“We think this will solve the overcrowding situation.”
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — In its biggest change since the elimination of paper tickets, Walt Disney World announced today that it is converting to an all-inclusive resort.
Beginning in September of this year, guests will pay a flat fee of $1000 per person each day. That price will give the guests a room on property, all the food they can eat — including churros! — and access all of Walt Disney World’s theme parks, water parks, golf courses, transportation, pools, and laundry rooms.
“More expensive but simpler”
Park officials have been testing various parts of the plan for years, disguised as rate increases, package deals, and “free” dining plans. But today Josh D’Amaro, president of the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa and Money Printing Press, announced that every visitor to the resort will now be on an all-inclusive package.
“It’s a bold stroke for sure,” D’Amaro told Uncle Walt’s Insider. “But we think this will solve the overcrowding situation at the parks and make vacation planning much simpler for our guests. Way more expensive, yes, but simpler.”
A massive change
Details are still emerging, but apparently this will mean the elimination of park-only admission tickets. Anyone wishing to visit one of Walt Disney World’s five theme parks will have to pay the all-inclusive rate, staying and eating on property.
Of course, this will be a huge blow both to Florida residents and to off-property hotels and restaurants. It will also deter guests from leaving Disney property and visiting the Holy Land Experience or any of Orlando’s other, less popular attractions.
“All true,” D’Amaro says, “but they’ll get to play golf for free!”
The all-you-can-eat churros make it worth it, right? Let us know in the comments below!
Cover photo: WDW new flat-fee entrance arch. Photo by Jrobertiko [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia.