There should be a resorts etiquette brochure

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  1. Pmlocke

    Pmlocke Peter Locke

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    Here is what the response from the "rude" people wopuld be to yuou asking them to quiet down, stop the running up and down the halls, etc.: "I paid a ton for this vacation, I can do what I want", "My children wouldn't do that", "Shut up and mind your own business", "How dare you say that about my children", "(This is the one fingered salute-didn't want to say it)", "(something in a foreign language that I am sure is not very flattering to me)". Rudeness is something that I akin to the "ME" movement. It is always about me so get out of my way. Wish it wasn't so. Would be nice if we all practiced the Golden Rule, but I don't even think most people know what this is anymore.
     
  2. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

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    I understand what white noise is. I also understand that one should expect the occasional loud person or slamming door in a hotel, which is fine by us. But we'd have a tough time falling asleep to constant "white noise", which is why that doesn't work for us. Just like we have a hard time falling asleep when there's a constant fan running or even when its raining hard, at times. Everyone has their sleeping habits!
     
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  4. eeyoreandtink

    eeyoreandtink DIS Veteran

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    That is totally different. When cheerleaders travel with chaperones (mostly school groups) its a completely different animal than kids with their parents, parents responsible for their individual child. Groups tend to be much better behaved because of exactly what you describe.
     
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  5. snappy

    snappy Survivor

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    I agree! Saw a very well behaved cheerleader group listening intently to what a chaperone was saying in the lobby at the Dolphin one morning back in late January.
     
  6. fla4fun

    fla4fun DIS Veteran

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    Have you considered ear plugs? I have tried them, and tried white noise, and I prefer the white noise because the ear plugs made it too quiet. But it sounds like they might work well for you.
     
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  7. Moliphino

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    Constant fan noise drives me nuts, trying to sleep or otherwise, so I get it. The occasional loud noise disrupting me is actually preferable.
     
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  8. Toulouse

    Toulouse Ladies don't start fights but they can finish them

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    Posting to say this has made my day... MemberName / Comment combo for the ages...

    :D:D:D

    In fact I'm going to suggest that my husband and I will likely use this exact term to describe this when we are annoyed by anyone running down a hallway in a hotel ever again. :rotfl2:
     
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  9. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Interesting. To each their own i guess.

    I wish i could use ear plugs. It would be nice. They always fall out of my ears....no matter what type of earplugs i use. its annoying.

    Interesting. See with me, if i get woken up by a slamming door for example, it'll take me forever to fall asleep again. Thats why i need the white noise to drown it out. Im an extremely light sleeper so I hear everything. Its rather annoying.
     
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  10. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

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    lol, yes, sleeping is very subjective. As PP puts it, I'd rather be disturbed once or twice a trip by the occasional loud guest or slamming door than have to contend with white noise or a fan (or whatever) every night, which I'm not used to.

    You mention you're a light sleeper. I'm usually not, its just getting to sleep that's the hard part sometimes, which is when I need the quiet. Or else I focus on the noise.
     
  11. Ds4angels

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    We are backpack luggers, it saves us $40-$50 a day in drink and snacks. Florida water has a certain taste that we just can't stand. So worth it to bring our own water and tea
     
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  12. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    No smokin' hot jazz permitted on the balconies. Taps or Reville, maybe.
     
  13. toodycat

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    I must be some weird combo of blessed and oblivious because I don’t think I can remember any other Disney guests interfering with my enjoyment at a resort. I’ve had some subpar cast members and met a few crazies in the parks, but generally the other guests are not disturbing me. The worst thing I can remember are some pool hoppers at the Poly taking up a lot of lounges, but that was years ago. I’m also reasonably sure that no one would complain about us. We’re a family of three and not probe to being noisy.
     
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  14. QueenElinor

    QueenElinor It's not my fault they're all redheads.

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    I, too, am a very light sleeper. I've tried just about everything- and found there is an entire science to using ear plugs. You probably already know that they're not all created equal- but there's a certain method to using them and keeping them in one's ears.

    My earplugs still aren't very good because I've not gotten around to buying the really good kind, but I learned how to squish them down and get them in my ears. There are actual video tutorials out there on how to use them. Seems silly but it's true.

    The problem now is if I do it properly, I can't hear anything- and as a mom, that's just as big a problem as hearing everything!:tilt:
     
  15. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    I've squished them down, held them in, i've followed tutorials. Nothing works. :( I have very small ear-holes (?) :laughing: which makes it even difficult for me to use standard ear buds too. If only i can sleep with noise cancelling headphones. Would be good if i remained on my back all night, but of course that's not realistic.

    And i totally know what you mean about ear plugs working too well. As a mom, i'd be paranoid to use them. I'd want to be able to hear something in case of an emergency.
     
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  16. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    I hear you about focusing on the fan noise. I know what you mean. Me, I fall asleep quick enough, but staying asleep is my problem. I wake up when someone is even talking outside in the hallway (not even loudly, just talking), luggage rolling, birds chirping, you name it. Its terrible. Which is why i need the white noise. Hey if disney rooms were equipped with these, would be great! :)
     
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  17. Lovinallthingsdisney

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    I have this conversation with my DH each and every time we vacation. His reply to me is always “their vacation is far more important than yours. Don’t you realize that?” I get that Disney is expensive and people want to get the “most for their Disney dollar”, but some of the behavior I have seen, and mostly by adults, is so disrespectful. My favorite was the guy in the room above us at AKL who was spitting off the balcony. Unbelievable!
     
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  18. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    There was a lot of kid noise in the hallways at the Swan last week. But I blame it in part on the fact that we were very close to the elevators. Still you would think that at 7 or 8 am parents would remind their kids to use a inside voice as people are sleeping.
     
  19. snappy

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    My favorite hotel in midtown Manhattan that we sometimes stay at when visiting DD28 offers white noise machines. You can request one online along with many other items when you make a reservation. The hotel is not on a terribly busy street but if you end up on a low floor, it can be extremely helpful.
     
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  20. EscalatorKid

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    "I paid a lot of MONEY for my VACATION so I'll DO WHAT I WANT, TYVM." They'll say as they crumple the brochure and toss it on the ground in the vague direction of the trash can, expecting the "help" to pick it up for them.
     
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  21. ice cube

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    Your so right and my reply to all those with that attitude is hey guess what mine wasn't free I paid for my vacation too now bend down and pick up
    what you thru on ground......you should see the look on their face "priceless"
     
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