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Family-of-4
04-13-2012, 10:53 AM
Hi All,

I know that OKW used to be the only studios with 2 queen beds. Wondering if Disney has made any upgrades. Is the only option in all the other WDW studios one queen and one double pull-out couch? Are any of the pull-outs queen size in any of the studios?

Thanks,
Jeff

rlovew
04-13-2012, 11:21 AM
I don't believe Disney has any intention of making more studios with 2 queen beds. They prefer to suggest to families that want more beds to upgrade their room choices. Since we only have 2 of use I actually prefer the studios with only 1 bed.

Disney Princess
04-13-2012, 01:25 PM
There are a few dedicated 2BRs that have 2 queens in the studio portion of the room. I know BCV and BLT come to mind. There may be more. However, these cannot be booked as studios since they are part of a dedicated 2BR. I still wanted to mention it in case your intention (or another reader's) is to book a 2BR and you wanted extra beds in that portion of the room.

Like rlovew, we are 2 people, and we enjoy having the sitting area instead of an extra bed. It makes the room feel like home to us.

Deb & Bill
04-13-2012, 01:36 PM
Vero Beach Inn Rooms have two queen beds. OKW studios have two queen beds. All the other studios have one queen bed and one double sleeper sofa. BLT is the smallest of all the studios so they couldn't get a queen sized sleeper in that studio if they tried. The others are too small for any thing larger than a double sleeper sofa.

TagsMissy
04-13-2012, 03:17 PM
There are a few dedicated 2BRs that have 2 queens in the studio portion of the room. I know BCV and BLT come to mind. There may be more. However, these cannot be booked as studios since they are part of a dedicated 2BR. I still wanted to mention it in case your intention (or another reader's) is to book a 2BR and you wanted extra beds in that portion of the room.

Like rlovew, we are 2 people, and we enjoy having the sitting area instead of an extra bed. It makes the room feel like home to us.

while yes the dedicated rooms have 2 Q beds they are not studios but actually a confined 2 bedroom suite, there is no extra door/kitchenette, etc.

Family-of-4
04-14-2012, 10:43 AM
Thanks all - that's what we thought. We are 4, 13 y/o girl and 10 y/o boy so the double sleeper sofa is getting a bit too cozy now.

One other question - OKW 1BR has the queen pull out sofa and the twin pull out chair. Do any other 1BR have the pull out chair (or if it's widespread, are there any that don't have it)? This works great when the kids want their own space & don't want to be on an air mattress.

WebmasterDoc
04-14-2012, 11:28 AM
Thanks all - that's what we thought. We are 4, 13 y/o girl and 10 y/o boy so the double sleeper sofa is getting a bit too cozy now.

One other question - OKW 1BR has the queen pull out sofa and the twin pull out chair. Do any other 1BR have the pull out chair (or if it's widespread, are there any that don't have it)? This works great when the kids want their own space & don't want to be on an air mattress.

1BRs at OKW, AKV and BLT have the sleep sofa and sleeper chair. None of the other WDW DVC resorts have that configuration at this time.

cvjw
04-14-2012, 02:10 PM
AKV 1 bedrooms also have the sleeper chair - oops - just saw this posted above!

Dean
04-15-2012, 09:26 AM
Hi All,

I know that OKW used to be the only studios with 2 queen beds. Wondering if Disney has made any upgrades. Is the only option in all the other WDW studios one queen and one double pull-out couch? Are any of the pull-outs queen size in any of the studios?

Thanks,
JeffAs noted, only OKW and VB Inn Rooms. I know I've seen a couple of the 2 BR dedicated units at AKV that had a queen pull out in the second (which surprised me) but I'm pretty sure all the studios have the love seat size. You should likely plan for a 2 BR in the next few years and in the interim, only the 1 BR sleep 5 units would work for most people with your group type.

hakepb
04-15-2012, 11:08 AM
AKV 1 bedrooms also have the sleeper chair - oops - just saw this posted above!

Except the AKV value rooms. The living area is smaller so there is no room for a pull out chair.

CarolynMink
01-04-2014, 10:39 AM
You will see lots of us here that travel with a twin air mattress. You need to supply your own bedding as well. DD(18) & DS(16). We have been using this method since 2005 when we joined.:goodvibes

This works best in a 1B. But have done it in some studios as well. Seriously, do not think you would ever fit this set up in BLT's small studios.

crisi
01-04-2014, 12:09 PM
Its been posted here before that they can't "upgrade" in this manner - that the configuration of the units was determined in the POS and if it says "pull out couch" they need to provide a pull out couch in the rooms because that is what we are promised in the contract. And since some people prefer the pull out couch, it wouldn't be welcome as a universal upgrade.

