Tuesday, October 10, 2006

DVC encourages skipping restaurants

When you visit most Disney World hotels, you'll see that the shops and stores offer some limited snacks, usually just enough to tide you over until the next full meal (at a Disney restaurant, of course). But if you step into a DVC resort, the entire nature of the choices changes. There are more snacks, more microwave foods, and decidedly more frozen foods.

The implication is that Disney deems it OK (or preferable even?) that DVC guests stay in their DVC rooms, not venturing out to spend money in the hotels. Interesting. Tells you where Disney places its priorities. The high-margin DVC business must look a lot better on paper than the low-margin restaurant business.