New Walt Disney World Resort Coaster (In Room)
Back in February of 2016, I posted a photo of the in-room coasters from the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Hotel. The coasters from WDW are found in the resort hotel rooms usually on the little bar/kitchen setup where the glasses/mugs are located near the coffee makers. The coasters had been the same ones for as long as we have been traveling there until a recent trip when I came across these new ones you see above. It is a much cleaner look - both in terms of design but also material. The old one had a soft, brushed texture. This one is thinner, more flexible and has a more slick - but not glossy finish to it. Gone is the castle imagery and the clouds. In is the word 'Resort'.
The thinner material and less printing make me think that this is a simple cost-cutting measure. Sure, the new design feels a bit more 'fresh', but if they're putting four of these in 10k hotel rooms, a penny here and a penny there can start to add up, right?
I'm now adding this to the [Coaster Collection] here on the blog. While, officially, this is the 18th coaster, it is an update to a previous one, so you sticklers might not count it. Since I'm the curator (no one else wanted the job!), I'm calling it: Mark it down, dude.