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  1. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

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    For us, it really does matter. My husband is 6'4". For us to sleep in a double bed, it is *very* uncomfortable. :crowded: We've had to when staying with relatives. :scared: The added size of the Queen doesn't give us extra room, it gives us just enough with his long legs.

    We sleep on a King at home because it's more comfortable than a Queen. The King does give us extra room, which I gladly claim as mine. :teeth: If we can request or book a King when we're at WDW or elsewhere, I do my best to get one, even if I have to pay more.

    So to answer your question - for us, it isn't just a mental thing.
     
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  3. cybrkitn

    cybrkitn We called it Bonko

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    It matters to us b/c DH is pooh sized so we really can't fit in a double bed too well. I always feel as if I'm going to fall off the bed since there is hardly any room left when we are both laying there. Plus there's the issue with both of us hogging the sheets at times.

    A double (or full size bed) is really made for people who are not heavy set and children. It's not made for those who are heavy.
     
  4. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    To us a double or queen is a big difference. I like space when I sleep and sleeping in a queen is much more comfortable for us than sleeping in a double.

    Just booked a WDW stay and the CM on the phone apologized that only King beds were available...I said no problem!!! Love me a king sized bed!!!

    MJ
     
  5. disykat

    disykat DIS Veteran

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    It's weird to me that some people seem to be getting really defensive about this question. It seems like something we could talk about without rancor. I will sleep in a double on occasion, but definitely prefer a queen for the extra space it offers.
     
  6. bdcp

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    It makes a huge difference. We need a queen or king. We had a queen the first 15 years we were married and have had king since then (17 years). When we end up in a hotel with double beds, we each sleep in one. I love my DH, but to get a good night's sleep we need our own space.
     
  7. bdcp

    bdcp DIS Veteran

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    Um, maybe because of the way the OP posed the question. Almost like talking down to people who want a bigger bed. It came off as confrontational.
     
  8. Minnesota!

    Minnesota! Shoeless in Minnesota

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    We have a Cali king at home. We get doubles when traveling. No issues. We are both bigger people...DH being 6'6 and 300. We can both sleep anywhere...as can our kids.

    FWIW, all 4 of us used to crowd into a double when the kids were littler....that felt crowded, but we could all still sleep!
     
  9. nmmom95

    nmmom95 <font color=teal>I'm a pregnant lesbian in an inte

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    Our family likes to spread out when we sleep. At home, DH and I have a king, DS14 has a queen and DS9 has a double. At WDW, we get a 2 bedroom for the 4 of us so that DH & I still have the king and each kid gets his own queen.
     
  10. wishing4PA

    wishing4PA Wants to be in Pennsylvania or WDW or PA or WDW or

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    After I read this, I went back and read the first post. I'm not getting that vibe? It just seems like OP may lean toward the mathematical curiosity side of things. :confused3
    And some of the responses have been helpful, like the one that points out the difference is not just in the width, but the length.
     
  11. 2disneyboys

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    We sleep in a King @ home, so yes, a double is a big difference to us (even a Queen is) Now, I'm not going to complain or worse, not go on the trip over the size of the bed, but if given a reasonable choice, we are going with Queen or larger! I am 5'2" and DH is 6'1"while neither of us is "huge" we are both somewhat overweight. Add that my DH is a furnance when he's sleeping, and that due to hormonal issues, I am ALWAYS hot, I would never get any sleep if we were crammed together at night.
     
  12. mumto3girls

    mumto3girls DIS Veteran

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    I wouldn't fuss about a double, but we have a queen at home and I would prefer at least that on vacation. Neither of us is tiny and we often have a 6 year old little visitor (who sleeps sideways half the time) crawl in during the night which means that even our queen can bit a bit tight!
     
  13. deserrai

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    Doesn't matter to me and it does not affect which resort I choose.
     
  14. Keli

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    I was surprised at the angry tones in some of the replies too. Seemed like a harmless question and even retreading the OP I don't get where any offense was given in the question. But its been my experience that when that happens on the DIS there's usually some sort of history between the posters so I generally just ignore it.

    As far as the question, my DH and I have always slept in a full size bed. We had a king when we first married and hated the feeling of sleeping alone because the bed was so big. We switched to a full within a few months and we had one ever since. Now I wouldn't mind more space and we love the king sized beds on vacation, lol. But I don't see us switching any time soon either.
     
  15. *JoGo*

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    We sleep in a double at home. When we go away alone, I like to get a suite, which usually includes a king bed. If not, no big deal.

    At Disney, full or queen makes no difference. How far we are from the food court and bus stop is a much bigger concern! ;)
     
  16. jodifla

    jodifla WDW lover since 1972

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    We sleep in a king at home, so a double looks really small now, although that's what we started out with.

    On our last trip out of town, we had two double beds, and a sleeper sofa. DS got the sleeper sofa, and DH and I each took a double bed!
     
  17. sissy_ib

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    My husband tosses and tuns a LOT. We cannot sleep in a full or double together. We have a king at home but a queen will do on vacation.
     
  18. mhsjax

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    2 words. HOT FLASH. ok, enough said. ;)


    Seriously, I do have them and I can't stand anyone even close to me when I do. so that little bit of extra room means something to me. That being said, we LOVE Port Orleans Riverside. They have double beds. I suffer, but I would rather have a bigger bed.
     
  19. design_mom

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    I'm the tosser and turner in our family. (My husband said for the first 6 months we were married, he thought I was mad at him! Then he got used to it.) We have a king at home. I can sleep in a queen but we tend to bump into each other. A double is even worse.

    We have stayed at POR lots of times when they were doubles -- but often slept 1 adult + 1 kid per bed. I wouldn't turn down a free trip if it was in a double bed. I'd suck it up. However, if I'm making the arrangements, we usually try to find someplace with at least a queen size bed. DH prefers to sleep with me instead of one of the kids. ;)

    Kim
     
  20. mhsjax

    mhsjax DIS Veteran

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    Well that helps explain why there is so much nastiness on these boards. I didn't find it the LEAST bit confrontational, she was simply stating a fact and wondered why people felt the way they did. :confused3
     
  21. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

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    When my big-and-tall DH sleeps in a double, he sleeps on the diagonal -- no room for moi. When we sleep in a king bed and he snores (frequently) loud enough to crack the ceiling plaster, i can nudge him and get him to turn over, or at least move into a quieter position. When we stay at a hotel with separate beds I "have" to throw pillows at him to stop the noise.
     

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