Walt Disney World is ending its trail run on rentals of luxury $700 cabanas.

The white-tented cabanas, tucked behind Space Mountain, were introduced last November. The price dropped to $500 as a seasonal change and now Disney has announced the pilot will end Feb. 17.

The four cabanas fit up to eight people each and included couches, lockers for storage and charging stations for electronics. Guests received personalized Mickey Mouse ears, one ice cream delivery along with a refrigerator filled with drinks and snacks. The rentals also included sunscreen, insect repellent and reserved viewing for fireworks and parades.

Cabana rentals are popular at hotel pools and water parks but this was the first trail at a Disney theme park.

The cabanas were just one of several VIP experiences rolled out by Disney to enhance the guest experience. The add-ons include a $49 per person ice cream social, a $150 progressive dinner around the Seven Seas Lagoon and a $25 Express Bus to avoid the lines for park hopping.

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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