Len Testa from TouringPlans.com is hearing rumblings that Disney may go back to letting guests book Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) 180 days out rather than the current 90 days. Reportedly the change is being considered due to negative freedback from guests. Stay tuned.
In this week's parks update, MousePlanet.com reminds us that Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been on roughly the same price increase schedule for several years now. Therefore those rumors of a ticket price increase for Walt Disney World may impact its west coast counterpart as well. Members with plans to visit the soon-to-open Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel may save a few dollars by investing in their tickets within the next few weeks.
Disney's FastPass has been a staple at Walt Disney World and Disneyland for about a decade now. The system allows guests to effectively obtain a reserved ride time later in the day, dramatically reducing the amount of time guests must wait in line for some of the more popular attractions.
Currently the system provides equal benefits to all guests. However, there have been persistent rumors of Disney further developing the system in ways which would allow them to dole-out FastPass benefits differently to groups of guests (i.e. those staying in on-site resorts may get a different FastPass benefit than those staying off-site.)
Topic: What do you think of a FastPass system that provides different tiers of benefits? If implemented, what sort of benefits should DVC members be entitled to receive?
Allears.net has posted some photos from inside the Bay Lake Tower's Top of the World Lounge. Click HERE to view the images.
The lounge is said to be open only during the evening hours and will be accessible to Bay Lake Tower guests only. The lounge and surrounding exterior patio will allow several hundred guests to view the Magic Kingdom firewords on a nightly basis.