Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-23-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
Happyjen27
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 962

Want to try WL, can they guarantee bunk beds?

I read somewhere that WL will no longer take requests for Bunk Beds. Has this been anyone's experience?

I know that resorts will not GUARANTEE any request to be granted, but do they take the request?

We could make 2 beds work, but truly those 6 year old twins cannot sleep together peacefully. And I can't sleep with children peacefully, and 3 beds (2 queens and the day bed) worked best for us when we were at Poly last month.

I didn't care for the Poly, so I was looking at the Contemporary. But, that seems to be hit or miss with reviews, and the WL really has solid reviews and a strong following.

WL also has the convenient boat to the MK, and bus everywhere else. After staying at the Poly and having a broken monorail 3 of the 9 days we were there, I created the theory that resorts that plan to bus you all the time do it quite well, but resorts that do not plan on bussing and have to because of a broken monorail do bussing quite poorly. Also the fires on the beach and movies were probably in my twins' top 5 favorite things to do while we were there, and WL has them, whereas CR does not.

The one wild card is whether I can request Bunk Beds and hope for the best, or those requests are neither taken nor granted and I should just stay at CR. I don't want to count on Disney Magic because my room at the Poly was the opposite of magical, it was right next to the housekeeping staging area by the elevators and all through nap every day I heard banging and clanging.

So, who has requested Bunk Bed rooms? Who has gotten them?
__________________
(Me) Disney Dreamer
(DH) Willing Participant
(The Littles) twin 6 year olds; Disney Fanatics in Training

Dec 2012: Polynesian, my first trip
Dec 2013: Contemporary
2014: 2 Non-Disney trips planned, going to wait and see how this whole FP+ thing shakes out.
Happyjen27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 07:32 AM   #2
Mousemommy1
DIS Veteran
 
Mousemommy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 10,350

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happyjen27 View Post
I read somewhere that WL will no longer take requests for Bunk Beds. Has this been anyone's experience?

I know that resorts will not GUARANTEE any request to be granted, but do they take the request?

We could make 2 beds work, but truly those 6 year old twins cannot sleep together peacefully. And I can't sleep with children peacefully, and 3 beds (2 queens and the day bed) worked best for us when we were at Poly last month.

I didn't care for the Poly, so I was looking at the Contemporary. But, that seems to be hit or miss with reviews, and the WL really has solid reviews and a strong following.

WL also has the convenient boat to the MK, and bus everywhere else. After staying at the Poly and having a broken monorail 3 of the 9 days we were there, I created the theory that resorts that plan to bus you all the time do it quite well, but resorts that do not plan on bussing and have to because of a broken monorail do bussing quite poorly. Also the fires on the beach and movies were probably in my twins' top 5 favorite things to do while we were there, and WL has them, whereas CR does not.

The one wild card is whether I can request Bunk Beds and hope for the best, or those requests are neither taken nor granted and I should just stay at CR. I don't want to count on Disney Magic because my room at the Poly was the opposite of magical, it was right next to the housekeeping staging area by the elevators and all through nap every day I heard banging and clanging.

So, who has requested Bunk Bed rooms? Who has gotten them?
Bunk beds are a bookable category, so if you book them and pay for them, you will get them.

If you stay CL, they are only a request, but I have gotten bunk beds on CL as well.
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DD9) (DD7)



PAST TRIPS:
JUL 1985 OFFSITE • JUL 1989 OFFSITE • MAR 2000 ASMO • SEP 2000 ASMU • SEP 2002 ASSP • NOV 2009 POP • FEB 2011 CBR • JUL 2012 WL CL • APR 2013 YC CL • SEP 2013 POFQ
Mousemommy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #3
Happyjen27
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 962



Wooooohooooo!!

We don't plan to do CL, and I'm happy to book and pay for bunk beds!

Follow up question: My twins will be 6 and 3/4 at the time of travel. Has anyone done the bunk beds with this age successfully? They were up now and then last month going potty, and I am worried about them getting too disoriented. I know they have bedrails to keep them in, so I'm less worried about falling, more worried about the panicky "Mommy" in the night when they are figuring out how to get down.
__________________
(Me) Disney Dreamer
(DH) Willing Participant
(The Littles) twin 6 year olds; Disney Fanatics in Training

Dec 2012: Polynesian, my first trip
Dec 2013: Contemporary
2014: 2 Non-Disney trips planned, going to wait and see how this whole FP+ thing shakes out.
Happyjen27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 07:49 AM   #4
Mousemommy1
DIS Veteran
 
Mousemommy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 10,350

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happyjen27 View Post


Wooooohooooo!!

We don't plan to do CL, and I'm happy to book and pay for bunk beds!

