Disney World occupancy rate likely leveling off at 89%

Posted Monday, February 9, 2015 10:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Walt Disney Co.'s hotel occupancy at its domestic resorts spiked in its first quarter — 89 percent compared with 81 percent the previous year. It will probably be difficult to see it go much higher, Disney Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Monday, February 9, 2015 9:59 PM

I'm amazed that there is such a demand for the "Deluxe" category properties, especially at the $300-$500+ a night rates most of those properties are charging for most of the year. I don't think you can get into any of the monorail resorts for much less than $500 a night.

I am a pretty savvy traveler and my threshold for any particular "luxury" property (all else being equal) is around $250-$300 a night. Heck, I can often grab a decent room in midtown Manhattan for less than $350 a night. It just blows me away that WDW fills their Deluxe rooms consistently, at well more than that.

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Monday, February 9, 2015 10:14 PM

You can routinely get into the deluxe Epcot resorts for under $250 a night depending on the time of year, and if you're a grownup, that's the better location anyway. The Grand Floridian is the only one of the monorail hotels that I think is worth it in terms of opulence, though admittedly I've never stayed there (only spent time talking to Richard). I suppose location matters.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:47 AM

I hear people saying on the different sites "Disney has to build new rides/attractions"

Well this states the Hotels are for all practical purposes full.

So if you are a Disney Exec why spend money for massive new rides/attractions .When the place is full all the time.

The only new thing they could build is a kukla arm that would pickup each guest and turn them upside down as you leave the park to make sure they have all your money.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:25 AM

And to be fair, they do both at the same time. Pin-trading Disney geeks are a lot like coaster enthusiasts, only they want $100 million attractions every year instead of record setting roller coasters.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:01 AM

kevin38 said:
I hear people saying on the different sites "Disney has to build new rides/attractions...

...So if you are a Disney Exec why spend money for massive new rides/attractions .When the place is full all the time.

Ask T-R why... Because it isnt FAIR! No fair no fair no fair!

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