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Old 03-06-2013, 08:32 PM   #16
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The murphy bed is 5.5' by 2.5'. About the same width as a crib mattress, but a bit longer than a crib mattress.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #17
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Ours are a little younger, but we pack a lot also (drive) and we were fine. My DD (10 at the time) 5' and 95# slept just fine on the murphy bed.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:16 PM   #18
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We stayed Nov '11 when the renovated rooms first opened up. I went with 3 teenage girls. My youngest was 13 and around 5 ft. She fit just fine on the murphy bed. It wasn't the most comfortable thing in the world but it worked for what we needed it for. The only requests I had was for a renovated room on the corner (for the extra window to seem bigger). We stay at the park most of the time so having a lot of room wasn't an issue and the double sinks were nice . We would go back in an instant and actually will be for one night before checking into Wilderness lodge in a few months .
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:24 PM   #19
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Hated POR. We stayed there Dec 11 when we had DD7, DD6, DS5 (no baby). It was very tight. We don't spend a lot of time in the room either. We will stay at SOG in one room if we have too (bigger rooms than anything Disney offers), but prefer 2 rooms. We need the extra bed and extra bathroom is also a plus.
Plus, the room we got in Alligator Bayou was so far away from the main building that we drove. Didn't even feel we could use our mugs.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:48 PM   #20
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We have done it, before the Murphy bed, I think 2008, kids, 17,14, 3. It was not bad, but was cramped, we did not spend much time in room. We love the resort, but we found SoG, twice the space and a full size day bed, and always cheaper, so we can not justify going back.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:34 AM   #21
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Very do-able! My family did the same thing with 9-15-17. 15 and 17 were girls and the 9 year old was a boy. We were all about average for our ages and we fit comfortably without tripping over each other. We were hardly in the room except for bed, shower, and TV before bed. Other than that we were out and about. We never had any trouble with the size of the room compared to the amount of people in the room.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:27 AM   #22
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Thanks for all your responses. Our last 4 trips we've been in an offsite condo, and 3 DVC rentals, not sure if we'll be happy in one room. I know it would be doable, but what were used to, not sure if we'd feel like we have enough room.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:10 AM   #23
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Comparing to one deluxe room I don't think it would feel that cramped; however if you are used to multi-room units I think you will feel very cramped. Our kids are only 8,7, 4, and it is great for us at POR. If you don't spend too much time in the room anyway I would just consider if everyone is comfortable sharing beds and if 1 shower is enough.
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I think it would be a huge shock to go from having space to spread out to having the family packed all together in one not so big room. If your family was used to sharing a room, I might say go for it. But as they are not used to it at all, I think it wouldn't be a happy experience.

Will your family be ok all watching the same tv show? Sharing one bathroom? Going to sleep at the same time? Getting up at the same time, or being very quiet while the rest of the family sleeps in? These are all things you have to deal with when sharing one room.

I want to add that I have done the legal 6 at POR, and there is no way I would do it again. Waaaay to tight!

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:05 PM   #25
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Technically we could do it as a family of five. But I wouldn't consider it for more than a night or two.

My youngest is 2.5. However, a suite is SO much better/more convenient. We stayed in a suite a few months ago when we went to Williamsburg and it was ideal. SO and I can watch tv while the kids sleep - something we can't do in one room because we'd wake the kids up. We will have 2 showers to get ready. To me, those things alone are worth extra money.

After spending ALL day together, I think the extra bit of privacy for the grown-ups is necessary.
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We are Deluxe people, and we just stayed at POR because we added a day to the front of our trip, and I just wanted a cheap room. We left POR to stay in a 1 bedroom at BLT. I agree - you will probably not like POR if you are used to lots of room! I personally loved the space afforded in the larger room and couldn't imagine spending an entire vacation at POR UNLESS that was all I could afford for that Disney trip! I really liked POR aesthetically, though.
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I know that we probably could do it a few nights, but not for the whole week, I am checking into a couple other options now.
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I booked a client at this resort with 3 kids aged 5,6,8. I warned them that it would be squishy. They called me as soon as they arrived to tell me that they would need a second room because they would not be able to last a week with 5 people in the room. It really depends on how easy going your family is.
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The murphy bed is 5.5' by 2.5'. About the same width as a crib mattress, but a bit longer than a crib mattress.
This. It's now a murphy bed - not to be confused with the trundle or daybed (POR has never had daybeds). Murphy beds pull down from the wall so a "larger" or older child could not get away with sleeping on it as their limbs would be hanging off. Since the trundles were on the floor, it was easier to swing it. Not anymore.
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Thanks for all your responses. Our last 4 trips we've been in an offsite condo, and 3 DVC rentals, not sure if we'll be happy in one room. I know it would be doable, but what were used to, not sure if we'd feel like we have enough room.
I was going to suggest using an inflatable mattress instead of the Murphy bed, but if you're accustomed to DVC and offsite condos, you're going to feel cramped with 5 people in a single resort room.
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