When clients ask for “kid-friendly” resorts, many automatically think of Value Resorts because of their bright and colorful, not to mention, larger than life décor!  These resorts are great, but some families need accommodations for 4 or more guests, they want queen size beds, larger rooms, or they’re attracted to a subtler décor for their stay.  Value Resorts accommodate no more than 4 guests (unless staying in a family suite) and have double size beds.

You don’t need to sacrifice your resort preferences just because you think the Value Resorts are the only ones appealing to children.  Moderate Resorts (along with Deluxe Resorts) are as appealing without the focus being solely on the décor of the grounds.  Below is a breakdown of the kid friendly options that are available at Moderate Resorts.

Disney Moderate ResortsModerate Resorts at Walt Disney World

  • Themed Rooms (accommodate families of 4)
    • Caribbean Beach Resort (Pirate Rooms)
      • Immerse yourself in the pirate world! With 2 double-size ship-shaped beds and nautical touches, these amazingly themed rooms bring out the pirate in everyone.
    • Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (Royal Guest Rooms)
      • These regal rooms offer touches from Tiana and her prince along with other princess pals! Special headboards create a “fireworks” display to truly give a royal feel!  These rooms include 2 queen beds.
    • Pirate Adventure Cruises (for kids 4-12 years of age)
      • Set sail on a pirate adventure to find a hidden treasure for two hours while hearing legends of pirate’s past. Snack and drink included.
      • These adventures can be booked for an added fee.
        Campfires at the Moderate Resorts at Walt Disney World
    • Campfire Activities
      • Roast marshmallows fireside! This free activity is not offered at Value Resorts.
    • Movies Under the Stars
      • These complimentary outdoor screenings of Disney movies usually follow the campfire offerings! They are held on select nights as weather permits.  Check the recreation calendar at the resorts for dates, times, and movie showings. Fishing at the Moderate Resorts at Walt Disney World
    • Dockside Fishing
      • All casting-rod fishing gear can be rented from the Fishin' Hole at Old Man Island. Note: fishing at Disney World Resort is catch-and-release only.

Note:  Options listed (except pool use) are open to ALL guests of Disney World Resort, regardless of where you are staying.  Pool access is only for guests staying at that resort specifically.  If staying at Port Orleans Riverside or French Quarter Resorts, guests CAN pool hop since they are “sister resorts”.    

The offerings to kids are great at these Moderate locations, so don’t miss out adding these options to your complimentary quote!       

Megan Thompson

Travel Specialist