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    Exclamation New Classification System for Walt Disney World Hotels?

    Quote Originally Posted by baldburke

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    Any thoughts on what "class" of hotel this would be? On first hearing of it I figured it would definitely have to be a value. However in reading it now you would have to think it would be ultra-deluxe?
    There will no longer be classes for hotels... That is going away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizneyFreak2002 View Post
    There will no longer be classes for hotels... That is going away...
    Really? All Stars won't be considered value resorts and Port Orleans a moderate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizneyFreak2002 View Post
    There will no longer be classes for hotels... That is going away...
    I don't understand?? There has to be classes or levels for pricing, no? Even though, with the gondola addition I'm sure POP and AoA will be hiked up/reclassified.
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    Don't see how they cannot be categorized. Even with added transportation options, the resorts simply don't compare. Poly and Pop are just too different.
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    Let me reword.... Value, Moderate, and Deluxe would go away if, and again stressing IF, they institute a plan they had... I believe the hotels would strictly be categorized solely by proximity to theme park or Disney Springs... So Polynesian wouldn't be a deluxe, just simply MK resort...
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    As far as the doing away with classes. Based on what i see on pricing, all disney hotels fall into the delux pricing. Waldorf or Gaylord here I come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizneyFreak2002 View Post
    There will no longer be classes for hotels... That is going away...
    Huh? There will still need to be cheaper hotels and expensive hotels, no one is going to pay Poly prices for ASM.

    Are they just changing the categories?

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    Huh? There will still need to be cheaper hotels and expensive hotels, no one is going to pay Poly prices for ASM.

    Are they just changing the categories?
    Rumor is that hotels will be classified based on location. MK area, Epcot area, Disney Springs area, etc.

    Obviously there will be different pricing depending on the resort amenities and room sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    Rumor is that hotels will be classified based on location. MK area, Epcot area, Disney Springs area, etc.

    Obviously there will be different pricing depending on the resort amenities and room sizes.

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    So like the way the magical express classifies the resorts.

    As for the Stars Wars Experience, I'm not sure people are understanding. If you do this experience, you are not travelling to the parks (except DHS). Your entertainment IS the experience. Not my thing, but if it was $650 a day sounds about right for room, costume, food, and experience. Not cheap, but not over the top.

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    I think w/ SW land, everything else, I think the room rates are really going to be increased.. So, I think the idea of moderates will fade out. There new reclassification I think will allow them to more easily sneak in substantially higher prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas211 View Post


    I think w/ SW land, everything else, I think the room rates are really going to be increased.. So, I think the idea of moderates will fade out. There new reclassification I think will allow them to more easily sneak in substantially higher prices.
    Yep. Especially when 2 of the moderates and two values will be part of the gondola transportation system...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    Yep. Especially when 2 of the moderates and two values will be part of the gondola transportation system...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PopPhan View Post
    One would believe that this is a driving force in the rehab of Pop -- to bring the rooms up a notch (or four) and justify pricing increases.
    From the pictures I've seen, they haven't gone up any notches. This is probably the first time I've planned on staying at Pop that I had doubts after our first visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderelley View Post
    From the pictures I've seen, they haven't gone up any notches. This is probably the first time I've planned on staying at Pop that I had doubts after our first visit.
    Switching to queen beds, adding a coffee maker, 55" TVs, hard flooring, a sliding privacy divider near the sink, dual shower heads, and convertible bedding is a notch up from what most value rooms have.

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    Yeah, but I see the pricing jumping way on up.

    No thanks. I'll stay at offisite premiums, enjoy my rental Tahoe, and still be way less expensive and a better value. I don't mind paying premium rates, but I feel like the Disney hotels just really dont do enough to justify such prices. Other hotels, sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    Switching to queen beds, adding a coffee maker, 55" TVs, hard flooring, a sliding privacy divider near the sink, dual shower heads, and convertible bedding is a notch up from what most value rooms have.

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    Well, I don't drink coffee or watch TV. I prefer carpet to hard flooring, because it is warmer. I'm also only 5'4", so queen beds aren't a big deal to me. The privacy divider will be nicer, but what in the world do you need dual shower heads for? I like to shower by myself. I'm a water hog I guess. :P Being able to put the second bed up will be nice for extra room, but I really don't bring enough stuff with me to have to worry about room. My clothes are packed in the drawers or hung up and then the suitcases are put away.

    I am sure some people are happy with the changes, but they don't really do much for me. I liked the atmosphere of the old Pop and the new rooms seem very austere to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas211 View Post
    Yeah, but I see the pricing jumping way on up.

    No thanks. I'll stay at offisite premiums, enjoy my rental Tahoe, and still be way less expensive and a better value. I don't mind paying premium rates, but I feel like the Disney hotels just really dont do enough to justify such prices. Other hotels, sure.
    I see it becoming a thing where staying on site is a draw because you can schedule your fastpasses/dining reservations/etc earlier when staying on site, not really because the resorts are worth as much as they charge for them.
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    So, basically, there will still be pricing based on resort amenities and room sizes, but they're just getting rid of the "deluxe, moderate, and value" descriptors? I agree with those who are saying that this is a way for them to sneak in higher prices in all the resorts...moderates and values, especially. Guest will stop expecting "value", if the word isn't used.
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    Wow, just when you think they can't screw things up any worse, they prove you wrong. My Disney days might well be over....
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    Just want to reiterate these are just rumors... Rumors based on a plan, yes... but just rumors at this point...

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