Some Disney resort guests able to purchase addititonal Fastpasses

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Some Disney resort guests able to purchase addititonal Fastpasses

I just read an article that says WDW will start a pilot program that allows "club level" resort guests to purchase an additional 3 FP/day for $50.00 daily fee. We've stayed at the luxury resorts before but what qualifies as club level? How do you feel about this perk?

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There are club level rooms at the deluxe resorts. I looked a couple resorts for December. It is around $100 more per night for club level (for example: AKL - Savannah view is $591 and club level is $692). If you are paying that much more for club level, I have no problem with extra fast passes being included. I don't like the idea of charging for it. If they charge for it, why not open it up to all?

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Just looked at the Poly, club level lagoon view is $200 more

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So what do you get for that extra $200.00/day?

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wdwizbest wrote:
So what do you get for that extra $200.00/day?

Access to the club lounge which I think has food. I'm not sure what else.

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JoAnn C wrote:
wdwizbest wrote:
So what do you get for that extra $200.00/day?

Access to the club lounge which I think has food. I'm not sure what else.

Poly club level amenities copied from the WDW site.

Evening turndown
Secured key access to the club-level lounge, serving refreshments 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
Complimentary fax assistance
Access to Concierge service at the King Kamehameha Club
Complimentary health club access
Complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge
Personalized Front Desk and Guest Services

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JoAnn C wrote:

Secured key access to the club-level lounge, serving refreshments 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily

The refreshments are nice, I've stayed on club level at AKL and I really enjoy it. I'm a sucker for the extra housekeeping, both evening turndown and expanded toiletries. There's an extensive breakfast continental in the morning, AKL's concierge lounge has fantastic coffee. They change out the refreshments that are available 4 times a day, breakfast, snacks, tea, hot appetizers with beer or wine in the evening, and sweets and liquors later on at night. If you are spending a lot of time at the resort it's very nice.

Honestly, I'm fine with club level guests being able to pay for this. It's just another way they can plus their experience, and honestly, if you take the time to learn how to work the fast pass system you don't need this. What is that they say about a fool and his money?

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Kristen K. wrote:
and honestly, if you take the time to learn how to work the fast pass system you don't need this. What is that they say about a fool and his money?

So true

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Kristen K. wrote:

Honestly, I'm fine with club level guests being able to pay for this. It's just another way they can plus their experience, and honestly, if you take the time to learn how to work the fast pass system you don't need this. What is that they say about a fool and his money?

I totally agree with you!!!! If they want to pay for the extra FP+, then let them. I very rarely have said "darn, I wish I had more FP+" on any of my recent trips. Once you know how the systems works and how to plan you visit, then it is possible to enjoy the parks without the need to "purchase" more.

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My thought is just how many people stay in a club level room at WDW, then out of those how many will buy extra FPs?

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wdwizbest wrote:
My thought is just how many people stay in a club level room at WDW, then out of those how many will buy extra FPs?

I don't think I have enough information about how they are running this program to make calculations to say if it is valuable or not. How many club level rooms are there? What is the average length of stay in those rooms and the average family size staying in them? Does this revenue go into hotel budget -or- ticket sales budget? No matter what the answer to these questions is, they have just created a brand revenue stream where nothing was coming in before at a cost expenditure of next to nothing for them. I think a conservative estimate is that this could bring upwards of $10 Million annually.