Originally Posted by supernova
Me<-----The perk of being in a monorail hotel is the monorail. Cost, I still cannot wrap my brain around the employee cost of buses over monorails. Buses have a shorter life, much smaller capacity, fuel, maintence, tires etc. Most bus drivers earn more than most monorail drivers according to the range of union contract. I'd love to sneak a peek at the cost breakdown. If the accountants made a boo boo, at least they can just return to normal operation of the monorail. It doesn't have to be permenant.
Impulse buying is just that. Speciality mechandise is sometimes only available during the special event. Often people don't go back to the same park the next day or even the same trip.
I pulled up the Value hotel rates and they are higher than $49 a night. Actually almost double. Very lowest was $84 in new prices and high season $169. I'd be surprised if people had tons of money left over that stay at Value resorts. I'm speculating, many at least are on pretty tight budgets for their vacations.
Now if what you've stated, Disney is now allowing high school students to pilot the monorails, the wage is likely the same starting rate however the benefits to high school student is likely lower. Though I'd think the Risk on their insurance premiums likely went up. I am still stunned that Disney would assign a high school student to the role of pilot, especially after the crash.
Odd that it's the one monorail resort that doesn't offer a boat launch, as far as I can remember. Or maybe it does and it's the only one I haven't ridden on yet?