Is laundry free at all Deluxes or just DVC resorts?

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  1. BudgieMama

    BudgieMama DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the info.

    Sorry if it seemed like a stupid question. :( But if you don't ask, you don't know! :confused3
     
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  3. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

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    sorry not your post - but the idea that DVC members get so silly over the free washer/dryers.

    your post showed you care!!!:hug:
     
  4. Burnedout

    Burnedout Proud mom of a marine recruit:)

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    Eh, there are only a few. So if everyone else is using them they aren't available to the people who have the right to expect to be able to use them.
     
  5. MAO

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    I don't think it's "silly", actually, as the point is that the washers/dryers are free at DVC *because* the DVC owners have paid for them with their fees. BWV laundry is free, but BWI is not.

    As far as whether or not you are 'allowed' to use them, I think that asking at the front desk is probably your safest answer. Let Disney decide who gets to use them and under what circumstances.
     
  6. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

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    that is why they are not on the maps. now DVC could if enough members asked for it - put all the laundry maps on key entry only.

    but right now they are only doing it for those attached to a hotel - that has it own pay laundry. think that was more for the hotel benefit than the DVC members.

    BCV, VWL, BLT, AKL/V - the only exception is BWV - it gets so hot that the door open was a must.

    all the 1-bedrooms and up have their own washer and dryer in the villas. So this is only for the studios.
     
  7. dansamy

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    They're not "free". DVC purchase & maintenance fees pay for them. If a NON - DVC guest damages the machines, guess whose money is used to repair/replace them?
     
  8. Burnedout

    Burnedout Proud mom of a marine recruit:)

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    They shouldn't have to assume that people are going to come in from other hotels to do laundry.

    And people shouldn't assume that they have the right to do whatever they want. No one has the right to drive your car even if you leave the keys in it.
     
  9. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

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    They are there because the studios don't has a washer/dryer in their rooms.
    That is the only reason. Asked back in 1993. Plus it is what the other timeshares in the area do.

    when OKW was new (DVC then) - most people put coins in the machine and guess what it cause more problems. First if the machine was not emptied it stopped working..... So now glad to know the machines actually refuse the money now.

    this is not a benefit just for DVC members - go to the Marriotts, Hilton, etc timeshares in the area and you will find this.

    it is the industry standard in Orlando.
     
  10. Lil' Grumpy

    Lil' Grumpy <font color=purple>Lil' Grumpy is really a Big Swe

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    just like to add my observations from another dvc owner. also there
    i have concerns about the intent of the poster bragging how she
    "help" herself...especially when she tried to defend her behaviors.

    i don't think this is a popularity contest, so whether a dvc owner
    doesn't object to your actions isn't the issue. "what is" to me,
    is the fact that dvc monitor electric bills/wear & tear for
    replacement costs. and those costs are paid for...not by disney
    but the owners. so even if there wasn't another person in
    the laundry room....does not mean it was for free. and i
    don't have any doubt that you knew this.

    because dvc-don does pay for this, his points are valid and you
    are stealing. if it was free, it would have been available @
    all resort. you knew that...and you planned your actions in advance.

    ...now someone not knowing for sure ,& just saw others using the room
    might make the mistake of thinking they could use it. esp. staying @
    the resort. but for you to "act" as if you didn't realized you shouldn't
    or being innocence is not believable to me. it called "rationalization".
    your own words is what i am basing this on.....i am sure most
    recognized that your real intention...." how many times do you bring
    laundry -must have "driven" not bus , eh?----instead your actions
    indicated you planned this. so i think , that why dvc-don was riled
    up.
    we're blt owners, & i think that dvc did placed locks on that resorts-is
    because dvc is aware that not all guests respect others...& with
    different morals. i also think that the new dvc owners , in general -are
    more aware of their dues and the hidden costs from those intruding
    & stealing....even if it just a few pennies, it still taking something
    that others are paying for....& no rationalizations you can come up
    with will change that fact.

    my profession is mental health....& rationalization create problems.
    just like the poster jumping in to support, by thanking you-
    fyi, that's ok, but there are interventions owner can take by
    calling security ....won't that be a wonderful memory to "take
    home."
     
  11. Sheilby

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    I hope Disney picks up part of the cost for repairs to grounds/facilities considering they allow non-members to stay there for cash. It should be a percentage based on how much by year the resort was used by guests (or those they rent to) verses how much was used by guests paying Disney directly. We stayed at SSR before and this time we are staying at OKW. We are staying in a two bedroom villa so there is a washer/dryer in the room, but even if we were staying at a studio, Disney lists a washer and dryer as an amenity so if they are going to make it available to people paying cash for studios they should pick up part of the cost of repairs.

