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Old 10-30-2012, 04:00 PM   #91
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The thermostat only goes down to 68 and its never felt 68. It also has a sensor but not sure how its used. I know I have to get up in the middle of the night to turn the fan on to have some air circulating because it gets really hot/stuffy
Yeah, I brought both of those points up in my letter to them, but apparently they don't really know what's happening inside the rooms. We're hoping for a September trip and wanted to do free dining, but maybe it's better to stay off site where we can be comfortable. My husband needs it cool to sleep. I don't want to spend all that money and not be comfortable.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:43 PM   #92
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So I wrote back saying several people on Disney message boards were reporting the same thing and they wrote back again saying that it can go below 68 and that it can stay on all night and that you need to go to the front desk and ask for help. So I don't know if that's true or not, but hopefully that can maybe help someone.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:53 AM   #93
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The high humidity in Florida can make 68 not feel nearly as comfortable it might feel in your house.

There are a number of reasons why someone may need the room to be cooler. The number one factor is that it takes a good night's rest before starting out on a long day in the parks. We all know that we walk miles and miles during a typical Disney day.

There are a number of medical reasons that a lower temp may be needed to ensure the comfort of a guest. Lower humidity/cooler air may help those that have sinus issues. Skin rashes or sunburn may require a cool down period in order for the discomfort to be decreased by the next morning. Many women, and few men, can tell you that hot flashes are miserable to deal with particularly in the summer. People that are overweight or have thyroid issues also may have a higher sensitivity to heat. These people may be able to "suck it up" during a daily visit to the parks, but at night they need to cool down and relax.

Going to Disney most months of the year expose many visitors to temps and humidity very different than what they experience in their home town.

When you factor in that a 5/6 night lodging bill on property may be between 500 (off season) to 1200 dollars, it is entirely reasonable for the guest to expect a comfortable nights sleep.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:39 PM   #94
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Could be worse, you could come from a country that doesn't have AC in houses! When we have a heat wave it's so hot and uncomfortable.

On topic, we have the opposite problem at the condo. The AC suddenly turns on at 10pm at night and because there's a vent in my room, makes it freezing! There was a notice by the unit informing guests not to turn it below 68 or it would freeze up.
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If Disney is really serious about being "energy efficient" and a "green" company (as opposed to saving money) I would look for minimum and maximum thermostat settings to come to all their resorts in the future, with the possibility of no bypass unless it is specifically requested for medical reasons.

A "green" resort that lets its guests regularly bypass the thermostat limits is not a "green" resort.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:58 PM   #96
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We are here right now and im really tired of waking up sweating in the middle of the night while sleeping on top of the sheets.... the blankets are completely off the bed. It was 73 today and it was warmer in the room than outside and the thermostat said 68. Not sure what the problem is but I hope for others sake they fix it. We wont be staying here again unless our family gets bigger and we can use a suite. I think the LM rooms are entirely too far away from everything but that's a different story for another thread ;o)
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:27 PM   #97
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I don't think the little mermaid rooms are that far away of course in use to staying at Saratoga Springs

As for Disney possibly moving all rooms/thermostats to "Green rooms" you can bet they will lose green. I am a DVC member and annual passholder and have visited wdw 12 times in the last 5 years and for the first time ever my wife and I have been discussing the possibility of staying off property for our next trip due to trends we are seeing
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:43 PM   #98
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So, if its winter and 50 degrees outside at night, du still likeit below 68? 68 is cold!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:19 AM   #99
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So, if its winter and 50 degrees outside at night, du still likeit below 68? 68 is cold!
At night while I sleep yes. And remember just because it says 68 doesn't mean it feels or is 68 especially when it shuts off at night. In fact i just woke up and it's in the 40's outside right now and it's incredible warm and stuffy in here not to mention my allergies kill me first thing in the morning too. If the unit could at least have the fan running all night or they install $30 ceiling fan it would help a ton!

The issue isn't whether or not you think 68 is low enough, it's paying a lot per night and Disney dictating your comfort level and no ceiling fan or air circulating at all at night.

Another issue I have with the value resorts is I can literally hear those around and above me taking a leak. Seriously. Im not talking about the jet powered toilet flush either im talking about peeing like its amplified. How hard would it have been to insulate the walls a little better. This is why the rooms here seem so loud too

As much as we pay per night, these rooms aren't as good as some of the local hotels for half the cost a night.

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:27 AM   #100
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Another issue I have with the value resorts is I can literally hear those around and above me taking a leak. Seriously. How hard would it have been to insulate the walls a little better. This is why the rooms here seem so loud too
Unfortunately that is not just a value resort problem.

I can see why Disney wants to set a temp limit. How may people crank the air down and then leave the room for the day? What a waste of energy, not to mention a huge cost for Disney.

It sounds to me like they don't really grasp yet that the rooms are too hot, and the air isn't working properly. Maybe there is something wrong with the units at AoA, and this is a new resort glitch. Every person who stays there and has temp issues needs to report it. That is the only way to get thru to them that there really is a problem, and one they need to fix.
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It sounds to me like they don't really grasp yet that the rooms are too hot, and the air isn't working properly. Maybe there is something wrong with the units at AoA, and this is a new resort glitch. Every person who stays there and has temp issues needs to report it. That is the only way to get thru to them that there really is a problem, and one they need to fix.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:45 AM   #102
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I can completely understand them trying to save money and not wasting energy when it doesn't need to be used, however they have drawn a line that is not where some people's comfort level is at night and with no ceiling fan and the unit fan cutting off at night (even if you set it to fan on) the room gets incredibly stuffy and warm at night

Factor in the normal florida humity with 3 or 4 taking baths/showers when you get back to the room at night and you've got a big recipe for a miserable night
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:37 AM   #103
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We got back last week from a week stay at Mermaid and it did get stuffy at night.

It might have said 68 but no air was moving, making it feel humid and sticky.

The balloon didn't do anything. We called the front the desk and a maintence guy came and was no help. He just said he heard try a balloon.

If you are going there I suggest bringing a small fan to keep air circulating, it might help.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:37 AM   #104
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I don't think the little mermaid rooms are that far away of course in use to staying at Saratoga Springs
We've stayed in every other resort but bwi and the other values and this seems by far the longest walk. What building were you in at LM? We were in building 8 4th floor at the very end of the hallway...pretty much the furthest room in the entire resort. Lol
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:12 AM   #105
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We just got home last night from a 3 night stay (after our cruise) at AOA in the Little Mermaid Rooms... It was chilly during our visit (mid 60's Sun-Tues, Wed mid 70's) Our room was hot, stuff and uncomfortable the entire time. We'd come in & turn down the ac and it's run, but it never got cold. Yes, we like it cool in our room while we sleep. I'm sorry if you (General you) can't understand that -- As I'm paying for the vacation, I should be able to be comfortable. I agree w/ others, even a ceiling fan would help as that would move the air.

AOA resort - beautiful... amazing themeing everywhere. We had a LM room in bldg 8 back side (sort of facing Hollywood Studios area- we could see fireworks from our window) The walk was fine (we enjoy walking though), the room was kept clean, the walls were THIN (and I am not one who normally even notices background noises... ) the bed - extremly hard and uncomfortable. Room temp would never get comfortable. Overall a nice resort, but BTDT, I'll stick to other resorts.. this one is not going to make my list of favorites.
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