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JimmyJr'sMom
12-27-2009, 06:11 PM
We were there from 12/13 until 12/16 in building 5.:eek::eek: Strangely enough- they were only in one of the two beds-?:confused3

We've stayed here before and never had a problem. Planning to go back to WDW in November 2010 and would like to stay at POFQ but we are nervous.

Anyone else had any experiences?:confused:

mindy5648
12-27-2009, 09:12 PM
I work at a Marriott and the company is finding bed bugs are being a growing problem!! Anyone who reads this you should always check the mattress before crawling into bed. You want to look for small black spots on the mattress, those are blood spots. They like to hide in the corner where the fabric is folded over. If you find that your mattress is covered in some sort of bag then it has most likly already been treated once before for bed bugs

bailman
12-27-2009, 09:23 PM
I know my room had them at the POR. And it was in only one of the beds, too. At some point during the second to last night I became aware that my feet were very itchy and then when I woke up, I little red welts all over my feet, ankles and lower legs. I found it wierd that it only happened at the end of our vacation, so I didn't say anything and then it happened again the last night. It didn't seem to bother my daughter who was in bed (but she was only 5 so her feet didn't go down as far as mine) with me and my husband was in the other bed and he didn't have any issues. I took pictures of my feet and ankles and you can clearly see that something was biting me. We let them know and they really acted like they didn't believe me. They did nothing but reimburse me for a $8 tube of itch cream from the gift shop. Handled extremely poorly in my opinion. I really just wanted them to care. It was last February so when we got home, we left all our luggage in the freezing garage for a couple weeks and washed everything in hot water. We're going again in a couple weeks to the GF and really hope to not have any issues or I may not want to ever give them another shot, and that would be sad, but it's just not worth the risk of bringing something like that home.

Sammie
12-27-2009, 09:31 PM
Any hotel anywhere can have bed bugs, to avoid them completely you would have to not travel again.

Do as Mindy suggested and check your room when you arrive.

Esmerelda
12-28-2009, 08:20 AM
I am so paranoid about these things because they are becoming so prevalent all over the world....that I check all of the beds as soon as we arrive. I've decided that if I do see any spots, I'm whipping out my digital camera. This way if I have to asked to be moved to another room (or cabin as we cruise alot), I have proof in my hand of what the mattress looks like.

No good hotel or cruise ship should ever ignore a complaint about bed bugs, they can be in even the finest hotels..including Disney! Besides a nasty rash, they can lead to a bad infection if not treated right away and properly.

ALWAYS check your beds where ever you are sleeping at:thumbsup2 Thanks for posting this reminder JimmyJr'sMom and I'm sorry you had to experience these things first hand. :(

tinkbyday
12-28-2009, 04:14 PM
I'm so sorry you experienced this. That is probably the one thing I fear most when traveling.

I did check the beds this last trip and kept the luggage off the floor (asked for extra luggage rack) AND kept everything in sealed plastic bags.

It's really annoying that we are seeing a resurgence of this - it kinda makes traveling a little less fun.

TTAfanatic
12-28-2009, 04:26 PM
we had to close down many buildings when i did my college program. I worked Housekeeping in building 3, during the 5 months i was there they close building 2, 3, 5, and 7 twice.

And when i got back home, the hotel i worked at we had to close off a few rooms.

It happens anywhere.

amberg@eastlink.ca
12-28-2009, 04:51 PM
we returned in october from our first family trip and a scare at asmovies as well. i checked everything before sleeping the first ntie as i do in every hotel and saw nothing. the next am we noticed nothing, went to the parks came home theni noticed spots on our beds- so i called the front desk. at first they werent really happy to deal with it and said theyd send new linens! so we stripped our bed and did as they said tossign the sheets outside. they never offered at the desk to do a check. when the dea cm came to gather the old ones- she asked what had happened i told her and she said oh! do you want us to get it checked out? god love her! if it hadnt been for her i never would of slept that week!



