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Old 01-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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beds on disney dream

Last time I took a cruise the main bed in the cabin could be kept as a queen or split into 2 twins. Is this still an option on the Disney Dream?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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Last time I took a cruise the main bed in the cabin could be kept as a queen or split into 2 twins. Is this still an option on the Disney Dream?
No, on the Dream & Fantasy the queen bed is just that, a queen bed. On the Wonder & Magic the queen bed can be split into 2 twins.

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So if you have 3 unrelated people in the room, besides the bed and couch, is there a fold down bunk in the room?
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So if you have 3 unrelated people in the room, besides the bed and couch, is there a fold down bunk in the room?
There will be either a upper pull-down bunk (most likely) or a murphy bed that folds down from a wardrobe-like built-in in the corner of the room.

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There will be either a upper pull-down bunk (most likely) or a murphy bed that folds down from a wardrobe-like built-in in the corner of the room.

Do all the rooms have this? I thought only if they were designated as rooms for 4 or 5 people. If there's 3 of them, might they not be in a room that doesn't have either the pull-down bunk or Murphy bed?

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Old 01-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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Do all the rooms have this? I thought only if they were designated as rooms for 4 or 5 people. If there's 3 of them, might they not be in a room that doesn't have either the pull-down bunk or Murphy bed?

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I guess it depends if the room is specified for 3 people or 4. In a 3 person room, I'm not sure if they expect 2 of those people to share the queen, or if there are 3 beds.

I would hope that a 3 person room would have at least 3 beds, not just space for 3 people.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:30 AM   #7
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My cat 8a is a three person room and has only a queen bed and a couch.

If you need three separate sleep surfaces, I think you need to confirm that your room sleeps four.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #8
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Yes, you do need to confirm that the room will sleep four even though you only have three people. They will automatically put you in a three person room if you don't specify. I ran into the same problem. Although, I booked mine through Disney Vacation Club and specifically asked if it was a four person room as I knew we would need the upper pulldown. However, after booking, I found out that it was only a three person room and had to change it. They made me pay the change fee of $95 because they didn't see it as their problem since we were only three people.

My grandmother and my aunt also are having the same problem. In the past they have shared a room on the Magic and simply split the bed. They both have bad backs and neither will be comfortable on the convertible sofa. It really stinks that Disney decided not to split the beds. Now they're going to have to get two inside rooms which will cost them $600 more per person then they would have paid for a room with a veranda. I guess DCL is getting what they want, which is more $$$.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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.... They will automatically put you in a three person room if you don't specify. ....
I can't speak for reservations made through DVC, but DCL does not "automatically" put a party of 3 into a a room that only sleeps 3 (queen + sofa bed). Unless doing a GTY or *GT, you may select your specific stateroom and a party of 3 may select any room available in the category. We had a pull-down bunk in our room but we were only a party of 3.
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I can't speak for reservations made through DVC, but DCL does not "automatically" put a party of 3 into a a room that only sleeps 3 (queen + sofa bed). Unless doing a GTY or *GT, you may select your specific stateroom and a party of 3 may select any room available in the category. We had a pull-down bunk in our room but we were only a party of 3.
True, I guess I should say they "may" put you in a 3-person room if you don't specify. My point is that you cannot tell the specific sleeping capacity of a particular room based on what the DCL website tells you. It'll say: sleeps 3-4 or 4-5, etc. I chose my room # that I had originally booked by looking at the availability that was being shown on the DCL website (Although, I did book over the phone through DVC). The only way I found out that the room I had booked didn't have the pull down bunk was from this site after I had already booked. I don't understand why DCL doesn't just have the pull down bunks in every room, but I'm sure it has some thing to do with capacity.

The only information the DVC woman had who took my reservation was that it slept 3-4. I specifically asked her if it had the pull down bed and she said yes. I should have insisted that she get DCL on the line and asked them specifically, but hindsight... When I called back to change, the reason they gave me as to why I still had to pay the change fee even though I specifically asked if it was a 4 person room, was because we did indeed only have three people so they didn't see it as their problem. Basically, if I had reserved GTY, and ended up with a 3-person room upon check-in, I would have been out of luck! They did allow me to change it, I just had to pay. However, before I changed rooms, I used this site and found the room that I wanted and made sure it had more than enough room.

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Old 02-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #11
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I can't speak for reservations made through DVC, but DCL does not "automatically" put a party of 3 into a a room that only sleeps 3 (queen + sofa bed). Unless doing a GTY or *GT, you may select your specific stateroom and a party of 3 may select any room available in the category. We had a pull-down bunk in our room but we were only a party of 3.
One caveat to this: We are a family of 3, and when I went through the process of booking online for our cruise last year -- unbeknownst to me -- I was only offered rooms with the queen bed and sofa bed. I was a complete newbie then, so I just *hoped* the room would have an upper berth. Lo and behold, it did not. This time I figured out ahead of time which rooms in the category we were booking have the upper berth and specified one of those rooms.
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All I know is the queen bed on the Dream is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. Too bad it wouldn't fit in my carry-on.
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All I know is the queen bed on the Dream is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. Too bad it wouldn't fit in my carry-on.
Glad to hear it! I am definitely getting the big bed! No question about that!
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