I work in real estate development and see how it makes sense for them. The cost difference between building a "deluxe" vs a moderate or value resort isn't as much as you might think, especially when using Disney's definitions (their deluxe isn't on par with a true luxury resort). It's worth it to spend a little more on construction (perhaps as little as 15-20%) to be able to charge 2x as much.Exactly. There are more guests that need more value resorts, not more deluxe. You can always find available rooms at a deluxe, but the values are always booked. No sense.
Im trying to think positive with the impacts it will have to the area but not getting hopes up. More dining and a quick serve will be good news to the campground since it couldn't support one on its own. Im also interested to see if they do some type of bayside walking connection between all 3 and what this will do to the already slow water service between resorts and/or resorts to mk. If this does call for pioneer hall to be torn down it will be interesting if its rebuilt larger with its current theme for matches more of this new resort. Does the hoop dee doo ride off in to the sunset or does it find a new home? Lots of possibilites here.One potential benefit to this is that it should connect the Wildernesses better similar to how the Boardwalk/Epcot properties are connected. If done well with the emphasis on nature, it could keep that entire corner feeling more natural but provide better access and walking between all three resorts.
With many insiders hinting at the idea of the cost structure of deluxe-moderates-value going away, perhaps one shouldn't read too much into this being called a deluxe.Exactly. There are more guests that need more value resorts, not more deluxe. You can always find available rooms at a deluxe, but the values are always booked. No sense.
Agreed. Truly the current fleet of Magic Kingdom watercraft is already maxed out with the current routes. Hopefully they will add some additional watercraft to accommodate this addition.As a regular visitor to Wilderness Lodge, I hope the Lodge and this new resort won't be sharing water transportation. They need to add an additional route.