we had a wonderful gentleman who has been a cm for 30 yrs come do a manual check first. he was great and we spent the better part of an hr talking to him at 1 amish. he did a quick sweep and came up with nothing. his official bedbug checker was leaving the gf and was on his way. he came in with and was very professional. he fl;ipped the matress, looked at the walls, floor, bedtables etc. you name it. of course the offending sheets were now gone. but he came up with nothing, so he cleared our room. by now it was after 2 adn we were exhausgted. their simple explanation was more than likely dirt from the sheets being on the racks outside. the spots/dirt on the sheets moved and was not in the sheets.

it made me feel much better to have them check it over tho! i learned that they have huge units to put all our itmes in and heat them up so the bugs will die, and that they changed sheets/bedding every 4 days.

he also told me one family had them and wouldnt report it. he had to call the airlines they were leaving from to tell them so others luggaGE woulndt be infested.

tinkbyday
12-29-2009, 08:35 AM
we had to close down many buildings when i did my college program. I worked Housekeeping in building 3, during the 5 months i was there they close building 2, 3, 5, and 7 twice.

And when i got back home, the hotel i worked at we had to close off a few rooms.

It happens anywhere.

I'm curious - when you worked as mousekeeping - was there any instruction given to look for bed bugs - did the management tell you to watch for them?

learnhome
12-29-2009, 08:53 AM
Yikes!!:confused3 I wish I NEVER read this post!! I am due to stay at por with my family of 5 next wed.! We were planning on my son using the trundle bed, since we are a family of five. You know, I can't be like some people who just shrug their shoulders and say this can happen anywhere, yada yada yada! You know, when you are PAYING a small fortune to have a nice vacation for a family of five and the fact that my tiny 12 year old is considered a disney adult so that they can extract more money from us, with ALL the money that WDW rakes in - I would expect - yes - EXPECT their to NOT be a bed bug problem. I am calling the hotel right now. I want to talk to a cm to find out what this is all about. I am sorry, but I am furious to think that now I have to worry about bed bugs. That is one guest I would rather not have follow me back to my home!!! Yuck, yuck and triple yuck! Perhaps if people EXPECTED more from the hotels, the bed bug problem would be of UTMOST concern! You should be outraged! I didn't love the idea of all the money we spend at wdw - but, I sucked it up simply because I THOUGHT that disney was top notch....you got what you paid for, etc....well, I am not PAYING for bedbugs!
Oh well, sorry about all that ranting - I am just not gonna have a bed bug near me! :sick:

KatMark
12-29-2009, 09:00 AM
Yikes!!:confused3 I wish I NEVER read this post!! I am due to stay at por with my family of 5 next wed.! We were planning on my son using the trundle bed, since we are a family of five. You know, I can't be like some people who just shrug their shoulders and say this can happen anywhere, yada yada yada! You know, when you are PAYING a small fortune to have a nice vacation for a family of five and the fact that my tiny 12 year old is considered a disney adult so that they can extract more money from us, with ALL the money that WDW rakes in - I would expect - yes - EXPECT their to NOT be a bed bug problem. I am calling the hotel right now. I want to talk to a cm to find out what this is all about. I am sorry, but I am furious to think that now I have to worry about bed bugs. That is one guest I would rather not have follow me back to my home!!! Yuck, yuck and triple yuck! Perhaps if people EXPECTED more from the hotels, the bed bug problem would be of UTMOST concern! You should be outraged! I didn't love the idea of all the money we spend at wdw - but, I sucked it up simply because I THOUGHT that disney was top notch....you got what you paid for, etc....well, I am not PAYING for bedbugs!
Oh well, sorry about all that ranting - I am just not gonna have a bed bug near me! :sick:

Unfortunately, this does happen all over the world and at the best of hotels...it is not strictly a Disney problem.

You can call, but you will NOT be talking to anyone directly at the POR. You will get the central reservation office and, although they will possibly answer "POR", they are not in fact at POR. And, unfortunately, they are not always the most knowledgable people at Disney nor do they have all the information everyone thinks they do (someone called yesterday about the pool being closed at the CSR and they told the person to "get off the computer and that the pool was not closed" when in fact several upcoming guests have receiving letters indicating the pool will be closed mid-January through the end of January).

