Here you go:Can someone copy/paste for me? Can't see that link at work
100%. In fact, I'm so far in the NO category, we're renting DVC this time and I'm paying extra for daily cleaning. Somebody needs to clean and mommy is on vacationI'm shocked they aren't considering housekeeping as an upcharge instead.
Seriously, no chance would I take a payoff for no housekeeping. It's one of the things I love about vacation.
If you use a disney gift card...who gets the money in the end?OK well, $20 per night, better deal than I initially expected. But you'd have to reject it up front. Bad deal if you have little kids and uh, those kids sometimes have accidents/nosebleeds/whatever. I'm just really surprised they're paying people to opt out. This gift card has to be the test balloon right? If enough take the card, they start charging the resort fee and as a prior poster said, offer a credit based on declining housekeeping? Or worse yet charging per use? Now, I'm starting up with DVC stays now, so I totally expected that extra housekeeping charge but most people who book a hotel kind of expect it to be included. I see some unhappy guests in the future.
Try running a household of 5 for a while without a housekeeper. Then I think you'll understand why it's a big deal to some for a few days on vacation.If it truly is $20/night+you can get towels; it's perfect for us. We are only 2 people with no kids and all we need is towels. We don't need vacuuming and sheets changed. I've even noticed with Disney sheets, the longer you go without them changing them, the softer they feel. We usually stay 7 nights, that would mean $140 which could mean (numbers are approximations, spare me arguments that I'm $2.37 off so the gift card thing is BAD):
-extra table service character meal
-extra night at a value
-extra park ticket
I'm just curious why so many people are so adamant they MUST HAVE service everyday. I don't understand how your room is that much in need of vacuuming EACH day. I would argue personal habits need to be changed if you have to clean that much at home each and every day.