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Old 01-26-2010, 12:26 AM   #136
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OMG1 only read one page, you guys have great ideas!

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or at least in the moderate and deluxe ones in keeping with the theme of the value ones being bare-bones..
well, except for this. values are not"bare bones.slightly smaller rooms, no full service rest., no slides. but we have stayed(and will continue to) at all 3 types of resorts, and love them all. I despise the "caste system" mentality.


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Just something that bothered me during our NYE trip was that it was difficult to find something quick to eat. We saw very few places that you could grab a quick hot dog, corn dog, churro, popcorn or something like that. I was just really surprised not to see numerous 'cart' vendors around the park.
how true!!! we would love to stop by a cart to grab a bratwurst, or corn dog!!!no fries, no apple slices. how about a chicago style hot dog? justthe hot dog?

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My number one mandate would be to ditch the Nescafe contract and get some real, delicious coffee...maybe even open a real coffee house in the Boardwalk area.
I really don't care, but hubby would love this!!! (I would like to see more hot tea available, but that includes [B]anywhere[/Bl




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2. Return smoking rooms/buildings and charge more for them.
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this won't happen, but jsut had to agree

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Yes, yes, yes. Animal Kingdom is awesome at night. You can only ride Everest at night during PM EMH (no good if you are just coming in for the day) or extended hours season at Christmastime. Riding Everest at night was one of our must-dos during our Christmas trip, I knew we wouldn't have another oppurtunity for several months at least. It is WONDERFUL at night!
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hubby doesn't see well in the dark, esp. after coming in from the light. therefore, we save many dark rides for after dark , ie; haunted mansion, pirates, peter pan.

AK closes SO early, and trying to time the shows is a pain. you have to pick only one show for EMH, which leaves little time to get over to Everest, so he can actually SEE the Yedi. and still make Dinosaur, so he can see the dinosaurs.
and it IS so pretty at night! primevil whirl is prettier at night, too. give us some "night" at AK!!!!
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:48 AM   #137
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First of all, I would upgrade all resorts to have what the cheapest off-property hotels have:

* Free internet in all resorts.
* Free refrigerators in all resorts (I remember when you had to pay for them at all resorts, not just the values!).
* Free coffee makers in all resorts.

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* Replace Atlantic Dance on the Boardwalk with a restaurant venue with counter service options.
i am always amazed that I get a fridge and microwave at the cheapest days inn In GA on the trip down, and not at the value resorts(OR Dolphin or the universal resorts) I don't agree about taking away yet another adult venue. they already did away with pleasure Island.


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I would probably suggest having some sort of frequent visitor program, and I'm not talking about D23. I think there should be some sort of special discounts or incentives for frequent visitors.
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what is D23? I agree with you. and I think twice a year quaifies for frequent visitor, even though it doesn't make sense to buy an AP (unless you plan on spending every single day in the parks)



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Free mini fridges and microwaves in all rooms. A lot of budget motels have them and are cheaper than the values. Of course, they aren't located in Disney. Just the same, I don't consider mini fridges and microwaves a high end luxury.

Redbox or some kind of in room movie rental service.

Frozen Coke machines in all resorts. We really missed them on our last stay at Pop.
I want to add, hot tubs for adults only!!! aand a few more reasonably priced adults only venues. we love Karaokee at the Swan. one night, it was great, the next night, even though it was 10 pm, there was a LONG rotation of singers, because of the 10 or more tween girls, sitting crosslegged in front of the stage.. your little girl is cute and all, but no one really wants to hear her sing except you. after dinner hours, it's a night club.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:00 AM   #138
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Seriously, so if I want to find a secluded, shaded spot to read a book, how can I do it at POP or if I like to rent a little boat or ride a bike can I do it at POP and what exactly can I do there execpt riding elevator? I never stayed at POR/POFQ but CBR and CSR are so much better then value.
the reason wwe like POP over the other values is: there ARE quiet ares, along the lake. we sit on the benches for a long time, with few people walking past us. and there is much more fflora at pop than at the all stars,. it's really pretty. and there a re really 2 main pools. the bowling pin pool is like a main pool.
but kelly, since you like mods, you should try POR. POFQ, actually only has one pool, no table service rest., and the "slide" is so tiny, only the little kids like it. (don't get me wwrong, it's still a beautiful resort! )
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:16 AM   #139
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I'm going to put this post back on track.

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-Fixed price hotels. $75 Value, $125 Moderate, and $200 Deluxe. It does not matter the season. This way we could do away with room pin codes. Club level is an additional $25. For DVC resorts...$225 Studio, $275 One BDRM, $325 Two BDRM, and $400 for the Three BDRM.

-Going back to the original DDP. App, Entree, Dessert, Tip. $ 40 per Adult, $10 per Child. (Parents of Children who are between the ages of 10 and 15 have the option to stay with the kids plan, or to upgrade to the adult plan. That way if you have a picky eater, you don't feel as if you are being ripped off once the child turns 10)

-Fridges, Microwaves, and Hi-Speed in all rooms. If you don't use them, that is fine. They are standard, like beds.

-Loyalty program. For those guests that have been, but keep coming back. I know not all come back every year, so AP's wouldn't be a benefit. Each trip, after your first, you accumulate points. One point per night. Points are worth $10 Disney Dollars each. What you do with them is up to you. They never expire. You can leave them on your account, and only take them when you want to. They do roll over with each trip, so you don't have to stress about using them by the end of your stay.

-Free Continental breakfast in all resorts. (Juice, muffins, bagels, and fruit.)

The public has spoken, and I am going to try and meet all demands.
do away with pin codes??!!well, we fot them twice, but the "room only codes' got us pop in early dec. for $45 a night! and you want a fixed $75?
but I LOVE all your other ideas, esp. the point accumulation!!!! but, then again, it's your thread, and you're "queen fot the day" (anyone else remember a game show in the 60's called that?)

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I was there and this is why I can say there is nothing there to do or enjoy, can you name any activities provided by resort, except pool and arcade provided by every resort, even the cheapest offsites? As somebody said, if you spend all time in parks and only need a place to eat and sleep then yes value is perfect but if you like me spend a lot of time in resort then sorry, you can not enjoy Motel6 with oversized decor, JMHO.
hubby and I do not spend all our time in the parks. we have seen everything at the parks and love to spend relax time at the resorts. we love lying by the pool, reading,and looking at the big bowling pins, or lady and the tramp, or mowgli, or big yo-yos. makes us 50ish people feel like kids. we love to make a cocktail, and stroll along the lake, sit on a bench, feed the birds (did I say that?) . now, the contemporary? talk about blah themeing! but, we love the mods, too. love POR. , but then, we miss palm trees there. mix and match., split stays are great!!! bit of this, bit of that!
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i am always amazed that I get a fridge and microwave at the cheapest days inn In GA on the trip down, and not at the value resorts(OR Dolphin or the universal resorts)
Competition. Disney's Value resorts, and the Dolphin, and the Universal properties, don't need to provide refrigerators in every room to entice customers. People will stay there anyway. The Value resorts only, ultimately, compete with each other; ditto for the three onsite Universal resorts (yes, even though they're in different price ranges with different amenities - there's nothing comparable to being onsite at USF except, well, being onsite there); Dolphin with the Swan - so, assuming the Swan does offer free refrigerators, Guests who want those can opt for that hotel. Days Inn needs to compete with Quality Inn, Holiday Inn Express, etc., so they'll provide/offer similar amenities.
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