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  1. Maggie McGoun

    I have stayed at all the resorts over the years, but my favorite for value is Pop Century Resort. It’s more spread out than the All Star resorts and there’s a beautiful lake. And now with the Skyliner, it’s even easier (and fun) when heading to EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The best part is that when you leave the park, you don’t lose the Disney magic, and no hotel off property will ever be able to duplicate that special magic.

  2. Rockwell

    Deluxe only

    1. Jim M

      For what? Are you spending your whole vacation in that room? Money could be better spent elsewhere!

  3. martha washington

    We stayed at Music before the remodel, the “decor” was not very magical, our room colors were diah@%* yellow and a disgusting green. then post remodel we stayed at Movies, decor much better. room “fresher”. Now with the added fees of parking and no “value” prices for seniors. We find better value staying off property. We get senior discount plus free parking. Oh and a free breakfast too,

    1. We have stayed at every tier but the camp ground. Our favorite is by far Coronado Springs. But in moderate I have to say sports or movies. Art of Animation if you stay in a family suite blows staying on budget out of the water but are nice. Like for deluxe Animal Kingdom who doesn’t love to wake up to Animals out your window.

      1. We have had the same different stays as you and Coronado Springs is favorite too.

      2. Jim Marcinkowski

        Those are Value Resorts., not moderate.

    2. Kat

      Parking fees are going away! Yay!

  4. Melinda

    I love staying at POP! The skyliner is awesome and it seems to be pretty cenrtally located to all the parks. The food court has a good variety of choices as well.

  5. Deb

    I love all stars you get what you need,stayed at wilderness lodge it was nice but not worth the extra money just to shower and sleep,just my own personal opinion

  6. Kimberly

    My absolute favorite is the Contemporary Resort because it is one of the original hotels and the monorail goes through it. Fortune to stay there once on the Magic Kingdom side during Christmas one year. Now I chose a value resort because rooms are expensive to not spend a lot of time there. My fav value resort is Pop but trying All Star Movies in 33 days for my 50th birthday trip. Any resort is worth staying on property to all be in the magic.

  7. sfcpres

    Did the AS Sports one time and hated everything about it. Too crowded and small rooms. Wildnernes Lodge was very nice and we actually were test subjects at one of the lounges before opening. Caribbean was our first trip on our honeymoon so it has sentimental memories, but is so spread out makes buses tougher. Was one of the first guests at Coronado but swore to never go there again (before the Tower).
    All time fav is Port Orleans French Quarter. Smallest on property. Quiet at night, kids loved the pool and scenery is nice. Also access to Riverside property (miss Dixie Landings) is a benefit.

  8. Santo

    AS Resorts are pretty nice for “value” resorts, as is Pop Century. Although the “value” isn’t what it used to be. Still better than a Motel 6, but with the prices now and no REAL Extra Magic Hours or dining plan, they’re kind of losing their appeal. Bus service has always been spotty, even at Deluxes, so the Skyliner helps, but to get back to some serious magic for families that are saving for years to stay at a Value resort, Disney has to get back on track.

  9. Georgia Barron

    We love to stay at the Swan
    Not a Disney themed hotel but a Marriott property right next to Epcot. Take the boats to the park. Great restaurants & pools & grounds. Not over run with kids. We also have stayed at Coronado Springs & Wilderness Campground.

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