learnhome
12-29-2009, 09:24 AM
Well, I DID just call. I spoke with one lady first who directed me to another. I basically said "I was just made aware that your hotel has a problem with bed bugs. Is this true, I need to know!!" She answered "yes, our hotel has had problems with bb. She then proceeded to tell me that they emptly the rooms furniture, clean it out and replace it with new furniture...." We had quite a long conversation, and I was upgraded and hopefully will not have to stay in a room that was "previously" infected. Now, that was not my intention, I am not the type who is always trying to milk something to get something free - heck, I don't even take things back to the store because I can't be bothered! But, this DOES bother me. Again, world spread problem or not - Disney ought to work as hard as possible to work on ridding its hotel with Bed Bugs!!! Especially since this is one of the few places that accomodates a family of five!!!!!

onelilspark
12-29-2009, 09:37 AM
Well, I DID just call. I spoke with one lady first who directed me to another. I basically said "I was just made aware that your hotel has a problem with bed bugs. Is this true, I need to know!!" She answered "yes, our hotel has had problems with bb. She then proceeded to tell me that they emptly the rooms furniture, clean it out and replace it with new furniture...." We had quite a long conversation, and I was upgraded and hopefully will not have to stay in a room that was "previously" infected. Now, that was not my intention, I am not the type who is always trying to milk something to get something free - heck, I don't even take things back to the store because I can't be bothered! But, this DOES bother me. Again, world spread problem or not - Disney ought to work as hard as possible to work on ridding its hotel with Bed Bugs!!! Especially since this is one of the few places that accomodates a family of five!!!!!

The thing is, they can't rid the room of bed bugs until it has bed bugs. You can't exactly spray something to prevent them. You can only treat the situation after the fact.

amccu18007
12-29-2009, 10:54 AM
And unfortunately, it is the customer who brings the bugs TO Disney. I appreciate your feelings about bb. I feel the same way but in no way is Disney at fault here. They can only do what the STATE/GOVT. allows them to do. We banned the one thing that erradicates bb so in return we WILL see a resergence of bedbugs.

nathanyell
12-29-2009, 11:09 AM
I was upgraded

Where'd they upgrade you to?
Just curious...

Brian

Disney4nonah
12-29-2009, 11:39 AM
Now I'm scared......I'll be checking our room.......:guilty:

lhuggi1
12-29-2009, 02:03 PM
Well, I DID just call. I spoke with one lady first who directed me to another. I basically said "I was just made aware that your hotel has a problem with bed bugs. Is this true, I need to know!!" She answered "yes, our hotel has had problems with bb. She then proceeded to tell me that they emptly the rooms furniture, clean it out and replace it with new furniture...." We had quite a long conversation, and I was upgraded and hopefully will not have to stay in a room that was "previously" infected. Now, that was not my intention, I am not the type who is always trying to milk something to get something free - heck, I don't even take things back to the store because I can't be bothered! But, this DOES bother me. Again, world spread problem or not - Disney ought to work as hard as possible to work on ridding its hotel with Bed Bugs!!! Especially since this is one of the few places that accomodates a family of five!!!!!

Hello, just curious how they upgraded you ..i too am staying at PORFQ soon in March and am extremely nervous...I am not looking for anything free but I do agree it is not a cheap place to visit and I just want to be able to sleep in peace and cleanliness for my 7 night duration !!!!

thanks

learnhome
12-29-2009, 02:27 PM
I would just HIGHLY suggest that you too call asap and tell them that you have been made aware that this hotel has a problem (and I do say problem, b/c it is not isolated to just one room....) regarding bb...and, be persistent and see what happens. Again, this was never my intention. I was just innocenlty reading the dis boards and came across this thread by accident. I am glad to know, though, because I will be extra carefull about inspecting my new room before I even enter with my luggage. I will let the staff know that I am aware of bb in wdw, and that I will be inspecting with a flashlight the undersides of all the matresses, the dressers, etc. I also will ask for another luggage rack to ensure my bags will not be on the floor - and I will encase all my things with plastic. I am also going to bring large garbage bags to put all my luggage encased in on my trip home (we are driving..don't want my van to get the bugs either.)
BB are not something you want to bring home with you, and extermintors are extremely extremely expensive!! So, again, call them....I did, and I was glad I did!!

