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Old 05-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Adjoining rooms?

If we book 2 rooms will disney guarantee they are near each other?
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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No, the only time there is a "guarantee" so to speak is when there are more kids than adults and even then it is not a true guarantee.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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If we book 2 rooms will disney guarantee they are near each other?
Link the reservations and they will do whatever they can, depending on availability. Since every room is adjoining, it is not as hard as getting connecting rooms.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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No, the only time there is a "guarantee" so to speak is when there are more kids than adults and even then it is not a true guarantee.
Again, since all rooms are adjoining, it is pretty easy to get, it the resort is not too busy.

What gets dicey is when people book with more children tha adults; book two rooms and say their ressie says guaranteed connecting, but it really is not.

You are comparing apples to oranges.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:40 PM   #5
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I would highly recommend doing online check in and indicate your preference for adjoining rooms.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #6
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If we book 2 rooms will disney guarantee they are near each other?
Adjoining and connecting mean 2 different things in the Disney reservations system. Adjoining rooms means next to or close to each other. Connecting rooms means 2 rooms with a door in between. Getting adjoining rooms shouldn't ever be a problem, but make sure they link your reservations in the system. With connecting rooms it's going to depend somewhat on the age of the occupants. If it is 2 adults and 4 to 6 children in the 2 connecting rooms, you will have one reservation number and you shouldn't have any problems getting the connecting rooms. If you have 3 or more adults on the reservation, you end up with 2 reservation numbers and you will need to make sure that the reservations are linked and that a specific written request is put on BOTH reservations that you want connecting rooms. 9 times out of 10 your are going to get the room request, the only time you may have to even worry about it is during very high crowd weeks.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #7
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If we book 2 rooms will disney guarantee they are near each other?
Nope. They don't block out rooms as we book them, they only pre-assign rooms a few days out. And even then they can go back and change your room assignment, if another family arrives before yours and wants what you have been assigned.

They do the best they can to meet requests, but the only thing you are 100% guaranteed is a room at a Disney resort. Even the resort can be subject to change, if they overbook or have some issue that takes a number of rooms out of inventory.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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Also wanted to add that we have, personally, requested connecting rooms probably close to 20 times and have never had any issues :-
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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OP--Do you only want rooms that are near each other, or do you want rooms with the inside door that connects the 2 rooms?

We have never ever had a problem getting 2 rooms near each other, but we have 1 time not received connecting rooms when we requested them. If you need connecting rooms, try to avoid staying at the Music resort, or the Contemporary. The one time we didn't get connecting was at the Contemporary. Afterwards my Dreams Unlimited TA told me both of those resorts are limited in the number of connecting rooms that they have. The Music is limited because many of the connecting rooms were used to make up the Family Suites. And they just didn't put as many connecting doors in the rooms at the Contemporary as they did at other resorts.

Rooms near each other shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #10
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Adjoining and connecting mean 2 different things in the Disney reservations system.
Just to be clear, adjoining and connecting mean two different things throughout the entire hotel industry - it's not a differentiation restricted to Disney.

All connecting rooms adjoin; not all adjoining room connect.

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If it is 2 adults and 4 to 6 children in the 2 connecting rooms, you will have one reservation number and you shouldn't have any problems getting the connecting rooms.
This is stated here with some frequency, and several of us aren't sure why - given that each adult can stay in a separate room with some of the minors. Not the ideal situation, but certainly possible. Especially given that one adult DISer traveling with more than three minor children several years ago wasn't given connecting rooms (due to lack of availability) l, there's zero basis for the assumption that two adults outnumbered by minors would get that assignment.
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Just to be clear, adjoining and connecting mean two different things throughout the entire hotel industry - it's not a differentiation restricted to Disney.

All connecting rooms adjoin; not all adjoining room connect.

This is stated here with some frequency, and several of us aren't sure why - given that each adult can stay in a separate room with some of the minors. Not the ideal situation, but certainly possible. Especially given that one adult DISer traveling with more than three minor children several years ago wasn't given connecting rooms (due to lack of availability) l, there's zero basis for the assumption that two adults outnumbered by minors would get that assignment.
I guess it's the personal experience I've had with connecting rooms for the past 15 years or so and have never had an issue. Just because a couple of random Disers didn't get connecting rooms certainly doesnt mean that no one else should ever expect to receive their room request. Lets not over react here. I mean, educate yourself with the possibilities, bit the odds are pretty slim a room request under those circumstances is going to be denied.
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Just to be clear, adjoining and connecting mean two different things throughout the entire hotel industry - it's not a differentiation restricted to Disney.

All connecting rooms adjoin; not all adjoining room connect.

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That's exactly what I said.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:22 PM   #13
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I guess it's the personal experience I've had with connecting rooms for the past 15 years or so and have never had an issue. Just because a couple of random Disers didn't get connecting rooms certainly doesnt mean that no one else should ever expect to receive their room request. Lets not over react here. I mean, educate yourself with the possibilities, bit the odds are pretty slim a room request under those circumstances is going to be denied.
But is it not better to warn people who do not know better that it IS possible they won't get their request so they know that the worst can happen then to give them unrealistic expectations and have then upset later?

Always better to give them the truth that these things are NOT guaranteed and that if it is a huge issue, they can figure out something else (look off property, book a suite, or prepare the travel party for the possibility).
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:41 PM   #14
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But is it not better to warn people who do not know better that it IS possible they won't get their request so they know that the worst can happen then to give them unrealistic expectations and have then upset later?
It sure is! Take it from someone who has been denied connecting rooms! And has also had the misfortune of being downgraded from a paid for room type to a lesser room. Twice.

Odds may be slim you won't get what you ask for (or what you pay for), but it does happen, and when it happens to you it is not fun.

I think people who insist everything will be ok do people a grave miss-service.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #15
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Ask to include "traveling with" on each reservation. That may help getting the rooms close to each other.
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