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Old 03-26-2013, 09:35 AM   #16
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It's not just children. I stayed at BLT earlier this month and a group of adults was returning to their rooms around midnight. Laughing and saying their goodbyes and then slamming their doors.
This is a good point. The problem is peoples' days don't line up with others'. By this I mean, we, for example, always get up very early, either to hit a park first thing or go for a run. But we're also in bed early. Others might like to sleep in and then stay out later at night, or early morning.

Last time at OKW we were in a GV for 9 nights. Seemed like every night our neighbors would get in after midnight and spend some very loud time on the deck. Woke us up every time.

I think people just don't stop and think that they are not in the house, with more than a pretty thin wall separating them from their neighbors, and don't adjust their actions as they need to to be considerate of others. Not out of malice, just because they don't think about where they are and how many other families are within shouting distance (pun intended).
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:06 AM   #17
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I have to agree with the OP about the inconsiderate parents and people in the hallways...but I must say we have been lucky with neighbor part aside from one family at OKW above us with kids bouncing/jumping, sounding like a mix of basketball and herd of elephants after coming back late at night and the WORST was Disney itself at BWV about 3/12 years ago when they were remodeling. They decided to remodel the room above us and they would start before 7:30 AM moving furniture etC? then later in the day carpet removal it went on for days. I was so noisy you could hear them loudly in the lobby.. They acknolodged that they should not be working that early(could start at 9 AM though) and would do nothing about the day noise...remodeling has to be done by Thanksgiving... tough on you. And we always seem to be there when they are pressure washing the buildings..
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #18
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Lol, this reminds me of when our children were young (grown now) and everytime we would start down a hall in a hotel/resort, I would say "Shhhhhh, people are trying to sleep". (in a quiet voice) I would say this no matter what time of day it was because you never know when someone could be napping. Of course, this always made my kids and DH giggle but it also quieted them down.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:29 AM   #19
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Lol, this reminds me of when our children were young (grown now) and everytime we would start down a hall in a hotel/resort, I would say "Shhhhhh, people are trying to sleep". (in a quiet voice) I would say this no matter what time of day it was because you never know when someone could be napping. Of course, this always made my kids and DH giggle but it also quieted them down.
I did not want to say that as to apear holier that thou, but when we were with our grandkids especially at BWV that would be me shushing them in the hallways, they got it finally...and so did the parents. LOL

I sometimes wonder if this entitled generation even knows what the golden rule is!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #20
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Sometimes the parents yelling constantly at the kids is worse than the kids themselves.

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indeed! I've given up trying to get a good night's sleep at WDW, always take ear plugs. my pet peeve is the little darlings repeatedly jumping off the bed above us.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:39 AM   #21
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I guess I just don;t get bothered by noise. I am at a hotel and don;t expect it to be quiet but then again i have never had a kid bouncing a ball of a door. I guess I must sleep soundly enough after a full day in the parks or swimming to not wake up. I understand people need to be respectful but I guess I don;t expect that I cant talk but in a whisper since the neighbor might hear it. Maybe disney needs to have better construction.lol Then again I wouldn;t let my kids run up and down the halls or in the pool area or the room since I don;t let them do that at home.

I remind them that they needed to treat the place as if it was their home even though we are only their for a short time.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #22
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I disagree with #3 and the preamble.

This is my home, my vacation home, and I treat our DVC with the same respect. I also make my own bed, vacuum the floor, do the dishes, cook, clean the tables, and everything else I would do at home. It is home, not a hotel with maid service.

Regardless of the room, I will speak in a normal decibel level at anytime of the day in which I am awake. If we are up early for parks or reservations, and eat breakfast in the room, I will load the dishwasher before departing. Same goes with returning later at night after a bedtime snack. Just because a neighbor is a light sleeper, does not mean my family needs to alter their behavior.

That said, we are very respectful of our neighbors and do not talk loudly in the room, nor do we speak loudly in the hallway. If my DVC neighbors need extra consideration above and beyond general etiquette, then they will receive it, after they ask. I, and my family, do not read minds, but we will provide additional consideration if it is requested. As such, don't get angry to the point of rage before reaching out. A kind knock on the door (anytime during the visit), introduction, and polite request will set a positive tone for the whole trip. Plus, it forms relationship, even temporary.

#3 is a two way street that requires nothing more than simple communication. Many times people are more than happy to comply with requests, if they are made known. Heck, it may be one of us in the room next door, so if you wake up early, just ask for a bit of quiet after a certain hour. Same goes for late risers. Communicate instead of fume, and things will be better overall. That said as long as the noise/activity is within standard limits of etiquette, you could be like me and just suck it up.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #23
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3 - if you are in the one bedroom side of a lockoff, your kitchen is right next to where others are trying to sleep, and the metal doors between the rooms are not soundproofed. I get that you may have had a fun day at the parks, but I don't want to hear about it at midnight when you come strolling in, nor do I want to hear about it at 5:30 in the morning. Nor are either of those times appropriate for you to load and unload your dishwasher, and to bang silverware and dishes doing so.
If you are in the studio side of a lockoff, I can hear EVERYTHING. This has happened at Kidani and OKW. I mean everything. Normal speaking voices come through nearly amplified.

People have to do things, especially if they have a room with a kitchen. I know from experience at home that what one person thinks is quiet, another person thinks is loud.



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The one that makes we want to run screaming is when they leave the door latch on, so the kids can go in and out and in and out bang the door.
FWIW, that's not always done in order to allow kids to bang the door. I have done it so that it is *quieter* when I know we will be going in and out, like for bringing things in or taking things out of the room, with the stated intention that we all actively close over the door (not passively let it shut). Those door locks are loud as they KU-CHUNK to open or close, even when *being* closed by a careful person. To avoid that, I've put the latch out. Of course, then you get the people (kids and even fathers from our recent trip) who don't realize and just go letting the door slam hard.


