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Old 03-26-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Special accommodations for a guest who expects to make a lot of noise at night?

This may approach the line of TMI and for that I apologize, but we are cementing out plans for a return to wdw and I'm getting a little anxious about a problem I kind of expect to have with the resort.

I experience night-terrors most nights and the resulting noise can be very traumatic for people in a 50 to 100' radius. This happened one night last year during our stay at POR out of a 6 night vacation but we are staying 9 nights this time and I'm really dreading this.

Would it be wise to let the resort staff know that this might occur? Can I hope to find a room on the end of a building?

I do usually bring it up upon check in but they rarely take me seriously. As it happens (I'm told this) I often do quite a bit of screaming; even worse, I make exclamations in several different voices and even speak in different languages. I don't mean I'm possessed, they are languages I personally know. Be that as it may, wild and terrified screaming in Japanese, Urdu, Korean, Bengali, and/or English (of course) can be quite upsetting to someone who is not expecting it.

I'm thinking of bringing a recording of a particularly shrill 'event' to convey the complexity of the situation to the Cast Member at check in. Or should I try to make the resort aware of this before we arrive?

I really don't know how much accommodation I can expect but it would be really nice to make it through the week without the police showing up. That was a real bummer.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:16 PM   #2
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If you know it can be "traumatic" for those next door & further, then it is the height of an entitled attitude to stay at a public hotel.
A heads-up to the desk staff doesn't begin to cover it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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If you know it can be "traumatic" for those next door & further, then it is the height of an entitled attitude to stay at a public hotel.
A heads-up to the desk staff doesn't begin to cover it.
So she or he (sorry didn't look at your profile) never gets to stay at a hotel? What about screaming babies?
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:28 PM   #4
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So she or he (sorry didn't look at your profile) never gets to stay at a hotel? What about screaming babies?
Babies may be annoying, but aren't traumatic. Don't know about "never".
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:34 PM   #5
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OP, has your therapist not talked to you about ways to handle these situations? I assume that if you have these occurrances on a regular basis that you are in treatment. Perhaps your doctor would be willing to prescribe a medication that would enable you to sleep through the night while on vacation. And not traumatize your neighbouring guests.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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I guess I'm not sure what the resort could actually do for you, except maybe note it in your reservation so that if someone calls security and complains they know beforehand that you have night terrors and that's why someone is screaming in your room. Unless they have soundproof rooms I don't know about!

If you do get the night terrors, do they go on all night or just for a few seconds before someone wakes you up (or you wake yourself up?) Are you sharing a room with someone else that could help you out if there is a problem?

Sorry you have to stress about this...
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #7
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I guess I'm not sure what the resort could actually do for you, except maybe note it in your reservation so that if someone calls security and complains they know beforehand that you have night terrors and that's why someone is screaming in your room. Unless they have soundproof rooms I don't know about!


Sorry you have to stress about this...
I wonder if you could have it noted on your reservation so that when the assign your room the hotel can attempt to leave the room next to yours (maybe even over or under) unoccupied.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:56 PM   #8
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One solution might be to pick one of the many options in orlando area to rent a standalone townhouse or even house
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:56 PM   #9
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OP, has your therapist not talked to you about ways to handle these situations? I assume that if you have these occurrances on a regular basis that you are in treatment. Perhaps your doctor would be willing to prescribe a medication that would enable you to sleep through the night while on vacation. And not traumatize your neighbouring guests.
That was actually my thought. Is there a sleeping pill that might help you get through the night without an episode?
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:57 PM   #10
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Have you considered the cabins at Fort Wilderness? You would have your own building.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:58 PM   #11
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have you consider offsite in a house - then you could be loud -

if you really want to stay in a hotel - then would ask for a back area room - these (unless peak season) are less in demand. Now the hotel might not let you because it means that housekeeping will have to go there too.

have you consider OKW - it is a DVC resort - it has condo - studio - but it has several building that are alone - here a map

http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/okwmap.htm

like 55, 11,40, 22 in your case

are you still in the military - then Shades of Green is a military resort at WDW.

you aren't the only one - but wake myself up before others - besides mind is a medical problem - your sounds like a real life problem.

sorry you are going thru this.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:30 AM   #12
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If your dr. can't do anything to quell it, the best thing you can do is get a rental in a home or something where you are not on top of other people.

Seriously, I am sympathetic to sleep disorders because I have serious insomnia bouts.

But think of these families that spend years saving for their big Disney vacation, only to be traumatized every night by someone screaming bloody murder next door in the middle of the night-- spending an hour trying to get their only toddler back to sleep because of it-- only for everyone to be cranky and tired the next day.

I feel for you and how it's a pain to find other accommodations but that's so not fair to do to people around you.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:23 AM   #13
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I don't get the advice for you to stay away from hotels altogether, especially since you don't have the night terrors every night - so you don't even know if it will be an issue.

I agree that if you can afford it, you may feel better in one of the cabins or even in a treehouse villa. We stayed at the THV and loved it! They are a bit more private than even the FW cabins. If you stay in a regular room, try for one on the top floor and on the side. That will lesson how many people can hear you.

Do your best to work around the situation and not intrude on other people, but in the end, you deserve a nice vacatioin too.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:46 AM   #14
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If your dr. can't do anything to quell it, the best thing you can do is get a rental in a home or something where you are not on top of other people.

Seriously, I am sympathetic to sleep disorders because I have serious insomnia bouts.

But think of these families that spend years saving for their big Disney vacation, only to be traumatized every night by someone screaming bloody murder next door in the middle of the night-- spending an hour trying to get their only toddler back to sleep because of it-- only for everyone to be cranky and tired the next day.

I feel for you and how it's a pain to find other accommodations but that's so not fair to do to people around you.
I have to agree. You have no way of knowing how booked your resort will be. And to expect them to leave a bunch of rooms around you unoccupied is pretty extreme, and may not be possible.

I really think you should look into a Fort Wilderness cabin. You will be in a separate unit, and less likely to bother anyone else. I think it is up to you to figure this out, and plan your vacation in a way that your screaming will impact as few people as possible, and not expect Disney to somehow fix it for you. I'm am very sorry you have to deal with such a scary thing!
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Do these night terrors wake up your own children?
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