I've been taking the family to WDW in the first weeks of December for
years and years. I've noticed a weird correlation between the costs
of resorts like The Wilderness Lodge (our favorite Christmas time Resort)
and the crowd levels at the parks.
I don't understand it.
Back in 2008 we took our first WDW trip - stayed at the Wilderness Lodge for 6 nights
and paid $185 a night for an upgraded BunkBed room. The Crowd levels for the entire
stay only inched above 1 for one day.
Last year we booked the Wilderness Lodge - stayed for 6 nights - paid over $385 a night
for a non upgraded room - and the crowd levels were at 4 and above the entire stay.
What is up with that? Disneyworld costs are becoming prohibitively expensive to stay
on site now - yet the crowd levels are going up and up. Now I know I could move
to a moderate (I had a conference at Coronado Springs - stayed in business class - and it
was 'okay') or even a value level (I've stayed at Pop Century...it was...not as nice as
a Holiday Inn Express). So am I being unrealistic or do I have a valid observation that
Crowd levels and resort Costs are going way up?