3dog2kidmom
01-04-2014, 12:32 PM
You will see lots of us here that travel with a twin air mattress. You need to supply your own bedding as well. DD(18) & DS(16). We have been using this method since 2005 when we joined.:goodvibes

This works best in a 1B. But have done it in some studios as well. Seriously, do not think you would ever fit this set up in BLT's small studios.

We did. We keep an air mattress in our Owner's Locker and used it in a BLT studio for 8 nights. DS slept on the pullout sofa, DD on the floor on the mattress. It was cozy but worked just fine. During the day we stood the mattress up between the bed and wall.

staceymay00
01-04-2014, 12:37 PM
There are a few dedicated 2BRs that have 2 queens in the studio portion of the room. I know BCV and BLT come to mind. There may be more. However, these cannot be booked as studios since they are part of a dedicated 2BR. I still wanted to mention it in case your intention (or another reader's) is to book a 2BR and you wanted extra beds in that portion of the room.

Like rlovew, we are 2 people, and we enjoy having the sitting area instead of an extra bed. It makes the room feel like home to us.

AKV dedicated 2BRs have two queens in the studio portion as well, at least some of them do...same as noted above, can not be booked as studio only.

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erionm
01-04-2014, 12:44 PM
AKV dedicated 2BRs have two queens in the studio portion as well, at least some of them do...same as noted above, can not be booked as studio only

Only a 2-bedroom lock-off is made up of a 1-bedroom and a studio with a connecting door. A dedicated 2-bedroom has a real second bedroom, it's not a studio.

DebbieB
01-04-2014, 12:48 PM
VGF has a pull down bed under the TV in studios to accommodate a 5th person.

http://allears.net/acc/villas_grand_floridian/villas-grand-floridian-studio-10.JPG

It was recently announced that a pull down would also be added at VWL during renovations this year.

CarolynMink
01-04-2014, 01:22 PM
We did. We keep an air mattress in our Owner's Locker and used it in a BLT studio for 8 nights. DS slept on the pullout sofa, DD on the floor on the mattress. It was cozy but worked just fine. During the day we stood the mattress up between the bed and wall.

Good to know. :cool1:

CarolynMink
01-04-2014, 01:26 PM
VGF has a pull down bed under the TV in studios to accommodate a 5th person.

http://allears.net/acc/villas_grand_floridian/villas-grand-floridian-studio-10.JPG

It was recently announced that a pull down would also be added at VWL during renovations this year.

Do you know how big the pull down is at VGF? Is it a full size twin? My DD is only 5'2" so she fits on the pull out chairs fine.:goodvibes

Snurk71
01-05-2014, 09:28 PM
Do you know how big the pull down is at VGF? Is it a full size twin? My DD is only 5'2" so she fits on the pull out chairs fine.:goodvibes

Not quite a full size twin, but someone 5'2" should fit comfortably in it. I think 5'6"ish is about the limit.

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tara98
01-05-2014, 09:37 PM
SSR dedicated 2 bedrooms have two Queen size beds in the second bedroom also.

It gets tricky when the kids get too old to sleep together....Good luck..

Lifted07Duramax
01-05-2014, 09:48 PM
As much as the WDW resorts cost us DVC members points wise, we should have that option at every studio.
You know I've had my DVC now for almost 4 years but Im thinking about maybe selling it, because for the price I can stay wherever I want at a better price.
Then when I feel like WDW I can just purchase a room when its discounted.

DVC was a really bad choice by me :(

DebbieB
01-05-2014, 09:59 PM
As much as the WDW resorts cost us DVC members points wise, we should have that option at every studio.
You know I've had my DVC now for almost 4 years but Im thinking about maybe selling it, because for the price I can stay wherever I want at a better price.
Then when I feel like WDW I can just purchase a room when its discounted.

DVC was a really bad choice by me :(

I stayed at BWV Nov 10-15, at first there were no points rooms available so I booked a 35% off AP discounted studio, it was $285 with tax per night. Eventually I was able to get the rooms on points by reserving nights as they became available. It was 15 points per night. I don't see where $285 per night was a better price than 15 points. If you are happy staying in a value or moderate, then that would be the way to go but not deluxe.

CarolynMink
01-06-2014, 06:38 AM
Not quite a full size twin, but someone 5'2" should fit comfortably in it. I think 5'6"ish is about the limit.

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Thank you. I am thinking we will need to try it out.:goodvibes

Dean
01-06-2014, 08:17 AM
As much as the WDW resorts cost us DVC members points wise, we should have that option at every studio.
You know I've had my DVC now for almost 4 years but Im thinking about maybe selling it, because for the price I can stay wherever I want at a better price.
Then when I feel like WDW I can just purchase a room when its discounted.

