View Full Version : Dumb question time

02-13-2003, 08:33 PM
We received our first reservation confirmation for our Turkey Week visit. It noted our non-smoking request, and also said it was a "lock-out" unit. I assume (yup, I know the meaning of assume) we have a connecting door in our unit. My question is, Is this a good thing, a bad thing or just a normal thing? I'm sure this has been discussed a thousand times, but after quite a bit of searching I haven't found a substantial answer. Also, is a "lock out" any noisier than any other room? Any help would be appreciated!

02-13-2003, 08:39 PM
Which resort? What size unit did you reserve?

02-13-2003, 09:03 PM
Villas at Wilderness Lodge is our home and we reserved a one room villa.

02-13-2003, 09:05 PM
Sorry, I'm veeeery tired...I meant a one BEDroom villa. Thanks for your patience.

02-13-2003, 10:46 PM
Cmadsen....yes, a lock-off 1BR will have a locked connecting door to the studio next door. That door allows the two units to combine for a 2BR accommodation.

To me, it's neither good, bad nor anything else. It has little effect on your stay.

Also, my first DVC 1BR confirmation at VWL listed a lock-off 1BR on the reservations, and we ended up getting a dedicated 1BR (no connecting door).

From what I've heard here on the boards, the noise level at a lock-off room is not much different than a dedicated room. But not having stayed in a lock-off, we're not really qualified to respond to that part of your question.

02-14-2003, 05:56 AM
I think most units at VWL are lock offs.

02-14-2003, 08:40 AM
Our confirmation said lock-off last Tday and we ended up with a dedicated one bedroom so you never know

02-14-2003, 09:30 AM
The noise factor is entirely determined by the people using the room connected to yours. We have both good and bad experiences.

The bad was people that had a toddler in their 1-bedroom and we were in a studio at OKW. The child was squeeling and running back and forth starting very early in the morning.

The good was in a studio at BCV and we never ever heard the first sound out of the people in the 1-bedroom next door. Only knew they were there because their dining charges ended up on our bill in error.

02-14-2003, 09:32 AM
Never had a problems with noise from the lock off unit. The only problems we have had is one time when the "kids" above kept bounceing a ball at odd hours! It was quite annoying! I finally took the broom and banged on the ceiling, and it stopped!