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Old 06-06-2014, 07:16 AM   #1
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help with connecting room doors

We have connecting rooms on the Fantasy. I have read on the disboards that some people have used bungee cords to hold open the connecting doors. Would anyone have a picture of how the cord holds open the door? How long should the cords be? Has anyone used those little rubber wedge shaped door jams that are placed on the floor to keep the doors open? Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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I can't really answer your question, but we had connecting rooms on the Fantasy last year (outside room, so no verandah causing a draft) but we had no need for anything to prop the door open. The doors are pretty heavy duty & when you opened them they stayed open. We would normally only close them when changing or something along those lines & a lot of times would just throw the deadbolt, then close it, so it wasn't really closed all the way in case a child needed to come through.
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We didn't prop open. We just extended the deadbolt so it would never truly close.
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I have been on 5 Disney cruises and don't think it is possible to use the door wedges. The door are raised off the main floor by about 6 inches, so you usually have to lift your foot up before you can walk through. I am assuming they designed the ship this way in case of flooding. I think if you used a bungie cord it would have to be able to stretch about 4 feet in order to connect with the cabinet next to the interior door.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:37 AM   #5
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I can't really answer your question, but we had connecting rooms on the Fantasy last year (outside room, so no verandah causing a draft) but we had no need for anything to prop the door open. The doors are pretty heavy duty & when you opened them they stayed open. We would normally only close them when changing or something along those lines & a lot of times would just throw the deadbolt, then close it, so it wasn't really closed all the way in case a child needed to come through.
We did the same thing on the Wonder last week, except we never even extended the deadbolt, the door just never shut all the way unless we pushed it firmly.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:12 AM   #6
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Thank you for all your help !!!
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We were on the Wonder a few months ago and DCL had the rubber floor wedges and they worked fine. We didn't have the option of using the "deadbolt open" system because there wasn't a dead bolt.

We were on Deck 2 - don't know if there's a difference between floors or cabin categories.
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