New moderate?


#1

WDWMagic.com is reporting that the cabins at Disneys Fort Wilderness will become a moderate resort in the coming weeks. Never been so I am wondering what your thoughts are.


#2

they are very big on the inside. the only issue is they are very isolated


#3

I read that too. Interesting…


#4

I guess I don’t understand what it means? How will they change?


#5

What is it considered now?


#6

NOT NECESSARILY FACT… BUT…

From what I have read, the rumor was that Disney wanted to put Fort Wilderness into a “class” Etc… value, mod., deluxe. It fits into the Moderate category due to the cabins. They are very nice, and have a lot of amenities, as does the whole resort area. I think this is old news.


#7

Actually sounds like a good idea, except if they raise the prices. I wonder if they are going to be revamping them?


#8

The cabins, at least, already seem to have a moderate price. I guess Disney is making an attempt at having every resort in a category. Moderate would be the best fit for the cabins. I would assume that the campground would be considered a value if they are indeed classifying everything.


#9

I think the campgrounds might be considered EV.


#10

This is the first I’ve heard of it but, if it’s old news…thanks for letting those of us not in the know…know:happy:


#11

Bring the prices down, and I’d consider it!


#12

Whenever I check the price of them they seem in the mod pricing, but they sleep more people . . . don’t they sleep 6?


#13

I always see them as way more expensive than the moderates. Always over $200.


#14

Reason I say that is because I was reading about it on another board, and the info was about 2-3 years old.:smile:


#15

right now thera are priced in the delux range. from what i have been reading, due to the size of the cabins (they are quite large) disney has no immidiate planse to re-price them to be more in alignment with the other moderate resorts. they are re-classing them to try and get more people to reserve them.


#16

Didn’t they recently re-do some of the cabins? I feel like I saw that somewhere but I can’t remember exactly. The cabins are nice…maybe one day when we travel with the little daves!


#17

Whenever I have priced them, they were around the same prices as the deluxes. However since they can sleep more, I wonder if they are trying to position them as the Family suites of the moderate resorts. Sure you pay more, but you don’t have rent two rooms.


#18

My sister, her DH, and their four children, ages 17, 7, 4, and 6 mos. (at the time) went two years ago and had a blast. They said it was absolutely wonderful for a family of six to be able to stay in one room and have plenty of space to move around.

Since she gave it such glowing reviews, I decided to check it out. The prices are higher than a moderate and they don’t provide the services of a deluxe. For smaller families who only need one room, I think the moderates are a better fit.

IMHO, I think the execs are wrong this time. I can’t imagine more moderate customers are going to book the cabins just because they reclassify them. I think they need to bring down the prices a bit before that happens.