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Family of 4 but kids don't want to sleep in same bed

MissingDisney

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Yeah air mattresses are not an option, if we are flying they weigh too much. But I think we will be taking the autotrain from Virginia for this trip so that might actually be an option this time since we will have our car. I actually wish disney had more options with bunk beds.
I would encourage you to check it out. We often fly and still bring these. If I’m borderline weight on our checked luggage, I just throw it in a tote bag in my carry-on. The pump weighs a pound and the air mattress is only 4.9 lbs.

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JohnD

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Ugh so many visits to WDW, here is my dilemma now. Planning a trip for 2023. My tween and younger kid don't like sleeping in the same bed. They want to stay at AoA. How comfy is the sofa beds? Are they like normal sofa beds, floppy and metal bars underneath the thin "mattress"?

Cost is too high for 2 adjoining rooms (think that is stupid with 4 people anyways). Other suggestions? Was looking at Riviera but wife said that is not themed enough for the kiddos. Basically rooms with 2 queen beds are out and doesn't look like there are any bunk bed options anymore.
Get a room with two queens. Pull down the Murphy bed.
 

disneyfireman

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Yeah air mattresses are not an option, if we are flying they weigh too much. But I think we will be taking the autotrain from Virginia for this trip so that might actually be an option this time since we will have our car. I actually wish disney had more options with bunk beds.
My air mattress weighs like a pound or 2..its a non issues to pack it and fly. And I have spent MANY nights on an air mattress...that frees up the other bed. So now there is 2 full size beds..and an air mattress....single size. With one of the beds being a pull down of course...
 

Imhere

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When our kids were 4 years apart them sleeping in the same bed on vacation wasn't even a debate. They could easily both sleep in a Disney bed without touching each other.

I guess if either of them somehow got in their minds that they had any say in the sleeping arrangements, he or she could pack a blow up raft and sleep on the floor.
 
Just throwing this out there as no one has mentioned it... one of them can sleep on the floor on top of some blankets. When i took my now wife and step kids about 10-12y ago, i slept in the floor in our room. We just made a 9 day drive from NC to Alaska with our 8y/o twins. They fussed about sharing a bed, so they took turns on the floor. Just another idea.
 

Kingoglow

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If your kids are old enough to have a strong opinion about sharing a bed, I doubt they will care if Riviera is themed or not. I think your wife is wrong, or she might be projecting.
 

KTK

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Ugh so many visits to WDW, here is my dilemma now. Planning a trip for 2023. My tween and younger kid don't like sleeping in the same bed. They want to stay at AoA. How comfy is the sofa beds? Are they like normal sofa beds, floppy and metal bars underneath the thin "mattress"?

Cost is too high for 2 adjoining rooms (think that is stupid with 4 people anyways). Other suggestions? Was looking at Riviera but wife said that is not themed enough for the kiddos. Basically rooms with 2 queen beds are out and doesn't look like there are any bunk bed options anymore.
Personally I would tell them, too bad. Do they want to go to WDW or not? It's either that or you sleep with a parent. I have three teens and they never give us a problem about sharing beds when traveling.
 

crazy4disney

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Ugh so many visits to WDW, here is my dilemma now. Planning a trip for 2023. My tween and younger kid don't like sleeping in the same bed. They want to stay at AoA. How comfy is the sofa beds? Are they like normal sofa beds, floppy and metal bars underneath the thin "mattress"?

Cost is too high for 2 adjoining rooms (think that is stupid with 4 people anyways). Other suggestions? Was looking at Riviera but wife said that is not themed enough for the kiddos. Basically rooms with 2 queen beds are out and doesn't look like there are any bunk bed options anymore.
Did you price out 2 rooms at the All Star resorts?
 

mdcpr

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They took out bunk beds at WL and AKL. Not sure why.

