Same. Im likely to use my work cost savings, and find a resort close that still offers free parking, increase our trips and still save money off site.I drive down from Chattanooga an average of twice a year. Somethimes more.
This is the first change that I actually find distasteful.
Exactly... when I visit I'm going to the bar for multiple rounds of drinks and probably dinner or the very least an appetizer or two. Easily 100.00 a visit.Busier times of year I could see, but the day guests is where the money should be coming from. Not the people already paying insane amounts to sleep there.
How, specifically, is that going to work? With MDE you don't have to stop by the front desk for anything.
If we remain on site, we already cut Photopass, so maybe park hoppers get cut.A budget is a budget. If they think they're going to milk more out of me, they're dead wrong. It's just less money we'll be spending in the parks, which by default, makes Disney less of a value. I can't take parking home with me. Maybe we don't opt for Photopass next time to make up for this added expense.
Remember a while back I said beware of more upcharges and extra costs ?
I wish I was wrong.
Well, you see, Disney's aim this whole time has been to eliminate those with those pesky "budgets".A budget is a budget. If they think they're going to milk more out of me, they're dead wrong. It's just less money we'll be spending in the parks, which by default, makes Disney less of a value. I can't take parking home with me. Maybe we don't opt for Photopass next time to make up for this added expense.
Most are assuming resort fees will be next. The problem with what you are saying is it won't put an end to parking at the resorts to head to the parks for free, you can still park for free during the day, it's only overnight guests being punished.. I think most understand they are doing it to keep people on site and bring in a lot more revenue, but it is still insane considering what they charge for rooms at this point.
I think it's another angle of the 'just get more money'.
Notice it's a charge that will be automatically added to your checkout. You'll also notice that such a policy about 'overnight' makes it even harder to enforce towing, not making it easier.. as unless Disney is handing out parking passes, it still is hard for the company to effectively tell who is a short term parker, who is a overnighter, who is overstayed their period, etc. They can now easily tell from your MB that you have parking rights when entering the lot but the 'how to deal with short term parking' is the same problem it has always been.
TL: DR - This just tacking on a per night charge is a blanket, easy way to boost revenues.. and won't do a damn thing to actually address parking abuses.
Yeah that’s all they need to do for now. Although adding in a quick number plate reading can by the entrance would be fairly easy to do and could be rolled out within a couple of weeks.I'm assuming they are going to ask at check in if you are parking a car, and then apply it to the bill. I don't see them installing hardware across the resort this quickly to do anything further.
I have read what the announcement says, and I do not see anything about "resort fees".
I think WDW resorts/hotels should be like every other major hotel in Orlando and other major destinations and charge everyone that wants to park at the resorts regardless of shopping or Dining (except signature dining).
I can also tell you that the prices are far less than what you will pay at the Hilton or Marriott for parking, plus then you will still have to pay the resort fee.
ABSOLUTELY!One statement? Please don't try to paint this as twisting your words... I quoted your post in its entirety.
Should I include the similar lines in the post just before?
Point is.. you keep downplaying the change as 'the norm' - even if you don't support it. But its still justifying it. My point is, if you just accept the 'norm' that's what you will get.
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