    As for thinking you can use them when you aren't staying at the resort, I'm completely flabbergasted. I can't believe someone would even do that or try to rationalize that it is OK.
     
  12. Sheilby

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    Someone clearly didn't know what they were talking about, Disney clearly states that a washer and dryer is an amenity when staying at a DVC resort on cash. As long as you are a registered guest you are free to use the facilities. The one thing Disney says is not free unless you are a DVC member is borrowing movies.
     
  13. disneyfreak33

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    well said. I agree 100%.
     
  14. Day-Day

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    Thanks, I didn't realize this may be the case.:goodvibes

    Do you have a word for when someone makes incorrect assumptions and thinks they have the ability to read minds?:sad2:
     
  15. momof2gr8kids

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    Wow - I honestly didn't get the impression that the poster was bragging about getting to do laundry for free.

    When we've gone on trips (not Disney) and we've had laundry to do, we've planned other things around it so we're not sitting at the laundry mat waiting.

    I got the impression it was an honest mistake. The poster thought hey, while we are playing tennis, let's bring our quarters (which she said she did) and do our laundry over there so we don't have to sit around for it later.

    Are there big signs that say only DVC allowed to use? If not, then blame Disney for not putting up signs. Most people wouldn't even know it was a DVC resort and DVC laundry only.

    Seriously, I doubt the poster plotted the whole thing to save 8 bucks or so it would've cost to do some laundry.
     
  16. Judique

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    I agree with you.
     
  17. samnbilly

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    It's Laundry people!! Let's not take this thing way out of proportion!!
     
  18. rlovew

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    You are not expected to do laundry at another resort- they should not have to put up signs saying the laundry rooms (that happen to all be attached to pools that are clearly marked with resort guests only signs) are for the resort guests only- it should be fairly obvious- since her resort had a laundry room she could have used. All the resorts have laundry rooms - just the DVC ones are paid for out of dues instead of OOP while at Disney.
     
  19. Lynne M

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    The laundry rooms at DVC resorts are free for everyone's use, whether they're a member staying on their own points, a renter staying on a member's points, or a cash guest through Disney reservations.

    Laundry rooms are no different than any other amenity at a DVC resort. You stay at a resort, you get to use all the facilities of that resort. I know some would rather that renters and cash guests wouldn't even be using the resorts, because they aren't "theirs", but no DVC member bought an exclusive members-only timeshare, and no DVC member signed a contract that says anything about laundry rooms being only for member use. If you want DVC to be restructured to be exclusive, take it up with Disney Vacation Development.

    No non-member is taking anything away from the members by using the laundry rooms. Whatever use the non-member makes of the laundry room is covered by the dues of the member that owns the points they're staying on. A renter is just a replacement for the member. Whether I stay at VWL and use the laundry rooms there, or I rent my points to someone who stays at VWL and uses the laundry room, my dues are still covering my, or my guests', use of the laundry.

    Same goes for the DVC room inventory that Disney owns and rents to the general public for cash. Disney pays its share of the dues (operating costs) on that inventory, just as any other owner would.
     
  20. dansamy

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    Right, the problem comes in when people from other resorts come over to do "free" laundry. They have not paid maintenance dues nor are they a cash reservation through CRO. Their use is additional over & above the expected usage and contributes to additional wear and tear on the facilities.
     
  21. MAO

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    While I agree that it's rather surprising anyone would go to another resort to do their laundry, I think it's plausible. However, I think what is upsetting most people is the "free laundry" that was in the title and a couple of the responses -- those of us who pay maintenance fees every year to support those laundry rooms are justifiably unhappy with the implication that someone is saying "hey, come over here and do your laundry for free!" This is my 15th year of owning at BWV and I've never used the laundry rooms. That does *not* mean I begrudge any person staying in the BWV (*not* BWI) rooms using them. Whether staying on points they own, they've rented, or on a cash basis, legally staying in a DVC room gives that person access to the amenities which include use of the pool, Community Hall, and laundry room. (I believe Disney allocates some % of cash-basis income to upkeep, so I don't have a problem with cash paying guests taking advantage of those amenities.) I do, however, have an issue with people deliberately going to a DVC resort specifically to use those amenities because they're "free." I think the OP was surprised to discover the laundry room was useable for free; I think that the decision to use said laundry room *if* the second responder to this thread knew that the laundry room at her resort was not free was morally questionable but understandable. What those of us who are DVC owners are trying to get across to any people reading this thread is that once you know the laundry rooms at a DVC resort are free, it would be wrong to specifically go there to use them.
     
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