[QUOTE=Dana;1028800]Look at it this way you get to stay at a gorgeous, exclusive resort for less. That’s a perk all in itself.[/QUOTE]
Gorgeous, yes. Exclusive, eh…no biggie. Less, not really. Condo/house rentals for a week are cheaper. Guess 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.
SG, agree but don’t. In all the years we’ve done EMH we’ve only done the PM once, and that was our last trip. If we do them it’s usually the AM, and that perk I do enjoy. Matter of fact that and parking are the only deciding factors for me to choose that resort. Right now rooms at Swolfin cost the same, POR are less, as is DTD hotels even with resort fees.
As for time saved- sometimes not so much so. Their buses run on a strict schedule and the fact that there’s a TTC bus every 20 is great if going to Epcot, or if you don’t want to take the 10-15 min walk to the Poly to go to MK. But the other parks buses don’t run but every 45-60 min. Others may vouch that it’s much less but i’ve watched as one pulled out and another didn’t arrive till 45 min later. You miss your bus, or worse-it fills before you get on you’ve blown an hour.
Not trying to sound petty but $19 (both park & resort) a day for something that was once free really irks me. Now I know how DVC feels with their recent loss of a perk (parking) that was once incl yet now gone.
And for the record, I don’t like paying those ridiculous parking fees at other theme parks either.