Follow up question: My twins will be 6 and 3/4 at the time of travel. Has anyone done the bunk beds with this age successfully? They were up now and then last month going potty, and I am worried about them getting too disoriented. I know they have bedrails to keep them in, so I'm less worried about falling, more worried about the panicky "Mommy" in the night when they are figuring out how to get down.
We used the bunk beds in July and our girls were 5 and 8. They both slept on the top bunks at various times during our stay and we had no issues. The bedrails are good and the bunk beds are pretty close to the queen bed so you would be able to hear your child I think. I would post a picture but photobucket is acting up...

There's a picture of page 7 of my PTR of the set up (see link below), my very tiny then 5 year old is up there.
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DD9) (DD7)



PAST TRIPS:
JUL 1985 OFFSITE • JUL 1989 OFFSITE • MAR 2000 ASMO • SEP 2000 ASMU • SEP 2002 ASSP • NOV 2009 POP • FEB 2011 CBR • JUL 2012 WL CL • APR 2013 YC CL • SEP 2013 POFQ
Mousemommy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 08:31 AM   #5
katmg
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 88

Not at WDW, but my (at the time) 5 and 3 year old slept in bunk beds in a separate room from DH and me on our beach vacation last summer. They both did fine getting in and out of the tops of the beds, even at night for potty trips.

(I intended for them to sleep on the bottom of the bunks, but they saw those top bunks and couldn't resist. They did great with it.)
katmg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
Kae
DIS Veteran
 
Kae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Indiana
Posts: 6,831

You are gonna love WL. how many nights are you staying? I would set up a top bunk rotation scheudule.

Kae
__________________
:Me DH DD12 DS15CSR Oct 2010-Just Me & DH!!
May 2007-Pop & AKL June 2005-WL April 2005-Wyndham Palace March 2004-Marriott DTD
Oct 2003-WL Oct 2001-Poly DS 1st Trip
Oct 1999-POFQ May 1996-AS Music May 1994-Travel Lodge DTD Dec 1971-Contemporary
DisneyLand-March 2006
Kae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #7
amym2
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,897

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happyjen27


Wooooohooooo!!

We don't plan to do CL, and I'm happy to book and pay for bunk beds!

Follow up question: My twins will be 6 and 3/4 at the time of travel. Has anyone done the bunk beds with this age successfully? They were up now and then last month going potty, and I am worried about them getting too disoriented. I know they have bedrails to keep them in, so I'm less worried about falling, more worried about the panicky "Mommy" in the night when they are figuring out how to get down.
We loved the bunkbed room at WL! DD was 7 when we stayed there, and she slept on the top bunk and got up and down no problem. And I wouldn't worry about disorientation- the rooms are not very big at all, and bunks are just around the corner from the bathroom.

Our only issue was that I don't sleep well in the same room as our kids (never have, even when they were babies) and the bunks are right next to the queen bed (as opposed to some places we've stayed where the bunks have their own alcove). Because of this, we joined the DVC, on that same trip.
amym2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #8
Karlzmom
DIS Veteran
 
Karlzmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,325

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happyjen27 View Post
I read somewhere that WL will no longer take requests for Bunk Beds. Has this been anyone's experience?

I know that resorts will not GUARANTEE any request to be granted, but do they take the request?

We could make 2 beds work, but truly those 6 year old twins cannot sleep together peacefully. And I can't sleep with children peacefully, and 3 beds (2 queens and the day bed) worked best for us when we were at Poly last month.

I didn't care for the Poly, so I was looking at the Contemporary. But, that seems to be hit or miss with reviews, and the WL really has solid reviews and a strong following.

WL also has the convenient boat to the MK, and bus everywhere else. After staying at the Poly and having a broken monorail 3 of the 9 days we were there, I created the theory that resorts that plan to bus you all the time do it quite well, but resorts that do not plan on bussing and have to because of a broken monorail do bussing quite poorly. Also the fires on the beach and movies were probably in my twins' top 5 favorite things to do while we were there, and WL has them, whereas CR does not.

The one wild card is whether I can request Bunk Beds and hope for the best, or those requests are neither taken nor granted and I should just stay at CR. I don't want to count on Disney Magic because my room at the Poly was the opposite of magical, it was right next to the housekeeping staging area by the elevators and all through nap every day I heard banging and clanging.

So, who has requested Bunk Bed rooms? Who has gotten them?

It is a bookable category so you pay for bunk beds. However, you may not get the room. We booked Bunk Beds at the WL, but when I checked in I was told the room was not available. The CM was very nice and I can't really complain as we were upgraded to CL for the stay, but we STILL haven't tried a BB room! It wasn't a huge deal for us, as we only have one child. If we had two who couldn't easily sleep together it would have been a different story. I wouldn't worry too much about not getting the room, I just wanted to make sure you knew that you might have to adapt even with the paid reservation based on unknown circumstances at the resort.
__________________
= ME, 42= DH, 68 = DS, 8
POLY 2006 & 2008 YACHT CLUB 2008 & 2009
BWI 2011 OKW 2011WL 2011
AKV 2012, 2013 & 2014 BWV 2013
Disney Wonder to Alaska 2014

KATIE Yes, I'm the Jeopardy! champ......
Karlzmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.