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 05-04-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
Boardwalk529
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 102

Here now...roach included :/

so I am currently in WDW at a deluxe hotel. we checked in this morning, and after returning to our room this afternoon i discovered a HUGE roach (about 3 inches long) in the shower. I called housekeeping because i didn't know what to do with. I was grossed out, but now that it's nighttime it's bothering me more! Is it likely there are more in the plumbing somewhere?! Would anyone have asked for compensation of some sort? I understand it's Florida, but talk about ruining night 1 in a $400 room!!
Boardwalk529 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
lmhall2000
May the road rise to meet you....May God hold you in the palm of His Hand.
 
lmhall2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Space town, AL
Posts: 5,476

It's Florida, those things are everywhere, it's really to their credit that you don't see more of them, I went to a University in the South and our dormitory had them everywhere...was not unusual to see five in a day in your room! We learned how to 'dispose' of them rather quickly without flinching...

I would not ask for a discount, BUT if I saw a second one in my bathroom, I think a call to the manager would be in order, he needs to know if it's a problem or a fluke straggler that came in with the vacuum cleaner when they cleaned your room...
__________________

lmhall2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-04-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
Boardwalk529
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 102

Ah yes, i figured they're prob no big deal to people who live down here. In Ohio our biggest bug is a thousand.legger, so i had no idea what to do with such a huge roach! I'm REALLY hoping there will be no more here. Still creeped out by the size though and all our luggage and bags are zipped shut!
Boardwalk529 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 09:29 PM   #4
vicki_c
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 23,358

It's a Palmetto bug.
__________________
June 1978 - Poly / Nov 1996 - Yacht Club / Jan 2001 - Poly / Jan/Feb 2004 - Wilderness Lodge / 2004-2006: Animal Kingdom Lodge, Nick Hotel, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, HI Sunspree, Buena Vista Suites, Caribe Royale / Jan 2008 - Poly / June 2008 - Saratoga Springs and Villas @ Wilderness Lodge / Nov 2008 -Boardwalk Villas / Dec 2008 - WL, Beach Club Villas and Beach Club / June 2009 - POFQ and Poly / Jan 2010 - AKV, 4 night DCL & BCV / Nov 2010 - POFQ / April 2011 - SSR / Nov 2011 Swan / Jan 2012 - BC/ April 2012 OKW / April 2014 AoA & AKV
vicki_c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
Ariel on Land
DIS Veteran
 
Ariel on Land's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,261

**ugh** that just gives me the heebie-jeebies!!! Hoping that it is an isolated incident and no more appear!!!!!
__________________
Me , DH , Twin DSs , and DD

1990-offsite, 1996-offsite, 2008-SOG, 2009-CBR, 2010-CBR, 2013- AoA, 2014-POP

Ariel on Land is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
Mousemommy1
DIS Veteran
 
Mousemommy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 10,710



Did Mousekeeping come and dispose of it or is it still there??? And if they did come, what did they say??

I honestly don't care what they call those things down there, Palmetto Bug, or whatever...it's a roach!!! I saw several while down there last week...all outside, thanks goodness and not in our rooms. Those suckers fly and I could easily see how they could land on someone and be transported into a room.

It's highly likely that it's that type of fluke versus an infestation, but still, I would let mgmt know just in case. I wouldn't ask for compensation, but I would feel better if someone "checked" into it.
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DD10) (DD7) (DS Due 1/16/15!!)


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 05-04-2013, 10:11 PM   #7
bumbershoot
DIS Veteran
 
bumbershoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 44,778

Walk down to the front desk, get a manager. Have them come to your room and see it. Except that it's gone. But the thing is, a *call* isn't going to cut it. When you call the "front desk" you get a call center that isn't even necessarily in Florida. Go to the front desk and talk to a manager.

There was a recent post by someone who lives in Florida and knows his Floridian bugs, who said there was a roach (NOT palmetto bug) infestation in his room at a moderate. He made sure they knew about it.
__________________
-molly + robert + eamon (10!!)

DLR '05-'09 found within this link
DLR 7,9,12 2012 Universal Feb '12 DLR Dec '11 and Feb '12

Made weight goal 1yr8m8days after starting...currently working to maintain 85 lb loss thanks to Weight Watchers!
bumbershoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 10:14 PM   #8
McSwine
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 12

Quote:
Originally Posted by vicki_c View Post
It's a Palmetto bug.
Yep. One or two of these big ones in not that big of a problem.

It's when you have 3 zillion of the little ones you need to be worried.
McSwine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #9
DebbieB
DVC Member BWV 99
You have to compare apples to apples
 
DebbieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: PA
Posts: 46,540

A friend & I were at BWV in a studio and we were out on the balcony watching the fireworks. I looked back into the room and there was one crawling across the rug. My guess is it flew in the open balcony door. We chased it around, my friend finally got it with her shoe. We didn't see another one.
__________________
DebbieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #10
bocaj1431
Mouseketeer
 
bocaj1431's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 455

That is sooo disturbing!

It was my understanding, if you see one cockroach that means there are many more.

I agree with the OP. I would also have trouble sleeping after that. I would think of the ER reality show I watched that had a patient, who came in with ear pain; and, it turned out to be a cockroach in their ear.

I think for $400 a night I would ask for a different room, even if that is an extreme request. I would never be able to sleep after that.
__________________

Last edited by bocaj1431; 05-04-2013 at 10:40 PM. Reason: spelling
bocaj1431 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 10:42 PM   #11
vicki_c
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 23,358

Quote:
Originally Posted by bocaj1431 View Post
That is sooo disturbing!

