accommodate small boats. These small boats run continuously throughout the day to and from Disney Springs, offering guests a relaxing and convenient way to travel around the Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can kick back and relax while enjoying the beautiful view and breeze!

About Caitlin Kane

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