Here's the scoop:
We are a family of 5. We stay at the Dolphin because of its proximity to everything (especially our favorite park, EPCOT). We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being able to walk to EPCOT and HS. As our older kids get older we have come realize that we need TWO rooms to accomdate our needs. We have DD 1.5 DD 14 and DS 16. I am worried that we won't get the rates we desire from the Dolphin and we will have to book through Disney. Although many people love to book through Disney, for us needed 2 rooms we would have to stay at moderate resorts. We can't afford to stay in Deluxe resorts.
Moderate resorts are NOT within walking distance to EPCOT or HS. I have been looking into POFQ and CB resorts (as well as AOA and OKW).
Basically, I am wondering if I will be truly disappointed by staying at the Moderates bc of being spoiled by the Dolphin. I know I sound like a brat, but I would love to hear others view on this.
Well, why not book a DVC? Or look into the deluxe resorts that allow 5 people to stay in one room (Contemporary rooms are huge and allow 5 people to stay in a room). I don't understand why you would jump to two rooms when you can easily find deluxe resorts that allow 5 people to stay in a room.