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New Gondola Transportation

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by danlb_2000, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Kman101

    Kman101 Premium Member

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    I mean, to answer you $129 isn't necessarily unreasonable, no. But for several nights and with taxes and fees, it adds up quick.
     
  2. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    It really comes down to a question of risk vs reward. They would have a lot to loose and nothing to gain by making this up,
     
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  3. MichWolv

    MichWolv Born Modest. Wore Off. Premium Member

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    My parents have annual passes, so no parking issue. And my parents have a car (they live in South Florida), so no car expense. But even if those weren't the case, I was looking at $125/night vs. $400 for two rooms at a mod. Renting a car for $40/day and paying $20/day parking still leaves me with big savings in $.
     
  4. WDWdream97

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    Will it be referred to as a separate entity entirely, Such as "Disney's Something Vaguely Island-ish Resort"? Or part of CBR, such as "Something Vaguely Island-ish at Disney's CBR"?
     
  5. MisterPenguin

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    Likely. Instead of Caribbean *Beach*, I'd guess something like Caribbean Tower, or, French Caribbean, or Caribbean Isle. Or, they can go the route of FW and give their DVC a 'brand name' like Cayman Shoals or Port San Angel.
     
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  6. draybook

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    We've stayed there twice during cheer trips. Great pricing for nice room and a 5 minute walk to Disney Springs.
     
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  7. Kman101

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    It's my new go to resort. I like it a lot. Super close to the Springs and driving to the parks wasn't bad at all. McDonalds and other places minutes away ... it's a great location imo
     
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  8. Goob

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    I would never rent a car if I was staying off property. Uber all the way. No parking fees either.
     
  9. Kman101

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    I live close enough to drive for the day but I've started making it into little trips so I have my own car which is nice but not everyone will of course. The Disney Springs hotels all offer shuttles and it's super close to the Springs. I have an AP so no parking fee at the parks but the hotel now charges for parking but it's not awful. But I avoid renting cars when I travel too if I can. I've yet to use Uber lol.
     
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  10. DisneyDreamer08

    DisneyDreamer08 Well-Known Member

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    Not always possible when you have little kids who ride in car seats :)
    But believe me, we will definitely be looking into all off site options for the first time ever when our next trip rolls around in a few years. So I appreciate all the suggestions!
     
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  11. Kristamouse

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    Do share, we love off property and are in need of a place to stay in May:)
     
  12. flynnibus

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    $100+/night is pretty normal for any major chain hotel virtually all around the country these days. The $60/n holiday inn isn't a thing anymore... that's RedRoof Inn/motel ranges. I regularlly have to pay $100-$140 for a hotel as I travel around.. even in 'no where special' land.
     
  13. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    Ah Baghdad Bob, He deserved better than what he got, Many of us think he should have gotten a late night show doing the opposite of the news...
     
  14. Goob

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    The Hilton Lake Buena Vista would be my first pick. It's the closest to Disney Springs and it just got a refurb when we were there for NYE this year. It's now all up to date and looks fantastic.
     
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  15. Kman101

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    No, I do get that.

    To be fair to me and give some context, I last paid to stay on property waay back in 2006-2008, when a moderate was the price Pop is now, and then I traveled to California in 2008, cruises in 2009 and 2010, and with very discounted rooms thanks to a friend who's father works for a luxury hotel chain I stayed in Miami a few times for very very cheap. After that I didn't do much traveling. A night here and there. Obviously I'm aware in 10 years prices are going up up up but I hadn't really seriously looked at booking anywhere until this last year or so and this year so I still had the 10 years ago price ranges in my head. Again, I know they've gone up but it's accepting that reality ... and if I can stay cheaper elsewhere, I will, but not 50-80. I don't expect that. 100-140 is reasonable.

    Anyway just explaining why I was a bit surprised at the pricing. In my head I know they've gone up but seeing it ... and not saying that's horrible pricing ...
     
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    No, just probed.
     
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  17. G00fyDad

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    For the first time (during my trips as a parent) I looked into the cost of staying off property. I had halfway looked into it before and it appeared that it would break even after parking and separate tickets. After really getting into it and looking I found an $800 difference. So we decided that we'd stay off property on our next trip.

    8 day and 7 night trip:
    Standard room at All-Stars Music Package:
    $2816

    Standard Room at cheaper offsite hotel (incl tickets and parking):
    $2008
     
  18. dmw

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    Has anyone researched how much longer does it take to get from an off site hotel to the ticket gate, compared to using WDW transit when staying on-site? I read a blog recently where a person with an AP was evaluating the new security at MK and I think his time from car getting into WDW property (driving under the Welcome signs) to the ticket gate at MK was something like two hours. That did not include the time to get from a specific location outside of WDW to the Welcome signs (the blogger was a local).

    To me, time has a value. I don't know exactly how much of a price difference would convince me to pay more on-site, but it definitely would be something to consider.

    Of course, if you are using your car inside WDW, then the comparison is probably not of any value.
     
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  19. G00fyDad

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    I'm sure someone here has made that comparison. :)

    We rent a vehicle every time we go because we cannot stand certain things about Disney transportation (Except the boats. The boats are WONDERFUL.) and we can get anywhere on property faster than taking Disney transportation. The (4 star) hotel I looked at off-site was out past Disney Springs and it would take us 19 minutes (using Bing Directions) to get to AK on the other side of the property. That is just fine with us because we couldn't get from DHS to Pop Century in that amount of time taking Disney Transportation.
     
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