Vote of the week: Would you stay at a hotel on its opening day?
Published: April 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM
The first wing of this new "value" resort (the bottom tier of Disney World's on-site hotels) will open May 31, with additional wings to follow throughout the summer. But that raises an interesting question, at least, I think it's interesting.
Would you stay at a hotel on the day it opened?
The upside? It's a brand new hotel. Tons of corporate suits will be there, paying attention to every detail, ready to swoop in and make things right. You know everything is clean, new and fresh. Germaphobes can rest assured that no one's ever slept on that bed before.
The downside? It's a brand new hotel. Tons of corporate suits are there, getting in the workers' way, and keeping them from doing their jobs. Everything is new and untested. Who knows if all the stuff in your room and the facilities will actually work?
And, oh yeah, new carpet smell. All over the place.
So it's your call. Perhaps some of you have made reservations for Art of Animation's opening days this summer. Or have stayed at a newly-opened hotel in the past. I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Thanks again for reading Theme Park Insider, and stay tuned for our report on the opening of SeaWorld Orlando's Turtle Trek, coming later today.