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Old 08-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Bed bugs at Beach club!

Hello members,

FYI, A friend of mine just returned from WDW on Saturday 8/10/13 and she told me that after her first night at Beach Club 4th floor room, she was bitten by bed bugs, the hotel brought dogs in to confirm. She is a nurse by profession and acually checked all their beds before they got in them. Both her and her husband could not see these bugs even after she was bitten! They were quickly moved to Yatch Club to a new room, where they then found spiders and had to have the room sprayed. She is very traumatized by the event and said her ankles were bitten badly. They couldnt take their luggage with them to the new room right away so hotel management gave their family $ to buy new clothes. Took a day of shopping for everyone (family of 4). They eventually got their luggage back days later, but she had the dogs come back and sniff them once they returned. She cant remember the room number it was 42?? she wants to forget it. But she said the hotel staff was more than accommodating to them after the fact and REALLY bent over backwards to make the rest of their stay a magical one.

I just wanted to inform anyone who might be staying there to be careful.

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Old 08-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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You realize if it was a day later, she may have brought them with her, especially if she flew or rented a car.

Yet another person who will now allow the paranoia to begin for people who are about to check into BC and think this is an indication of a resort wide outbreak.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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You realize if it was a day later, she may have brought them with her, especially if she flew or rented a car.

Yet another person who will now allow the paranoia to begin for people who are about to check into BC and think this is an indication of a resort wide outbreak.
HUH?
Regardless of *how* they got there....
How is this post allowing paranoia to begin? if I was about to check into the BC, I would certainly appreciate the warning.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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The fact remains that during her stay at the Yacht club, she had her new room checked by sniffing dogs the day of her arrival and then again two more times, once when her bags returned and again after she found spiders. The dogs found no more bed bugs. which indicates to me that she did not bring them with her and she did not rent a car, although they did fly there.

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Old 08-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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We were at BC until 8/10 as well. No bedbug problem in 3716, but good to know Disney took care of it

I would not hesitate to stay there again.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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It may sound terrible but I've come to the conclusion these are just risks we take. Weather it be bed bugs or a contracted illness the company is not 100% at fault. Bed bugs are brought in by guests and likely to go unnoticed until a complaint is made. Germs are carried by everyone and many don't mind going out in public knowing their contagious. I also know I'm still going to Disney and having an amazing time! Just might wash our hands a lot more often and stay on top of taking our vitamins. it's unfortunate when something like this ruins ones trip.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #7
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Bedbugs can happen at ANY resort. So there is no need to warn people to stay away from the Beach Club. That won't guarantee a bug free vacation.

It is nice to know Disney took immediate action.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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Plus, as soon as bed bugs are identified, Disney does everything needed to resolve the problem. But all it takes is more hitchhikers to come in someone's luggage or rental car.

I bet that Disney has checked all the rooms at the Beach Club with their dogs since those were found.

Maybe they need to check the ME luggage trucks before they are unloaded.
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I bet that Disney has checked all the rooms at the Beach Club with their dogs since those were found.
So, maybe that's the best place to go!
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So, maybe that's the best place to go!
I was thinking the exact same thing.
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Bedbugs can happen at ANY resort. So there is no need to warn people to stay away from the Beach Club. That won't guarantee a bug free vacation.

It is nice to know Disney took immediate action.
This is what i take away from this... A problem was identified & action was taken Though I have a problem that there were spiders in the 2nd room.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #12
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This is what i take away from this... A problem was identified & action was taken Though I have a problem that there were spiders in the 2nd room.
I guess I would care more about that if I knew more about the spiders. I mean there are spiders, and there are SPIDERS. Spiders are everywhere, in fact, I would be surprised everywhere there isn't a spider. But now if you're talking big and creepy spiders with thick legs, well, now you got my attention.
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Bedbugs can happen at ANY resort. So there is no need to warn people to stay away from the Beach Club.
I don't think the OP was warning people to stay away from the BC. It was just a reminder to be vigilant and aware, which I appreciate. Thanks OP
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #14
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Bedbugs can happen at ANY resort. So there is no need to warn people to stay away from the Beach Club. That won't guarantee a bug free vacation.

It is nice to know Disney took immediate action.
Truer words were never spoken! Sux when it happens to us, or folks we know, but it is a cruel part of our trips sometimes! Sounds like the staff did all that could be asked, and then some. I'm rarely bothered as much by a problem, as I can be when they don't deal with it to my satisfaction. Kudos BC staff.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:36 PM   #15
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We stayed in several hotels this summer we were just talking about you take a gamble, you just never know. It sounds as if they handled it professionally. I wanted to see if they offered medical attention for the bites?
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