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Old 03-18-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Prevent Sleepwalking: locking resort doors from inside possible?

On vacation I always have very lively/chaotic dreams. The result is sleepwalking. That happened very often, thus I already woke up in places like hotel-hallways, in front of elevators, stairways etc.

Once wearing only shorts.
I suddenly woke up on a different floor and covered the rest of myself with a bedsheet I found in a stack of housekeeping. Trying to wake up your roomates by knocking on the door is not very effective when they are enjoying a deep sleep. So I can tell you, going to the lobby-concierge covered with a bedsheet at 3am is no fun at all.

One possibility to prevent this is locking the door from inside. It seems that I am not that intelligent to unlock doors during my nightly marches.
On vacation with my parents some years ago they told me I was looking for my brother who was not with us. They told my I got up, asked myself where he could be, opened the door and off I went. So they led me back to bed and next night I was looking for him again, but they locked the door from inside and I was not able to unlock!

Do all Disney resort-rooms have inside-door-locks?
Especially WL and POP
I do not want to get lost or walking to the Magic Kingdom at night in shorts!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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Yikes! Is that metal bar you can flip over from the inside enough to stop you? I can't remember if Disney hotels have this but generally most hotels do.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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I bet this is enough!

I rarely leave the room, but when I try to do this, this bar to lock the door should be enough.

Seems that I get very active on vacation even at night. I do not want to miss anything of the fun I could have
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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I bet this is enough!

I rarely leave the room, but when I try to do this, this bar to lock the door should be enough.

Seems that I get very active on vacation even at night. I do not want to miss anything of the fun I could have
During my youth it happened quite often, the last time it happened was maybe 3 years ago. So I hope it will not happen again at all
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
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Put your room key on a lanyard round your neck. That way of you do get out - you can get back in!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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Disney resorts do have the security bar you can put across the latch.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
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The deadbolt lock will open when you turn the door knob. There is a latch that you flip to secure the door from the outside, but you seem to be quite able to open it while you are sleeping. You might try a door alarm that makes noise if you touch the door knob. The others around you might not like it, but it might wake you up.
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