I think that the DL Resort does not have a lot of land asset value to create a "moderate" hotel. They would rather have a plush hotel or even more attraction property. Why would they invest in something like this when they could build another tower hotel or more rides.
For instance, the Waterfalls at the DL Hotel. Yeah I hate to see them go, but they're putting a new pool, resturant and bar in it's place? That's kinda my example.
What do you think?
Back to the point about "Disney is a LUXURY." Actually, it's not. If it were, Disney wouldn't be selling SoCal and SoCal select AP's, or offering whatever other discounts they do. What it comes down to is, does it make financial sense for them to build a Value resort? MAYBE a so-called Moderate (which would be luxury priced compared to surrounding hotels) might make sense, but not a Value.
I think it would be a good idea. I liked my stay at the Pop Century in florida. And no it is not the same as a holiday inn. You won't see disney theming there. I loved the opportunity to do my shopping in the hotel lobby instead of doing it while at the parks. I also enjoyed the themed pools and restaurant. I think that there are many others like myself who would pay to stay at a Disney value resort in anaheim.
It would be okay if the value resort at DL were not as bad as they are at WDW. I would never stay at a value resort due to the layout and noise. I would stay off property (actually we have!) at WDW before I would ever stay at any of the values there. It would be great if DL had a lower cost hotel, but better and nicer than the WDW values. So yeah! They should have a lower cost Disney themed hotel at DL. I agree with that! JMHO