tinkbyday
12-29-2009, 02:47 PM
I would just HIGHLY suggest that you too call asap and tell them that you have been made aware that this hotel has a problem (and I do say problem, b/c it is not isolated to just one room....) regarding bb...and, be persistent and see what happens. Again, this was never my intention. I was just innocenlty reading the dis boards and came across this thread by accident. I am glad to know, though, because I will be extra carefull about inspecting my new room before I even enter with my luggage. I will let the staff know that I am aware of bb in wdw, and that I will be inspecting with a flashlight the undersides of all the matresses, the dressers, etc. I also will ask for another luggage rack to ensure my bags will not be on the floor - and I will encase all my things with plastic. I am also going to bring large garbage bags to put all my luggage encased in on my trip home (we are driving..don't want my van to get the bugs either.)
BB are not something you want to bring home with you, and extermintors are extremely extremely expensive!! So, again, call them....I did, and I was glad I did!!

I totally understand your fear and concern - I don't think anyone would want to encounter these things. I did want to point out though, that just because they upgraded your room does not mean that you will not encounter them. If there is a widespread issue at POFQ, there are probably many rooms affected as they do know how to crawl under walls and such.

I think it would be wise of you to take the precautions you have indicated - it may be a bit of hassle during your stay, but I'm sure it will be well worth it for you.

learnhome
12-29-2009, 04:10 PM
Thank you TINKBYDAY!!:) I totally understand that.....when I was talking to the CM, at first she asked me "what Can I do for you...." I was like - just give me a bug free room please LOL!:lmao: I mean, I was really looking forward to staying at POR...I have been planning this thing for month's...
I guess I was just taken by surprise this morning when I read this post, b/c as I have been trying so hard (like many of us do) to plan and prepare things so that I can have the best chance of having a nice vacation, I DID not include the possibility of BB in my plans....honestly, it shocked me! So, on an impulse, I called the hotel and voiced my concerns (well, I voiced them loudly I guess:idea:) and the CM I spoke with was very honest, and interested in making me feel at ease and happy.....so, again, I have been made aware of a situation, and I can plan accordingly....

I will be peeking under those sheets FOR SURE!!!:thumbsup2

DisneyMomx7
12-29-2009, 04:30 PM
What was your upgrade?

Don't want to scare you but I've heard of bed bug problems at BWI and the Poly too. I've also heard some of the best hotels in New York City have had problems recently. It seems as though the problem is that they are not allowed to use some of the pesticides they used earlier and more foreign travelers are bringing them in.

Let us know what kind of upgrade you received!

fall08CP
12-29-2009, 04:49 PM
A few years ago I lived in a college dormitory and one of the rooms got infested with bedbugs. The health center sent out a mass e-mail that bedbugs are typically isolated to one room and the rest of us didn't have to worry. That room was evacuated and none of the surrounding had any problems.. so I'm not sure if one room (or even a block) had bedbugs that it would really affect the entire resort:confused3 This could be why PP are saying that only one bed had the bugs, I guess they don't travel much? I'm not expert but this seems plausible.

When I go, I'll check and double check and then not worry about it. Disney can only do so much- they can't pre-screen every guest to make sure they aren't bringing in bedbugs. We would hope that housekeeping checks, but who knows? I wouldn't count out an entire resort because of one, or even a few, previous issues. There are so many things that happen in a hotel than none of us ever know about anyways that would probably make our skin crawl! :scared1:

carmiedog
12-29-2009, 07:52 PM
Well, I DID just call. I spoke with one lady first who directed me to another. I basically said "I was just made aware that your hotel has a problem with bed bugs. Is this true, I need to know!!" She answered "yes, our hotel has had problems with bb. She then proceeded to tell me that they emptly the rooms furniture, clean it out and replace it with new furniture...." We had quite a long conversation, and I was upgraded and hopefully will not have to stay in a room that was "previously" infected. Now, that was not my intention, I am not the type who is always trying to milk something to get something free - heck, I don't even take things back to the store because I can't be bothered! But, this DOES bother me. Again, world spread problem or not - Disney ought to work as hard as possible to work on ridding its hotel with Bed Bugs!!! Especially since this is one of the few places that accomodates a family of five!!!!!

