BREAKING: The Magic Kingdom Adding In-Park Cabanas for Guests to Rent

BREAKING: The Magic Kingdom Adding In-Park Cabanas for Guests to Rent
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You may be used to renting cabanas at Disney water parks, but now Disney is adding the offering to its theme parks…

Kingdom Cabana, now for rent at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Kingdom Cabana, now for rent at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

The Kingdom Cabanas will be added to the Magic Kingdom Park on November 27th, 2016. Situated near Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, the cabanas (which are pretty ugly looking white tents in this reporter’s opinion) can accommodate up to 8 guests. They are available for a daily rental price of $649.

Amenities in the Kingdom Cabanas include private and shaded seating, cold beverages, snacks, a lockable storage trunk, electronic device charging stations, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, insect repellent, a small refrigerator, one fruit basket, a one-time delivery of ice cream novelties and desserts, personalized Mickey ears, and reserved viewing space for parades and fireworks.

Bookings for the cabanas are now open by calling 407-WDW-PLAY or visiting concierge at any Disney World Resort Hotel.

A WDWNT reader also sent us the following photos of the cabanas being set up at the park recently:

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Rich
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Rich

Is this really “breaking”? This was all over twitter on Saturday…two days ago.

captain obvious
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captain obvious

yes it is breaking

matthew goodman
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matthew goodman

HAHAH I was gonna say the same thing.

Kyle Morgan
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Kyle Morgan

I didn’t hear about it until now.

Nancy Layton
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Nancy Layton

Not everyone has Twitter apparently. First I have heard of it.

Thomas
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Thomas

I saw them, they look CHEESY as hell. Honestly Disney. What are you thinking? Parades and performers being cancelled, and temporary looking tents going in to escape the madness that Disney created of nothing to do but fight crowds as staffing and ride capacities cut…but for a charge. Ridiculous.

Jason
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Jason

Thomas .. stfu stop complaining. If you don’t like it. Don’t go

STFU Jason
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STFU Jason

For real Jason. STFU. They are ugly as hell and just another example of Disney trying to bilk their customers out of more money.

Pixie dust
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Pixie dust

Jesus Christ, just what you think Disney can’t make dumber decisions about their tiger theme parks. My living room more comfortable. If Disney want’s us to come and spend more money at Magic Kingdom, they need to make it worth visiting and entertaining, not escaping in a shitty tent.

Toli
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Toli

in concept I like the idea, a place to rest one’s feet while waiting for fast passes, or in case a family member has a disney-induced “We paid to bring you here” meltdown, but for almost $700 that’s way over the brim.

Disney Pete
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Disney Pete

Who cares if the cabanas are ugly and have nothing to do with Tomorrowland’s theming, we want more money!

This new management will be the destruction of Disney.

you speak the truth..
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you speak the truth..

Amen Pete. The management of the theme parks really doesn’t like “Disney”, as ironic as that may sound. To them, it’s a product no different than selling underperforming used cars to unsuspecting suckers. And there’s lots of suckers out there visiting the parks, and they’re usually on this site saying “if you don’t like it, don’t go”, but they’re not WDW fans. I honestly don’t think Disney sees that their management style is exactly WHY they have to offer Brazilian groups rooms at cost, and tickets half price with free doing plans off season. No business in America that doesn’t… Read more »

Philip
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Philip

You and Pete are both dead wrong and you know it!

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Philip is a known troll.

doxnal
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doxnal

You don’t have to like Disney to have taste. Setting up these tents and charging 700 bucks for small groups to camp out in them is frankly just embarrassing. I don’t hold Disney in high regard but even I’m surprised they’d go this low. People haven’t been going to the parks this year and Disney is obviously desperate to stop the bleeding, but this is offensive to all parkgoers — and I mean that in a normal person, not-Disney-freak kind of way.

Jessica
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Jessica

I love this! I was just at Disney with a toddler who desperately needed a nap while enjoying MK. Going back to the hotel with the bus was going to be a huge deal and extremely time consuming. Having a quiet-ish place I could put her down for an hour or two without leaving the park, maybe even taking a nap myself would be AMAZING! I would be able to spend a lot more time in the park if I could recharge for an hour somewhere privately. Once you go back into the room, you don’t want to leave to… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

This is beyond stupid. $650 can be a few nights at one of the value resorts, these things are going to be used by the damn Brazilian tourists (most likely) ugh, this happens when you cut the Disney family out of the Business –

Matt
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Matt

Disgusting money grab with no place in the parks. If they are going to be there they should look better than a white tent.

Curt
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Curt

I do my best when coming to this site to remain positive and upbeat. I have been called a CP, PR person, and everything under the sun by the negative commenters. This is probably the first time I can not find a single positive spin to put on this. $649 to rent a tent…and an ugly one at that? I’m truly at a loss on this decision.

Tom Ryan
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Tom Ryan

I hear you brother. Positive is one thing, but head up rear end is another. Paying to escape planned chaos of cutting costs and value. Amazing. Some suckers will bite!

Tatiana
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Tatiana

I don’t think speaking truth of how Disney has lost most all concern for your, or anyone here’s enjoyment, is negative. I also don’t buy the recurrent argument by haters of “if you don’t like it, don’t go”.

Anonomouse
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Anonomouse

Yeah I see what you’re doing Bob Iger. Trying to use reverse physiology on people, acting like it’s horrible when you secretly want people to defend and and pay for it to prove it’s worth it…. obviously kidding, yeah I totally don’t get how anyone can see the positivity in this.

