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Jan 27, 2021

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Episode Description

Disney announced some big changes to its on site hotel amenities. Will staying on site still be worth the extra cost? We discuss what you need to know about how staying on site will be different in the future and help you decide whether staying on site is right for you.

What do you think about the value proposition of staying on site these days? Let us know your thoughts by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com, contacting us on Twitter, or by leaving a comment on our Facebook page.

Episode Notes

1:35 - What hotels still don't have reopening dates?

Our thoughts on the value of on site amenities:

2:37 - Transportation to the parks

4:18 - "Free" Parking

5:11 - Extended dining reservation window

6:48 - Fastpass+ reservation window (currently suspended)

8:24 - Dining plan (currently suspended)

9:50 - Being in the Disney bubble

12:27 - Magical Express goes away in 2022

14:48 - How big a loss is Magical Express?

16:52 - Changes to Extra Magic Hours and the value of the new extra magic mornings

21:27 - Is staying on site still worth it to us?

23:16 - Ways to save money and still stay on site (Hotwire deals)

26:25 - Disney dos and don'ts

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