Grand Floridian has been notoriously “new money” since the day it opened. It’s “themed” to high end but they never put the service in place. But it turns out that really didn’t matter to sell it.I made my first trip to Enchanted Rose this weekend (and it was a pretty bad experience, sadly) - and all we could think was - we lost the band for THIS? My friend from California asked that 3 different times. The price point vs. actual execution leaves a lot to be desired. I guess there is enough of the clientele who somehow has the money but no reference point to other places of higher quality (whom I saw - and HEARD while there). But most guests seemed to stop in for one drink and leave quickly. It wasn't a relaxing lounge by any sorts like it used to be.
It’s for a segment that says “I’ve made some money...now I’m big stuff. Time for the family to be spoiled and pampered...”
But instead of the George V in Paris or mandarin in Tahiti...they go to an amusement park in Orlando with a choo choo
See aboveStay at a 3 1/2 or 4-star hotel in New York or Chicago, and the Grand looks even more ridiculous.
The Praetorian Guard Just does not believe they use Wall Street accounting spin....it’s like the Nuns from the sound of music are in chargeThey always look great because there's always a new way to report the numbers like saying only domestic theme park attendance or combining consumer products with parks and resorts.
That's the true Disney magic.