My dh and I just returned from an adults only vacation and stayed at the CBR. It was wonderful. It is our favorite resort. As we are planning next year’s vacation with the entire family (3 kids, 14, 11, and 7) we thought it would be nice to go back. Our kids have stayed at moderates, deluxes and value (only POP). They ALL want to go to POP.
We will get two rooms so space is not so much of an issue. But, we did all cram in to a room at POP 3 years ago with an air mattress - what a time!!!
POP has a great food court and game room and is so very kid friendly. The only differences I can see is the double sink, hot tub, and decor at CBR. POP has a decent pool, neat decor (though very LOUD) and a nice bar by the pool.
Biggest issue is the bus system. We have found that there is often times we have to wait a bus (or two or three) at POP - sometimes there are large crowds staying at POP and late at night when the parks close there can be some waiting time.
Its a tough decision but not sure the difference is worth the extra cost - money you could use elsewhere.
Now, there is a difference between the moderates and deluxes and its called “food court” which is a necessity for us!
Best of luck! Its a tough decision - but its all Disney and you really can’t go wrong!