Anyone else think the MK boat horn is annoying?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by DisneyFave, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. scjo68

    scjo68 DIS Veteran

    Oct 17, 2002
    I agree with those who like the horn!

    I still hear it in my memory of our Poly stay when we had a lagoon view in Tahiti.

    As much as I enjoy our stays at other resorts, the horn sound just reminds me of our best room/view so far!
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  3. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

    Jun 11, 2005
    Well, consider this question from the original post:

    It does appear the original poster was hoping the horn blasts aren't "that" necessary and could be reduced.
  4. TeamSy

    TeamSy Mouseketeer

    Nov 23, 2013
    A few years ago we were at WL and ALL we heard was that horn! We went to switch rooms, but the hotel was sold out. We ended up changing hotels because it was so annoying!
  5. DisneyFave

    DisneyFave Mouseketeer

    Apr 25, 2012
    I would have done the same if my stay was longer. I'm just really sound-sensitive I guess (and yet somehow ended up marrying a rock and roll guitarist!;)) Do you know if the garden-view rooms at any of the Epcot resorts are "safe" from consistent outer sounds?
  6. pampam

    pampam DIS Veteran

    Aug 13, 2003
    I gotta say, this is a new one for me. Was it a recording or a real wolf? If it was a recording, what does a wolf have to do with the themeing of the GF?
  7. Tonka's Skipper

    Tonka's Skipper DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    As previously stated, its required by the rules of the road and to let other traffic know your arriving or leaving the dock.

    That said, its part of the Disney tradition and they have used the same t9ones for years............when we hear them, we know we are at our 2nd home.......Disney!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

  8. disnut8

    disnut8 DIS Veteran

    Jan 21, 2005
    Others have stated that the horn sounds are necessary and required. And with as many other watercraft in the area, I think we should be glad the big boats give lots of horn warnings to other pilots in the smaller devices. And yes, there are still other boats out there at 7:00 AM and 1:00 AM. They might be Disney employees but they need to know there are dangers of a large boat moving around.

    That being said, there will be noise of some sort at just about every room in a Disney resort. Boat noises bother you but others are bothered by kids running and yelling, louder than normal conversations, Cast Members talking, elevators dinging, ice machines rumbling, housekeeping carts rolling, ducks quacking, music playing from Disney speakers. I think those are complaints I've heard over the years. The one I haven't heard is airplane noises but I'm sure someone is bothered by that darn Disney security helicopter flying around checking things out (the skywriter doesn't count because he's not really over Disney property).

    So, if the boat noises bother you, you could request a room away from the water. You might have other noises but they might not be as bad as the boats.
  9. MinnesotaMouseketeers

    MinnesotaMouseketeers DIS Veteran

    Oct 25, 1999
    I'm also in the never bothered me and actually enjoyed hearing it camp. Never kept me awake or waken me once asleep. Didn't bother my wife, son or mother either.
  10. manning

    manning <font color=blue>Just for that I have requested it

    Feb 12, 2002
    My wife keeps complaining about noise at night. Constantly rolling over and poking me and says "quit your snoring"
  11. Haley

    Haley DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2008
    Lol they mean the howling wolf from the Haunted Mansion

    We stayed in a theme park view room in Tahiti and I loved the boat horn! But we stayed up late- probably until midnight. It didn't wake us up in the morning- I only remember really hearing it outside.
  12. Polydweller

    Polydweller DIS Veteran

    May 17, 2010
    They asked if it was really necessary and I gave the reply to that. Sounds like they did think they were just part of the show.
  13. Sweettears

    Sweettears 50 years of Disney and counting

    Sep 17, 2010
    Nothing. The sound came from the MK. I assume it was possibly the Haunted Mansion. I heard every morning of our stay before RD.
  14. CuteAsMinnie

    CuteAsMinnie DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2004
    Make a note... If you stay around any of the lakes you will here a boat horn.

    You still may have heard the boat horn in a garden view as well. Luckily, you have many, many resorts to choose from where you won't be 'bothered' by the boat horn. Think away from a lake...


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