I'm confused about being "upgraded." Were you moved to a deluxe resort since there aren't any premium rooms or places to upgrade to at POFQ/POR? Are you SURE you were talking directly to POR? :confused3

eta: Yes, I forgot about waterview! :upsidedow

WEDWDW
12-29-2009, 08:05 PM
I'm confused about being "upgraded." Were you moved to a deluxe resort since there aren't any premium rooms or places to upgrade to at POFQ/POR? Are you SURE you were talking directly to POR? :confused3
There are premium rooms at Port Orleans(Water View).:)

DisneyLover83
12-29-2009, 09:09 PM
I would just HIGHLY suggest that you too call asap and tell them that you have been made aware that this hotel has a problem (and I do say problem, b/c it is not isolated to just one room....) regarding bb...and, be persistent and see what happens. Again, this was never my intention. I was just innocenlty reading the dis boards and came across this thread by accident. I am glad to know, though, because I will be extra carefull about inspecting my new room before I even enter with my luggage. I will let the staff know that I am aware of bb in wdw, and that I will be inspecting with a flashlight the undersides of all the matresses, the dressers, etc. I also will ask for another luggage rack to ensure my bags will not be on the floor - and I will encase all my things with plastic. I am also going to bring large garbage bags to put all my luggage encased in on my trip home (we are driving..don't want my van to get the bugs either.)
BB are not something you want to bring home with you, and extermintors are extremely extremely expensive!! So, again, call them....I did, and I was glad I did!!


All hotels can have bed bugs, I think if you are that concerned you should just stay home, that's a lot of stuff to deal with while your supposed to be on "vacation"..... and I was just at POFQ last week, we checked our bed and did not have any problems. I don't think everyone needs to get so worked up about it. Just my opinion...

Crimson
12-29-2009, 09:46 PM
One of the biggest problems facing the hospitality industry is bed bugs. It is not just a problem at Disney, Orlando, Florida, or the south, but the entire United States. The U.S. has passed new laws banning the stronger pesticides that used to rid us of bed bugs. Now, the bed bugs are being treated with weaker pesticides that they have become immune to.

Disney is, i'm sure, doing everything they can, but the whole matter is at a stand still of sorts. Universities such as Texas A&M and Arkansas are trying to study the bed bugs and figure out a way to solve this crisis.

This isn't an easy fix so try not to be so hard on the hotels you stay with.

carmiedog
12-29-2009, 10:02 PM
There are premium rooms at Port Orleans(Water View).:)

That did later occur to me! I didn't think of waterview because that's something we personally would never consider booking.

learninghome, I don't want you to falsely feel "safe" from bedbugs when you could come across them in ANY room at any hotel. Even waterview. ;) It's a good idea to check for them when you check in, but I wouldn't obsess about it because there's not a lot you can do. Be aware but don't waste your vacation worrying about them. I've stayed at both POFQ and POR (2007 and 2009) with no problems and I hope you come back with glowing reviews.

vicki_c
12-29-2009, 10:33 PM
Calling in advance to prevent something that is most likely not an issue seems a silly approach to me. I've stayed probably 125-150 nights in Disney resorts and never had a bed bug issue, including the ~40 days we were there in 2008 and 2009. If you get there and investigate and there seems to be an issue, that's the time to address it.

Also, asking to be put in a room that has not had bed bugs is:
1 - highly unlikely to be a way to prevent it (even if they did manage to put you in a room that never been reported as having them) since between today and the day you show up - even if it's like 2 days from now - some problem could occur
2 - unlikely to happen anyway no matter what the CM on the phone told you and I think you have false hopes if you put much stock in that.

If I was going to go to that length I'd probably ask for a room that already had them and had been treated for them! That's probably a better bet for prevention than asking for a room that never had any.

I think ranting and raving before you even get there -- based on a few posts on a message board is just over the top. And none of it has anything to do with the price you pay for the room -- as others have said, it happens everywhere, even at the most expensive hotels. Yes, Disney has had bed bugs reported in many of their resorts (most likely a teeny tiny fraction of the total rooms). And when they confirm it is true, they actually take great measures to fix the problem from everything I've read.

