These hotels offer all of the great themes you might expect from the Deluxe hotels but at a more moderate cost. Honestly, the Moderates are some of our favorite hotels on Disney property!
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Nestled into 750 wooded acres, these cabins offer the perfect setting for a family vacation with all the comforts of home. Ideal for folks who would like a quiet setting to escape to within their Walt Disney World® vacation. Enjoy all the recreation possibilities of the Walt Disney World® Fort Wilderness Campgrounds without the hassles of actually camping. Dining options include Trails End Restaurant, Crockett’s Tavern, and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. Do not miss the Hoop Dee Do Musical Review dinner show! Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by bus and ferry.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. This colorful tropical island Resort is massive but feels small because they have split up the lodging into individual island villages. Dining can be found in a large food court area in the center of the Resort. Sit-down service can be found at Shutters at Old Port Royale. Each island village has its own small pool, and there is a large Caribbean-themed pool in the center of the Resort, as well as beaches on a large 40-acre lake. You’ll also find bike rentals, jogging paths, an arcade, watercraft rentals, volleyball courts, and special cruises. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by bus.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. A taste of the Mexican Riviera in central Florida. This hotel complex sits on its own 22-acre lake. Dining is available at Maya Grill, with quick service meals at Café Rix and the Pepper Market. There is a nice beach and an Aztec pyramid-themed pool, plus three smaller pools scattered throughout the Resort. Guests can also enjoy jogging trails, an arcade, health club, shopping, and access to special cruises. Transportation to the rest of the Walt Disney World® Resort is provided by buses.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter. Disney’s architectural interpretation of Bourbon Street offers southern-style fun tucked in along the Sassagoula River. The main pool has a Mardi Gras feel, and guests can also share the Ol’ Man Island Pool at Port Orleans Riverside just down the river. Dining is provided at a quick service food court that features pizza and burgers, but also has excellent muffaletta sandwiches, gumbo, and jambalaya. Rent a bike, or take a horse drawn carriage to the Port Orleans Riverside. There are jogging trails and fishing holes, and you can rent watercraft at the marina at Port Orleans Riverside or enjoy a special cruise. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by boat to Downtown Disney®, and buses to everywhere else.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside. The old south is beautifully interpreted here, from a Louisiana bayou mill to old Georgia plantation mansions. The grounds, walkways, and waterways are simply gorgeous. There is a large pool designed to feel like an old southern swimmin’ hole, and guests can also enjoy the Mardi Gras-themed pool over at the Port Orleans-French Quarter Resort. Upgrade to one of the “Royal Guest Rooms” and envelop your family in some of their favorite Disney movies. Boatwright’s Dining Hall offers Louisiana flavor, and there is also the Riverside Mill Food Court for quick service food offerings or a New Orleans-style lounge called River Roost for some grownup after-hours fun. Rent watercraft at the beautiful riverside marina, or enjoy the horse carriage rides, bike rentals, jogging trails, and arcade. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by boat to Downtown Disney®, and bus to everywhere else.