Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is starting to take shape

Posted Monday, April 16, 2001 4:41 AM | Contributed by Michael W. Moss

Construction workers have been motivated to come up with what they vow to be the most unique Disney resort of them all. The new Animal Kingdom Lodge will be rich in detailed theme.

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Monday, April 16, 2001 8:02 AM
Too bad the average Joe can't afford it unless the ytake the cheapest room ($199), off season, without a park view. IMO what's the point then? While Disney gives a terrific experience, they segregate the upper class from the middle class way too much. What are they gonna do when the backlash from the tech stock fallout hits and there's no one to fill their upscale hotels and lodges? You'll probably see alot of bargains in the near future.
Monday, April 16, 2001 8:55 AM
Jeff's avatar There will always be a market for upscale resorts like this. There were well-to-do people long before the Internet ever went mainstream.

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Monday, April 16, 2001 11:09 AM
Last time I was at Disney and stayed at the Polynesian Resort (that was way back in the early 90's), I think it was close to $300 a night, which was the going rate for any room in a resort around the lagoon. $200 a night for a first-class Disney resort doesn't sound bad at all.
Monday, April 16, 2001 1:11 PM
Rob, while I agree that $200 doesn't sound bad at all for Disney, you are probably only gonna get offseason parking lot view for that. The service would be outstanding as usual. I personally always stay on disney property when in Orlando and always will (except one trip to Portofino Bay at Universal, which was fantastic).I, sadly, am one of those people that will cough up the bucks to stay there. My point simply was that I believe that there is a saturation point on the high income rooms that will backfire eventually.

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