As for the earlier poster who said they were bitten, but their child who slept in the same bed did not, it actually sounds more like Golfer's Vasculitis or Polymorphic Light Eruption which are actually quite common while touring Disneyworld.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1369601&referrerid=93883

Well, I guess that's my own rant for the evening.

ozzz17
12-29-2009, 11:36 PM
My family and extended family stayed at POR two weeks ago. Because I am insane about germs and bugs, first thing I did when we entered the room was strip the bed and checked all mattresses - they were all clean - both rooms. I did spray the beds with lysol, left the beds to dry and remade the beds myself when we got back to the rooms later that night. I am a germaphobic and was very impressed by the cleaniness of the rooms we stayed in.

TTAfanatic
12-30-2009, 01:26 AM
I'm curious - when you worked as mousekeeping - was there any instruction given to look for bed bugs - did the management tell you to watch for them?

We were told to look for little spots that looks like blood. And if we did call management immediately. We were also told to leave any linens we took into the room, and keep them there. Don't take them outside the room. and they would come with gloves and a biohazard bag and make sure that stuff was taken care of immediately.

AliceinHalloweentown
12-30-2009, 01:46 AM
Nope, definitely not.

We had two connecting rooms and didn't have any bedbug problems.

Alexander
12-30-2009, 08:14 AM
Okay--Let's See:

15-21 Nights Per Year
18+ Years
270-378 Nights in WDW Resorts

All Star Movies, Music, Sports
POFQ, POR, CBR
VWL, AKV, SSR, OKW, BCV, BWV
Disney Inn (Now Shades of Green)
Contemporary, Dolphin

3 Disney Cruises

Bed Bugs Encountered: 0

You really need to relax. If it happens, deal with it. There is no reason to get all in a tizzy regarding something you have no control over right now.

learnhome
12-30-2009, 10:16 AM
I am done with this subject. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. My initial reaction was mostly of surprise and horror. I will do my best to pre-check my room. I have been speaking with many disney vetrans who were equally as shocked as me when I spoke of bb. So, even though I am a clean freak bugaphob..I know they were surprised to hear of it as well. I am not in the wrong to expect to have a clean, bug free, safe hotel. I won't defend any hotel on that case!
Disney is bound by law to correct any issues concerning public health.
Enjoy!!!
:rolleyes:

sters
12-30-2009, 11:03 AM
I am so paranoid about these things because they are becoming so prevalent all over the world....that I check all of the beds as soon as we arrive. I've decided that if I do see any spots, I'm whipping out my digital camera. This way if I have to asked to be moved to another room (or cabin as we cruise alot), I have proof in my hand of what the mattress looks like.

No good hotel or cruise ship should ever ignore a complaint about bed bugs, they can be in even the finest hotels..including Disney! Besides a nasty rash, they can lead to a bad infection if not treated right away and properly.

ALWAYS check your beds where ever you are sleeping at:thumbsup2 Thanks for posting this reminder JimmyJr'sMom and I'm sorry you had to experience these things first hand. :(


You should be paranoid! Eradication of bedbugs in your home is very expensive, inconvenient, and icky.

maxiesmom
12-30-2009, 05:31 PM
I am done with this subject. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. My initial reaction was mostly of surprise and horror. I will do my best to pre-check my room. I have been speaking with many disney vetrans who were equally as shocked as me when I spoke of bb. So, even though I am a clean freak bugaphob..I know they were surprised to hear of it as well. I am not in the wrong to expect to have a clean, bug free, safe hotel. I won't defend any hotel on that case!
Disney is bound by law to correct any issues concerning public health.
Enjoy!!!
:rolleyes:

Any hotel, even a Disney one, can have bedbugs. They are NOT a reflection on how clean the resort is. Bedbugs are coming back because the chemical that used to be used to kill them has now been banned.

I have no idea what good calling in advance will do. It is not like they will put tape around a room and not rent it until you arrive. They don't have rooms designated as 100% bedbug free. Disney can only do the best they can do, but there is no way to prevent the little buggers from coming in. They can only deal with them once a problem has been reported.

Upgrading you to a differnent room guarantees nothing. It is not like the bugs stay away from the water view rooms. You just need to check for them before you put anything in your room, including your luggage. That is how most of them get around, they stow away in luggage and ride around.

amy1007
12-30-2009, 07:15 PM
Did we ever get an answer as to what the "upgrade" was??

