I want a resort that feeds me like a cruise...

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by smartmommy4, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. smartmommy4

    smartmommy4 Earning My Ears

    Aug 5, 2018
    It takes a long time to eat at Disney. I want to stay at a resort that provides full meals and snacks all day long. I know the club level provides some food and more service, but I don't want service. I just want food! It takes so long to eat at Disney. I don't want to wait at all. I wish Disney would provide a hotel that has full meals available that you can just go and chow, no waiting or paying, three meals a day. And charge accordingly so that they make good profit. It will save so much time.

    This can work out with properly designed plans. For example, it can provide additional dining plans for guests to eat at the parks at discount rates, being that if they eat at the parks they won't eat as much at the hotel, etc.

    I wish every Disney hotel will have this. Say just reserve one building for this purpose, and the food can be from the local food court and hotel restaurant, and have a small room for serving it. Then charge per person for eating in the room. The waiting in line to buy food and waiting to pay for it can be skipped.
  2. roydavid7771

    roydavid7771 DIS Veteran

    May 5, 2010
    Sounds like you want the 24 hour buffet. Not a bad idea, but for me the time it takes for my family to eat is time for us to decompress and catch our breath. Plus, the service is part of the experience for us.
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  4. rwdavis2

    rwdavis2 DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2007
    So you would go back to the hotel just for meals and then head back out to a park? That would take just as much time as a sit down meal.
  5. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    I think you need either a 24 hour buffet - You can go to. Vegas, or a cruise. Disney doesn’t offer that and I don’t see any need
  6. StageTek

    StageTek It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

    Apr 20, 2007
    An interesting idea. I see the same problem with it as rwdavis2; great for a cruise where everything you do is close to your room and the dining area. At WDW guests typically spend all day in a park. Breakfast at the resort often, but lunch and dinner is usually a long way away from the resort.
    How many meals do you think you would eat at the resort? Would you leave the park mid-day to head back to the hotel to have lunch? Then return to the park and head back to the hotel around dinner? Seems like the travel time would eliminate any time saving.
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  7. DWillowBay

    DWillowBay DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
  8. DLgal

    DLgal DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2013
    Stay Club Level. It's similar to being on a cruise.
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  9. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Jul 6, 2004

    It would take more time than just having a sit down meal in the park.
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  10. Amelia :)

    Amelia :) DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2016
    My favourite thing about dining at WDW is the amount of options and different experiences available. We typically go for 14 days and try to not dine at the same place twice on a trip. So no, going back to eat at the same hotel every day would not appeal to me, especially when there’s so many great options available around the whole of WDW.
  11. ellbell

    ellbell DIS Veteran

    Jul 8, 2014
    I also don't see how this would work for people on a budget who share meals and bring their own food into the parks. If everyone is being charged a higher price for this unlimited access to food then a lot of people will be priced out.
  12. pitpat

    pitpat DIS Veteran

    Jan 21, 2017
    This reminds me of WALL-E for some reason.
  13. Huff

    Huff DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2007
    On a cruise ship people have nowhere else to go. They want activities, eating etc 24 hours a day and make their own schedule. At WDW people are not limited to one small place. Their schedules are mostly based on the park hours. A 24 hour buffet would be vacant for much of the night.
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  14. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

    Sep 6, 2003
    This would not be to Disney's favor so it won't happen.

    Disney Cruise be your best bet.
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  15. NYCgrrl

    NYCgrrl DIS Veteran

    Jul 13, 2017
    So you want fast food nonstop. Wouldn't be surprised if your fantasy is part of your near future.

    They already have this type of setups at various industrial parks and office complexes. Some heat the food directly via the vending machines and others go for a nuker setup right next to the food machines. As things stand now, park and resort food are set up as different profit streams within most Food and Beverage Departments so until a company opts to go back in time and accept the money as all OR designs/purchases software that can delineate the funds (maybe via a magic band?) your dream of eating night and day wherever you want won't happen.
    Interesting concept though:).

    For the record I'm not a big fan of buffets on the sea or land and tend to eat a sitdown full service meal in the main dining room on a cruise or table service at a resort. I enjoy eating leisurely.
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  16. Shanti

    Shanti Momketeer

    Nov 29, 2015
    Sounds like a Disney cruise would be just right for you.

    That kind of meal availability would be impossible to implement in the parks, though. That's okay in my book.

    Staying club level at a deluxe resort provides a source of beverages, snacks & small meals that you can drop in and eat. I like not always having to schedule a meal, wait to be served, etc. That is one of the attractions of club level for us. But I also like that club level meals are light. I don't need or want heavy meals constantly at the ready.
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  17. Sparkly

    Sparkly Starlight, starbright...

    Mar 5, 2012
    Millennial pink cupcake in a cup, anyone???
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  18. Lewisc

    Lewisc DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2000
    What about room service?
  19. aprincessatlast

    aprincessatlast DIS Veteran

    May 1, 2012
    Yet cruises don't even do this? There are certain hours things are open. Sure room service is available but it is that way at a hotel too. Yes you have to wait. The menu is very limited too depending on the hours. Buffets are only open certain hours. Not always for dinner neither, I have found. Dining room, again set hours and you wait.

    I think the dining plan was the answer to people who wanted a cruise like feel. The buffets are plenty at WDW.
  20. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2005
    I cannot see any point to this in WDW. It seems like you want an all inclusive resort, but who would pay for that and then need to pay for the meals in parks, or character meals, or show/meals? The concept works if you never leave he resort, but I don't know anyone who would travel to WDW and then camp out in the resort.

    If I want an all inclusive I will choose one where I knwo I am confined to the area, such as a large AI resort or a cruise. If i am traveling to WDW I am not paying for the "convenience" of food and beverages all day at my resort when I am likely to be away for at least two meals.
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  21. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Not even getting into the WHY of this, but....

    You don't wait for food on cruises? And what cruise has food 24/7 anymore? For free, at least?


    I've done Disney and Royal, and they have hours and limits. Buffets have long lines (and arguments over the "pod" system and if you just want a biscuit can you jump to that spot, or do you have to wait in the whole line), pizza/salad/whatever kiosks have lines, and the sit-down meals take upwards of 2 hours.

    Sure I'd love to be on a cruise back in the 70s, but I can't. No TARDIS available to me yet. Maybe someday. Alas free 24/7 food, chocolate buffets, midnight buffets, etc are a thing of the past.
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