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Is Disney Quietly Raising Room rates?

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by Wendy, Apr 2, 2012.

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    In what is a promising sign for the health of Orlando's tourism industry — though maybe not so great a thing for tourists planning trips — hotel rates at Walt Disney World continue to trend up.

    A survey of prices last weekend at the giant resort's company hotels found prices were up from a year ago in every category of room.

    "Prices are higher year-over-year and we think, combined with fewer promotions, will be a big contributor to Walt Disney Co.'s parks results in fiscal 2012," analysts for UBS Investment Research, which conducted the survey, wrote in a note to investors.

    Out of eight hotels categorized as "deluxe," all eight had rooms available over the weekend, compared with seven on the same weekend last year. But the 12-week average of room prices was up 6 percent from 2011.

    Availability was the same as a year ago in Disney's moderately priced hotels, but rates were up 4 percent. There was slightly more availability this year in "value"-priced hotels, where rates were up 5 percent.

    Have you noticed any increase in the prices you paid last year?
     
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    Well when comparing with travel agents I would say 6% was about right, I guess they could say they are making improvements though, free wifi and fridges in all resort rooms.
     
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    Oh yes rates are higher
     
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    Can't comment on room rates but an acquaintance of mine just told me that he's paying $400 for the same rental car he paid $130 for last year. (Same time frame too).
     
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    Wow, that's a huge increase!
     

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