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Old 03-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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Is it rare to get some kind "critter" on a ground floor room at POR?

I'm just wondering how many of you have found any kind of unwanted guests like those little lizards that are all over the resort, snakes etc..... on a ground floor room? I'm just wondering if it's very rare or if it's common and I should request a higher floor.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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Once out of more than a dozen trips I have had bugs in my room. And we were on the ground floor when it happened. One phone call, and they were taken care of.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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we hve stayed at POR often and never had a critter issue ...
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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Stayed ground level once at VWL and had a lizard in the room DH hunted it down and relocated him outside. I now ask for anything but ground level
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:22 PM   #5
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We have had the little lizards in the room one time. It wasn't bad and I'm pretty sure that we let him/her in on accident when we were getting ready to leave for the parks. The good thing is that we had forgotten something in the room and I went back in and saw him/her looking at the door. After a few seconds of looking at the door he/she ran out. Might have been a little cool in the room for him/her..
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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It is possible, it's Florida! Depends if you leave your door open for long. We've only had one stay on ground level at POR, and didn't have any guests
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #7
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It is possible, it's Florida! Depends if you leave your door open for long. We've only had one stay on ground level at POR, and didn't have any guests
We would be careful about leaving the door open. I would be worried about Mousekeeping etc...
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We've stayed at POR twice a year for the past 5 years. Last July was our only encounter with a lizard in our room. We saw him in the door jamb when we returned to our room. Didn't know if he was in our room or not. A few hours later my husband caught him in a glass on the bed (apparently he was in a shirt my husband put on) and released him outside. Freaked me out. Oh, and this was in the second floor, not the ground floor.
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We've stayed at POR twice a year for the past 5 years. Last July was our only encounter with a lizard in our room. We saw him in the door jamb when we returned to our room. Didn't know if he was in our room or not. A few hours later my husband caught him in a glass on the bed (apparently he was in a shirt my husband put on) and released him outside. Freaked me out. Oh, and this was in the second floor, not the ground floor.
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We've stayed at POR twice a year for the past 5 years. Last July was our only encounter with a lizard in our room. We saw him in the door jamb when we returned to our room. Didn't know if he was in our room or not. A few hours later my husband caught him in a glass on the bed (apparently he was in a shirt my husband put on) and released him outside. Freaked me out. Oh, and this was in the second floor, not the ground floor.
We saw a little frog or toad (it was one of those--I'm not sure which) on the 3rd floor of our Coronado Springs building! I don't know if he 'hopped' on an elevator or what , but there he was in the 3rd floor corridor!
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We had a lizard in first floor at POP...but I don't really think of them as pests. At least it wasn't bugs! These bed bugs stories have me freaked out!!
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I'm just wondering how many of you have found any kind of unwanted guests like those little lizards that are all over the resort, snakes etc..... on a ground floor room? I'm just wondering if it's very rare or if it's common and I should request a higher floor.
I think you answered your own question. "Critters" are all over the resort, therefore they can be anywhere. And yes, they aren't limited to a first floor room.

Going to freak people out now but lizards can climb stairs and walls, snakes can slither to a ton of places, frogs can jump very high, and what you think is a closed door just might let in a roach or two.

Disney World is a nature preserve and I love that aspect about the place.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #13
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We had a little lizard in our 2nd story room at OKW last year. It was actually funny - he was hiding behind a picture on the wall. His tail was peeking out the bottom of the frame. I went to the front desk and they told me not to worry, they have people that handle all critter issues. We left for the park and I assume they took care of it. Never say him again!
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #14
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I had a palmetto bug in the bathroom on third floor at Poly. I now always wear socks when I walk around at night
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:19 PM   #15
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We also had a palmetto bug/roach run across the wall at POR - that thing was FAST and scared the heck out of us! We tried to kill it but it went behind a dresser and we never saw it again

We also had a large frog take up residence on the room door which was strange as we were on the 3rd floor. For some reason, we took it upon ourselves to help it out and try to return it to the river ( ), but it got away and leapt off the 3rd floor as we were trying to catch it
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