What will be your breaking point? Resort fees?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Rickat96, May 7, 2018.

  1. Rickat96

    Rickat96 DIS Veteran

    Dec 26, 2015
    Just curious, Started pricing out trip US, offsite-considerable drop in price compared to Disney.

    Some Background-

    I normally take both of my older kids a grand kids for Christmas, This year I have 5 rooms at CSR with the FD (Thank goodness)

    Parking fees will add @ $800 bucks- really a drop in the bucket but its annoying to think of zero value for this fee. I also read that because of the new parking-traffic is backing up the resorts too- sound familiar? This was why ticket prices increase-crowd control (yea right)

    So the next thing Disney will need is a "resort fee" to help unclog the traffic. I am almost at the point.

    What will it take for you?
  2. DLgal

    DLgal DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2013
    My breaking point will come if they discontinue the military discount program. I won't pay their rack rates, ever. And I feel their general public discounts are paltry.
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  4. SaintsManiac

    SaintsManiac DIS Veteran

    Dec 9, 2014
    I don’t have a breaking point. I adjust to make the numbers work.
  5. quandrea

    quandrea DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2010
    This is probably me. Sad, but true. I love the place that much.
  6. Shanti

    Shanti Momketeer

    Nov 29, 2015
    When our trips there become unpleasant, I guess. As long as we keep having a great time and have the money, we'll keep paying.
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  7. Shelleyfs

    Shelleyfs Mouseketeer

    Nov 3, 2017
    I would just go less. I don't think I would want to cut it out completely.
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  8. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    Us too. We adjust
  9. Jadyreen1282

    Jadyreen1282 DIS Veteran

    Apr 21, 2014
    Agree. Disney already costs a ton. We are at a point in our life that if we can't afford it we don't go. We aren't even close to that with Disney so it will not matter.
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  10. rwdavis2

    rwdavis2 DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2007
    How do you get $800 in parking fees?
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  11. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    He's got five rooms booked at CSR for family. If each room has a car, that's $95 per day in parking fees. Just my guess.
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  12. Tonberry

    Tonberry DIS Veteran

    Dec 21, 2014
    We've already adjusted over the years. At first, we cut down our trips. We use to go once a year, then once every other year, now we do once every other year and take shorter trips than we use to. It use to be 10 day trips, but now we've cut them down to 6 or 7.
    We'll always go to Disney, no matter the cost. We just may be doing it a lot less.
  13. quandrea

    quandrea DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2010
    Reading the comments got me thinking. We have adjusted too. Used to always maintain an AP. Now we buy an AP, use it to cover two years of trips—usually 40 days or so. THen we let it lapse and do resort only trips (we are dvc). So we are buying half as many APs as we used to.
  14. rkstocke5609

    rkstocke5609 Mouseketeer

    Dec 20, 2015
    Yep, we’re fully vested so it will just be adjustments as the budget dictates. But, I can’t wait for the next dip in the economy to lighten the crowds a bit. As a DVCer, I simply will not battle extreme crowds. It could come to non- park trips.
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  15. 1GoldenSun

    1GoldenSun DIS Veteran

    Jun 17, 2017
    They lost me with the resort parking fees.
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  16. kreckl

    kreckl DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    Dogs in resorts and public areas.
  17. AngiTN

    AngiTN DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2011
    None that I have identified as of yet.
    We don't drive so parking fees do not apply to us at all.
    We don't drive so off site is not an option period. I'm not going to deal with off site transportation choices and not going to rent a car. We enjoy being able drink without worry about watching the number so one of us can drive.
    So for now, I see nothing that will stop us.
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  18. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

    Jun 11, 2005
    Ditto. And I don't even use a car. It's the prncip!e.
  19. mousefan73

    mousefan73 DIS Veteran

    May 9, 2012
    Us too until rhat reaches a breaking point. For now we have cut:
    2.Parties no more MNSSHP on top.
    3. this year reduced car rental days. We usually do longer trip where we pick up our car rental at MCO and drop off a few days before we leave. Now we will take the MDE straight from the airport and get a rental car in the middle trip.
    4. If you like please keep us in nice and start reducing Park days or hoppers.

    At some point we will have a breaking point either we completely stop going or we will go offsite. I think this will affect more repeat visitors like ourselves who have seen that and done that. First time park stores have no choice or are clueless at other options.
  20. cwis

    cwis DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2016
    I think likewise, though a ten-fold increase in prices might likely be just “too much” for booking Disney hotels. (Parks might be doable if there is no wait.)
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  21. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2005
    I was going to say resort fees, but it is my guess that rather than adding a fee, the fee will just get buried in the cost by raising rates. It is an ongoing thing, the rising costs of resort rates, IMO. I am not sure I have a breaking point, but I do have a finite budget, so rather than multiple trips to WDW, our travels there have already been reduced, and we will make them further apart still.

    My concern is that instead of a favorite destination for folks, it will become a once in a lifetime destination, and that woudl be a shame really. WDW is no different than any other travel desitinations if the economy goes south or God forbid another tragedy occurs that frightens folks from traveling, so if they outprice themselves for the frequent flyers, they may be in trouble.

    I realize that DIsney does not reward those who come again and again, but I really have no idea why this is so. They tend to spend less on souvenirs, but I think that if you add up the total budget, they are much lower maintenance. I knwo we book special events, spend less time in the parks, but still purchace length of stay hoppers, relax and shop, and have no issue dining at an out of the way spot rather than the heavy hitters in the parks.

    I would think DIsney woudl want the folks who come just to be there, we are like a set it and forget it. WE are there, and require not much.

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