They do have them at the Treehouses at Saratoga Springs. And the FW cabins. I’m not sure if there are any elsewhere.
They took out the bunk beds at WL!!!!! My kids loved those when we stayed there. That was the best hotel experience my family has ever had. No kids sharing beds with parent---and me and my husband finally slept comfortably during a vacation.
 

thomas998

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The cabins at Ft Wilderness. Our kids loved them when they were younger. The bedroom has a queen bed and bunk beds. And there is a fold out sofa in the living room plus a full kitchen. Less expensive than two rooms. Highly recommended.
As far as room goes the cabins are probably the best option for space... the down side is that they are not very well themed. If you don't think you'll benefit from any of the benefits of staying on property I would actually recommend going to a non-Disney hotel if you are looking for more room.
 

thomas998

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Ugh so many visits to WDW, here is my dilemma now. Planning a trip for 2023. My tween and younger kid don't like sleeping in the same bed. They want to stay at AoA. How comfy is the sofa beds? Are they like normal sofa beds, floppy and metal bars underneath the thin "mattress"?

Cost is too high for 2 adjoining rooms (think that is stupid with 4 people anyways). Other suggestions? Was looking at Riviera but wife said that is not themed enough for the kiddos. Basically rooms with 2 queen beds are out and doesn't look like there are any bunk bed options anymore.
Are planning on a standard room or a suite? Unless I'm mistaken you only have the option of a sofa bed in a suite which takes your rate up from about 250 to nearly 600. Do you really want to spend 350 more a night just to placate a tween and younger sibling? I would explain they could flip a coin to decide which one was going to stay home with a sitter.... Unless you have a boy and girl I can't see any reason they can't suck it up and just sleep together.
 

MickeyLuv'r

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Ugh so many visits to WDW, here is my dilemma now. Planning a trip for 2023. My tween and younger kid don't like sleeping in the same bed. They want to stay at AoA. How comfy is the sofa beds? Are they like normal sofa beds, floppy and metal bars underneath the thin "mattress"?

Cost is too high for 2 adjoining rooms (think that is stupid with 4 people anyways). Other suggestions? Was looking at Riviera but wife said that is not themed enough for the kiddos. Basically rooms with 2 queen beds are out and doesn't look like there are any bunk bed options anymore.
The easiest option, perhaps, is instead of putting the kids together, sleep one adult and one child per bed.

We have found the sofa beds at WDW to be comfortable. We generally still prefer a bed, but they are fine.

In your situation, there might not be an ideal situation if you opt for any sofa bed no matter how perfect the sofa bed is, because someone will always be unhappy to be relegated to the sofa bed. Unless maybe they take turns sleeping on it, and your visit is an even number of nights.

Some years ago, my family used to lay the sofa cushions in the bathtub and call that a bed! Fun times!

One options - perhaps- would be to buy/bring an inflatable mattress for about $20, and either use it on the floor or else use it as a mattress topper. If you are flying to WDW, you could arrange a pick up order at one of the area big box stores. Maybe bring it home or give it away. Air mattresses can't be returned or resold.
 

WDWmazprty

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Getting an air mattress/ sleeping bag is also an easy alternative. They can take turns between that and the bed or one of them can just pick one. At least they'll have a 'bed' to themselves and an air mattress or sleeping bag should fit well enough on the floor.
 

plutofan15

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As far as room goes the cabins are probably the best option for space... the down side is that they are not very well themed. If you don't think you'll benefit from any of the benefits of staying on property I would actually recommend going to a non-Disney hotel if you are looking for more room.

I think the cabins are very well themed. They fit perfectly with the Ft. Wilderness theme, a cabin in the woods. If you’re looking for a room decorated with a ton of Disney characters, you will find very little if any. But as far as being a fit for the resort, they are well done.
 

thomas998

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I think the cabins are very well themed. They fit perfectly with the Ft. Wilderness theme, a cabin in the woods. If you’re looking for a room decorated with a ton of Disney characters, you will find very little if any. But as far as being a fit for the resort, they are well done.
Most people that want a themed room experience want Disney stuff not a rustic cabin in the woods you can find that experience all over the place for a fraction of the price and with nicer cabins.
 

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