It was my understanding, if you see one **** roach that means there are many more.

I agree with the OP. I would also have trouble sleeping after that. I would think of the ER reality show I watched that had a patient, who came in with ear pain; and, it turned out to be a **** roach in their ear.

I think for $400 a night I would ask for a different room, even if that is an extreme request. I would never be able to sleep after that.
That is why I said it was a Palmetto bug. They do not infest/swarm/whatever like German roaches. It is unlikely there would be more than one in a room. It's not worthy of compensation - as Deb said, they get in by flying in an open door generally, it's not an indication of poor cleaning or maintenance or anything. One joined us at our dinner table on the first night in our new home in Florida. I chased it outside. They're big and ugly though, definitely. Remind me more of a cicada.
__________________
June 1978 - Poly / Nov 1996 - Yacht Club / Jan 2001 - Poly / Jan/Feb 2004 - Wilderness Lodge / 2004-2006: Animal Kingdom Lodge, Nick Hotel, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, HI Sunspree, Buena Vista Suites, Caribe Royale / Jan 2008 - Poly / June 2008 - Saratoga Springs and Villas @ Wilderness Lodge / Nov 2008 -Boardwalk Villas / Dec 2008 - WL, Beach Club Villas and Beach Club / June 2009 - POFQ and Poly / Jan 2010 - AKV, 4 night DCL & BCV / Nov 2010 - POFQ / April 2011 - SSR / Nov 2011 Swan / Jan 2012 - BC/ April 2012 OKW / April 2014 AoA & AKV
vicki_c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 08:51 AM   #12
disnut8
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Brasleton, GA
Posts: 15,100

Quote:
Originally Posted by bocaj1431 View Post
That is sooo disturbing!

It was my understanding, if you see one cockroach that means there are many more.

I agree with the OP. I would also have trouble sleeping after that. I would think of the ER reality show I watched that had a patient, who came in with ear pain; and, it turned out to be a cockroach in their ear.

I think for $400 a night I would ask for a different room, even if that is an extreme request. I would never be able to sleep after that.
No guarantee there wouldn't be one in the next room. Yes, it is Florida. The ONLY way to make sure you don't have ANY creepy crawlies in ANY hotel room is to not vacation in Florida. And 'm sure, yes, it's probably true, you have bugs in your house. You might not see them but they are there.

Sorry to all the roach haters out there but what did the roach do? Did it attack you and bite you? It's just a bug. We would have gotten a cup, trapped the poor thing and released it outside.
disnut8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #13
GATORinaZ28
DIS Dad#764
 
GATORinaZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milton, FL
Posts: 277

Quote:
Originally Posted by McSwine View Post
Yep. One or two of these big ones in not that big of a problem.
It's when you have 3 zillion of the little ones you need to be worried.
This so much. As a resident of Florida, I am used to them and don't sweat the big ones (but I sure don't like them!). I sweat when I see the small ones.
__________________



71-84 - Contemporary Resort with Grandparents || 01/94 - Off Site @ Disneyland || 06/07 - Contemporary Resort || 02/08 - Caribbean Beach Resort || 05/10 - All-Star Sports / Coronado Springs Resort || 12/10 - Offsite @ DisneyWorld || 11/11 - Port Orleans Riverside || 11/13 - Port Orleans French Quarter

Next trip: 5/14 Rock Your Disney Side Party / Pop Century & 11/14 Pop Century
GATORinaZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 02:02 PM   #14
mskayjay
They were sooooo good I had um.....a few.....okay fine.....several!
I have the coolest memories of going on that ride over and over with my cousin
 
mskayjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: northern NY
Posts: 2,150

Seeing a palmetto bug (or even a cockroach for that matter!) in Florida is the equivalent to having a spider in your home regardless of where you live. Hotels and restaurants are held to strict standards in regards to keeping roaches under control, they do *not* want to have an infestation, and you can bet that Disney will be right on top of this IF it is a roach. They are very common down south. As others have noted, it was most likely a palmetto and there is nothing to be concerned about other than the "gross out" factor that I totally get! They are so skeevie and if they are in your room when you have a light on, they will be drawn to the lampshade and omg is that a total freak out! They move so quickly! GAH!

Try to shake this off and tell yourself it was like having a spider back home, know that Mousekeeping took care of it, and enjoy your stay.
__________________
karen



Golf Resort (SOG now!)1974*Polynesian Resort 1976* Off site 1990*Tree House Villas 1992*Caribbean Beach Resort 1998*Off site 2004*Animal Kingdom Lodge 2006*Wilderness Lodge 2008*Wilderness Lodge 2009*Wilderness Lodge 2010*Animal Kingdom Villas 2011* Wilerness Lodge Villas 2011*
mskayjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #15
anniemck
DIS Veteran
 
anniemck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 531

Quote:
Originally Posted by McSwine View Post
Yep. One or two of these big ones in not that big of a problem.

It's when you have 3 zillion of the little ones you need to be worried.
Native Floridian and was going to say this exact same thing. Welcome to Florida and all that comes with it. The Palmetto bugs do not discriminate where they hang out... million dollar homes, deluxe resorts or campgrounds. Just like mosquitoes and alligators. WDW is built on swampland and this is their home.
__________________

Official Disney Freak...
Presidents Day Weekend Twirlmania 2000-2012
Halloween 2011
Mothers Day, August, September, Osborne Family Lights 2012
DCL Wonder March 2013
15 cruises on other lines since 2007
6 trips to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge since 2009
Love vacations...
anniemck 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 03:41 AM.

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

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