Yes... and stopped because of 911.
Then they built a new resort using the 3 buildings that were mostly done but abandoned and opened in 2012.
A 2,000 room hotel, each with 4 guests is still only 8,000 people if every single room was occupied. That's nothing compared to the 100,000s of people who are staying at various offsite hotels, as well as condos, various communities of villas to rent, own homes... I reckon the population coming from off Disney property to visit the parks probably is double the amount of onsite visitors visiting the parks.
Dude...you’re missing the point .
Those rooms were approved to become
Part of the property, delayed, and ultimately added when demand went up.
AoA was not an “additional” property
I don't think I am. Your main point was that Disney doesn't build hotels anymore and haven't for almost 2 decades.
Two hotels were built during that timeframe adding about 1500 rooms to inventory.
Disney seems content to work with partners to construct hotels. Consider the Swan/Dolphin addition and third party hotels going into Flamingo Crossing.The reality is there has been ZERO indications that they’ll ever build a port orleans or a pop century or Caribbean again. Regular hotel rooms require effort and are subject to the market...”specialty” really isn’t.
Now THAT...is the way it’s going.Disney seems content to work with partners to construct hotels. Consider the Swan/Dolphin addition and third party hotels going into Flamingo Crossing.
Those companies invest the capital, Disney collects part of the revenue.
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