JimmyJr'sMom
12-30-2009, 07:58 PM
Just wanted to add-

Of the three rooms we had (there for a wedding) only 1 bed in one room had bedbugs. Everyone else thought I was nuts or had a rash.:confused3

I wore long pants and long sleeves to bed and tucked my pajama pants into my socks.:headache::mad:
I will make sure from now on- anywhere we go- that I have long pajamas or footed pajamas for myself and my son.:eek:

It took almost two weeks for the welts to go away. They were very painful and itchy. After we got home- I scratched them raw at night.:sick:

We were in Bldng 5- second floor at French Quarter... kind of facing the pool...I wish I could remember the exact room to spare someone else!

carmiedog
12-30-2009, 08:37 PM
We were in Bldng 5- second floor at French Quarter... kind of facing the pool...I wish I could remember the exact room to spare someone else!

Did you bring it to the front desk's attention while you were there? If you reported it then hopefully the room was inspected.

Planogirl
12-30-2009, 10:43 PM
I agree that any hotel can have bedbugs, that's just the chance you take.

Joe Smith (fake name) can stay in a room with bedbugs that he picked up elsewhere in his luggage or clothing. Then he ends up spreading them to a room in the new resort. They aren't immediately apparent so short of fumigating each room after each stay, there's nothing a hotel can do.

I feel blessed that we've never had this problem.

Minniekins
12-31-2009, 12:07 AM
We are going Sat. to POFQ so this does worry me! But, aside from looking for small blood spots on the bed or sheets(do we really need to take the entire bed apart and take the heavy mattress off the bed, the box spring, etc? not sure I can do that), how do we find them elsewhere in the room? We've always stayed at CBR and I don't remember luggage racks, but a bench that we used or I usually put mine on the floor in the vanity area, or DD19 puts in the corner by her bed. How do we see them on the tile floor or the bench or carpets? It does seem like a lot to have to crawl around on the floor and inspect every inch of the room and the walls, curtains, etc. I mean I'm on vacation and paid plenty for my room for the week to then inspect every little spot, and who's to say it's not just dirty? I've seen plenty of dirty spots in my rooms before. Find a spot and I could be stuck there for hours, taking up most of my day waiting for someone to come check things, etc.. Obviously I don't want bb's but what to do, and I'm not an expert at finding or knowing bedbugs if I were to see them. Yikes, it always something!! :scared1:

dburg30
12-31-2009, 05:50 AM
Havent been scanning the resorts fully, but havent seen a bedbug story for a while! :surfweb:

countrygrl4
12-31-2009, 09:30 AM
OH NO! I wish I never read this. I am one of those people who get freaked out easily and grossed out in sleeping in other beds besides my own. I have since I was like 8 and it was reinforced with Dateline running a segment about cleanliness in hotel rooms. Last yr was the 1st I had slept in the sheets and I was about 20 yrs old.

Besides POR and POLY, have there been reports of BB in other disney resorts. I know they are just a regular hotel problem but I might be staying in CSR or POP and just wanted to know if they have been found there.

Blue.Fairy2
01-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Okay--Let's See:

15-21 Nights Per Year
18+ Years
270-378 Nights in WDW Resorts

All Star Movies, Music, Sports
POFQ, POR, CBR
VWL, AKV, SSR, OKW, BCV, BWV
Disney Inn (Now Shades of Green)
Contemporary, Dolphin

3 Disney Cruises

Bed Bugs Encountered: 0

You really need to relax. If it happens, deal with it. There is no reason to get all in a tizzy regarding something you have no control over right now.

It does not matter how many times you previously stayed with out BB.

Personally I am glad the op posted. I am now aware and will check our room throughly before sleeping not only at Disney but everywhere we go.

