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Episode 850 - Value Resorts Q&A

PodcastEpisode 850 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, & Mike Scopa


  • Episode 850 - Value Resorts Q&A

  • Today, we answer listener specific emails about value resorts at WDW.

  • Running Time: 23:06

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Episode 850 - Value Resorts Q&A
Authored by: minniemouse on Monday, March 14 2011 @ 08:35 AM CDT
100 divided by seven is 14.285714285714285714285714285714

Episode 850 - Value Resorts Q&A
Authored by: captscarlet on Tuesday, March 15 2011 @ 05:40 AM CDT
Are you guys sure that AS Movies is in fact usually more expensive?

From mousesavers, the rack rates for all the value hotels, excluding suites, are identical and a non-comprehensive search yielded the exact same cost for room-only stays for all the All-Stars (Pop is slightly cheaper because of the lower tax)

For packages, WDW does provide a nifty "feature" of padding the Pop packages so they match the prices for the All-Stars even though its tax is actually 0.5% lower.

At least that's how it works for the US. Maybe WDW does different pricing for UK bookings or perhaps the emailer was comparing preferred and standard rooms?
Episode 850 - Value Resorts Q&A
Authored by: AidanPearcy on Tuesday, March 15 2011 @ 09:02 AM CDT
an excellent, insightful, and edifying piece

The secret of success of a person lies in his ability to wait his time
Episode 850 - Value Resorts Q&A
Authored by: bigD on Wednesday, March 16 2011 @ 03:08 PM CDT
There are no hourly rates but disney hotels will offer late check out w/ fee attached and based on availability. If hotel is not 100% booked u can get a late check out @ 5pm for half the rate of one night stay
Price vs. Convenience
Authored by: BrerJeffries on Tuesday, March 29 2011 @ 01:17 PM CDT
A little late listening to the episode, but thought I'd comment anyway. Regarding the lady who was planning on staying at the Poly but whose husband was wanting to save (up to) $1,000 by staying at a Value--I believe in your discussion of the costs and benefits of Values vs. Deluxes, you missed the listener's main concern. She stated that this was her first trip with her 2-year old. I felt that her main concern in booking the Poly was getting the baby back to the room if necessary. While all of your points on the relative costs and benefits were spot on, they didn't address the need to get a baby back to the room. I, for one, would hate to think of trying to cram a cranky 2-year old into a car seat in a car that's been sitting in the sun all day.

Two options that came to my mind while listening to the episode: 1) the listener mentioned that they had stayed at Wilderness Lodge before. These rooms are $100 or so per night less than the Poly. Assuming that with 9, 7, and 2 year olds, they will spend most of their time at the Magic Kingdom, the Wilderness Lodge is only a short, relaxing boat ride away. The rooms are smaller than at the Poly, but much larger than any Value. And the theming is excellent. 2) A room at the Garden Wing of the Contemporary is about the same as at the Wilderness Lodge. And you don't even need to catch the monorail to go back and forth from Magic Kingdom--it's within walking/stroller distance. The monorail also offers easy access to Epcot.

It seems like either of these options could be a good compromise between the mom's desire for convenience and the dad's desire to save money. Hope this helps.
Episode 850 - Value Resorts Q&A
Authored by: Tank on Friday, April 01 2011 @ 05:13 PM CDT
That's two questions answered in 2-3 weeks' time! Thanks, WDWT team!