Mike
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Mike

Obviously, this is a “test” to see if the idea will work, but I miss the Disney that increased capacity and invested in attractions to keep the masses happy and alleviate crowding as needed. Im sure someone will pay for these but it just leaves a sour taste for average person. We’re huge Disney fans, but were finding we are going less and less because Disney has forgotten the families they once targeted.

Tatiana
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Tatiana

I regrettably agree. I don’t see how much more they have to do do to say “We hate our guests and just want you to come give us money, and we give you as little in return as possible”. Maybe they can post a sign or something. The place is also becoming unsafe. Last visit, 2 fights broke out, Disney security did ZERO but call for police, that showed up 30 minutes later as one of the guests had a large knife. Guess the font security check “show” missed it. They have not only forgotten some families they once targeted,… Read more »

Ryan B
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Ryan B

Source the story about the fights please.

Andres
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Andres

Don’t know Tatiana’s source, but if it’s like us, it’s our own eyes. We visited last weekend for Food and Wine and saw 2 fights break out. One in stand for food, and another in line for Soarin’. Disney very lax on it and usually just asked people to leave, if they respond at all, public relations you know is more important. Can check with OSCO, that’s public record, but Disney almost never presses charges or files OSCO police report cuz they want perception that it’s all ‘under control’.

Ryan B
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Ryan B

Two fights?

80,000 through the WDW gates per day, and two fights?

Wowwee…it’s practically Thunderdome down there these days. TOTALLY UNSAFE.

Time to foil up the windows. Clean and load the guns.

Michelle
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Michelle

We were also there 26oct-16nov 2016 and we saw the tail end of a fight at Epcot was quite intimidating walking out with the kids we changed direction. Our second visit to Epcot wasn’t much better we only went back to meet princesses but it was full of adults on a major drinking session around the world! Not the ideal place for kids!! Great if you don’t have kids should be more of a night time event rather than the daytime in my opinion. I must admit the crowds were awful this trip que times were long 2+hrs for some… Read more »

Tatiana
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Tatiana

That’s two that I saw Ryan B, not statistics on the park, and your numbers are also inaccurate of attendance. Don’t be a retard acting to know anything. Time for Disney to at least make it safe, and not just security for “show” as the point you missed. If you want to pick a fight, do it at Disney. Nobody will care there.

No More Money
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No More Money

We sold our DVC timeshare. Just couldn’t justify the constant money grabs anymore. What with the constant ticket increases, sometimes twice a year and the dwindling benefits. We have officially made our last trip to Disney. We will more than likely be vacationing in Europe. It’ll definitely be cheaper.

dorothy watson
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dorothy watson

OMG this is simply another money grab. Latest visit in August and becoming less of a fan of all things Disney. The magic is disappearing. Even the Disney cruises which we love are becoming so far out of reach pricewise that I’m not sure if we will be able to cruise either. Overall, Disney is for the rich.

Rasheed
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Rasheed

Agree with your post, except Disney not for the rich. Rich people I know wouldn’t touch Disney with 10 foot pole past a one time visit to say, “um, not much value here, I’ll take the family to Shanghai Disney if we’re doing Disney”. Disney is for those who are suckers, get huge discount to come as group, or grandparents floating the bill for the family..the grandparents have fond emotional memories of WDW, their kids won’t see, to have anything to do now, their face will be in their smartphone.

Carrie
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Carrie

For how much? WTH. Give me a break.

Admiral Obvious
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Admiral Obvious

two day old information isn’t “breaking”

Anonomouse
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Anonomouse

Haven’t you heard? Until Tom hears about something, it hasn’t happened yet. So now that he’s heard about it, it’s breaking.

Mark Tolson
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Mark Tolson

Sorry but Disney should be trying to figure out a way to keep all of their guest comfortable as part of the admission price. Not charge a rediculous price for a cappy tent for a few of the more privileged. Disney you are ruining the magic. Sorry but you should have places like this all over all of your parks where people can get out of the elements for a short rest period.

Karen
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Karen

Agree. Like more benches under trees or canopies around the parks.

John Green
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John Green

That’s soooo ridiculous. Thank God Walt Disney is not alive to see that! Bad Show is getting very usual at WDW!

Kyle Morgan
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Kyle Morgan

I agree with all of the above comments but I don’t plan on using these tents. I also kind of prefer this to any more cast member or maintenance cuts. If Disney can offer overpriced junk to rich people to pad their bottom line maybe they’ll stop cost-cutting everywhere else in an attempt to get more of said rich people to pay for the premium junk.

D. Riley
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D. Riley

Oh no. The cast member cuts and cost cutting are everywhere. They had 3 “magic band” entrances open at Animal Kindgom. 40 minutes to enter at 9:30. To get this rich person to spend money, they need to bring a better product. This isn’t the right step with ugly tents to band-aid years of bad decisions. How about more to do, increasing ride capacity back to normal with staffing or expansion?! Duh?! We only go when company in town who insists to go and cuz we get free passes from my husbands work.

Major Malfunction
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Major Malfunction

I can’t wait for the first reports of people having sex in them. Lol!

Lillian Donaldson
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Lillian Donaldson

Seems like anything you want to do is costing extra $. Wishes you can reserve a table in Tomorrowland’s eatery for a price. Let’s use a fastpass to watch the fireworks from a location. The water parks you can rent an area for a $. One would be better off getting a room at any of the four MK resorts and go back there for an hour and then the whole night for less than that price. Ridiculous.

Doug
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Doug

Eyesore.

Margaret Hobbs
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Margaret Hobbs

To call these tents Cabanas is a travesty. More fool any one paying that amount of money for them