Big Disney Resort Price Increases For U.K. Visitors In 2010

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Reader Chris W. sent in word that Disney’s UK website has 2010 hotel rates posted, and from the looks of them U.K. visitors can expect price increases of 11 to 47% during summer 2010. The following table represents sample resort rates for four adults, room only, from 12 through 26 July in 2009 and 2010:

2009 2010 Pct Increase
All-Star Music £728 £924 26.9%
Pop Century £826 £924 11.9%
All-Star Movies £1,022 £1,134 11.0%
Port Orleans French Quarter £1,162 £1,400 20.5%
Port Orleans Riverside £1,162 £1,400 20.5%
Caribbean Beach £1,442 £1,722 19.4%
Animal Kingdom Lodge £1,918 £2,618 36.5%
Wilderness Lodge £2,296 £2,618 14.0%
Fort Wilderness £2,352 £2,884 22.6%
Beach Club £2,366 £3,472 46.7%
Boardwalk Inn £2,912 £3,472 19.2%
Polynesian £3,094 £3,766 21.7%
Grand Floridian £3,444 £4,102 19.1%

Update: All Things Disney has some further thoughts here.

Len Testa

Len Testa is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and has contributed to the Disneyland and Las Vegas Unofficial Guides. Most of his time is spent trying to keep up with the team. Len's email address is len@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

14 thoughts on “Big Disney Resort Price Increases For U.K. Visitors In 2010

  • April 13, 2009 at 8:17 pm
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    Not entirely surprising, assuming Disney sets fixed rates in the Pound rather than simply denoting the rates in Dollars and letting the cost in GBP fluctuate with the conversion rate. GBP has taken a beating vs. USD over the past year. It’s gone from about 1:2 to 2:3 (or worse) over the past year.

    http://www.exchange-rates.org/history/USD/GBP/G/360

    • April 14, 2009 at 6:14 am
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      I agree it is almost certainly the exchange rate. Will be interesting to see what Disney sets the domestic rates at.

  • April 13, 2009 at 9:42 pm
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    I agree with Brian, and if you look you’ll also notice that they’ve cut down on the number of ‘tiers’ in the pricing. In 2009 only 2 resorts had the same pricing. In 2010 there are a lot more hotels with same size pricing.

    I’d be hard pressed to fathom why some of them are different though… All-Star Movies more than Pop and Music???? There has to be something going on there more than just a standard room.

    BTW, at current exchange rates 1134 pounds sterling is only $1,373, which is a very respectable $98 an night for 4 adults on a 14 day holiday… over a YEAR away. (£1400 for a moderate works out to about $148 a night, still not bad for a peak season stay).

    Will be interesting to see if that means Disney will be holding room rates relatively flat for domestic bookings as well.

  • April 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm
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    By the way, the more interesting thing to me is this little blurb down the side of the website:

    Did you know that for stays between 1st August and 18th November 2010 select Disney resorts offer FREE dining?

    How about them potatoes??? Len, does that qualify as ‘slap your grandma good?’

    • April 14, 2009 at 10:15 am
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      Depends on the grandma, doesn’t it? 😉

  • April 14, 2009 at 10:26 am
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    Why 4 adults? Doesn’t this skew the pricing due to the extra adult charges?

    Can you provide a link to the price chart?

    • April 14, 2009 at 10:54 am
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      Joe,

      The room charges appear to be the same after the first 2 adults up to room occupancy.

      There isn’t a chart that I found per say, but you can go to the Disney UK portal and price from there. That’s where all the rates show up.

      Michael

  • April 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm
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    Free dining for Brits booking next fall? Wow what a great deal. Too bad Disney doesn’t give Americans that much notice of a great deal to come in 2010.

  • April 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm
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    I doubt this will work for long if it even does through to final booking but I just quoted for Dec 2010 to compare to my trip this year at Riverside. They only quote free dining to Nov 2010 but however it says

    Disney Quick (Counter) Service Dining Plan: £18.99 per adult, £5.99 per child Total: £531.72†

    Upgrade To Disney Dining Plan: £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child, per day Upgrade for just £140.00 more!†

    However when you go to the final screen (if you choose DDP) and it only adds the £140 (not £531.72 + 140)

    Incidentally am I right in thinking it still looks like DDP is a good bet for UK visitors £23.99 per person per day at the moment = $35.99

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