Walt Disney World moderate resorts ranked worst to best

Disney Coronado Springs. Image courtesy Brian Miller
Disney Coronado Springs. Image courtesy Brian Miller / Image courtesy Brian Miller
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1. Port Orleans Riverside

It's the charm that makes Riverside (originally the Dixie Landings resort) so wonderful. Compared to the faster style of French Quarter, this is quiet, based on the bayou regions with lovely forest areas to walk through and buildings designed after old-fashioned mansions. The main pool area is good, with six smaller pools and an actual fishing hole.

The main building is designed like a sawmill, complete with a water wheel outside. Besides the lobby and shops, it houses the terrific Boatwright's Dining Hall and Riverside Mill food court, which, alongside two bars, offers more dining options than French Quarter. It's really the ambivalence that makes Riverside a delightful spot and the best of Disney's moderate resorts.

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