Anyone ever asked to NOT be roomed near someone?

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  1. cruisekat

    cruisekat Mouseketeer

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    This may sound terrible...but let's say, theoretically, that some people decided to 'join' in on your trip, unexpected and uninvited, and asked to be roomed next to you...but you didn't particularly want to be in such close proximity, knowing they are already going to be tagging along in the parks and upsetting the touring plans....how would Disney handle such a request? If one says 'put me close to them' and the other says 'don't put me close to them'...just theoretically;) Anyone ever had this experience??
     
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  3. Dreamer24

    Dreamer24 Mouseketeer

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    I don't know what would happen if one requested to be next to and the other requested not.

    For our wedding trip, my room was booked together with my immediate family members rooms. They requested that the other rooms be together. I called back and requested that my room with my husband be in a different area of the resort because 1) nobody wants to be in a room next to their family on their wedding night and 2) I would be getting ready in the morning in my mom's room and my husband in mine and I didn't want to accidentally see each other.

    They put us in one building and the rest of my family all close together in another.

    So if you request not to be, I think they do it but I'm not sure what would happen with conflicting requests! If you do end up next to them, you could tell your family there was something wrong with your room, and go back to the front desk to explain the situation and request a different room without the family knowing the true reason!
     
  4. notaclue

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    If they check in before you then you could ask which room they are in and tell the cm when you check in that you want to be far away from their party. If you check in first, you may be doomed to their company. Or you could change resorts and accidentally forget to mention it to them.
     
  5. santa's surpriz

    santa's surpriz DIS Veteran

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    No it does not sound terrrible! Honestly , I would book a different resort and say "Disney made a mistake, I'm sure glad I made a last minute call to reservations. Let's meet for dinner!"
     
  6. Lynne M

    Lynne M Moderator Moderator

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    If I may ask, are they family, or just casual acquaintances (coworker/neighbor)?
     
  7. cruisekat

    cruisekat Mouseketeer

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    I absolutely love these boards...and all of you...I am really stressing about this and thought I'd really be flamed for asking this question, but you have all been so helpful with advice and reassuring! Thank you!!! We unfortunately will be checking in first I believe...so I am thinking about the resort switch idea??!!
     
  8. mb_uh

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    I think that the hardest but best course of action would be to tell them how you feel. I would say- we booked this special family vacation at a large expense and we have specific plans for our time. We would like some privacy and would be willing to meet on certain days for meals or to ride certain rides but we were not planning a joint vacation. That way you do not blame it on disney and perhaps have them complain over what is your decision. Also while it will be uncorfortable to confront them it may save a very expensive vacation from becoming bitter because you were forced into something you did not want.

    Good luck.
     
  9. queenofmykingdom

    queenofmykingdom Earning My Ears

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    This actually happened to us. We told the other party we cancelled, and we did. But then we rebooked for a different week, and "forgot" to tell them. Extreme, I know. But I did not want our vacation ruined. It would have been BAD. If it was just a matter of slight annoyance, I would call the resort and ask about your options. If they can't guarantee separation, I would switch resorts.
     
  10. BLTLDZ

    BLTLDZ Loving our DVC :)

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    Clever!! I like the way you think! :thumbsup2:rotfl2:
     
  11. wendypooh

    wendypooh Cajun Tinkerbell Princess

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    Even if you check in first............ you can still tell the front desk the situation and "hopefully" - they'll put them far away from you. I agree with the OP's though.............. change resorts if you can - you can either say that Disney made a mistake or you got some extra pixie dust and got upgraded/moved!!

    Good Luck
     
  12. justamy27

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    Just wondering if you are booked at a preferred room or not? You could always upgrade to or downgrade from a preferred to get some seperation. Just a thought to keep you at POP since you booked there for a reason.:)
     
  13. Booyakasha

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    Like others said it is your vacation you HAVE to do something. If you absolutely do not want to tell them which I believe is your first and best option. You need to move resorts and not tell them. You can then make any "excuse" you want. Disney messed up, we preferred this resort etc. However, you need to be prepared for them to move with you when they find out. Unless you move to a place they can't afford. That is why I like the first option.

    Honestly even if there room is not next to you but in the same resort you are still going to get, let's meet at the pool, the bus stop, for dinner in the lobby etc which could screw things up for you too.

    B.
     
  14. pigletto

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    I would go the route of telling them as kindly as possible that this was an expensive trip and you don't necessarily want to be tied to plans together during family time.
    If that isn't possible (i.e. they would be horribly offended) I would consider booking another week.

    I save all year for this trip for my family and there is no way I would want to be annoyed the entire time during our vacation.
    No flames to you at all... I understand how hard this would be.
     
  15. cruisekat

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    all very good thoughts...lots to ponder now...I truly appreciate all of your insights-- thank you thank you thank you!! I will have to figure out what to do soon as we leave in 25 days!! I can't let this vacation be ruined, and worst of all, its my birthday trip!!
     
  16. luvbeinamom

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    This has happened to us. I was annoyed when they booked next to us (DH gave them our reservation #) but I decided to just go with it and not make a "scene" since it was already done. It was only 4 days and I thought it might be fine. It was NOT. I was miserable, so my husband was miserable too. ;) They wanted to do everything besides go to the bathroom with us and I wanted to crawl out of my skin.
    We will do whatever we have to next time to make sure this does not happen again.

    Good luck!
     
  17. Bugsmom73

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    Good luck.
     
  18. veraletta

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    Yes when I checked in the resort the cast member told me my brothers had third floor rooms and I asked if they had any on the 1st. floor, they said they had a room saved for me by them if I wanted it.
    I said no thats okay I really want 1st floor even if I had to go to another building, which we did get a different area of the resort, I was happy and my brothers never knew!
     
  19. sixcats

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    Unless you want tagalongs every day I would switch resorts without letting them know. We finally learned to be a bit more forward so we can enjoy our family vacations more. If someone books at the same time without prior agreement, we set aside one dinner/evening ahead of time. The rest of the trip is off limits. The cell goes unanswered or kept in the room safe.

    What amazed me the most is that the ones who tried to invade our trip would always add extras day on to their trip because they needed days to relax/tour on their own.
     
  20. gailanncreates

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    I think you will find this is more common than you thought!:lmao: My in-laws trip overlapped with us, but they knew up front that I was in charge, and they could either take it or leave it. So sometimes they did what we did, and sometimes not. We were in the same resort, but we used different TA's and ressies were never tied together. So in same resort, different floors was just fine. Although I will say, four days was enough.:rolleyes1
     
  21. tinka-belle

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    It's not as unusual as you think!

    I have clients that ask me for both options. Some want to be near family & friends, others don't. I frequently have to put requests on reservations for parties NOT to be near each other if they're booked at the same resort.

    Funny, but I've had families book a different resort from the others too and just tell the other party they got an upgrade or a special deal or a windfall tax refund or a gift from grandma, etc. when all they really want is a little time for themselves. Of course when the other party calls me for the "special deal" too I have to tell them it's now sold out for their dates......:rolleyes1
     

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