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Unread 19 Jun 19, 07:33 AM  
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There is no subsidising going on at all. Tarmac costs the same per sq yard be it in the All Stars or the Grand Floridian. Plus the car parks were always free to use.

Thus Disney made a decision to charge purely to increase their income stream. The accountants will have set the figure based on their research but have now decided that they can squeeze a bit more from those having the temerity to stay at a Value.

All of this could have been avoided if they had copied industry wide policy and either labeled it a resort fee to include WiFi etc etc or just increased the room rates.

I am constantly amazed that one of the most successful industry leads makes financial decisions that are ill thought out or if properly thought out are launched on the public in a way that creates a backlash.

Personally if I was in charge of Resorts and was instructed to increase income by X% I would have just increased the room costs. I suspect bearing in mind how many people don't have a car that $2 a night per room would generate the same income and everybody would have just assumed it was part of the annual increase.

For those who support Disney in making profit out of their assets how would they feel if they were using the Magical Express and a charge was implemented that was $15 each to be taken to a Value, $20 to a Moderate and $25 to a Deluxe.
Where is the fairness in that? Surely we are all using the same bus to the same place.

Hey ho it will only affect me for the 1st night per visit. But I do like to see a level playing field for all and month on month I am seeing people being priced out.
A worthy rant, although I'm not entirely sure who it is aimed at.

I'm not passing comment, support or otherwise, on the imposition of parking charges in the first place.

I'm merely suggesting that there is no logical reason why an overnight guest parking fee at a value resort should be any less than the fee at a deluxe resort, and that there is an alternative view to yours that Disney are hating on the poor folk.
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A worthy rant, although I'm not entirely sure who it is aimed at.

I'm not passing comment, support or otherwise, on the imposition of parking charges in the first place.

I'm merely suggesting that there is no logical reason why an overnight guest parking fee at a value resort should be any less than the fee at a deluxe resort, and that there is an alternative view to yours that Disney are hating on the poor folk.
Not to worry certainly not aimed at you or anybody else.

My concern as always is about fairness and parity. It's unfair to treat people differently for parking. An across the board flat fee would have been fair in my opinion albeit why after circa 48 years they felt it was necessary is beyond me.
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Some good points Tom, however I'm sure room rates will/have been increased by more than $2 as well.
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Some good points Tom, however I'm sure room rates will/have been increased by more than $2 as well.
Probably more like $20!

We need a spreadsheet to monitor $ increases year on year.

I see they have just put up the cost of the plastic bags they introduced in April/May by $1 each. Selling well so hike the price.
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You should see the prices the values have gone up to in US last few days, Pop is now often over $200 a night. These haven't filtered through to UK dining plan deals yet, but likely will for 2021. Added onto now $15 a night parking, it's not quite so value now.
I think they haven't called it resort fee as they want to discourage car use, $15 is good income, and clearly an income stream but also on another level it's about keeping onsite is better. Margin on their food is astronomical.
Plus resort fee is probably coming as well, so they can introduce that later.
Our DVC is looking ever the best choice. For not much off Pop prices now, I can stay in a 1 bed suite at Beach Club with no parking fees.

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Can I please ask, where it says per night, does that mean it covers both days? We have one night at AoA do we just pay the $13 for the night and covered arriving and departure day?
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Next step will be to ban food being taken into parks so onsite dining is necc.
We re offsite for first time in a decade as couldnt justify the cost for 2 adults with kids (nearly adults last trip) it was fab free ddp.
And ref USF hotels charging overnight thry re alot closer (no buses just a walk) and the cost is cheaper than 2 days in parking lot...
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