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Old 10-28-2012, 05:01 AM   #16
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I have a solution...sleep naked!!!

Just kidding.

68 is pretty cold and I can understand both sides of this (except it is currently 66 in my house and I have flannel jammies and a robe on and am getting ready to start a fire).

I am not so sure it is Disney's attempt to save $$$ but more an attempt to be "green" and not use so much energy.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:25 AM   #17
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This is not good! We checked in yesterday and the first thing I noticed was how hot these rooms get. I understand that some people are ok with this temp but for us it is awful! When you have 3 or 4 adults in the room it gets really hot at night. Even the baby woke up sweating! We are from Florida and we usually keep our house at 72 so these rooms are not staying at 68 at night! Just wait till its the middle of summer and its 100 plus humidity! We will never stay here in the summer.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:34 AM   #18
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I am really sorry to hear this. I had hoped that I would stay at AoA on one of my trips next year, but I need the room around 60-65 to sleep. Not everyone is comfortable at the same temperature and although I can understand what Disney is trying to achieve, I'm not going to stay in a resort where I can't get any sleep.

One thing I do is I always travel with a small box fan so I can keep air moving. The worst part of the a/c going off (other than the temperature) is that the air stops moving and it starts to feel very stuffy. The fan has been a big help. I wish all of the resort rooms had ceiling fans. That also makes a big difference in how the room feels.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:08 AM   #19
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Just wanted to post an update on this. I tried a balloon in front of the sensor last night and no change

68 can be cold, but not with Florida (and shower/bath) humidity in the room. Even just having the fan on with air circulating is not an option - unreal. I will not stay here again and Disney better not do this to other resorts

If they want to play this game at least but a $30 ceiling fan in the room. Just because its a "value" room doesn't mean it has to be worse than a holiday inn on accommodation
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:08 AM   #20
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Wow, guess its just me but that seems pretty cool.
It is not just you. 68 seems plenty cold. I'm wondering if the people who like it colder like it so they can crawl underneath the blankets, or if they really sleep there with no covers on. I can't fathom that. Brrrrrr!
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:12 AM   #21
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Trust me 68 is not 68 with 100% humidity and it doesn't stay 68 at night when the thermostat shuts off to save $
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:14 AM   #22
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I'm with you... 68 is not OK for me while in Florida. I am from New England, and when you add the humidity... Ugh just can't take it. Plus if I am spending that much money to stay somewhere, I would expect that at least the a/c would stay on all night.
ITA Another New Englander here.

We don't have AC at home, but when in Disney I like my room freezing.... kind of an extra vacation perk.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:35 AM   #23
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Sorry that is happening to you!! I too hate to be hot when sleeping, although 68 would be freezing for me.

Heck I woke up to the thermostat saying 68 this morning, and had to put the heat on to get the chill out Thin Louisiana blood!!!

I usually keep it at 72 at home, but hotels can be soo much hotter. I hope the rest of your vacation makes up for the thermostat problem.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:38 AM   #24
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Also I noticed thermostat shows 68 but room temp shows 69 or 70. Not sure when it decided to cut on and off but this is ridiculous in my opinion when Disney dictates/limits our comfort level after paying what we do
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:47 AM   #25
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I had no problem with this at AoA and my thermostat was at 72 degrees nearly my entire stay. We opened the resort in May and the temps were in the 90's with about 68 to 72% humidity. We're not hot-blooded people which is to say we're not always hot and/or use to being or needing to be a cold/super cooled environment to feel comfortable, therefore putting the a/c at 68 feels extremely cool to us. This is in no way a dealbreaker for us and we'd never use the word "warning" when posting about it. We always stay on property and have known for years that 68 is the lowest thermostat would go for most (if not all) Disney resorts, even with posts showing that it can be overriden. To us, we don't care and the a/c never drops below 72 in our room ever.
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Also I noticed thermostat shows 68 but room temp shows 69 or 70. Not sure when it decided to cut on and off but this is ridiculous in my opinion when Disney dictates/limits our comfort level after paying what we do
Maybe it is the one way they are keeping their new and improved value resorts actually value resorts? Maybe you will now have to upgrade to a moderate to be able to get a lower temp in your room?

Only kind of kidding. I applaud that they want to control the temperature, as it does save energy. However, I'm not sure what temp they should have picked as the cut off point.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #27
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WOW, here at home we keep our air on 72- but in Disney it seems we always have it around 68 to feel the same as OUR 72. If they start doing this at all resorts, it would be the final straw to push us off site. There is one thing I cant handle and that is sweating while trying to sleep. We have considered off site, but always come back to Disney....but that would definatly push me right out the door. We booked AOA, and then switched back to POR, and now I am very happy with that decision. You all are paying way too much for that. (still cant get why that resort is VALUE at $300+ per night)
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #28
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I understand some think 68 is cold enough but you have to understand my point, 68 is not cold enough for some at night and Disney is dictating this and cannot be lowered for those who aren't comfortable at night at 68-70+
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I understand some think 68 is cold enough but you have to understand my point, 68 is not cold enough for some at night and Disney is dictating this and cannot be lowered for those who aren't comfortable at night at 68-70+
I have no problem with them dictating a low temperature, but I'm not sure 68 is low enough. Maybe they should lock out anything lower than 62. But then, I'm sure some people would say that that is not low enough either. I can see them not allowing a free for all with the room temp, because then people would turn it down super low, and the leave the room. Human nature, but a big waste of electricity.

I honestly wonder though if people who turn it really low then end up sleeping under the blankets. I like having blankets on me when I sleep, but I can see with a few thousand rooms that that would be a huge cost. And a huge waste of money and electricity.
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I understand some think 68 is cold enough but you have to understand my point, 68 is not cold enough for some at night and Disney is dictating this and cannot be lowered for those who aren't comfortable at night at 68-70+
I do understand your point but Disney has to go with averages, not specifics. 68 degrees seems to be a good compromise for the thousands of others who visit the resorts.
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