Watching The Super Bowl at WDW

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 4:25 PM

Somewhere in there is a Tim Tebow joke, if we could just find it.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 4:50 PM
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Brian Noble said:
I'm guessing they're trying to lure folks with sticker shock at tampa-area room rates.

Yeah, I understand that they're trying to fill rooms because they're historically low on capacity % right now, but at what point does it hurt you in the long run?

When the economy shapes up will people see a $129 Disney room and now have the "perceived value" at $49? Will that entice people to stay off property? Or do people not give a crap because it's Disney, and they'll always end up hovering back at 90%?


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:06 PM
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Keep in mind that this is the value resort price during the low season. During this season the value resorts typically dont get higher than $100 per night (all Stars), though at this time last year value resorts were going for $69. (Was there around this time last year and didnt stay at our DVC property).

People who know Florida, specifically WDW, know prices are seasonal and fluctuates with it. Heck Disney even says that on most their publications.. Nothing hidden there. Honestly every hotel, on or off property does the same thing. Dont believe me.. Visit DC this week, then go back next week :)

I dont think its a matter of not giving a crap.. I think its most peoples expectation of the season and market. Thus people either visit when the price meets their expectation, or suck it up to be inside the "magic" and receive the benefits of staying on property, which in some cases are pretty big..


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:15 AM

Sometimes the best place to watch a big game is not the obvious one. I caught the UM-Ohio State championship bowl game a few years back at the All-Star Sports resort foodcourt. There were maybe 30-40 people watching the game and despite the heated finish and the mixed fan bases, everyone bonded during the game.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:48 AM
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That's exactly the kind of "insider advice" I was hoping someone had. Like some place where you kind of have to be in the know.

"Go to such and such. Enter through the last door on the east side. There'll be three monitors lining the back wall. The middle one will have the game on and not many people will be there. Ask to be seated at table #29 - it has the most direct view of the monitor."

That sort of thing.

I'm still hopeful that we'll find that place. :)

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:49 AM
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:35 AM

When the economy shapes up will people see a $129 Disney room and now have the "perceived value" at $49? Will that entice people to stay off property? Or do people not give a crap because it's Disney, and they'll always end up hovering back at 90%?

After watching what happened with 9/11, and then the following recovery, history suggests that there will be some grumbling from the bargain hunters when the bargains go away, but that they'll suck it up and pay the price.


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:57 AM
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^They WILL suck it up and pay....it's Disney. Sometimes people laugh when we say "the rules are different for The Mouse" - but clearly they ARE different. No one else has the international draw, no one else is able to create the all-encompassing experience, no one else is able to "prevent" you from going off-site. Mostly, no one else has their portfolio, or that many years of exceeding expectations on the scale of Disney.


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:04 AM
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^Yeah, I think they will definitely pay. It just won't seem like such a great deal to get a room for under $100 any more.

I'm sure they know what they're doing... I guess they're figuring you may as well give away the rooms since people will be spending in-park.


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