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Old 10-18-2019, 10:22 AM   #61
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no evidence to suggest this pricing makes a profit. i expect it does but oftentimes such decisions are made to help pay fixed costs. any dollar that covers variable costs and makes any contribution to fixed costs is a win in the short-term.

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They are making a profit for sure. Even at the 40%. WDW Accommodations are very overpriced. We are just used to it.

I can stay in the real Bora Bora for less when every single item is imported.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:23 AM   #62
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They are making a profit for sure. Even at the 40%. WDW Accommodations are very overpriced. We are just used to it.

I can stay in the real Bora Bora for less when every single item is imported.
Without seeing Disney's number, I'm not willing to say they are or are not making a profit. The level at which Disney does things is also inherently expensive. Regardless, I fully expect them to make a profit. I'm not thinking "poor Disney, they'll go broke at 40% off." Nor am I al that concerned about $500/night studios. I'm never going to pay that, and I'm going to stay on points. If somebody else wants to pay that and Disney makes out like bandits, fine.

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Old 10-18-2019, 11:25 AM   #63
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From what's been speculated about internal conversations, Disney essentially considers Riviera to be Epcot's Grand Floridian. Part of the pricing discounts is to get as many people as possible into Riviera so word of mouth can spread about just how upscale and awesome the resort is. I'm not saying that it is, I'm saying that Disney thinks that's what it is.

We'll know when people start staying there and reporting out. I'm optimistic for the place.

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