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This is my home, my vacation home, and I treat our DVC with the same respect. I also make my own bed, vacuum the floor, do the dishes, cook, clean the tables, and everything else I would do at home. It is home, not a hotel with maid service.

Regardless of the room, I will speak in a normal decibel level at anytime of the day in which I am awake. If we are up early for parks or reservations, and eat breakfast in the room, I will load the dishwasher before departing. Same goes with returning later at night after a bedtime snack. Just because a neighbor is a light sleeper, does not mean my family needs to alter their behavior.

That said, we are very respectful of our neighbors and do not talk loudly in the room, nor do we speak loudly in the hallway.
I do have to say I agree with this.

Things have to get done. I'm not going to vacuum at 9pm, but I don't vacuum that late at home, either. But I am going to wash dishes if I need to. I am going to take a bath if I need to AND run the jets if I care to. I'm not going to complain if someone else does that, either. Nor do I complain about the person flushing a toilet at 3am, because these things have to get done.

The fact is, at WDW people are often in theme parks quiet early and quite late. So when ELSE are these things going to be done? If I get home at 1am from MK and I'm achey and sore, and we're planning on heading out at 7am, when exactly do I get to soak my poor muscles in epsom salts? That's right, late at night or early in the morning. It needs to be done, it will be done.

And if my neighbor needs to do that in their room on a night that happens to be a night when we got to bed early, that's OK.

I'm happy to talk in an inside voice...but everyone does get to live their normal life, even while on vacation.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:00 PM   #24
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You forgot to mention the drunks leaving Jelly Rolls screaming down the BW at 2:00AM---hazards of a BW view room.

Or the lawn crew cutting the lawn early or those golf carts zooming around the premises.

Or how about the fireworks they used to set off at DTD for the "new year eve" party they had very night....

or the special events firework that wakes me up......
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:35 PM   #25
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After reading this thread, I would like to apologize to our neighbors at OKW during the marathon of Jan 2005 when I was up all night with digestive problems and flushing the turbo toilet about every half hour. It was not my intention to disturb your sleep, just to keep the mess in one location.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:01 PM   #26
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After reading this thread, I would like to apologize to our neighbors at OKW during the marathon of Jan 2005 when I was up all night with digestive problems and flushing the turbo toilet about every half hour. It was not my intention to disturb your sleep, just to keep the mess in one location.
TMI....


In any case, this can happen with any lodging. Those that go to sleep late, and "party" until midnight or later typically wake up later in the morning as well. That's when my wife likes to get even.
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I did not want to say that as to apear holier that thou, but when we were with our grandkids especially at BWV that would be me shushing them in the hallways, they got it finally...and so did the parents. LOL

I sometimes wonder if this entitled generation even knows what the golden rule is!!!!!
I hope I didn't come across as holier than thou. It's actually became a family joke through the years, we still get a chuckle over it. Hmmm, I actually still do it sometimes.
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I was in a studio there once with the people next door so loud it was ridiculous. But I let it go, until someone started throwing a ball against the door. You know, like a kid using the door to play catch by himself.

So I went next door and the family was amazed that I could hear anything - they said they didn't hear ME. Of course not - I was by myself, just there to run the marathon and sleep.

But there was the boy holding a ball in his hands, so I pointed to him. They still denied than i could hear anything from their room.
A little OT, but my office shares a wall with two gentlemen that, when they first began occupying their office, would bounce a ball off our shared wall in the afternoons. I work in a client-based occupation, so am meeting with participants every half-hour, and it was very difficult to hold a conversation when your pictures are shaking off the wall and it sounds like an earthquake is happening in the next room. Finally I went across the hallway and explained (very nicely, I thought!) that the sound of their ball bouncing off the wall was very disturbing to my work. They were very nice and haven't done it since, but they did express great surprise that it was that disturbing to me. I just didn't understand that. They had been in our office suite before, they knew we shared a wall. I'm sure there are times they could hear rumblings from my office... how could they not have known that this would be disturbing to me? I don't think they were lying or malicious... they just didn't think about it. Anyhow, sorry for getting off-topic. This just made me think of that and empathize with how clueless people can be sometimes!
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:18 AM   #29
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I hope I didn't come across as holier than thou. It's actually became a family joke through the years, we still get a chuckle over it. Hmmm, I actually still do it sometimes.
Oh no I did not mean that at all...I just have gotten trashed and the morality police on different issues so was just trying to avoid that myself by post your exact words. I agree. Thats where we have gone with PC you are afraid to say anything.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #30
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While I have heard loud family groups in the hallways of every resort and it does annoy me when parents allow their children to race down the halls, however, I can honestly say we've never had any problems with excess noise from any DVC neighbors at any WDW resort. However, we just stayed at VGC at DL in January and did hear very loud snoring from a room either next to us or above/below the bedroom in our 1 bdrm....we were never sure which direction it came from...but the first two nights of our stay it woke both my DH and I and also the bath flushing noise was very loud at VGC in our unit and I did also hear it from either above/below or next door not sure which. I do agree with Greysword though......we speak in normal tones, load/unload dishwasher, wash/dry clothes at a time that is convenient for us while on vacation...not our neighbors. We are respectful of the neighbors, but, our DVC home is ours just as their DVC home is theirs. If someone is SO sensitive to background noise it might be worthwhile to invest in a travel white noise device to mask any bothersome noises from other units.
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