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Old 01-04-2013, 04:51 PM   #766
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We stayed in a corner room on the fifth floor in early August. One morning a Florida palmetto bugs ... huge thing ... came strolling across the carpet and literally walked toward Lily. She screamed and the thing kept coming. I caught it in a cup and put it out on the balcony. I don't like to kill bugs. Snakes and bugs are found in rooms on all floors in all resorts, Disney or not Disney. Being on an upper floor is not going to mean you have less chance of bugs or snakes!!!!
Out of curiosity, what are the chances that someone from the resort will come and remove the offending critter?? I can pull off trapping a bug (if it doesn't move too fast!), but I see a snake and all bets are off!!!
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Out of curiosity, what are the chances that someone from the resort will come and remove the offending critter?? I can pull off trapping a bug (if it doesn't move too fast!), but I see a snake and all bets are off!!!
We have snake "catchers". Just call the front desk or walk down to tell the front desk and someone will come. Unfortunately the "pest control CMs" are not at each resort so they drive on over when they get the call and will then take care of the "problem". I've probably stayed at WDW resorts 75 times or more (not days, trips) and only twice did we ever see large bugs .. once last summer at the BC and I can't blame that poor thing ... it was very hot outside and our room was nice and cool and the other time was at the Grand Floridian and it was a small snake in the hallway on the second or third floor.

I've had more snake spottings in Pennsylvania when we lived there than I have in Florida.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:10 PM   #768
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We have snake "catchers". Just call the front desk or walk down to tell the front desk and someone will come. Unfortunately the "pest control CMs" are not at each resort so they drive on over when they get the call and will then take care of the "problem". I've probably stayed at WDW resorts 75 times or more (not days, trips) and only twice did we ever see large bugs .. once last summer at the BC and I can't blame that poor thing ... it was very hot outside and our room was nice and cool and the other time was at the Grand Floridian and it was a small snake in the hallway on the second or third floor.

I've had more snake spottings in Pennsylvania when we lived there than I have in Florida.
As a long-time NYer, I think the palmetto bug freaks us out because to us they are cockroaches. And in NY, rule of thumb is for every one you see brave the light there are a thousand crawling behind the walls. It's taken me a while to come off that ledge when visiting the great state of Florida......
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #769
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I don't like to kill bugs.
If I recall correctly, there may be a love bug or two who may have some rebuttal to this statement
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Pixarmom - I'm sure Teena will remember this. When we were first assigned the first floor deluxe room I was freaked out! Dh and I both have snake phobias! The cms were so nice and promised to make the "animal control" aka snake catchers check our room twice a day. I always checked myself before I sat down, especially early in the morning and never even saw a bug! We ended up loving that room. We also had two great waterview 1st floor at YC overlooking the marina (near the secret door).

Don't be afraid of the first floor and the patios - they are fantastic!
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Ok now I am beyond freaked out about bugs and snakes. I will just keep telling myself the chances are slim over and over.
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Okay quick question....will my family of 5 automatically be given a day bed or do I need to request??? If I don't get one I read on a travel website that they were charged $15 per night for a rollaway.... True or False???
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If I recall correctly, there may be a love bug or two who may have some rebuttal to this statement
OK, you are totally right. I don't kill most bugs. I love to kill lovebugs. Give me a big fat noodle and let me at them!!!!
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Okay quick question....will my family of 5 automatically be given a day bed or do I need to request??? If I don't get one I read on a travel website that they were charged $15 per night for a rollaway.... True or False???
You will be given a room with a daybed in it. Request not needed. However, if all the daybed rooms are gone, you will have a rollaway sent to your room. And no we do not charge $15 per night for a rollaway!!!!
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As a long-time NYer, I think the palmetto bug freaks us out because to us they are cockroaches. And in NY, rule of thumb is for every one you see brave the light there are a thousand crawling behind the walls. It's taken me a while to come off that ledge when visiting the great state of Florida......
I'm with you on this one! I could handle snakes much better than anything that looks like a cockroach. As a city dweller, one cockroach = a thousand!


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You will be given a room with a daybed in it. Request not needed. However, if all the daybed rooms are gone, you will have a rollaway sent to your room. And no we do not charge $15 per night for a rollaway!!!!
Thanks Teena! This didn't seem right but it was a recent post on I think Orbitz by someone who stayed in early December. My current request that I have to double check is 1st floor by the lobby....not sure if I'm missing anything. We have a garden view and excited for the 10 days of rest with the year we've had.
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You will be given a room with a daybed in it. Request not needed. However, if all the daybed rooms are gone, you will have a rollaway sent to your room. And no we do not charge $15 per night for a rollaway!!!!
This is good to know, we are a family of five too. Although I did foolishly request it on my reservation anyway!! Thanks for the info Teena!
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I just want everyone to know that after hours (and HOURS!!!!) of therapy I'm doing a lot better. Let's just say that Teena, love bugs and pool noodles do NOT make a good combination!
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I just want everyone to know that after hours (and HOURS!!!!) of therapy I'm doing a lot better. Let's just say that Teena, love bugs and pool noodles do NOT make a good combination!
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Thanks Teena! This didn't seem right but it was a recent post on I think Orbitz by someone who stayed in early December. My current request that I have to double check is 1st floor by the lobby....not sure if I'm missing anything. We have a garden view and excited for the 10 days of rest with the year we've had.
We're talking BC and YC, not BCV. The Villas have different sets of rules and regs. If someone at the BC or YC ever tries to charge you for a daybed, make sure you come down to the lobby and talk to a manager in person (or me if I'm there). Bad information can be given via telephone. Deal with it in person!
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