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  • [Fun] Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

    They could bring a whole different feel to Vegas. A giant family style resort with water parks, attractions, great food, almost like the Aulani but BETTER in Las Vegas. No gambling, Great shows, characters.
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    Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

    I think that would be great! I would definitely go!! Not sure Disney would ever consider it, just because of the adult nature of Vegas, but many families bring their kids there now.

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    • #3
      Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

      Me and my friend always wonder why. We figure it's the perception that would come with it. We all know it would make money. The PR that comes with it though is probably something they don't want to deal with. I think their cruise ships don't even have gambling on them right? I think they could have something special if they did it.

      Of course the realistic thinking person I am figures what's the difference in gouging us in prices or taking it with slot machines! the answer is they can gauge us with higher prices and still get away with it without losing the perception of being family oriented. That makes a person in a suit very happy and rich!! I am sure the idea must get brought up in board meetings though it has to IMO.
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      • #4
        Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

        Years ago all of the major resorts started catering to the "families" and the under 21 crowd building mini theme parks and attractions at their resorts. That investment did not pay off as far as attracting additional revenues into Las Vegas so they have pretty much scrapped catering to families and currently are geared back towards the "Disneyland for Adults" only mentality. This can be seen in the shows and restaurants that are currently in Vegas.

        In Veags...at least on the strip...if you are not gambling and they can't get ya on the gaming floor, you don't have much value to them.

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          Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

          Originally posted by ParkHopper1 View Post
          so they have pretty much scrapped catering to families and currently are geared back towards the "Disneyland for Adults" only mentality. This can be seen in the shows and restaurants that are currently in Vegas.
          That's also when the familiar "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" slogan appeared.

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          • #6
            Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

            I think it's all about the image. There are many many families that believe that Vegas isn't an appropriate place to take their children. Unfortunately, I don't think Disney would be powerful enough to reverse the perception of Vegas.

            If they do, I bet they'll have a heck of a time answering the question of "Why would Disney create a family resort in Vegas?" It's almost an ethical issue.

            Also, that market has been saturated big time. There are tons of resorts in Vegas and yes, there are ones that try to cater to families such as Circus Circus.
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              Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

              Originally posted by Disneytwins View Post
              I think it's all about the image. There are many many families that believe that Vegas isn't an appropriate place to take their children. Unfortunately, I don't think Disney would be powerful enough to reverse the perception of Vegas.

              If they do, I bet they'll have a heck of a time answering the question of "Why would Disney create a family resort in Vegas?" It's almost an ethical issue.

              Also, that market has been saturated big time. There are tons of resorts in Vegas and yes, there are ones that try to cater to families such as Circus Circus.
              Circus Circus is a dump and always has been. No one caters to the family like Disney. However I get what your saying. It would be tricky for the PR dept.
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                Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

                if the resort is the destination, why not put it in a more scenic location? maybe vancouver, or idaho, somewhere with beautiful vistas and far away from the current resorts.

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                • #9
                  Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

                  I'm not sure how close Disney came to pushing the trigger on the project but there was some buzz in the nineties about them being interested in building an ambitious mega resort to go against Wynn Enterprises. The plan never got past the hype though, thankfully. Personally I'm glad that they waited and built Aulani instead. A Disney resort wouldn't survive in this new young Vegas.
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                    Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

                    Originally posted by ParkHopper1 View Post
                    Years ago all of the major resorts started catering to the "families" and the under 21 crowd building mini theme parks and attractions at their resorts. That investment did not pay off as far as attracting additional revenues into Las Vegas so they have pretty much scrapped catering to families and currently are geared back towards the "Disneyland for Adults" only mentality. This can be seen in the shows and restaurants that are currently in Vegas.

                    In Veags...at least on the strip...if you are not gambling and they can't get ya on the gaming floor, you don't have much value to them.
                    THis. My family would take me all the time and we'd go to circus circus, all the roller coasters, simulators and the star trek experience. Now a lot of the stuff we did is gone. Its sad but there just isn't a market for that there. Im sure when all the family offerings started springing up, disney kept a close eye on where it went.
                    In the quest for quality, I have no problem with the characters footing the bill.

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                      Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

                      Let Imagineering figure it out first...the key word is: Not Yet!
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                      • #12
                        Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

                        I've heard a few stories about them looking into it several times and always deciding against it for a number of reasons. Just the brand image blended with Vegas was a concern. The biggest factor probably was that they didn't want gambling and without gaming it would be very difficult to compete with the level of quality of the other resorts. They also were concerned about taking away visitors from DLR.

                        Personally, I think it was the right decision. I think that they need to focus their investments on the existing resorts. They are destinations in their own right and the more things they offer the longer stays they will get. I think that Disney is moving in this direction, but we'll have to see how big all the rumored projects turn out to be. The good thing is that since they've finished all these really big projects outside the resorts, two cruise ships and Aulani they should be able to actually have some money to spend on the US parks. Then they will be able to tell Wall Street that they've significantly lowered overall spending in the division while still investing in their most important properties.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

                          Had Jay Rasulo stayed at Parks and Resorts this would probably be more likely. The Urban Entertainment Centers (a hotel with some attached attractions and retail) was a favorite idea of his before the economy tanked.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

                            Last time I was on the Lost Vegas Strip there was a guy in a Mickey costume passed out drunk on the sidewalk (an act of course). Scattered among him on the ground were the usual flyers for outcall services featuring nude models. I don't think Disney wants any part of this.

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                              Re: Why doesn't Disney Have a SuperResort in Vegas?

                              Originally posted by Mortgageman View Post
                              Last time I was on the Lost Vegas Strip there was a guy in a Mickey costume passed out drunk on the sidewalk (an act of course). Scattered among him on the ground were the usual flyers for outcall services featuring nude models. I don't think Disney wants any part of this.

                              I am willing to bet they would love a part of this. They would make so much money. The suits just need to find a way to do it without tarnishing their image. If they could find a way to make a casino without hurting their image there would be bulldozers tomorrow. Just my guess of course.

                              I'm sure if you ask a Disney lawyer/pr person about a casino they would preach about how their company doesn't believe in such things but we all know all they care about is how much they can squeeze from us. I would love to see a resort from them in Vegas. Basically Aulani is it already minus a show and games of course.
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