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Old 03-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #16
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My cousin has terrible night terrors too and he is on some type of medication for it. He no longer has these episodes at night, which were very terrifying for others around him. I'm not sure what you want the front desk to do, they can list it on your reservation but cannot ignore it if heard ( meaning even if it is listed they may still need to come and check up on the situation, make sure there is nothing really going on, not that these terrors are not real), more of a safety security thing.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:30 AM   #17
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:33 AM   #18
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Do your best to work around the situation and not intrude on other people, but in the end, you deserve a nice vacatioin too.
agree - mind is generally relative to stress - so WDW might be a good place for you - now there is stress - but WDW is different.

that say if you fear something the more likely it is to happen.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #19
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I think the suggestion of a cabin in Fort Wilderness of a vacation house rental are good ones. I hope you find a solution that works for you
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Agree with renting the cabin or house...my experience is, at least in values and moderates, that the walls are somewhat thin and you can hear things like toilets flushing in the next room. families in rooms next to yours, myself included, would be terrified to hear an adult screaming in the night. I would probably call 911 if I heard this.

I do not see how Disney can leave rooms empty next to yours, especially if the resort is sold out as they often are. The cabins or rental home is a great suggestion.

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:12 AM   #21
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If you know it can be "traumatic" for those next door & further, then it is the height of an entitled attitude to stay at a public hotel.
A heads-up to the desk staff doesn't begin to cover it.
This is extremely rude! Have a little empathy for someone else's problems! Obviously they care about disrupting others and are trying to do the best to not terrify other resort guests. Personally, I would be more curious as to what is going on than mad!

OP- I would call about 10 days out and speak to someone about requesting a corner room. Good luck in your stay! I hope you have a peaceful trip!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:25 AM   #22
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Maybe the THVs might be an option or the Ft.Wilderness Cabins, where you can have more private space. If not, speaking to your doctor to try to get you some help for when you are at home and traveling would be wise (but I'm sure that's something you are already doing).

Good luck finding a solution that works for you.
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This is extremely rude! Have a little empathy for someone else's problems! Obviously they care about disrupting others and are trying to do the best to not terrify other resort guests. Personally, I would be more curious as to what is going on than mad!

OP- I would call about 10 days out and speak to someone about requesting a corner room. Good luck in your stay! I hope you have a peaceful trip!

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #24
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Oh wow. I've never heard of adult night terrors before, only those that children have. You learn something everyday. I can completely see how adults can have them, too, especially if related to traumatic/stressful past. Anyways...

I agree with most of the previous posts. The best option would be to find a stand alone unit. A villa, house, or cabin. Staying in a hotel would not be a good option especially if you have been in the situation before, where you have a night terror and police have been involved with them (coming to check in on the situation I'm guessing). Not only would it be a headache for the other guests around you, waking them or their children up with a terrifying noise as if someone is being murdered next door, but it also seems like it is a headache for you as well! If it were me with the night terrors I wouldn't want the police coming to my hotel room asking me 21 questions. I would take the safer route and find a place that my night terror would not bother anyone else. It's really only fair.

Maybe a doctor could prescribe a medication, but I'm sure you have tried several already. Also, most "sleeping meds" cause an increase in dreaming etc.

I'm sorry you have this issue and have to deal with it
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #25
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This may approach the line of TMI and for that I apologize, but we are cementing out plans for a return to wdw and I'm getting a little anxious about a problem I kind of expect to have with the resort.

I experience night-terrors most nights and the resulting noise can be very traumatic for people in a 50 to 100' radius. This happened one night last year during our stay at POR out of a 6 night vacation but we are staying 9 nights this time and I'm really dreading this.

Would it be wise to let the resort staff know that this might occur? Can I hope to find a room on the end of a building?

I do usually bring it up upon check in but they rarely take me seriously. As it happens (I'm told this) I often do quite a bit of screaming; even worse, I make exclamations in several different voices and even speak in different languages. I don't mean I'm possessed, they are languages I personally know. Be that as it may, wild and terrified screaming in Japanese, Urdu, Korean, Bengali, and/or English (of course) can be quite upsetting to someone who is not expecting it.

I'm thinking of bringing a recording of a particularly shrill 'event' to convey the complexity of the situation to the Cast Member at check in. Or should I try to make the resort aware of this before we arrive?

I really don't know how much accommodation I can expect but it would be really nice to make it through the week without the police showing up. That was a real bummer.

Have you tried taking klonopin? It helps REM behavior disorder (which may not even be the issue but its worth a try). It suppresses REM which could help the night terrors. I used to be a sleep tech and I have a brother that has night terrors. ITs worth a try at least before you go and see if it helps! Other than that try a corner room maybe top floor then you will have less neighbors. I would also give the front desk a heads up! If you have a bed partner maybe they can notify the front desk when it does happen so if they do get a call maybe that will lower your chances of police calls?
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #26
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I would also give the front desk a heads up! If you have a bed partner maybe they can notify the front desk when it does happen so if they do get a call maybe that will lower your chances of police calls?
It sounds as if he has tried that in the past, and it hasn't worked. Even if he has a corner room, there will most likely be people next to and under their room. It may be impossible to give someone that large of a buffer zone for the duration of their trip too. Nine nights is a long time to expect Disney to keep other guests out of the rooms near yours.

Remember too that you don't actually call the front desk from your room, you call the call center. So by the time the word gets to the resort, the police could be on their way.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #27
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Personally, I would be more curious as to what is going on than mad!

The first night it happend, maybe. The 3rd, 4th or 5th nights into your stay you're not curious anymore, you're furious.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:35 PM   #28
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To be blunt, there is nothing that the front desk can do to help. It is up to the OP to do what THEY can do to minimize impacting the guests around them. It is not a reasonable accommodation to expect Disney to keep rooms unoccupied. Nor is it reasonable to expect other guests to simply have to deal with it and have their nights interrupted.

The OP needs to take it upon themselves to take the steps needed. This, most likely, would be to get a cabin, a unit at THV, or to rent a house off site.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:42 PM   #29
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It is only one night out of six. I've had screaming infants wake me up more nights than that.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #30
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Notifing the front desk will not prevent a concerend guest or CM from calling security or the police. If they are called they will come.

Hearing an adult screaming in the middle of the night is far differnt than a baby crying. I do not know how you can possibly compare the two.

I do not think it is reasonable to expect a hotel disney or not to leave adjoining rooms empty . They will also have to have the rooms above and below empty and have other guests kepe windows closed and balconey doors closed ?

If you need this accomadation then perhaps you should concider going at a off peak time .

Do you want the hotel to notify all hotel guests that if you hear an adult screaminging the middle of the night ignore it?

I agree that treatment ,medication, and theraphy can help and perhaps get this condition under control .
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