Warning: Art of Animation thermostat WILL NOT go below 68!

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  1. dcibrando

    dcibrando DIS Veteran

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    Trust me 68 is not 68 with 100% humidity and it doesn't stay 68 at night when the thermostat shuts off to save $
     
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    :thumbsup2 ITA Another New Englander here.

    We don't have AC at home, but when in Disney I like my room freezing.... kind of an extra vacation perk.
     
  4. ocalla

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    Sorry that is happening to you!! I too hate to be hot when sleeping, although 68 would be freezing for me.

    Heck I woke up to the thermostat saying 68 this morning, and had to put the heat on to get the chill out :rotfl: Thin Louisiana blood!!!

    I usually keep it at 72 at home, but hotels can be soo much hotter. I hope the rest of your vacation makes up for the thermostat problem.
     
  5. dcibrando

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    Also I noticed thermostat shows 68 but room temp shows 69 or 70. Not sure when it decided to cut on and off but this is ridiculous in my opinion when Disney dictates/limits our comfort level after paying what we do
     
  6. raven69david

    raven69david I am a Superuser. Got a problem with that?!

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    I had no problem with this at AoA and my thermostat was at 72 degrees nearly my entire stay. We opened the resort in May and the temps were in the 90's with about 68 to 72% humidity. We're not hot-blooded people which is to say we're not always hot and/or use to being or needing to be a cold/super cooled environment to feel comfortable, therefore putting the a/c at 68 feels extremely cool to us. This is in no way a dealbreaker for us and we'd never use the word "warning" when posting about it. We always stay on property and have known for years that 68 is the lowest thermostat would go for most (if not all) Disney resorts, even with posts showing that it can be overriden. To us, we don't care and the a/c never drops below 72 in our room ever. :rolleyes1
     
  7. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    Maybe it is the one way they are keeping their new and improved value resorts actually value resorts? Maybe you will now have to upgrade to a moderate to be able to get a lower temp in your room?

    Only kind of kidding. I applaud that they want to control the temperature, as it does save energy. However, I'm not sure what temp they should have picked as the cut off point.
     
  8. wdw4rfam

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    WOW, here at home we keep our air on 72- but in Disney it seems we always have it around 68 to feel the same as OUR 72. If they start doing this at all resorts, it would be the final straw to push us off site. There is one thing I cant handle and that is sweating while trying to sleep. We have considered off site, but always come back to Disney....but that would definatly push me right out the door. We booked AOA, and then switched back to POR, and now I am very happy with that decision. You all are paying way too much for that. (still cant get why that resort is VALUE at $300+ per night:offtopic:)
     
  9. dcibrando

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    I understand some think 68 is cold enough but you have to understand my point, 68 is not cold enough for some at night and Disney is dictating this and cannot be lowered for those who aren't comfortable at night at 68-70+
     
  10. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I have no problem with them dictating a low temperature, but I'm not sure 68 is low enough. Maybe they should lock out anything lower than 62. But then, I'm sure some people would say that that is not low enough either. I can see them not allowing a free for all with the room temp, because then people would turn it down super low, and the leave the room. Human nature, but a big waste of electricity.

    I honestly wonder though if people who turn it really low then end up sleeping under the blankets. I like having blankets on me when I sleep, but I can see with a few thousand rooms that that would be a huge cost. And a huge waste of money and electricity.
     
  11. disnut8

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    I do understand your point but Disney has to go with averages, not specifics. 68 degrees seems to be a good compromise for the thousands of others who visit the resorts.
     
  12. Vickie46

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    We stayed at the Cars Suite back in June hot summer.. We had no problems at all!
     
  13. Sue M

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    That would be way to cold for me too, and I'm always in Florida in August. But I get it, some people are more comfortable in a cold room. I agree all resorts should have ceiling fans, and don't understand why they wouldn't be put into a new resort.
     
  14. dcibrando

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    My point is....regardless of whether or not YOU think that when the number 68 shows on the thermostat its cold or not it's whether or not Disney should dictate it
     
  15. WillAustin

    WillAustin Can I be the mayor of Bitter Town?

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    This should be the main point. I'd be furious if I paid for a vacation and the AC shut off in the middle of the night every night to save energy. If they want to cut back on guest power usage, they can certainly cut back on the cost of the room too. Maybe they should have "green rooms" with no AC that people could choose at a lower cost. :)
     
  16. Ariel on Land

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    Wow-- I'd be freezing at 68, but I agree that the guests should have more control overthe AC. I don't think it's unreasonable for Disney to have "limits" but there should be a larger range. Hope they get that worked out. I imagine if enough people complain, they'll adjust it. But in the meantime, I guess pack a small electric fan! ;)
     
  17. Sue M

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    Or Igloos for people that want to pay more :rotfl:
     
  18. sndral

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    Disney's property, Disney's resort, they certainly can dictate and apparently have opted for air conditioning units that cannot be forced set below 68F. The consumer's solution is to stay elsewhere, if enough opt to do so citing this as their reason, then perhaps Disney will reconsider. I'm guessing that Disney is trying to become more green (as are all responsible companies) and this is what's driving their choice. Or perhaps it's cost driven and the cost of below 68F in too many rooms for too many hours caused Disney to chose the new model units or the act of forcing the temperature below 68F caused damage to older units and Disney opted for a unit that couldn't be forced to reduce unit replacement costs. Unfortunate that there aren't overhead fans as this is a cost effective way to lower the perceived temperature.
    I'm surprised that in late October it is still so warm at night that 68F feels too hot.
    I will say that having worked in medium sized offices for decades, I've observed huge battles develop about what the thermometer should be set at, the usual low being 68 -72, and that this is too warm for some people and too cold for others - so I get that one size does not fit all.
     
  19. bairdbeth

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    I think the real issue is that the a/c system cuts off all night because there is no motion. That would mean that it will not hold the 68 temp(or whatever temp you prefer) as it is meant to keep the room at a higher temperature when the sensor perceives the room is empty (ie no motion) The problem is the room is not empty, there is just not enough movement for the sensor to detect. For me, when the air has been off for a few hours, any room gets stuffy. Guess I will pack a fan this time.
     
  20. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    A tip I have seen many times (and I think someone posted it here already) is to put a balloon by the sensor. It will move enough to keep the air going.
     
  21. sndral

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    OP tried the balloon trick - it appears the Disney gods are wise to this, we'll need to think up a new work around for those who want the AC to run all night.
     

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