DVC was a really bad choice by me :(I presume you're talking the small extra bed and sleep 5. If they had made the studios larger and added these options to other resorts, the points would have been even more than they are, much closer to the VGF costs. So the idea that we're already paying this much for other studios but not getting the option is not correct as I see it.

bobbiwoz
01-06-2014, 09:38 AM
I stayed at BWV Nov 10-15, at first there were no points rooms available so I booked a 35% off AP discounted studio, it was $285 with tax per night. Eventually I was able to get the rooms on points by reserving nights as they became available. It was 15 points per night. I don't see where $285 per night was a better price than 15 points. If you are happy staying in a value or moderate, then that would be the way to go but not deluxe.

Due to weather, I was arriving a night earlier than planned. With tax, a room at Music was over $150...thank heavens, my wait list for a studio at OKW cane through. Definitely a nicer room for less cost to me!

Lifted07Duramax
01-06-2014, 10:44 AM
I presume you're talking the small extra bed and sleep 5. If they had made the studios larger and added these options to other resorts, the points would have been even more than they are, much closer to the VGF costs. So the idea that we're already paying this much for other studios but not getting the option is not correct as I see it.

Im saying, for what us DVC members pay to get points and how many points it costs to stay in a studio, that studios should come with 2 queen beds so 4 can sleep comfortably.
Most of these rooms are just plan ole hotel rooms, nothing special.
Ive stayed in the 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom rooms at old key and saratoga and they were nice dont get me wrong. But I've paid $100 a night in miami to stay at a holiday inn that had 50" TVs in living room and bedroom and had a fully equipped kitchen.

Yes I understand disney is expensive, but what Im asking for is minor. 2 queen beds in a studio with no bump in points.
Also to get a 1 bedroom its double the points. Id almost rather have 2 studios than a 1bedroom. Sure you get the kitchen but unless you plan on catching a taxi to a grocery store and eating most your meals in the room, most dont need a kitchen.

erionm
01-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Im saying, for what us DVC members pay to get points and how many points it costs to stay in a studio, that studios should come with 2 queen beds so 4 can sleep comfortably.

There's only two of us and we typically stay in studios. I'd rather the room have the sleeper sofa since it makes for more open space in the room.

chalee94
01-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Im saying, for what us DVC members pay to get points and how many points it costs to stay in a studio, that studios should come with 2 queen beds so 4 can sleep comfortably.

in timeshare world, studios are generally intended for 2 people. i would not expect DVC (as a timeshare) to conform to your expectations any time soon...you do sound more like a hotel world person.

LisaS
01-06-2014, 11:20 AM
There's only two of us and we typically stay in studios. I'd rather the room have the sleeper sofa since it makes for more open space in the room.I agree. It's just the two of us and we prefer the current studio setup with one bed and a sofa. We like to relax on vacation and we use the sofa a lot. Plus it makes the room feel more spacious.

When we travel to places other than WDW and stay in a typical hotel room, I miss having a sofa. I do wish the DVC studios had king size beds instead of queen size, and real plates, bowls and cutlery in the kitchenette. But don't take away the sofa!!

Dean
01-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Im saying, for what us DVC members pay to get points and how many points it costs to stay in a studio, that studios should come with 2 queen beds so 4 can sleep comfortably.
Most of these rooms are just plan ole hotel rooms, nothing special.
Ive stayed in the 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom rooms at old key and saratoga and they were nice dont get me wrong. But I've paid $100 a night in miami to stay at a holiday inn that had 50" TVs in living room and bedroom and had a fully equipped kitchen.

Yes I understand disney is expensive, but what Im asking for is minor. 2 queen beds in a studio with no bump in points.
Also to get a 1 bedroom its double the points. Id almost rather have 2 studios than a 1bedroom. Sure you get the kitchen but unless you plan on catching a taxi to a grocery store and eating most your meals in the room, most dont need a kitchen.I would disagree about this being a minor request. Given the villas would have been larger and thus less villas, you'd likely have paid about 5-10% more up front pp, increased the points costs by 10% or so and have dues about the same 10% higher pp. You paid for what you got which means that you really only own the resort(s) you own and have no say in the resorts you don't own and try to trade to at 7 months out or less.

As Charles addressed, industry wide studios are aimed at 2, most 1 BR at 2-3 and 2 BR at 4-6.

crisi
01-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Im saying, for what us DVC members pay to get points and how many points it costs to stay in a studio, that studios should come with 2 queen beds so 4 can sleep comfortably.
Most of these rooms are just plan ole hotel rooms, nothing special.
Ive stayed in the 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom rooms at old key and saratoga and they were nice dont get me wrong. But I've paid $100 a night in miami to stay at a holiday inn that had 50" TVs in living room and bedroom and had a fully equipped kitchen.

