Discussion in 'Water Parks, Resorts & More' started by AlexanderMBush, Oct 18, 2018.
They give you free stuff if you just go and listen sometimes too!
$75 Disney Gift Card each, 3 free FastPasses, and maybe free ice cream depending on where you go for the talk, when we went last month.
But if you were never going to stay at those hotels and/or wouldn’t pay rack rate, then it’s not a good comparison whatsoever. If you stayed at moderates during 20% off sales, that’s the numbers you should use. That’s their whole sales gimmick is to compare DVC to rack rates of deluxes, something no one ever pays.
Note: I own at 3 different DVC resorts, and absolutely love DVC- but with today’s numbers of $185 in addition to interest(yikes), you cannot make it work out financially by any stretch of the imagination.
It’s like overpriced designer clothes. You can get it because you enjoy/love it, but don’t do it and argue it makes financial sense.
My family owns at SSR and AKL (have slightly over 300 points - bought in 2007). We hardly ever stay at our home resorts, but who cares, with the points we have, we can stay anywhere as long as we're on top of booking. I've even had no problem booking Grand Cali in the past in the shortened window and they have the fewest rooms out of any DVC property.
We're staying at OKW in just over a week. I may have to attend a DVC presentation.
This name though...
Google “reflections rehab”
A bunch of people on Twitter said it sounds like the name of a rehab center. I’d like to add that there’s at least three rehab centers called “Reflections”
I despise "reflection" anymore. At our company, everybody uses "Let's reflect" so much that you would think we make mirrors for a living.
This name is more "of the time" than any name Disney's ever given to one of their hotels. It won't age well, it almost evokes sadness in a way, and Disney damn well knows ain't nobody seeing any reflections in that murky ass Bay Lake water
The last Mickey's Backyard BBQ was last night. The closure is for work on the Reflections resort.
Some roadwork will be happening to connect the site of the hotel to the old STOLport, which is where the construction offices for the project are current located. I do wonder if this will eventually become the entrance to the hotel once completed.
More Permits Filed for River Country DVC Hotel Construction - Blog Mickey
I was going to mention this the other day. They've done a heck of a lot of clearing for the new roads to the resort. You can see the new roadways when you ride the EPCOT monorail.
Work beginning at the former River Country site:
BREAKING: Demolition Begins on Old River Country Site for New DVC Hotel - Blog Mickey
Same company doing demo for the new Jurassic Coaster is doing the demo here.
Now where will I urban explore and play tropical pop?
Also from the article on Attractions: New details I learned during my visit to Walt Disney Imagineering
In speaking about the rooms they’re designing for Reflections, Fisher told us how amazing they are and how they’re unlike anything we have seen before, that is until they’re “value engineered”. The Imagineers sometimes design things as if money is no object, then those in the company who are in charge of the costs for the project, “value engineer” it down to be not quite as spectacular.
That doesn't exactly sound like the definition of "value engineering" if WDI is just designing things as if money isn't an issue. At some point you have to stick to the constraints of the budget you're given.
There's a new permit to show how invasive this new resort is to Ft. Wilderness, basically the phone TriCircle D pony ranch area now a parking lot, and the new resort backs up right up to Pioneer Hall where trails end and the Hoop Dee Doo review is. And bungalows taking over the beach next to the boat dock. I'm not sure how this doesn't totally kill the "old Disney" feel of the area.
see Massive Impacts Coming for Fort Wilderness as Permits Reveal Layout of Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge - Blog Mickey for more on this.
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