- Nov 15, 2008
Yes, summer in a preferred is going to cost someone more than the other Epcot resorts, but its also one of the lower demand times as well,The point charts I have been strictly focusing on have been the summer time ones. Sorry I briefly mentioned that elsewhere but didn't further emphasize it later. The 27 point value was an average of 26 points for weekday and 30 for weekend studio costs.
I agree that anybody can go to any resort. Those comparisons were done to show just how high Riviera rooms cost in general. I still think the comparison of Riviera to the other Epcot area resorts is the most significant. And yes, the basic feeling I have is that there will be owners who will buy direct there and end up surprised at how much more expensive per night it is and will look to go elsewhere, and that there will also not be an equal enough number of owners who will be interested in trading in. It's all obviously a lot of predictions based on extrapolating limited data from elsewhere, but its enough to create a hypothesis. I don't think anything can be done about it, as once the points for a resort are declared it's a done deal, but I thought it was something worth sharing out in the Mousecellanous forum.
Your thread is about, I thought, that way more RIV owners are going to want out more often than others will want in because they will realize they can go elsewhere for cheaper and that it will push owners like you, who do the same thing, to find it harder to trade,
While you might see a tick up in the summer, there are many more times during the year where that won’t be the case. There will also be people who want to stay at RIV occasionally, and will make the choice to splurge once and a while, if they decide the resort is worth it.
You are assuming that RiV owners will find no value in the resort to justify spending more, way more than other DVC members currently do about the other DVC resorts.
Many of the posts regarding RIV so far are pretty positive and I think it will remain popular enough that it will have no more or no less impact than SSR or Poly does now,