Any new family hotels?

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by andrychowski, May 12, 2007.

  1. andrychowski

    andrychowski Mouseketeer

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    Anyone know of any Disney plans for reasonably priced hotels for families of 6? We cannot afford the Disney Vacation resorts or the high-end resorts so we are forced to stay off-site. Is this anything Disney will look into in the future? It seems this is a place they are losing money to the outside resorts (which are growing quickly).
     
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  3. MasterShake

    MasterShake Sir, you are drunk……………… And you, madam, are ugly.

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    I haven't heard anything, but Disney currently has Suites available at All Star Music that are supposed to sleep up to six, plus a young child. They run $179 - $265 depending on the time of year you go. Also you can get two value resort rooms that are connected by a door for $164 - $240 a night.


    I think it's approximately $140+ on average to get a single hotel room that accommodates 6 people off site. Disney hotels will always cost more then off site, unless you get a promotion deal. I think the per person price is probably very close to what a family of 4 pays per person.
     
  4. andrychowski

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    Yes, I have read about the new suites at the All Star resorts, but they require 2 people being on fold-out ottomans or chairs and they have limited kitchen facilities. We almost did the 2 rooms (we were traveling with my parents this year), but decided 2 rooms wasn't big enough for 4 kids (8yrs - 22mos). This May we stayed at Windsor Hills Resort. It was 1 miles from park. We got there faster than we could travel to our Fort Wilderness trailer we stayed in 3 1/2 years ago. We had a full kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a private pool (12' x 12' and 5' deep). This resort also has a beautiful clubhouse pool with 2-story waterslide. We paid $89 a night for all of this. You can also pay $69 a night for a 3 bedroom condo (only it doesn't have private pool). I know some will argue you aren't on-site, no extra magic hours, etc. But, for those of us who are on a very tight budget, we will stay offsite everytime. I just think Disney will get hit to some extent with larger families staying offsite instead of in bigger resorts or renting 2 rooms.
     
  5. EUROPACL

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    Don't look for hotel rooms that sleep 6 you will always pay too much. You should look at places like Cypress Pointe Grand Villas Two Bedroom Condos go for around 100 a night during May. Some other places include....Blue Tree Resort or Regal Palms Resort. Many of these places are located near the Dowtown Diney entrance. That is unless you have your heart set on staying "onsite" then its a Motel 6 with a giant football or hockey stick which will even come near your price range.
     
  6. MasterShake

    MasterShake Sir, you are drunk……………… And you, madam, are ugly.

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    The rooms at the value resorts do have a Motel 6 quality about them, but to be fair you do get more then just an oversized hockey stick.

    Most of the values have interesting lobbies, food courts, arcade, and gift shops (if you like that sort of thing). A lot of poeple like the over sized decorations, while some think of them as tacky.

    Of course if your staying on site at Disney you get Magical Express, Extra Magic Hours, and free shuttle service (also offered by some offsite hotels) to the parks.

    I stayed at Pop Century last year and overall my expierance was good. Last year we also tried the Dinning Plan (only available if you stay on site) and really enjoyed it.
     
  7. EUROPACL

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    Yes if over paying for an interesting lobby is what you feel you need to do then by all means go for it. If another place to buy 8.00 chicken strips is really what your looking for then the "Value Resorts" are your ticket. If over paying for a motel 6 room is what you need in order to be 20 yards closer to another Diney Gift shop then go for it...which I hear are really hard to find anywhere on site.

    Then of course there is the lovely Extra Magick Hours...wait do customers really want those things a couple of years ago they told us that we didn't want them any more. I get confused on what I'm supposed to like unless Disney tells me. Last time I took part in one of those extra magic hours it was more like an extra 20 minutes.

    Yes You do get a "free" bus ride to the parks if you stay at one of the Disney 6 motels....ahhh...the smell..the crowd...the standing up without a seat back and forth between the Motel 6 and magick kingdom...its like heaven on earth.
     
  8. MasterShake

    MasterShake Sir, you are drunk……………… And you, madam, are ugly.

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    Wow, did you take your meds today? I was just offering some of the benefits to staying on sight. It does cost more and the rooms are not the nicest. However, I disagree that the other amenities are worthless.

    Most of the people I have seen/met on the buses do not smell, most are just normal everyday people that take showers.

    On my last trip I rode the bus every day and only on two occasions was the bus so crowded that anyone had to stand up.