ntsammy5
01-02-2010, 11:34 AM
Nope

TTAfanatic
01-02-2010, 12:11 PM
We are going Sat. to POFQ so this does worry me! But, aside from looking for small blood spots on the bed or sheets(do we really need to take the entire bed apart and take the heavy mattress off the bed, the box spring, etc? not sure I can do that), how do we find them elsewhere in the room? We've always stayed at CBR and I don't remember luggage racks, but a bench that we used or I usually put mine on the floor in the vanity area, or DD19 puts in the corner by her bed. How do we see them on the tile floor or the bench or carpets? It does seem like a lot to have to crawl around on the floor and inspect every inch of the room and the walls, curtains, etc. I mean I'm on vacation and paid plenty for my room for the week to then inspect every little spot, and who's to say it's not just dirty? I've seen plenty of dirty spots in my rooms before. Find a spot and I could be stuck there for hours, taking up most of my day waiting for someone to come check things, etc.. Obviously I don't want bb's but what to do, and I'm not an expert at finding or knowing bedbugs if I were to see them. Yikes, it always something!! :scared1:



you should worry about them everywhere, not just WDW. it's a high traffic turnover for the rooms, but rooms everywhere have problems with them. like i've said in a previous post. i live 1100 miles or so from WDW and we had to close down a few rooms because of them. It happens EVERYWHERE!

pianoronni37
01-03-2010, 01:08 PM
Yikes!!:confused3 I wish I NEVER read this post!! I am due to stay at por with my family of 5 next wed.! We were planning on my son using the trundle bed, since we are a family of five. You know, I can't be like some people who just shrug their shoulders and say this can happen anywhere, yada yada yada! You know, when you are PAYING a small fortune to have a nice vacation for a family of five and the fact that my tiny 12 year old is considered a disney adult so that they can extract more money from us, with ALL the money that WDW rakes in - I would expect - yes - EXPECT their to NOT be a bed bug problem. I am calling the hotel right now. I want to talk to a cm to find out what this is all about. I am sorry, but I am furious to think that now I have to worry about bed bugs. That is one guest I would rather not have follow me back to my home!!! Yuck, yuck and triple yuck! Perhaps if people EXPECTED more from the hotels, the bed bug problem would be of UTMOST concern! You should be outraged! I didn't love the idea of all the money we spend at wdw - but, I sucked it up simply because I THOUGHT that disney was top notch....you got what you paid for, etc....well, I am not PAYING for bedbugs!
Oh well, sorry about all that ranting - I am just not gonna have a bed bug near me! :sick:

I'm not sure if this will make you feel any better or not, but POFQ and POR are two separate resorts. The OP was talking about bedbugs at POFQ, which is separate from POR, where you say you will be staying.

I do agree with you, that bedbugs are a nuisance, but they don't just manifest as if from nowhere. People bring the bedbugs into the resorts, and even the 5-star resorts of the world are affected by bedbugs. All we can do as the guests of the resort is keep our eyes open, and make sure not to bring in any of those little critters from home!

I hope that after you carefully examine your room, you have a beautiful, wonderful, RELAXING WDW vacation!

PA Princess
01-03-2010, 03:01 PM
Not sure this will help anyone feel better, but our family stayed in two connecting rooms in building two from 12/17-12/28/ 2009. We checked all four beds and had no issues of any kind.

As well, we did not hear any talk around the resort of anyone having problems and we spent a lot of time at the pool, hot tub, food court, lobby etc. And you know how people talk - especially if there is a problem.

luvthemouse71
01-03-2010, 03:41 PM
Just wanted to add-

Of the three rooms we had (there for a wedding) only 1 bed in one room had bedbugs. Everyone else thought I was nuts or had a rash.:confused3

I wore long pants and long sleeves to bed and tucked my pajama pants into my socks.:headache::mad:
I will make sure from now on- anywhere we go- that I have long pajamas or footed pajamas for myself and my son.:eek:

It took almost two weeks for the welts to go away. They were very painful and itchy. After we got home- I scratched them raw at night.:sick:

We were in Bldng 5- second floor at French Quarter... kind of facing the pool...I wish I could remember the exact room to spare someone else!
Not to scare you, but did you check your suitcases/clothing etc when you got home? Like Maxiesmom said, they can hitch a ride on your stuff and you can end up with a problem at home. My cousin had this issue with a non-Disney hotel and it is difficult to get rid of them..she ended up having to throw out her matresses and boxsprings, you have to wash everything in very hot water. In many cases, a professional exterminator must be called.

They banned DDT and this was the only thing that killed the little creeps.:eek:

JPN4265
01-03-2010, 04:59 PM
Where'd they upgrade you to?
Just curious...

Brian

Yes, and they received water view.:rotfl2: