[QUOTE=MissDisney;1118341]OK, here you go, just my opinion:
I have been to only one value resort, and it was as you said, cool to look at briefly but it would be seriously annoying after much longer than that. I mean, it is SERIOUSLY bright over there, huge and bright. I also didn’t care for the flimsy feel (I don’t have a better description, sorry). And it isn’t just us adults that would have been overwhelmed… I felt that my kids would never have tolerated the hyper sensory stimulation for long. For us, the values are a NO.
At the moderates you have mentioned, you will get a more traditional resort feeling, with beautiful grounds, sit-down dining options, pool slides, boats, horse carriages, etc. In other words, at WDW you get more “stuff” at a moderate resort than at a value resort. We have stayed at POR and CBR, and both are lovely (you will see that I still call POR “Dixie Landings” in my signature… a fond memory!). At POR or POFQ, you actually get to take advantage of BOTH resorts, including the pools.
I may be wrong, totally possible, but I can’t think of a value resort with a waterslide (important to my kids) or a table-service dining option (important to DH).
Take a look at a map of the mods and request a building close to the action, if location is important to you. The adults in your party, if they are like adults that travel in ours, will REALLY appreciate the luxury and peace of a mod after being in the parks all day. And the mods take great care of the kids and their interests too!
Again, just my opinion.[/QUOTE]
And an opinion shared by me.
We are there for a park experience but we don’t need to be so emerged that we feel like cartoon characters ourselves. It is important to my family to have the option of a table service restaurant, the boats, the atmosphere of a regular resort, really.
Anyway, I would love to tour AofA just to have seen in, especially the Cars part of the resort