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    Has Disney World ever sold out every one of their hotel rooms? In other words has there been a time that you know of that there were no rooms and I mean no rooms any where on any of the resorts and if so are each of the parks able to handle that mass amount of people or would they have to close the gates? Just curious




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    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIPRINCESS
    Has Disney World ever sold out every one of their hotel rooms? In other words has there been a time that you know of that there were no rooms and I mean no rooms any where on any of the resorts and if so are each of the parks able to handle that mass amount of people or would they have to close the gates? Just curious
    This is a difficult question. Why? Because there is a difference between "sold" and "no rooms available". Allow me to explain. In very resort there are a number of rooms that are set aside for travel agents, VIP's, etc. Disney can sell the set aside rooms, but only at the last moment if they are transferred back to CRO. Yes, I am sure there are times when all the rooms available to the average guest are sold, but I doubt the occupancy rate has ever been 100% (due to illness, death, etc. that occurs in families; weather and/or convention guests that do not show up) at all the resorts.

    As for the parks, as a resort guest you always have preference over a guest that stays off-property. The parks were frequently full prior to 9/11 and the gates were closed, but resort guests are accommodated, even if they have to wait awhile for the parks to clear due to safety concerns.

    Hope that helps.
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    Thanks Jiminy I always wondered if that could ever happen, but since you put it that way I now see that is totally impossible. Thanks again for answering my dumb question.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIPRINCESS
    Thanks Jiminy I always wondered if that could ever happen, but since you put it that way I now see that is totally impossible. Thanks again for answering my dumb question.
    That was not a dumb question, in fact, it was a very good question.
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    Thanks again for answering. Hey glad to have you back on the boards as well.




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    I know that Dinsey did offer their available rooms at a discount to FL residents during the hurricanes last year and I am pretty sure it was completely full then, but many ppl didn't go to the parks, it was more of a shelter situation.
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