Originally Posted by disfan07
We stayed at the Contemporary in June....we used the monorail once the entire time. We never took it to or from MK....much much easier to walk.
When we booked the Contemporary, it had nothing to do with the monorail. It had to do with the location as a whole. Watching the fireworks from the hotel. Walking to and from MK. The amazing views of Bay Lake at night and in the morning. The size of the rooms. The all around amazing service. The monorail is one small part of the experience at the Contemporary. We would stay there again if there was no monorail at all.
I just don't understand people letting something like the monorail being down ruin their trip. I get that it's expensive. Believe me I do. We are planning on getting 2 rooms at the Contemporary in April for 7 of us and we would never expect any type of compensation if the monorail was down. They are doing what they should be doing...offering alternative transportation options. It's not like you suddenly can't get there. Maybe it's because of everything we have been through the past few years but the monorail being down wouldn't even be a blip on our radar. And honestly, I don't think Disney owes anyone anything because of this. Again, I would never expect compensation. Things happen. That's life. It is what it is and if the monorail being down is your biggest complaint right now, count yourself lucky.
I just can't wait to be back at the Contemporary next year (monorail or no monorail!)
And what would you do if they boarded up your windows ? So you didn't have a view ? Would you complain then ? Would you demand compensation ? And as for "count yourself lucky" lol. If that's the case then no one ever should complain about anything, including things they pay for. There is always a worse place you could be. But that doesn't really hold out when you are paying thousands of dollars to Disney in exchange for a monorail resort, or for any service. By that logic the next time you pay for a car and you get a 10 year old piece of crap, you should just say, "well, I wont let this ruin my driving experience". You get what you pay for, and the OP paid for a resort with a fully functional monorail.
You might not book Monorail resorts for the Monorail, but other people do, and they have paid for the monorail. If its not being offered, in the same way it was sold ie: running all day every day as the most convenient and "Disney" way to and from the parks, then compensation should be provided.