Yes I understand disney is expensive, but what Im asking for is minor. 2 queen beds in a studio with no bump in points.
Also to get a 1 bedroom its double the points. Id almost rather have 2 studios than a 1bedroom. Sure you get the kitchen but unless you plan on catching a taxi to a grocery store and eating most your meals in the room, most dont need a kitchen.

It sounds like it was a bad choice for you and you didn't understand what you bought.

I didn't think I'd use the kitchen - but we use it all the time. We have groceries delivered or we run to the Screen Door - plus we usually pack some groceries - no need for a taxi, and we usually only eat breakfast in the room - but that is still one meal a day - usually eggs but sometimes pancakes. Once again, you "bought" rooms with a kitchen - for those of us that understood what we were buying - we either use, or accept the kitchen as part of the deal.

And since it would likely violate the contract for them to change existing units - yeah, what you are asking IS a big deal - even if they could fit those beds in. Your only hope is that they would build more studios with 2 beds....but since they haven't done it since OKW at WDW, I wouldn't hold your breath.

carissa1970
01-06-2014, 07:18 PM
It sounds like it was a bad choice for you and you didn't understand what you bought. I didn't think I'd use the kitchen - but we use it all the time. We have groceries delivered or we run to the Screen Door - plus we usually pack some groceries - no need for a taxi, and we usually only eat breakfast in the room - but that is still one meal a day - usually eggs but sometimes pancakes. Once again, you "bought" rooms with a kitchen - for those of us that understood what we were buying - we either use, or accept the kitchen as part of the deal. And since it would likely violate the contract for them to change existing units - yeah, what you are asking IS a big deal - even if they could fit those beds in. Your only hope is that they would build more studios with 2 beds....but since they haven't done it since OKW at WDW, I wouldn't hold your breath.

I know this is off topic, but what is the Screen Door?

On topic...I personally would be upset if we showed up at Aulani on our next trip and the rooms were different than what we were shown when we bought! Upgrades in decor is fine, but I would think a configuration change would be a violation in contract (as several of you have mentioned).

crisi
01-06-2014, 07:56 PM
I know this is off topic, but what is the Screen Door?


The store at the Boardwalk. Each DVC has a little store, and while you won't be making a gourmet meal from their offerings, you can get eggs, milk, spaghetti sauce, pasta, bread, peanut butter.......

If you want more than that, Garden Grocer or WeGoShop, will let you order over the internet while still at home and drop it off for you the day you arrive. Much wider selection, although I still probably wouldn't depend on them to pick out my eggplant for me - not to mention that the kitchen does not have the set of graduated sieves required by recipes in the French Laundry cookbook ;)

I suspect most of us, if we cook, cook eggs and pancakes for breakfast, spaghetti and chili for dinner, and sandwiches and soup at lunchtime. And not many members bring their own pasta machine. And I also suspect that more than half of us who book a one or two bedroom use the stove at least once on vacation. As I said, all we ever do is breakfast, but that counts. And because I find Disney breakfasts generally horrifying on so many levels (expensive, usually unhealthy, often barely edible (and when it is edible, you tend to get double points for unhealthy - Tonga Toast anyone?), and time consuming), its a lot of value to us.

ajasmom
01-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Now that our kids are teenagers (boy & Girl) just wondering what type of twin air mattress you are bringing as the one I have would take up a small suitcase and that doesn't include bedding. I've been looking for a more compact twin with no luck..

sophia315
01-06-2014, 10:26 PM
I actually wish that a few of the 1 bedrooms had 2 beds in the room instead if the king (although I love the king) as the kids get older it is tough to share beds and I usually don't want to get a two bedroom (too much space). I am glad that more of the 1 bedrooms are going to put the Murphy bed that will help with bed sharing.

Deb & Bill
01-06-2014, 11:12 PM
I actually wish that a few of the 1 bedrooms had 2 beds in the room instead if the king (although I love the king) ....

Bite your tongue, Missy. :(

dallastxcpa
01-07-2014, 12:08 AM
Bite your tongue, Missy. :(

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crisi
01-07-2014, 08:10 AM
I actually wish that a few of the 1 bedrooms had 2 beds in the room instead if the king (although I love the king) as the kids get older it is tough to share beds and I usually don't want to get a two bedroom (too much space). I am glad that more of the 1 bedrooms are going to put the Murphy bed that will help with bed sharing.

The more room configurations there are the better the chances that you'll have to move in order to get a complete week in. Say you want to switch to BCV at seven months for five nights - all seven nights are open - but for two nights ONLY rooms with a king bed are open, and for two nights ONLY rooms with two queens are open.