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New Gondola Transportation

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

  1. MichWolv

    MichWolv Born Modest. Wore Off. Premium Member

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    To be fair, over the years, we've stayed in over two dozen different places off-property, some of them not nearly as nice. I long ago got to the point where sharing a regular hotel room with my kids reduces the fun of the vacation significantly. Once we started looking for suites/condos, staying on property became prohibitively expensive. Every now and then, we'll do it, but mostly, it's a condo, townhome, or house in LBV or Kissimmee. Lots of nice places. Although to many around here, staying off-property is blasphemy!
     
  2. rushtest4echo

    rushtest4echo Well-Known Member

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    Not saying you're not being accurate, but that's like number 459,385 on the list of blasphemous things members agree/disagree on. ;)
     
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  3. larryz

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    I don't want to get political here, but... :cautious:
     
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  4. Kman101

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    For 3 nights I stayed at the Best Western near Disney Springs for the cost of one night at a moderate, and now Pop Century I see is wanting $129 for a standard room (come on...). I mean ... 3 nights for the cost of one night, before taxes, at a moderate (and funny how a decade ago that $129-ish I could have stayed at French Quarter, which I did but not anymore)... and they have bus service to the parks, not that I needed it. The room was fine. And seemed to be updated recently. But I don't fault anyone who does want to stay in the bubble and can afford to pay those prices. I'd rather spend my money elsewhere. I still felt enough in the Disney bubble.

    I can't imagine what Pop or the overpriced (albeit very nice) AoA will become once the Gondola's are in service.
     
  5. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like the documents were acquired through a public records request. Reedy Creek Improvement District releasing false public records would be an even bigger story.
     
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  6. creathir

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    Is $129 THAT unreasonable?

    The Hampton Inn in Kissimmee is asking $134 for a two queen bed room tonight...

    If the price is in alignment with surrounding "normal" hotels, I'm not sure what the complaint is really about.
     
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  7. Kman101

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    For me it is. We all have our own prices that we'd pay. To you it's not. And I wouldn't stay at that Hampton Inn, either for that price. If I can help it. And that $129 is before taxes and fees. I don't think the room is worth it. And it's one of my favorite resorts. Not sure why you're taking issue with my post?

    Why do you have to focus on it being me "complaining"?

    Sheesh. Is the same person following me around with different accounts and questioning all my posts?
     
  8. DisneyDreamer08

    DisneyDreamer08 Well-Known Member

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    I realize this is going slightly off topic but once you add in rental car and parking at the Disney parks, I would think you are paying close to Disney prices. So people looking for a good value technically don't have over flowing options :)
     
  9. creathir

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    I guess in my mind $100-$130 is the "going rate" for hotels these days...

    Sure I'd love to pay less, but I don't see Pop's prices as being outside the standard room rate of comproable properties in the area, at least not at $130ish.

    $200-300, yes, that is way too much for what you're getting.

    But $120-$130, not in my mind.
     
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  10. Kman101

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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.
     
  11. 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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  12. MichWolv

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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 $.
     
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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"?
     
  14. 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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    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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  16. 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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  17. 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.
     
  18. 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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  19. DisneyDreamer08

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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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  20. Kristamouse

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

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