    Extra magic hours lasts 1-3 hours, so the twenty minute thing might be an exaggeration.

    You seem to have a real burning hatred for those damn chicken nuggets. I wonder if you freak out when you see them on the menu of most major restaurant chains.... :confused3
     
  9. EUROPACL

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    Ahh so if someone does not see the benfit of overpaying then they are off there meds?

    Yes after a long hot day in the parks everybody takes a shower before getting back on the bus.


    Your the lucky one. I've never been on a Disney bus where people weren't standing.

    YMMV

    Ok...how about another place to get the same 6.00 hamburger everywhere else at Disney. How about the same 3.00 coke. See here is where you are confused about Disney...its not a chain ....at least that is not what it was supposed to be. Now it is and you easly except it as such. Some of us miss the days when Disney offered something unique...not the chain.
     
  10. rodkenrich

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    The rooms at Disney's All-Stars do not nearly come close to any Motel 6. Motel 6 properties are ridiculoulsy awlful by any standards.
     
  11. iamalittlegoofy

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    Of course Euro is right, as attested by the multiple thousands of ignorant guest that love staying at Disney values every year. If only everyone could be as enlightened as Euro, what a great world we could live in.
     
  12. EUROPACL

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    Sort of the way that McDonalds must be the best Hamburger place on earth becuase of the billions they sell each year...right?
     
  13. iamalittlegoofy

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    Exactly where did I (or anyone on this thread) say that the values were the "best". My only point is that it is worth it to those who like to stay there. It is successful from both the user and owner's point of view. Just like those McDonald's hamburgers.
     
  14. YoHo

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    1: The Disney Hamburger is aweful at any price. People who would eat that are incapable of judging quality. McDonalds is better.

    2: Motel 6 are not any worse then the values... Depending on which motel 6 you're at. Since it's a franchise, your quality will very. With Disney, your quality is consistant...ly low.
     
  15. EUROPACL

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    Yes just like millions of people stay at a Motel 6 every day. Are they the best Hotel out there..... or the best they can afford? The "value resorts" did nothing but allow Disney to raise the prices of their other on site Hotels and make it easier for Disney to turn their Hotels into a caste system. I'm sure there are plenty of people that are happy staying at Pop Century...just as there are plenty of people that are happy to eat McDonalds Hamburgers....there is nothing wrong with stepping back and looking at the quality or the real value of either of those things.
     
  16. iamalittlegoofy

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    Opinion. Dont see how yours is any better than anyone elses.

    See above. And..... dont stay there. There are thousands of people who are perfectly content to stay there, despite your EXPERT opinion.
     
  17. iamalittlegoofy

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    And you have an issue with Disney providing affordable rooms for those on a tighter budget?

    Quality is based on opinion, when comparing like products. When comparing vastly different products, quality is often related to affordability. I dont see your point.
     
  18. EUROPACL

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    Don't you see that Disney could have and has in the past offered a vastly better product for the same value. Little by little over the years they picked away at was considered quality and the value of it....until we get to this point people jumping up and down to stay at Pop Century for 109 bucks a night and thinking they are getting value or quality....when in fact its little more then a 49.00 dollar a night Motel 6 room with a giant Yo-Yo out front.
     
  19. iamalittlegoofy

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    That my friend is capitalism. Disney is maximizing profits, they are a business, right. No is being forced to stay there.

    People are smart enough to know exactly what they are getting.

    Wrong. At motel 6 I dont get EMH, the ease of transportation, or that "Disney Feeling". Now it is up to each individual if those items are "worth" the added cost of the room.
     
  20. paulh

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    i`ll stay at pop and a delux in a 2 week vacation.Hell doing that this august
    Nowt wrong with a value IMHO
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  21. EUROPACL

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    Not forced...but tricked..goated..and pushed down from somethnig that would not have been done in the past.


    Based on what you've said I don't think so in this case.


    Yeah I've covered this...it really does come down to what that is worth to you. Outside of that "Disney feeling" you know you can get a much better Hotel room...not Motel for a cheaper price with those same perks of Extra Magical Minutes and crowded buses. But if a Giant Yo-Yo is what scream Disney for you and you willing to pay 60.00 bucks a night for it...then go for it.

    I wonder how Disney being a Biz and all was able to operate all of those years giving better value and service at better Hotels (not motels) though?
     

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