[QUOTE=llama;1011239]Why, thank you.:closedeye Can you tell I was at the Laughing Floor today?:happy:
I don’t mind the competition thing…it’s just that I think that the parks are getting to a point where they can’t handle much more. Walt always believed in quality over quantity and I think that there’s been too much quantity recently.[/QUOTE]
Well, that is true. BUT, whether the new resort is on property or not they’re still coming. :laugh: Believe it or not, there is actually a market for a really high end resort (hard to believe in these times) but it’s true. Even though Disney hotels are nice & the deluxe hotels are, in my opinion, luxury ENOUGH a lot of higher end customers don’t feel that way. I had no idea this attitude existed until I lived up here. My Dad and I were on a flight once (NYC to LAX)& a nice lady (dressed VERY understated but you could tell she was loaded :laugh: Gucci watch, huge engagement ring, LV carry-ons, perfect skin & hair, etc) asked where we were going. When we said “Disneyland” she was kinda like “ohhh, yeah, my kids always want to go but I don’t really like it very much.” I know exactly what she was trying to say. She then proceeded to tell me that the only time they visit Disneyland are when she’s in LA on business & staying at the Sofitel Beverly Hills.
I also have the pleasure [sarcasm] or knowing some people in the area (a lot of big NYC business guys & their families live around here) who won’t even visit WDW & stay on property; a lot of them actually stay at the Ritz Carlton, the Grand Bohemian downtown, or the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. I do have a funny story I never shared on MB but it relates; a girl at work (grew up normal but married a guy who’s now big in the stock market… whatever) wanted to bring her little girl to Disney over Spring Break. Because it was fairly last minute the Ritz was booked so she asked a co-worker to rent DVC points. Somehow they were able to get her a room at SSR. Can you believe after 10 minutes of being in the room they asked to be removed from the resort because she said “it was just really dirty and gross.” :mellow::huh: My friend who rented her the points was so embarrassed & upset about the whole thing & the girl who rented the points from her has never stayed on Disney property again (but does go once-twice a year, staying at the Ritz).
I think it’s that group of people that are too bougie to stay at the AKL but can’t afford the Presidential Suite at the Grand Floridian. I guess even the rich people’s kids will ALWAYS want to go to WDW so I think Disney putting a 4 Seasons on property might be them trying to get a piece of that pie closer to their parks.
Who knows, I’d like to read more about it.
(Sorry, I just rambled like crazy) :pinch: